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Crazier
Crazier Reader
5/15/19 8:16 a.m.

I saw a stripped down vette on craigslist last night that has been prepped to be a cart. Listed for $700. I bet $500 would take it.

I bought a GTP parts car with TONS of aftermarket parts for $1000 (have not used it in this build yet cus gaskets ect were going to be unfriendly to my budget)

C4 corvettes and 3800 engines are both some unwanted step children at the moment.... Having bad thoughts.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
5/15/19 3:00 p.m.
Crazier said:

I just have to drill and tap the VSS sensor bolt hole. I wouldn't mind picking up an unbroken one but just the shipping is not budget freindly.

Remind me in October & I’ll bring it to Gainesville. 

Crazier
Crazier Reader
5/15/19 9:48 p.m.

While I still hope to make it. I'd say the chances are slim. Maybe 2020.

They made me use all my vacation and sick time when I got hurt. Workmans comp is supposedly going to give them back to me, but even if they do, it may be too late to get it in the book.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed though. It's been a rough couple of years but I'm hoping to be near the end of the tunnel.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
5/16/19 5:20 a.m.

In reply to Crazier :

That sucks :(

Crazier
Crazier Reader
5/16/19 5:35 a.m.

Oh well. Looks like im headed for medical retirement. Then i can go whete I want when I want.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
5/16/19 3:58 p.m.

In reply to Crazier :

Congratulations?

Crazier
Crazier Reader
5/16/19 8:21 p.m.

It is the best outcome. But it sucks. I try to make the best of it, but in reality im pretty depresed.

Broke the ankle in 2014. Pain never went away and I started falling a lot. New falls, new injuries.

Tried to distract myself with this hobby. Spent a couple months after the last fall researching this current build and traveling to get parts.

But days like today where I make 0 progress but end up hurting are hard to take. These are the days I post 9000 times.

 

Cant seem to get the transmision to line up with the Cbeam and driveshaft yoke.  Wasted 4 hours.

I'm ready to start it on fire and put it out with a steamroller.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
5/17/19 5:47 a.m.

In reply to Crazier :

Oh I felt that exact way with my C4 multiple times! Sucks about your ankle though, maybe it’s a good excuse to get a peg-leg & eye-patch and become a full-time pirate?

Crazier
Crazier Reader
5/17/19 9:27 a.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett :

You have no idea how many times ive watched "Men of Honor" and dreamed about amputation.

Crazier
Crazier Reader
5/17/19 11:23 a.m.

Ive decided to remove the driveshaft. Slide it forward and put it in the trans, then slide it back and reinstall.

Crazier
Crazier Reader
5/17/19 8:59 p.m.
Pete Gossett said:
Crazier said:

I just have to drill and tap the VSS sensor bolt hole. I wouldn't mind picking up an unbroken one but just the shipping is not budget freindly.

Remind me in October & I’ll bring it to Gainesville. 

 

What do you think that would run me shipped to 49007?

 

Crazier
Crazier Reader
5/17/19 9:04 p.m.

Reluctor wheel hits the housing... Things you have to deal with when swapping parts between years/models

 

Explains my difficulties the last few days. Just needs some grinding!

Crazier
Crazier Reader
5/18/19 6:24 p.m.

Its in. No driveshaft though. Figure I need to pull it later to put the SFI fltwheel in. Can't afford it now and I've got a lot of fab work to get to.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
5/18/19 7:59 p.m.

In reply to Crazier :

Good progress!

jfryjfry
jfryjfry HalfDork
5/21/19 6:49 a.m.

Nice job figuring it out. Remember, one bite at a time

Crazier
Crazier Reader
5/21/19 7:13 p.m.

Made a mistake on the engine mount. Have to cut it out and move it at least an inch.

 

C4 engine supposed to be offset 2 inches.

Crazier
Crazier Reader
6/23/19 8:25 p.m.

Crazier
Crazier Reader
6/23/19 8:31 p.m.

Been a while. Being back to work slows things down but im getting there.

 

Heat exchanger. Oil and tranny cooler and rafiator all fit in the shroud behind that fan I pulled from a junk acura.

 

Flipped the blades so its a pusher. Combined with the facory pullers... I hope its enough.

 

Need to finish the wireing and the fuel lines, then get it back on the hoist for the C beam, D44 and brakes.

jfryjfry
jfryjfry Dork
6/24/19 4:08 a.m.

Is it good news that you’re back to work???  At least is it a positive sign of your injury?

Crazier
Crazier Reader
6/24/19 5:20 a.m.

Its good that I can pay some bills.  I am temporarily allowed to return on light duty while they investigate...

Crazier
Crazier Reader
9/6/19 4:59 p.m.

No updates. On the car anyhow... Had a Fitness for duty exam a couple weeks ago. Results in... i am not fit for duty... Now to see what they do about it.

 

Just thought Id say hi. Project is still in the works... Im just a few hundred short of moving on.  

 

I have decided to eliminate the power stearing pump (big change from the hydroboost swap I was planning)

Im either just going to ryn without PS or swap in an electric unit I got from a prius we scrapped. 

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