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Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
9/27/19 9:41 p.m.

Backup plan in place for $2000 challenge.  Picking up on way to Florida on October 22.  Plan is for parking lot activities to get it ready, including wheel stud conversion.  

 

 

Including the following for parking lot installation 

 

Stampie
Stampie UltimaDork
9/27/19 9:43 p.m.

When are you getting to the hotel?  I'm down for some wrenching. 

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
9/27/19 9:56 p.m.

Want to leave it in Gainesville after you’re done?

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/27/19 9:59 p.m.

Big fan of you abandoning gastropods in favor of purple crack. 

That nitrous bottle has been to the top of Mt. Washington. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
9/27/19 10:12 p.m.
Stampie said:

When are you getting to the hotel?  I'm down for some wrenching. 

Wednesday afternoon.  I’m hoping for a couple hours on the car and a couple hours on the golf cart then just hang out

it leaks a bit of oil from the cooler gasket, i’ll bring gaskets but if it’s a pain i’m going to ziptie a diaper on it and deal with it later.

Stampie
Stampie UltimaDork
9/27/19 10:18 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

We're not getting there until Thursday morning. Still up for wrenching if there's anything left. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
9/27/19 10:33 p.m.

Anyone have 17” mercedes wheels super cheap?  I found a set of 245/40/17 A7’s locally but don’t want to go overboard for wheels/tires i’ll use once

Stampie
Stampie UltimaDork
9/27/19 10:43 p.m.

There's this on local CL.

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/wto/d/jacksonville-mercedes-wheel-used-17-85/6983280971.html

I can hit the junkyard next Friday also. They have a bunch of MB. 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
9/27/19 10:53 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

Great score!

Soooooo.......

Not Gastropod?

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
9/27/19 10:58 p.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy :

Nah I’m not letting those drag radials dry out in my basement.  I’m going to see what a stupid deal on a $71000 car plus some sticky tires and laughing gas adds up to versus me putting many hundreds of hours into something 

slowbird
slowbird HalfDork
9/27/19 11:54 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

sounds like it will be a NOStropod then laugh

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
9/28/19 12:22 a.m.

Cool, I look forward to seeing how this shakes out too

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/28/19 6:08 a.m.

My wife called it the nachobenz.

(Not-your-benz)

Its actually surprisingly decent for the price!

759NRNG
759NRNG UltraDork
9/28/19 9:07 a.m.

I gotta know .......how much??

gumby
gumby Reader
9/28/19 9:11 a.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

Challenge budget minus $200 drag radials, nitrous, and potential used a7's. 
I'm going with stupid cheap laugh

759NRNG
759NRNG UltraDork
9/28/19 9:19 a.m.
gumby said:

In reply to 759NRNG :

Challenge budget minus $200 drag radials, nitrous, and potential used a7's. 
I'm going with stupid cheap laugh

Unbeevabull!!! and these are somewhat  'readily' available......know a guy that knows a guy?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/28/19 9:37 a.m.

Imahavta hoon it around the roundabout. See if i can find the leak....

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
9/28/19 10:19 a.m.

Officially have 800 in budget to work with provided i can find cheap 17” wheels.  I found a set for 200, i think i can do better.  

Drag radials were less than 200, but I didn’t get a receipt so i will use the screenshot and they’re half of my first 4 tires free anyway so no matter. I got them, 28x11.5x16 hoosier slicks and 22x4x17 Goodyear frontrunners for $425.  I sold the slicks for $325 and have to ebay the goodyears but will be net of probably negative $200 on the drag radials.

nitrous was $90ish

2 r500 18x8 wheels for the drag radials $90 shipped

1 coil and 16 plugs $90 from rock auto

$40 for lug conversion studs and nuts(budget neutral)

$30 wheel spacers that likely are unnecessary 

 

If i buy the $200 wheels i will be under $1750 all in challenge budget and right around 2000 total.  

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/28/19 11:01 a.m.

Dad says its really wrll bought and he digs it.

yupididit
yupididit UberDork
9/28/19 11:13 a.m.

What are you going to do with it when you're done? 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
9/28/19 11:33 a.m.
yupididit said:

What are you going to do with it when you're done? 

The trunk’s probably big enough to bring “all the nitrous” for OneLap.... dunno if the motor could take that kind of abuse?

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
9/28/19 11:45 a.m.
mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/28/19 12:05 p.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo said:
yupididit said:

What are you going to do with it when you're done? 

The trunk’s probably big enough to bring “all the nitrous” for OneLap.... dunno if the motor could take that kind of abuse?

99% certain the last E55 AMG on OLOA popped a motor. If I remember correctly it was the guys that then bought the P71 from the cop school and finished the event in it. They were pushing a bunch more air through the motor though. 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
9/28/19 12:13 p.m.

In reply to mazdeuce - Seth :

I’m pretty sure that’s the second E55 to pop in that manner at OneLap as well, iirc.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
9/28/19 2:13 p.m.

Does anyone know if ml series wheels fit the e class?  Found 17x7.5 for 38 shipped each.  Also if you have a car with m12 bolts/studs do you need special lug nuts to fit wheels that came on something with m14 bolts?  My research says this e55 has m12 bolts so i got the stud kit and correct nuts.

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