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java230
java230 Reader
8/28/15 11:32 a.m.

Oh yes. Turbo on top is just sweet!!

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
1/25/16 4:16 p.m.

I took a break from the VW for a couple months to get my new DD on the road.It's a '95 Ferrari F355. Not a kit, and perhaps not exactly a GRM type car. As you can see from a couple of the photos, it needed me. The biggest issue was that the interior was disassembled and that it had sat in a garage, being used as a storage shelf for 4 years. I trailered it home, reassembled the interior, put new timing belts on it, put the seats in and added some 360 wheels, did a bunch of other stuff and have started driving it.

I should get back to the Rabbit later this week.

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
1/25/16 4:21 p.m.

One more of the trip home behind my GRM approved truck

84FSP
84FSP HalfDork
1/25/16 5:22 p.m.

Loving this. Needs a camera pointed backward to capture the befuddled faces of those behind you wondering why the VW has a flamethrower :)

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
2/11/16 2:39 p.m.

L67 starts for the first time

https://youtu.be/AwMb6SvHuUI

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury MegaDork
2/11/16 3:33 p.m.

yes...Yes...SO MUCH YES!!!!!!

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
2/18/16 9:34 p.m.

Got the overhead IC done and the exhaust, such as it is. Started it and yes it's still a little too loud.

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
3/23/16 9:46 p.m.

Car is running pretty good. It's kinda fun to drive it without the air cleaner on because you can see the turbo impeller spinning in the rear view mirror. Drove it as far as the gas station a couple days ago. Making a deck lid now.

paranoid_android74
paranoid_android74 Dork
3/24/16 12:17 a.m.

Ho-lee crap! This is impressive stuff!

IndyJoe
IndyJoe HalfDork
3/24/16 7:04 a.m.

Man, you do Good Work. How's DD'ing the Ferrari?

oldtin
oldtin PowerDork
3/24/16 7:53 a.m.

Even your DD fits right in with you diy-ing it. Awesome work on the cabrio

Acme Lab Rat
Acme Lab Rat Reader
3/24/16 8:21 a.m.

Please let us hear it run!

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
3/27/16 11:55 p.m.
Acme Lab Rat wrote: Please let us hear it run!

Here ya go!

https://youtu.be/hoIbziZ0qiw

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
3/27/16 11:59 p.m.
IndyJoe wrote: How's DD'ing the Ferrari?

I'm not going to lie, it's pretty dang fun! I guess I can't legitimately call it my Daily, but I have driven it to work 4 or 5 times. I'm a HS math teacher, and the kids think it's kinda cool. But some of the other teachers aren't too thrilled, since our contract is up for negotiation, and it doesn't really help with the idea that teachers are poor and need a raise, haha. I drive it somewhere 2-3 times a week generally.

donalson
donalson PowerDork
3/28/16 1:28 a.m.
carwhisperer wrote:
IndyJoe wrote: How's DD'ing the Ferrari?

I'm not going to lie, it's pretty dang fun! I guess I can't legitimately call it my Daily, but I have driven it to work 4 or 5 times. I'm a HS math teacher, and the kids think it's kinda cool. But some of the other teachers aren't too thrilled, since our contract is up for negotiation, and it doesn't really help with the idea that teachers are poor and need a raise, haha. I drive it somewhere 2-3 times a week generally.

lol nothing says that you make too much money than driving a 20 year old car ;-)... bet most of them paid a lot more for the car they drive... funny how perception works when you get a certain badge...

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
4/2/16 9:30 p.m.

Got the engine cover in and put in a passenger seat. I had to use something narrower on the passenger side as the body is offset to the left on the Fiero chassis.

84FSP
84FSP HalfDork
4/4/16 7:23 a.m.

Looks much cleaner with the decklid. Hard to really hide much with this beast but it does tidy it up a bit.

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
4/20/16 5:58 p.m.

Thanks! I like big wings http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/914turboford/IMG_1804_zpsxwxyzu9y.jpg

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
4/22/16 5:18 p.m.

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carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
4/24/16 6:04 p.m.

Took the car to the scales at the dump. 2920 pounds with a math teacher and 3/4 tank of fuel. So it looks like it came in right around 2700, which is right about what I predicted. I figured I'd be disappointed with anything over 2800 so I'm pretty happy.

84FSP
84FSP Dork
4/25/16 1:32 a.m.

Sounds right - next is a quick dyno run to allow the math teacher to calculate power to weight?

T.J.
T.J. UltimaDork
4/25/16 6:48 a.m.

That thing looks like it would be a hoot to drive. It needs a name. Cabero? That sounds too much like a GMC El Camino. Fierolet? Either way I like it. I don't think I would've gone with the wing though, but since you've already got an intercooler and a turbo up there, there is no going for an understated sleeper look at this point, so why not go with the wing.

jfryjfry
jfryjfry New Reader
4/25/16 6:55 a.m.

I agree with tj but the best part about building something you like is just that.

BlueInGreen44
BlueInGreen44 Dork
4/25/16 11:18 a.m.

The wing reminds me of this:

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
5/4/16 4:56 p.m.
BlueInGreen44 wrote: The wing reminds me of this:

That Mclaren sports racer picture gives me wing envy. I'm going to have to go bigger.

By the way, I'm widening the front suspension on the driver's side and getting rid of the spacer. I'll post pictures of that process when I'm done.

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