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carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
5/13/16 4:59 p.m.

I widened the front suspension on the driver's side to compensate for the offset body more betterly. I was running a wheel spacer there and it made a noticeable difference in the spring rate and scrub angle. I think the pictures kind of tell the tale. I've been driving the car a little, including to a car show and a VW meet. Have gotten a lot of positive comments and a lot of head scratching. The thing sounds so cool when you rev the engine. Way more like a V8 than I expected. And it's not really too loud. Next I plan to replace the mesh in the engine cover with sheet aluminum. You can really feel the heat radiating out of the engine compartment and into the passenger compartment. I also put some aluminum spacers under the driver's side to make a little more clearance on that side. But the car sat noticeably crooked so I took them back out. The driver's front tire still rubs some times but not nearly as bad as before the widening. [URL=http://s140.photobucket.com/user/914turboford/media/BunnySuspW5_zps0scre98y.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s140.photobucket.com/user/914turboford/media/BunnySuspW4_zpsarlxrvv3.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s140.photobucket.com/user/914turboford/media/BunnySuspW3_zps7tquqvg7.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s140.photobucket.com/user/914turboford/media/BunnySuspW2_zpsmkqizhvj.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s140.photobucket.com/user/914turboford/media/BunnySuspW1_zpsw3cm9md1.jpg.html][/URL]

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
5/13/16 6:54 p.m.

Holy crap, I love this car!

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
5/16/16 3:24 p.m.

Video of a little drive. https://youtu.be/7qtIFHQcovI

donalson
donalson PowerDork
5/16/16 3:54 p.m.
carwhisperer wrote: Video of a little drive. https://youtu.be/7qtIFHQcovI

more... with less potato cam? :)... maybe a WOT launch? :)

carwhisperer
carwhisperer New Reader
5/28/16 4:49 p.m.

To distract from my poor workmanship I added some more shiny ebay stuff. Some 18x9.5 inch rear wheels with 285/35/18 tires on the back. Same width as the rears on the Ferrari 355 garage mate (also bigger than stodk). I couldn't find a cheap set of wheels that were minimum 9.5 in the back but only 7.5 up front. So I tried to match the 7.5's I already had and came up with these for the rear. I think they match well enough for now. I'm gonna need some bigger flares. I already have the blanks (trailer fenders) so I plan to make the 1 hour drive to the cabin tomorrow and work on that.

I also put on a Turbonetics BOV. I've seen 10psi of boost so far. Still on stock L67 injectors and Fiero 2.8 fuel pump so I know I shouldn't go much past that. The BOV seems to be working well. I can put my hand over the opening while driving and can feel the air coming out when I close the throttle while in boost.

Also partially closed in the decklid, but I still feel hot air blowing over the top of the back window. I plan to buy a piece of smoked polycarbonate that will go all the way from where the bottom of the window is now up under the IC.

jfryjfry
jfryjfry New Reader
5/29/16 10:11 a.m.

Widening the suspension there without widening the steering rack (the inner tie rod specifically) the same amount would introduce bump steer.
At least, that's what my research has shown and I had to modify my steering rack to accommodate.

Slippery
Slippery Dork
5/29/16 12:32 p.m.

How the hell did I miss this thread!!?

edizzle89
edizzle89 Dork
5/31/16 8:02 a.m.

your neighbors have to be really confused when you pull out of your garage with a Ferrari one day, then pull out in this thing the next day haha

Sky_Render
Sky_Render SuperDork
2/3/17 8:35 a.m.
maschinenbau
maschinenbau HalfDork
2/3/17 8:50 a.m.

NP all the way. Jalopnik readers need to get their priorities straight after voting NP for a $10k Malaise-era Buick and the next day voting CP on this beauty.

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
2/13/17 3:20 p.m.
Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
2/13/17 3:37 p.m.
maschinenbau wrote: NP all the way. Jalopnik readers need to get their priorities straight after voting NP for a $10k Malaise-era Buick and the next day voting CP on this beauty.

To be honest, I didn't think most Jacrapnik readers could even read. They just wait for the pictures to download on their AOL connections. :)

Mezzanine
Mezzanine HalfDork
2/13/17 4:01 p.m.

Holy crap. That is just a 12 hour drive from my house. So cheap!

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
2/13/17 5:07 p.m.

"Just" a 12 hour drive. Sir, you cast a wide net. I applaud your geographic open-mindedness.

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
2/13/17 5:12 p.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: "Just" a 12 hour drive. Sir, you cast a wide net. I applaud your geographic open-mindedness.

Such is life on the West Coast of the US and one of the reasons why a West Coast Challenge is, um, a Challenge.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
2/13/17 6:28 p.m.

Hey, 12 hours just gets me to the west coast. Those of us in the low density states understand.

Wall-e
Wall-e MegaDork
2/13/17 7:00 p.m.

The wife isn't as opposed to this as she should be. The two hiccups are that I'd need to work a bunch more overtime and we'd have to drive it back. The Google puts Sacramento a mere 2,842.8 miles away.

vwcorvette
vwcorvette SuperDork
2/13/17 8:09 p.m.

Holy! I'll be in LA this weekend. Must not look at again.

stan
stan UltraDork
2/14/17 7:54 a.m.

....and gone...

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury MegaDork
2/14/17 7:56 a.m.

please tell me one of us sick bastards swooped in

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