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bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
8/28/21 12:51 p.m.
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to gumby :

"Champagne Vomit" sounds way more classy. 

That is the perfect name for that color.

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/28/21 5:38 p.m.

That thing is painted?? I thought it was raw fiberglass lol

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/28/21 5:43 p.m.

In reply to maschinenbau :

It is in sections.

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
8/30/21 8:41 p.m.

Gumby, if you're not finished in time for challenge, and you decide to drive some questionable Ford instead, I may have some random speed parts laying around if you don't mind driving a little out of the way... Just be extra careful on the return leg. 

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/30/21 9:14 p.m.

In reply to barefootskater (Shaun) :
Sounds like some crazy story my future grandkids won't believe!

Actual torquing of fasteners has begun.

buenavides1
buenavides1 New Reader
8/30/21 9:32 p.m.

I like your choice of color, the body of this build matches its wheels. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/31/21 8:23 a.m.
bobzilla said:
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to gumby :

"Champagne Vomit" sounds way more classy. 

That is the perfect name for that color.

Champagne vomit - Paris Hilton's most-worn-color since 2004

2002maniac
2002maniac Dork
8/31/21 8:47 a.m.

Looking sooo good!

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/3/21 4:28 p.m.

Everyone said:

How much engine is gonna stick out of the body?

 

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
9/3/21 4:45 p.m.

In reply to gumby :

Yes, but how much turbo plumbing is gonna stick out of the body?

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/3/21 5:32 p.m.
barefootskater (Shaun) said:

Yes, but how much turbo plumbing is gonna stick out of the body?

TBD, probably sometime in 2022.
For the next 6wks we are focused on go, stop, and turn. That means a few ideas have been pulled back and Brad will not be set on kill this year. Turbo installation will take one while to accomplish, and another to tune. We don't even have the first while left at this point...

Today there was a bunch of Hokey Pokey with the body on and off several times. Body pin holes drilled, pins installed, and notches for the side lift jacking points.

Then slide the engine in, again

A bit more Hokey Pokey to get the clearance around the engine shown above, and end the day way ahead of where we started

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/3/21 6:30 p.m.

Oh damn that looks like a car now

03Panther
03Panther UltraDork
9/3/21 6:33 p.m.

That is freakin' INCREDIBLE!

slowbird
slowbird UltraDork
9/3/21 8:11 p.m.

I like the air cleaner touching the windshield, but you could also maybe clock it to point straight up like a hater pipe.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
9/10/21 2:12 p.m.

stafford1500
stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/10/21 2:26 p.m.

Nice

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/10/21 2:48 p.m.

^^ The grin and the exhaust flame and the PBR box!  Just classic!

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/10/21 10:42 p.m.

After farting around with closing off some open ports, laying out wire harnesses, and some cranking to move oil around, we made noise today!

If you can't hear the above pic, try these

 

 

Then we added more fuel to the tank and got the pump primed to see if it would stay running without help

 

We basically started with ALL the MGM wiring laying in and around the car to do the test starts

Once it ran, we started removing bits and sorting out packaging




 

At this point the discard pile has outgrown the keep pile

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/11/21 7:54 a.m.

Are we sure it's a great idea to let bob chop a harness?  

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/11/21 8:29 a.m.

From page one. I am nothing if not consistent wink  

gumby (Forum Supporter) said:

Poor decision making is my super power 

 

tb
tb GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/11/21 11:21 a.m.

This is why I can't post a build thread... my challenge car is mostly held together with jb weld, zip ties and hope. The only thing we have in common is the fireballs!

 

Seriously, though, nicely done. It is like a real life version of my childhood daydream crayon scribbles in the best possible way.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
9/11/21 1:08 p.m.
Patrick (Forum Supporter) said:

Are we sure it's a great idea to let bob chop a harness?  

There are three things I'm good at. Making poor choices. Buying Korean cars that no one wants and cutting E36 M3 up. 

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/13/21 7:35 p.m.

Power distribution box and PCM cage mounted.

Started on some exhaust

Then, tragedy!

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/13/21 7:50 p.m.

I think the quickest way to fix that is to cut off the stock flange and weld on a turbo flange.  Then, just run a rotary muffler to keep it a bit quieter.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/14/21 12:24 p.m.

In reply to gumby :

berkeley yes!

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