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Darren Vannoy
Darren Vannoy Marketing Assistant
7/31/13 3:09 p.m.

Hello everyone, I come bearing gifts! Thanks for being so patient.

Shock mounting brackets installed on control arms:  photo DSC_28463_zpsc3137e55.jpg

Painted brake calipers, we can't have old-looking parts on our new car now, can we?  photo DSC_28752_zpsb6093900.jpg

Hubs installed and working on the suspension:  photo DSC_28762_zps49b6c86d.jpg  photo DSC_28932_zps18dacdbb.jpg

Lookin' good:  photo DSC_29002_zpse9d6cca1.jpg

Our 818 in the background, sitting next to Wayne's  photo DSC_28922_zps97dd683b.jpg

Today's version of "Caption this Photo"  photo DSC_28394_zpsb8e86121.jpg

bravenrace
bravenrace UltimaDork
7/31/13 3:14 p.m.

Drum brakes on the rear?

NOHOME
NOHOME Dork
7/31/13 3:27 p.m.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr HalfDork
7/31/13 3:28 p.m.

It looks like a drum parking brake. The drum is the inside part of the rotor for the "regular brakes". The next picture shows the disc brake installed

bravenrace
bravenrace UltimaDork
7/31/13 3:30 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr:

Doh! You're right, I didn't look close enough.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy PowerDork
7/31/13 3:39 p.m.
wvumtnbkr wrote: It looks like a drum parking brake. The drum is the inside part of the rotor for the "regular brakes". The next picture shows the disc brake installed

Our Trailblazer has similar - discs for the rear brakes and mini drum brakes on the inside. fun times

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH UltimaDork
7/31/13 6:52 p.m.

That kind of rear brake may not be as neat and simple as calipers with an integrated handbrake piston, but they make it really easy to do handbrake turns!

SnowMongoose
SnowMongoose Reader
7/31/13 7:06 p.m.

+1 vote for the next caption contest pic involving akimbo impact guns and no shirt
(exposing GRM chest tattoo, naturally)

Cool build too!

neon4891
neon4891 UltimaDork
7/31/13 9:57 p.m.
Datsun310Guy wrote:
wvumtnbkr wrote: It looks like a drum parking brake. The drum is the inside part of the rotor for the "regular brakes". The next picture shows the disc brake installed

Our Trailblazer has similar - discs for the rear brakes and mini drum brakes on the inside. fun times

Drum in Disk. Easier pad swap than integrated calipers. When it is time for a full rebuild, it is a wash. I hate both drums and integrated calipers with an equal fiery passion.

nocones
nocones Dork
8/1/13 8:46 a.m.

Is that an alternate style lower ball joint or is it just the OEM? On Locost forum and others there have been concerns about using a Strut type lower ball joint to take shock loads. I'd assume FFR has done pull out tests and whatnot to ensure the joint is up to the task of suspension loading. I guess they would have experience with the Mustang front suspension on the cobra. Would be interesting to see with FFR has to say about it to support it's use in this manner.

I'm doing the same thing on my MG with a stock RX-7 LBJ.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson UberDork
8/1/13 9:13 a.m.
Darren Vannoy wrote: Today's version of "Caption this Photo"  photo DSC_28394_zpsb8e86121.jpg

SOME SAY HE PUBLISHES MAGAZINES IN HIS SPARE TIME.

ALL WE KNOW IS THAT HE'S CALLED THE TIM

jstein77
jstein77 SuperDork
8/2/13 10:40 a.m.

Bump.

Any new news, Darren?

Darren Vannoy
Darren Vannoy Marketing Assistant
8/2/13 12:47 p.m.

Here's a TGIF update:

We pulled the transmission off the engine to check the clutch and prepare the trans for its new 2wd home.  photo DSC_29222_zps22a8cf52.jpg  photo DSC_29432_zps700eda2d.jpg

And found a bad clutch:  photo DSC_29482_zps8164fba9.jpg

A spec clutch and flywheel should suit our 818 nicely:  photo DSC_29882_zps27ea674e.jpg

A bit of love for the front end:  photo DSC_29572_zpsf0758493.jpg  photo DSC_29612_zpsd420c2d6.jpg

Pedals installed and preparing for a steering wheel and column:  photo DSC_29012_zps5b07bc32.jpg

The team hard at work:  photo DSC_29622_zpse5ed8333.jpg

Stay tuned for more! Excellent job on the photo captions guys.

jstein77
jstein77 SuperDork
8/5/13 11:35 a.m.

Bump again. Looks like you're making good progress. Anything new from the build team?

Darren Vannoy
Darren Vannoy Marketing Assistant
8/6/13 9:51 a.m.

Will have an update for you later today.

NOHOME
NOHOME Dork
8/6/13 10:33 a.m.

Need someone new to pick on here!

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
8/6/13 12:20 p.m.

I want to know why Tim/Quasi is so dirty while everyone else still looks normal.

Margie

NOHOME
NOHOME Dork
8/6/13 12:55 p.m.
Marjorie Suddard wrote: I want to know why Tim/Quasi is so dirty while everyone else still looks normal. Margie

I want to know how a man who wears the same shirt from July 25 to Aug 2nd stays married to a sophisticated southern gal such as yourself.

Darren Vannoy
Darren Vannoy Marketing Assistant
8/6/13 12:57 p.m.

Hello all, here is episode 5 in the video series covering the engine removal from the donor car.

http://youtu.be/oXYMyj9UrDY

Photos are uploading currently!

NOHOME wrote: Need someone new to pick on here!

Will see what I can do. Unfortunately most of the funnies involve Tim. There are way too many of them!

Darren Vannoy
Darren Vannoy Marketing Assistant
8/6/13 1:16 p.m.

We'll give Tim a break. Caption this Photo:  photo DSC_28872_zpsaffca09a.jpg

stafford1500
stafford1500 Reader
8/6/13 1:18 p.m.
Darren Vannoy wrote: We'll give Tim a break. Caption this Photo:  photo DSC_28872_zpsaffca09a.jpg

No matter how hard he tried, he could not get the anti-seize back in the tube.

Darren Vannoy
Darren Vannoy Marketing Assistant
8/6/13 1:35 p.m.

Jere installing the steering rack (Maybe another episode of caption this photo) :  photo DSC_29712copy_zpsf97ea903.jpg

Something to actually steer the car with:  photo DSC_30062_zpscd2f7680.jpg  photo DSC_30182_zps412eb10a.jpg

Radiator hose installation:  photo DSC_30002_zps1843b7c9.jpg

Now, back to the engine Crank position sensor installed:  photo DSC_29932_zps20e8fadb.jpg

Back together with the trans:  photo DSC_29982_zps068d3e42.jpg

And installed:  photo DSC_30172_zps9d056db5.jpg

Now the engine is ready to find its new home!

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson UberDork
8/6/13 2:21 p.m.

 photo DSC_28872_zpsaffca09a.jpg

And thus it was named finger cuffs

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH UltimaDork
8/6/13 2:37 p.m.
Darren Vannoy wrote: Jere installing the steering rack (Maybe another episode of caption this photo) :  photo DSC_29712copy_zpsf97ea903.jpg

The Steering Rack Whisperer

nocones
nocones Dork
8/6/13 2:52 p.m.

Is this real time and how many Man hours have been spent to this point? Looks like there are 3-4 people working on it. Have they been working on it non-stop since the 24th or are they working on it an hour a day kinda thing?

Are you sick of me asking questions in this thread?

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