Finishing engine reassembly after VOD overhaul

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Many thanks go out to Brandon for spending the last 4 1/2 hours with me sweating our a$$es off in the Florida heat reassembling my engine in time to get it over to the tech session this weekend. The first picture is right after we hooked up the vacuum hoses, and Brandon put on the […]

Parts for Central Florida DMC Tech Session

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Received my LN-46 power antenna in today that I plan to install at the Central Florida DMC Club tech session this Saturday. Picked it up from etronics.com for around $14 plus shipping. Should replace my old antenna just fine, as my old one has a bent tip when fully extended. Also picked up some Valvoline […]

POR-15 painting the valley

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After 4 hours of cleaning the valley (simple green, more simple green, grinding out dirt between crevices with screwdriver, more simple green, more shopvac-ing, more simple green, marine clean, & metal prep) here is a shot of the first coat of POR-15. This stuff seems to go on very thin and needs several strokes as […]

More Valley of Death pictures

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Ended up getting out the y-pipe but not without a problem. One of the four bolts snapped as it was coming out. Luckily there was enough thread sticking up to get some vise grips on it and turn it out. Took out the water pump and have it fully disassembled. Getting the bolts out of […]

Attempted rejuvination of the seats with Leatherique

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Just of note, I didn’t fully follow the instructions to the letter that came along with Leatherique. It says to leave the car in the sun for several hours to get the interior nice and hot, or use a blowdryer. My goal was to leave it in the garage as in the Florida sun the […]

Started to paint engine components

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Some pictures of the intake and air horn painted. Looking forward to getting this engine back together, even though I have barely gotten it started yet.

Engine teardown and VOD overhaul

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Today, with the help of two local owners, Brandon and Mike, we took apart my entire engine intake to reach the dreaded ‘valley of death’. Ran into no problems during the time spent working, but once the intake was removed, found a nice caked in rats nest. Fun stuff. Now its time to order a […]

Spoiler & rock shield repaint completed

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Now that the grill and bumpers are done, I need to freshen up the lower front spoiler as it has several issues with it. The rock grill is rusting and running onto the spoiler, the spoiler is discolored in some sections, and it also has a hole drilled from the previous owner. To start off, […]

Celebration Exotic Car Show

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April 29th 2006 was this years Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL. As I have only been in Florida for several days now, I was very much looking forward to meeting the local owners and participating in my first big auto show. I met up with several owners the previous night at Brandon’s house. […]

Bumper repaint underway

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Began this week to repaint the front and rear bumpers. Both had been scraped at the corners by the previous owner, as well as the front bumper having other paint marks on it. Both were looking a bit faded and could use a fresh coat of paint to brighten them up. For this job I […]