That's badass! And also sorry. lol This is at times my personal blog.I did try to catalog all of the technical stuff here though (lots of lessons learned and changes to improve). Unfortunately it's diluted with other BS.Just finished reading this entire thread all 3,539 +1 posts!! I have absolutely no regrets work get kinda slow...
Oh yeah! That's a good one!! That's a throwback at this point lol. I miss the sh!t talkingNow ya gotta read the 4g63 swap thread .... lol JK
Just wanted to check in like an absentee owner of a small business trying not to be absent to make everyone nervous.
Cars coming along great as usuall I see.
Already have a rolling chassis, wrap color picked out and a core motor and trans. Lot to buy and do yet though.4G63 MR2 would be pretty sweet, definetly should do a build thread on here for it if you do.
engine isn't a done deal yet, but it might be overkill for you depending on your plan. 388ci dart shp pro block, 6 bolt heads, dart billet crank, bad bitch comp cam, johnson short travel link bar lifters, etc. i'll be selling it for a nice price though for what it isI thought something was up, you've been too quiet! Saw the shifter and seat go up for sale too. Glad you're OK, let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
I might have to follow up with you on what's not spoken for yet, got a Pontiac G8 I'm wanting to build.
do you guys make custom AC lines? I'd love to just drop the mr2 off somewhere and have everything custom made to hook up. "most" of the mr2 lines are there but they cut them off at the connection from aluminum to rubber section so the connection is not longer there in engine bay. up front by condenser looks better but some damaged/bent lines.Here is a dose of something else
Customer states that my AC isn't working....
the car's stock steel didn't do anything to save my ass, it was the cage and harness. period.Fuuuuuuuuu, that thing took a real beating holy crap. Glad our cars still have some steel built into them, or that might have been another story o.o.
The fact that driver side mirror came out intact is impressive, save it as a souvenir, I think it deserves it at that point.
Damn it, you were my go to for 3000gt racing, now where am I suppose to look D:
thanks bud. yeah shit can get wild even at moderate speedsDamn 😶 glad you are okay and were able to walk away. At least you can tell the tale and had your fun and adventures.
Several years ago, I was tuning a car that needed aired up rear tires (likely flat spotted from sitting which I had conveyed to owner). Upon upshifting post-pull, the rear-end blew out, and I had to steer away from jumping median (RWD) which ended with curb, spin, and tree. Definitely felt that shit for a while lol... climbing out window on adrenaline.
Good luck with the new position and MR2! (Forgot you had posted about that a while back)
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That looks slick! where do you get the lines, fittings and tools?! It seems I have the fittings that bolt to the components (or at least most) and everything looks like aluminum. And I can weld. Would just need the appropriate aluminum weld on fittings also.You've done well to walk away from that one
Do it yourself, that way you can do it your way and put the lines where you want them.....as long as you've got the original hard lines (or at least the pad fittings that go onto the drier, condenser, firewall and pump) it'll be straightforward.
Have fittings welded on to the hard lines by your local radiator shop (either alumnium or steel) and then I recommend you use these things to put it all together:
Over the years I used them on cars, trucks, buses, tractors and I never had one leak. They're quick and easy to use, easy to cut off & change the length of the hose and then you can re-use the fittings. You can assemble them "in place", meaning there's no twisting force applied to the fitting if it's assembled at the wrong angle.
The crimp up ones are nothing but a pain in the ass and I've had a handful of them leak on reassembly (which then requires the fitting to be cut off, another one to be welded on and then re-crimped again). The crimps are also prone to leaking where the hose flexes with engine movement, I haven't had this with the fittings shown above.
You'll need a couple of rolls of hose (two different sizes), an assortment of clamps, a handful of weld on fittings and the tool to squeeze the clamp up. They used to do a starter kit which had everything you needed and was very, very well priced. Once you're done, pressure test it and gas it up/have it gassed up.
Just my 2c.
where do you live?This is what we do at the shop, the primary AC shop closed down this summer, so we're about the only one who make AC lines anymore. We just cut them and silver solder them to new fittings generally, or a similar work around if needed.
motor will be solid mounted. but i use flex wherever i can regardless (fuel, boost, brakes, etc). hard lines are just for "flexin" lolInstall your flex hoses in spots accordingly but you already know that
less your running semi solid to solid motor & trans mount then this shouldn't matter
Try to hard line most of what you can specially in high heat areas 👍