BACK FROM THE DEAD!
I know I suck. Months go by in between my posts, and the last few haven't been very exciting. But I promise that will change very soon
I've been busy fixing the last of the small issues with the car. Just a host of annoying crap that old cars dish out.
Ever since the engine swap the car has been getting repeatedly shaken down. Take it out, beat on it a bit and see what breaks, needs to be tightened, leaks, etc...
Needless to say there were some issues
(yes, that is coolant, oil & power steering fluid all in one spot)
After lots of chasing leaks I was able to get it down to this...
I finally killed that oil leak and now I'm just dealing with a bad power steering line. But the leak is even smaller then the one pictured above.
On to the other annoyances:
CV boot replacements
The boots had been torn a while before I noticed it. Luckily the bearing was salvageable.
I was amazed that the steel shaft was sheered.
FYI, the new, OEM replacement for this features a nylon gear. LOL... we'll see how long that shit lasts.
Gear back in place... but man... look at that crappy mashed out transmission mount.
Also... a bit of Starquest "Did you know"... If any of you guys ever send your trans off to get a rebuild and upon return you find that you have no reverse lights... it's because the dildos that rebuilt your unit, removed... and then failed to replace a small ball-bearing that bridges the gap in the reverse switch actuator. Took us FOREVER to figure this out.
Okay.... now on to the fun stuff
Also another little bit of "Did you know" ... in order to get the rear A-arms off we had to cut the large 10 inch pinion bolts that connect the A-arms to the hubs. Amazingly, we were able to source replacements from an independent hardware supplier.
Andre @ Pina Motorsports out here has been taking amazing care of me. He has an amazing collection of old Mitsu's and DSM's. He's truly one of us
MORE PICS TO COME!!!!
I've been driving the car more in the last 2 months than I have in the last 6 years!!!
This car is going to drop on the scene this summer like nobody's F'n business.
Stay tuned for pics of the full coil install with the car adjusted to proper ride-height (low and dirty). We also installed a full set of Stedebani solid Urethane bushings along with the coilovers. The ride is amazing... Like a totally different car. I'll take some pics of that too.