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Old 02-12-2019, 07:47 AM
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Last Saturday was first round of AutoX for 2019.

Picked up some hardware from last year.



Rolled some coal.



Best run.


Did alright.



And more photos.





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Old 03-15-2019, 11:54 AM
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Been a little while since I've posted anything...





It was kinda wet out...











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Old 03-15-2019, 02:45 PM
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I kinda wish it was hydro locked...





This ****ing bolt...



All torn apart.







Piston looks ok.



The exhaust valves on #4 were bent and needed to be replaced.

Engine went 5000 miles since the rebuild.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:25 PM
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:37 PM
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Fixing it...
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:38 PM
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I had also noticed that the coating on the header was not doing well.



The header had to come off for this repair. Good opportunity to take it back and get it re-coated. Downside, coating takes 2-3 weeks.

Some more detail on how bad the header is.











Being in this kind of shape after only 3 months is not great.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:07 AM
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Got the header back last week. Restored to glory.



Car was back between the posts late last week.



Head was back on yesterday.

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Old 03-28-2019, 08:34 AM
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:33 AM
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It's pretty much back together.



Also put in a longer coupler on the intercooler.



Even my mechanic is sick of this car's ****.



But, it runs!

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Old 06-13-2019, 10:08 AM
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With a running car, I bought some fresh rubber.



I also ordered some more bits to address an issue with the FMIC.



Finally got my hands on a black faceplate.



Pulled out the old piping.



Mocked up new piping. Added silicone tubes to fit a smaller core to have room for an oil cooler. Did want the enormous Cobb core.



Cobb pipes in.



Crappy old routing vs the new Cobb routing.



But this meant trimming the bumper...

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Old 06-13-2019, 10:13 AM
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Had to cut out a lot of the fog housings.

Before:



After:



Still a tight fit.



But the bumper is on with the developmental BMSPEC splitter.



BMSPEC also cracked the code for mounting one of their extensions on the GR spoiler.



Got that on the car...

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Old 06-13-2019, 10:18 AM
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Got the tune checked and cleared for racing.



Had to take the bumper/splitter off to get on the dyno.



Finally got the big fresh rubber on.



Out for some AutoX



Of course same day as Canadian Grand Prix



Dark bumpers were common.



The car survived!



Best run was my first run. Tires were too fresh and wen't giving much grip.


Didn't do well. But I was happy to have the car back out.
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