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  1. I won't know until I get the freeze plug back in, put the flywheel back on, bolt up the clutch assembly, and put the transmission back in. I drained the system from the radiator but I suppose there was still water in some of the jackets over the winter. Hopefully since the system wasn't full nothing burst in the motor. If this engine is bad I am just buying an e36 and calling it a day.
  2. The car was almost ready for it's first testing day at Summit Point July 4th weekend. ...Went to fill the radiator up to start the car and disaster. Water did not pass go, flow directly out the bell housing. Pulled the trans and the freeze plug fell right out. Sooooooo mucccccchhhh work to do. This train however... Does.... Not..... Stop.
  3. Great thanks for the tip on LEDs! I need to get one of those friends who has a custom trailer shop
  4. Hey so my buddy just bought the same type ambulance for a hauler. How did you mount a tow hitch? We were hoping there is a bolt on option and doesn't need a custom welded solution. Thanks!
  5. So, I ended up spacing the fenders out from the body using conduit hanger from home depot. Worked better than I anticipated. Way more solid than I thought it would be too. Will need to fill the 1.5" gap between the fenders and hood but I'll be able to figure something out.
  6. The greatest shame of my life is that I can't weld... I even have a friends nice 220 MiG welder in my garage. Keep meaning to figure it out and practice but it always comes second to just trying to get the car done.
  7. Alberta??? You aren't even close to modern civilization in general! Yeah, I get taking it slow and learning. My problem is the car has been out of service for 2 years now. My rebuild has been ambitious and I've fully rebuilt/custom fabricated every last component, including soldering together my megasquirt. I'm finally on the last steps and wrapping everything up and now my wife is pregnant with twins! So basically, I'm in "get it done at all costs, go go go" mode. I'm just assuming with two babies I will have less time for race car things. But we'll s
  8. Hmmmm lots to think about here. I'm going to have to do a lot of standing and staring in garage... my wife will think I finally lost it. My two major take aways: - Work with the fender on the car - Use a gentler approach than cutting and sledges
  9. Yes, so I had this idea as well. The problem is though that the fender is really only supported by sitting on the lip on the frame it sits on. If I move it out from that lip it will be super flimsy.
  10. We did that old trick with the rears but the fronts on an rx7 aren't solidly attached enough to do in the front. Plus I think I need like 2-3 inches.
  11. Perfect, these are exactly the tips I was looking for. I realize real professional body work is a serious art but... well, this will be the kindergarden, home-made christmas tree ornament version. New idea for a plan:
  12. I need to flare my front fenders out to fit my new, larger wheels/tires. I'm usually a trial and error kinda guy but I don't feel like scouring the depths of the internet for rx7 fenders after I try a stupid idea. Does anyone have any tips or tricks, specific tools etc they use to get this done in a normal person garage with a workbench? Some questions/ideas floating around my head: - Should I leave the fenders bolted to the car while I work on them? This might prevent it from deforming and not lining up with bolts holes on the chassis? - Should I be looking
  13. You don't say!, I thought that might mean like $50... NOPE The second edition is like 2011... and is 50 bucks used. Could it have changed that much? Given the pricing, I assume this is used as a textbook somewhere?
  14. +1 on the speedway motors plastic rolls A quick tip: The plastic does hold it's 'roll' and it will want to curl up, making it frustrating to deal with. Heat it thoroughly with a heat gun or space heater and roll it the opposite direction it curls. A little tedious but it will save you a lot of swearing in the garage.
  15. Got my RS-4s mounted. I have officially jointed the champcar stance club with 245s on 10" wheels. You think I'll need fender flares?
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