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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2009, 03:23:58 PM »
....well get to work!!! ;D

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« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2009, 03:39:39 PM »
I will this weekend...maybe

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« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2009, 03:41:51 PM »
I will this weekend...maybe

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« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2009, 03:52:34 PM »
I'm crazy like that

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« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2009, 07:59:27 PM »
Okay, so now I'm up to about $37 in paint.

Picked up some of the black and tired it on the carpet since my carpet was TRASHED anyway. This stuff is amazing.


Here is another before picture.



And how it sits now after a couple of hours of paint.



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« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2009, 08:10:23 PM »
Never heard of painting the carpet, but that looks pretty damn good.
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« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2009, 08:15:18 PM »
This stuff is FREAKISHLY cool.

I had my doubts about the carpet stuff. But since I had the can in my hand and was planning on tossing the carpet in the trash anyway I thought I would give it a shot. Looks almost brand new in person......strange stuff dude.

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« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2009, 08:42:26 PM »
Wait, so you used the vinyl paint on the floor?

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« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2009, 09:07:47 PM »
Yeah...read the can. Says its also for carpet.

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« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2009, 10:06:07 PM »
Awesome.

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« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2009, 11:32:57 PM »
Nicely done Cole, I have seen others use that stuff on the STis before, all had good results.  Sometimes on seat material, it came up on their clothes, but for carpet....it is perfect.

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« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2009, 03:00:46 AM »
Yeah...read the can. Says its also for carpet.

Sweet! I'm going to R&R my rear parcel shelf; its a lil purple.

Now I am wondering about blacking out some trim as well. Another project for the list.

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« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2009, 08:05:49 PM »
Jfrahm loaned me the tools I need to finally change the waterpump and install the timing belt ....again.

But, the interior project was pretty fun. Nice to do something that has such a drastic result for low cost and minimal effort. (unlike most of my other projects) ::)

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« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2009, 08:29:27 PM »
As long as we are on the topic.

I picked up the car when an opportunity came up.  Was not really ready to do one of my "normal" projects on it yet. So I figured I would just clean it up a bit and drive it until I am ready to do what I normally do....(which is complete and total overkill).

So the current plan was to just get it clean enough to drive around. So here is where it started a month ago.


Notice the sweet speakers, the nice chew stains on the carpet, the red dash, etc.




Sweet 90s 300ZX seats.  I can't even begin to tell you how heavy these are. I'm 6'2" and 240lbs and they were hard to lift out to the trash.




I picked up a set of Scorpion seats down at checker. These are the cheap seats ($350 total). So we will see how they work out. Had to do minor fab to get them to fit. (welding, etc)

$40 in interior paint.
$20 for a new instrument surround on ebay.
---JVC stereo FREE, left over from another project.
Supposed to pick up a used 3 spoke leather Momo from a guy today for $75
-Simpson harness left over from my other race car, so free.
$10 for a new shift boot from Advanced Auto. (black with red stitching)

Here is how it sits as of today.



....and one more simply because I uploaded it already and this post would be worthless without pictures.




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« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2009, 08:47:30 PM »
LOL...Cole, you are becoming a pic whore....I LOVE it ;D

Car is looking great.  Makes me want to pull out the interior of the MINI and remove the black carpet over lay, and paint the tan carpet black instead.  Looks awesome!!!



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« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2009, 09:12:49 PM »
My interior skills are not as good as yours though.

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« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2009, 09:29:11 PM »
I don't know, you are catching up fast!!! ;)

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« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2009, 02:44:40 PM »
Finally got it out of the garage for some pics in the sunlight.





....and the outside just to prove it does leave the garage.


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« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2009, 03:13:56 PM »
new steering wheel!

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« Reply #49 on: June 22, 2009, 04:54:22 PM »
I had that steering wheel on my Miata... I really liked it. 

Car looks pretty clean body-wise.  Look forward to seeing what you do with this.
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« Reply #50 on: June 23, 2009, 05:07:53 PM »
Since you have the head off, if there is any concern about the clutch it's a good time to get after it. 
-Joel.



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Maybe I should listen to Joel more.  ;)

I find it hard to believe the abuse some people can put a car through. One would think that in order to have a waterpump fail, leading to a broken timing belt and bent valve that the clutch had to have been in at least decent working order.

Clutch rattles BAD under engagement. So next step is to put a clutch in the car. It was just hard to justify tossing another $1,000 at a part I did not know was bad.

I did put about 150 miles on the car yesterday. It's a bit of a beast!! Needs some sorting out and by the end of the day the already rattling clutch was starting to scream under 15psi of boost.  ::)

Back in the garage!!

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« Reply #51 on: June 23, 2009, 06:53:34 PM »
I did put about 150 miles on the car yesterday. It's a bit of a beast!! Needs some sorting out and by the end of the day the already rattling clutch was starting to scream under 15psi of boost.  ::)

Back in the garage!!


That's too bad that it has to come apart aagain. Great that it is running well though. One day I will have one :D

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« Reply #52 on: June 23, 2009, 08:17:57 PM »
I loved my 944 Turbo S.  I wish I hadn't sold it. :'(
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« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2009, 02:49:43 PM »
Sorry to hear about that.  It is amazing how a determined person can drive a car into the ground, ignoring any number of issues.

You should check the torque tube bearings though, they can rattle and be lived with so maybe that's what your PO was ignoring.  Birthing the torque tube is kind of a pain but as with the clutch the transaxle has to come out so it's just a matter of dropping the rear suspension as well. 

The bearings in the torque tube can be hooked out with a very long threaded rod and replaced.  Geoff, I think, just recently got a used or rebuilt torque tube so he has recently done the job.  It'd be nice if someone local has done a rebuild and has the hook tool and 6' threaded rod.

Either way as your transaxle has to come out.  You can swap your halfshafts L/R to even out wear.  I also recommend hex heads and safety wire star washers or drilled and wired bolt heads for the axle bolts, they never seem to like to stay put (might mainly be an issue with people not chasing the threads, cleaning them properly, and using good thread locker but I do not know.)  The bolts back out, sometimes then snap off and you are walking.

If you want a short-throw shifter that woudl be easy to install when the transaxle is out also (they fit on the transaxle end.)

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« Reply #54 on: June 24, 2009, 03:49:31 PM »
Birthing the torque tube is kind of a pain but as with the clutch the transaxle has to come out so it's just a matter of dropping the rear suspension as well.


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