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Old February 1st 2008, 21:08
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Finaly worked on my car

The black car finaly got it's turn on the lift. Cup brace is welded in. Bilstiens are ordered for the rear. Adjustable spring plates and JayCee's spring plate covers on the way too. The type 1 2275 is out along with the transaxle.I have acumulated lots of goodies for the car but have had no time to install any of it. I even ordered dual 3 inch NACA duct goodies for both rear quarter windows (like Herbie X). I hope the front spoiler/bumper (Porsche RSR look) is done soon as the RX7 oil cooler is going to the front bumper. The 2275 might have a new home, will know next week for sure.
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Old February 1st 2008, 21:21
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Poor step child, doesn't get any love anymore! Always wrenchin' on somebody else's stuff.
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Old February 1st 2008, 21:51
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It must feel good to finally work on YOUR ride. (I still have other people in front of mine own stuff) Soon soon you'll be looking like this when your done with upgrades!
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Old February 2nd 2008, 10:21
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very cool Dave. Cant wait to see the bumper/spoiler
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Old February 2nd 2008, 20:16
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Yep, my car's been lonely in the corner of the garage many times before. Currently, I can't remember a weekend in the last two months that I haven't spent working on it.

About the Bilsteins, I think mine would work better with larger torsion bars. Right now, I'm re-indexing the stock torsion bars back to their original position to get the rear up off the bump-stops. That will take some of the jolt out of bumps to the rear. I'm not sure the stock torsion bars have enough strength to work against the shock's valving when indexed so low.
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Old February 2nd 2008, 23:07
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I cut my bump stops down to about 1"... solved the harsh hit, and there is still plenty of safety margin. Im about 2 inches from touching the stops at rest. Im also using the bilsteins w/26mm torsion bars.
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Old February 3rd 2008, 09:01
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Yes, my bumpstops are half as long as the stock ones. What it feels like is an incongruency in spring rate, and valving. I hope that going up one spline on the inside will increase the spring rate, as well as the operating range.
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Old February 3rd 2008, 11:54
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re-indexing torsion bars will not raise your spring rate, but it will make your car sit higher at rest. Yes it also makes you have a larger operating range if you raise your car.
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Old February 3rd 2008, 17:36
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Whop, you're right. Let me re-phrase my statement to say that I've indexed my stock torsion bars to use up the available spring rate before hitting the bump-stops.

...something like that.
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Old February 3rd 2008, 23:32
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I didnt think you where that silly
The resson Im saying anything is that a local guy who does a few auto-x events in a 73 standard re-indexed his rear bars and pre loaded them against the spring plate down stops... he said he was trying to "raise the spring rate" so the body would not sway/roll in turns. But all this really did was make his car super high in the back and very stupid looking. Although he did make some decent times that day, about 4 sec off my thmes ( but this is like a lifetime in solo times)
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Old February 6th 2008, 20:52
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The brown truck stopped by the shop today as I was bending up the fuel line to feed the new Type 4. I got the carb access panel holes cut and panels made today and hung the fuel line.
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Old February 7th 2008, 16:44
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Congrats, Dave. Glad to see you having fun with your own.
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Old February 14th 2008, 10:04
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Here are a few for you Carbon Fiber junkies.
How about a subwoofer enclosure and new rear seat delete panel made from carbon 1/2 inch fiber/honeycomb sheet goods. Stonger than plywood, lighter than .040 aluminum. Don't ask me if I can get more of this stuff, our aircraft overhauls have been farmed out. But you can get it through Boeing for about $10,000 per 4'x12' sheet.
Bilstiens and new front sway bar are in too.
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Old February 14th 2008, 14:01
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OK, the rear seat delete is just cruel

Have to admit I like the way the back seat area is looking .... What about coming up with a template that folks can use and supply their own materials? Either that or I'm just going to have to break down and send my car to you and see what we can come up with

Looking great and can't wait to see more updates!
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Old February 14th 2008, 20:00
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I'm sure I can trace it out on poster board for you.
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