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Old 08-09-2021, 04:05 PM   #751
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My only advice/caveat, is to avoid Continental if long-term noise is a concern. For some reason, as they wear, make an obnoxious whirring noise.

Source: daily driven customer cars with 5k+ miles on date code 2019 or newer tires.
It's adorable that you think I'll be able to hear anything above a dull roar in this thing.
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Old 08-09-2021, 04:24 PM   #752
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I picked up some super cheap Otani tires. Im pretty damn impressed. No noise, a surprisingly large amount of grip
Shohei Ohtani is amazing. Didn't know he made tires too. Is there anything the man can't do?
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Old 08-09-2021, 04:39 PM   #753
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Shohei Ohtani is amazing. Didn't know he made tires too. Is there anything the man can't do?
He's really knocking the tire business out of the park.
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Old 08-09-2021, 05:08 PM   #754
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Shohei Ohtani is amazing. Didn't know he made tires too. Is there anything the man can't do?
Oh this is his long lost cousin.
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Old 08-16-2021, 01:24 PM   #755
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My only advice/caveat, is to avoid Continental if long-term noise is a concern. For some reason, as they wear, make an obnoxious whirring noise.

Source: daily driven customer cars with 5k+ miles on date code 2019 or newer tires.
Idk man I'm a conticontact fanboi, I've got them on 3-4 cars now.

Direzza Z3 went on the Miata, no regrets.

That said I don't shop in the size you're looking for so I'm just rambling.
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Old 08-16-2021, 04:30 PM   #756
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Driveshaft should be ready this week. I think I found a solution to my radiator hoses.

Very real possibility this thing is doing donuts next weekend.
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Old 08-16-2021, 04:52 PM   #757
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Gigitty!

Yeah, I was a wee bit crunched for time when it got to my hoses, and I just pieced it together with aluminum tubing and silicone elbows. And a couple of gauge adapters (for the Volvo temp gauge and the fan control).
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Old 08-17-2021, 01:41 AM   #758
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Got the radiator mounted and the fan installed this evening, and gathered what I need for my adjustable endlink project. Should finish that up and get a front swaybar on tomorrow.

Upper radiator hose (06 GTO upper hose, trimmed to fit) should be in tomorrow, hopefully my driveshaft is ready by the end of the week.

At that point, it'll need the coolant system flushed since there's some gak in there from it sitting so long, a battery, a trans fluid fill, and then it's burnout time.
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Old 08-17-2021, 06:44 PM   #759
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Radiator's done, swaybar is almost in.





Fan setup isn't the greatest, but it should suffice for the time being.

Found an F body power steering pump locally so that'll go on too. I don't think the lines will be a problem but we'll see.

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Old 08-17-2021, 07:16 PM   #760
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Ooooh, gettin' excite
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Old 08-17-2021, 08:05 PM   #761
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I don't understand how you have so much space between the rad and engine, mine is way closer even though the engine can not go back any more without hitting the firewall. I have a fan shroud but it's not that thick.

Excited for those burnouts for ya!
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Old 08-17-2021, 08:17 PM   #762
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What accessories are you using?
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Old 08-17-2021, 08:20 PM   #763
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Old 08-17-2021, 10:14 PM   #764
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There's about 3-1/4" from the snout of the water pump to the radiator. I had to offset the fan a bit to clear it.

This is using the Camaro offset stuff.
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Old 08-17-2021, 11:46 PM   #765
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So I'm not super thrilled with the swaybar setup, but given the angle the control arm is at, if I try and push the bottom washer up with another nut then the swaybar sits at a pretty significant positive angle. Until I find some QSRCs, this might just be how it works for a bit. We'll see.

I don't think there's anything really wrong with it, but there's nothing right about it either.

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Old 08-18-2021, 05:16 PM   #766
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looks fine to me for now.
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Old 08-18-2021, 06:31 PM   #767
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While you have no coolant in it drill some holes in the thermostat
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Old 08-22-2021, 10:10 PM   #768
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Calling it, this thing will move under it's own power tomorrow. Picked up the driveshaft before leaving town last week. Got the yokes put on and the shaft installed this afternoon. I need to wire the fan up yet, but apart from that, filling it with coolant, and chucking a seat in it, it should be ready to at least move itself.





You'd think I would've cleaned up the underside of this car in the past decade, but you'dve thought wrong.
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You'd think I would've cleaned up the underside of this car in the past decade, but you'dve thought wrong.
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Old 08-23-2021, 08:22 AM   #770
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Call it rustproofing.
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Old 08-23-2021, 02:03 PM   #771
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looks good, id be worried about that fan though, get a oem fan with a good shroud on there
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Old 08-23-2021, 02:10 PM   #772
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looks good, id be worried about that fan though, get a oem fan with a good shroud on there

I just ordered a shroud from Griffin for my radiator.
$195 is more money than Id like to spend, but I know how effective shrouds are.
My Griffin Rad is #1-25241-X. If you have the same radiator, the shroud part # is KMS-25241.
The shroud is only 5/8 deep, plus height of whatever fan(s) you use
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Old 08-23-2021, 03:19 PM   #773
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Yeah, a fan shroud is on the to-do list. This is just the get-it-on-the-road option I had at my disposal.
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Old 08-23-2021, 11:45 PM   #774
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Made it around the block today. Runs pretty good, but I can already tell it's not fast enough. Gonna be hard to stick with my initial plan of dial the suspension first and then add more power, but it really needs to go that way.


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you and i, reviving our long-untouched projects in concert:

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