Thursday, June 23, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
So i called the tranny shop who was in possession of my tranny, they told me they could figure out how to reassemble the tranny after a partial disassemble so i got a box full of tranny parts. ive never spent much time around trannys so i didnt know what to do, i couldnt tell what was important and what could be thrown away, how did the main input shaft connect inside the tranny? Luckily i found a man in arizona who knows trannys well, the ins and outs; for the record I do not envy his knowledge; so i sent my broken tranny to him hoping he can slide the bearings on the shafts and put the ring on the pinion to get my tranny back into good strong tranny shape. Bangkok has my tranny now.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Painted that beautiful green, i call it post st pattys day vomit.
Funny story. This whole project i have been enthralled with the possibility of a zombie apocalypse, so when i was building the bumper i thought out loud "this is a week point if i hit multiple zombies." so i added reinforcements to withstand driving through a large crowd of zombies.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Tomorrow I'm going to fix the dent in the front, bondo my nemesis, wont leave me alone.
I hope the transmission shop calls me with a quote, im going to be running tight on cash for the trip. i guess that means it's time to sell plasma....and a kidney....and sperm.....and my hair, they can clone it and discover the wonders of its lusciousness.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Still waiting on:
-Transmission to be rebuilt
-Rear axle bearings
-Fuel tank tap for return line
-Random engine gaskets
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I also ordered 2 new CV axles from checker and they'll be in tomorrow morning. i need to check the rear brakes and bearings while everything is apart and if i run out of stuff to do ill go to the park with my dogamus maximus.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
This morning my friend tina told me about a TDI in the junkyard, so tomorrow im going to pull it out and save it just in case this one doesnt work... plus those engines are kinda rare so if i can get a spare for under 400 bucks im all over it. And if my curent one works then ill throw the spare in my brothers corrado and make it a soot smoking monster. stoked.
Monday, June 6, 2011
This is the engine installed, the wiring is almost figured out.
Turbo charger with intercooler piping.
Ol Shoot grinding the welds down and preparing the body for bondo
Passenger air duct installed ready for bondo
Bondo. The only thing I hate more than bondo is Bin Laden.
Made a Flambongo (flamingo beer bong) while waiting for the bondo to dry.
Sanded and primed duct.
Side dump exhaust, what do you think?
The cooling ducts, looks like they were designed by Volkswagen. :)