1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Darlinda the Tie Fighter"

Postby gt4lm » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:17 am

underscore wrote:I got the main rear subframe bushings in (the 4 big ones) and loosely installed the rear diff mount. These delrin bushing fit perfectly, just a bit of grease and some love taps from my rubber mallet and they went right in.

Unfortunately I then realized I has completely forgotten about the small crossmember and went and dug it out from under the car. Unfortunately it's in much worse shape than everything else, so I'm going to get it sandblasted.

I ended up snapping one of the studs on the weight/block of metal that bolts to the crossmember, does anyone know what this thing is actually for? It's part #51277‑20010 and it looks to be some kind of counterweight, if I need it I'll drill out the stud and put in a bolt, but if it's useless I won't bother putting it back in.


Where are these main subframe bushes from? i would like to check them out

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby celigts » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:08 pm

gt4lm wrote:
underscore wrote:I got the main rear subframe bushings in (the 4 big ones) and loosely installed the rear diff mount. These delrin bushing fit perfectly, just a bit of grease and some love taps from my rubber mallet and they went right in.

Unfortunately I then realized I has completely forgotten about the small crossmember and went and dug it out from under the car. Unfortunately it's in much worse shape than everything else, so I'm going to get it sandblasted.

I ended up snapping one of the studs on the weight/block of metal that bolts to the crossmember, does anyone know what this thing is actually for? It's part #51277‑20010 and it looks to be some kind of counterweight, if I need it I'll drill out the stud and put in a bolt, but if it's useless I won't bother putting it back in.


Where are these main subframe bushes from? i would like to check them out

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby underscore » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:15 pm

I've been told the noise might be a bad CV, which would make sense as the drivers front is the only one I haven't replaced/rebuilt.

And yes the diff kit is from xiii
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby underscore » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:20 pm

Oh and it appears something got damaged recently, the stupid oil drain plug fell out but I managed to get the engine off before it lost too much oil, I'm hoping it's the turbo but there's still zero shaft play in it. Basically if I boost fairly heavily (>10psi) and shift somewhat hard (throttle closing completely) a second or so later there's a big poof of blue out the back. To top it off, my bov shot out a big glob of oil at one point, wtf?

Once I dig my spare turbo out of the garage I'll swap it and see if there's any improvement, even though the spare has more shaft play.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby underscore » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:41 pm

Oh, and I finally installed my RallyArmor flaps

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby gtfourcs » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:22 am

Did you just get the universal ones for like 20$?
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby underscore » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:15 am

No these are the thicker ones, I think they run somewhere around $100. If I could go back I'd probably go for the cheaper/thinner ones, as these are a bit stiff for how low I have them to the ground.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby underscore » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:13 am

It was finally sunny so I snapped a pic. I like this one cause you can't really see the keying that was done.

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby gtfourcs » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:03 pm

At first I wasnt feelin the red flaps but now im thinking they do look pretty good with a black car. Now you have me debating which color I want for my alltrac haha. Hows the ride with the coilovers? Have you really gave em a good testing?

btw have you tried to push your antenna down while the motor is turning? thats how I got mine to go all the way in then I just unpluged it. who really needs radio anyways with phones that have mp3 players on em haha
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby underscore » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:21 am

Haha yeah they're a bit of an acquired taste, I was a tad unsure about the rears at first but now I love them. The coilovers haven't been put through their paces or even set up properly as of yet since my drivers front axle makes noise when I put the car through any kind of semi aggressive left turn. The ride quality for normal city driving is great now that I extended the length of the rears, at first I just raised the spring perch but that mad it way too bouncy.

I haven't tried pushing with the motor turning but the antenna itself has a nasty kink in it from getting bent so I don't want to force it too much. At least this way the kink is hidden and it kinda looks like a short antenna haha. Sadly I do need the radio atm as it's the only music I can get without making the stock system sound really bad, something is messed up but I haven't had time to look into it.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby pintoBC_3sgte » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:00 pm

Looking good. Have her on a dyno yet??
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby underscore » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:25 pm

Not yet, I want to solve the oil consumption/leakage and the power steering leak first so I don't dump fluids all over the nice shiny dyno. I installed a catch can onto the PCV line since 1) it looks like that's where my oil is coming in, which sucks since I cleaned out the intercooler back in July and now I need to do it again, and 2) the other hose broke. The smoke clouds seem to be decreasing now which I hope means that the oil being burnt off now is just what was left in the intake system before I put on the can.

Last night I swapped out the red Yonaka for the stock seat, the stocker weighs a tonne more but it sits a few inches lower which will be nice. I also learned that the car has a seatbelt sensor but it was disconnected while the Yonaka was in and nothing happened? I also noticed last night that my O2 sensor wire broke :doh: which is a good excuse to put on the better one I have sitting on a shelf.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Some thoughts/fitment of mods

Postby underscore » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:56 am

I had a very heavy and very tightly wrapped package arrive from polm today, I was happy to find out my hunch about the strut tower bar was right (it's designed for the RC hood). Of course I was horribly impatient so I tossed it on along with the taillight vents so that the exterior of the car is one step closer to being back to the way it should be.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Creeping towards the finish l

Postby underscore » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:53 pm

I took some time yesterday to swap out the drivers front CV with the rebuilt one, so the car now has new/rebuilt CV's on all 4 corners. The old one seemed to be missing the ring that holds the ball bearings in and some of the ball bearings, so I'm thinking whoever rebuilt this thing last did a crap job.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - Creeping towards the finish l

Postby underscore » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:13 pm

I drove it with the new CV last night, I also turned the front struts to max stiffness, and long story short it still makes the clunking under turns, except now it makes it turning both ways but it's quieter than before. It's also dependent on the amount of compression on the car, ie the harder I turn the worse it gets, if I turn near full lock in a parking lot I can make the sound come and go with the throttle. A buddy of mine thinks it might be the coilover springs but I don't see how that sound could be continuous when I'm holding a constant turn.
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