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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:03 pm
by athousandleaves
I have a feeling you'll likely reconsider selling it once you have it all dialed in and running right again. These cars really are a good bit of fun when you do it right. :smokes:

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:18 pm
by underscore
The number I have in my head is quite high, so it wouldn't surprise me if it doesn't sell, but if somebody wants one that has this amount of work done and is willing to pay for it then I'll let it go. I've seen what an unrestored/bone stock RC with higher k than mine sold for in the US recently so who knows.

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:16 pm
by pintoBC_3sgte
Lol wtf for sale? You didn't put that on RS!

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:27 am
by underscore
Yeah I didn't both mentioning it as I'll mainly be listing it in the US.

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:36 pm
by underscore
After far too much work and far too much money, the car is (mechanically) done. There's a few cosmetic and electrical things I want to clean up but for now it's ready for the new motor to be broken in. For the first time since long before I bought it, there are no leaks of any kind. It'll be trailered home soon and I'll have to decide between letting it wait for warmer weather or putting the snow tires on and driving it now.

On a side note I heard of yet another one of these being destroyed because of morons who don't have any interest in what they are, so the selling price in my head just went up some more. I can't really afford to keep the car but I'll be damned if I let it go to some knob who will just destroy it.

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:04 pm
by underscore
Well, it's home from the shop. In the next few weeks I'm hoping to get enough free time to wrap up a couple things and then break in the motor.

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:35 am
by pintoBC_3sgte
Lol finally! Auto x for the ogopogo is tentatively at the college lot this year in Kelowna (hope it gets approved soon). Hope you make it out this year!

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:42 pm
by underscore
Hopefully! That's only a few blocks from my house so I should be able to get it there and back without breaking anything :rofl:

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:12 pm
by pintoBC_3sgte
Oh, if it goes thru as planned, it will be a evening event as well, so we won't fry in the sun!

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:38 pm
by underscore
Even better, I don't handle heat well which has kept me from a lot of AutoX and the like in the past.

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:12 am
by underscore
Well it's home and plated, I took it out for a spin and it's got a few issues that need to be corrected before I can actually drive it. I also realized quite quickly that I've changed a lot in the 2.5 years since I drove it last and I'm already thinking of changes I'll want to make if I keep it :bangshead:

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:21 am
by pintoBC_3sgte
Uh oh.. what needs fixing, and what changes now? Lol

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:05 am
by underscore
A few things need fixing, I'll be modifying the exhaust and possibly changing the suspension back to something more stock.

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:55 pm
by underscore
Well I finally got it home, once I got some time I tossed the plates back on it and was excited to take it out and start breaking in the motor but then... instant CEL and code for the knock sensor circuit. Since the RHD steering rack makes it even less accessible than the LHD one I had to pull the chassis brace, crossmember and exhaust off, just to be able to cram my hand up there enough to blindly unplug it. I muddled with the stock wiring a bit before realizing it was too damaged to use so instead of mucking with that I removed the plug and wiring from the spare non-turbo wiring harness I have and plugged that into the sensor and ECU and it *sort of* worked. Sort of meaning that while things were cool, it worked fine. But as soon as everything was up to temp, it would intermittently lose connection and throw a code, putting the car into limp mode until it was switched off and back on again.

That's a bit of an undignified way to get around, so I got some brand new shielded wire, disassembled the knock sensor plug and reassembled it with the new wire crimped into the old pin. I tried to do the same with an ECU pin but they're even more tightly crimped so I cheated and soldered it to a pin and a piece of wiring salvaged from the spare harness. Initial testing in my driveway threw no codes, today I'm hoping to take it for a drive and see if this has finally fixed the problem.

I also found a replacement black door, so I'll be able to get that taken care of as soon as I can pick it up.

Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:13 am
by pintoBC_3sgte
Hope you get it all worked out quickly! You've been at this build for quite a while, shitty to run into all these little hiccups when it's so close to driving