1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby FC Zach » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:26 am

That's neat seeing an FC doing something like this. . . I'd just hate to see a nice example get dented up while off-road :(
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:22 pm

It looked pretty clean from a distance but apparently it was a beater one he got for cheap. Considering how far off he went the damage was pretty minimal, but the roof did get damaged a little.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:55 pm

I was finally able to get it into the garage and swap the front calipers since one started leaking a bit. The Cardone reman'd ones look pretty good, hopefully they work well. They come with a new mounting bracket and a full hardware kit (the little retainer springs for the pads, the V springs for the pads, squealers, crush washers, banjo bolts) which was nice. The first one I put on didn't have the lock washer put on the lower caliper to bracket mounting bolt which made it foul the rotor when I tried to put it on. You have to remove the bolt to put the pads on anyways so no big deal (and the washer was in the hardware bag). The banjo bolts for the lines were far too long though, I'm not sure what they're for but they're definitely wrong for these calipers so just a heads up to not even try them.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:15 am

I swapped the hatch struts before tackling adding another spacer plate to the rear struts, I was considering adding two but there wasn't enough thread on the studs for that so we'll see where it settles to. Not having to worry about having the hatch decapitate me was nice though :lol:
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:07 am

The lift saved me some hassle today, I wanted to adjust the resonator so it stopped hitting the forwardmost of the rear crossmembers and I didn't even have to jack up the car because I can slide under it enough to work on things with it sitting on the ground. I was able to get it where I want it so hopefully tomorrows commute will be a lot quieter.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:14 am

A while back I replaced the EFI main relay and the circuit opening relay with the intent of protecting the motor from a sudden loss of fuel. They worked fine but were quite old, so logically the brand new EFI relay was defective and twice now I've had the car crank but not start until I jumpered the fuel pump in the diagnostic box.

I've deleted the fuel pump relay, so according to the diagram in this thread: viewtopic.php?t=51893

My issue has to be with either the circuit opening relay, the fuel pump switch in the AFM, or the wiring right? The annoying part is it never happens at a convenient time when I could diagnose it, and I really don't like driving around trusting a paperclip to keep me going.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:03 pm

After removing the FET combo driving/fog lights I wanted to add some pre-facelift 2WD foglights to the front bumper, but sorting out mounting looked like it was going to be annoying. I'll get to them eventually, but right now I have a lot of other things to do on the car so I ordered up 4 LED pods off eBay. They sent the wrong ones so I got spots instead of floods, but I needed to dim them a bit (way too bright to use on the road as-is) and make them yellow so I ended up putting a couple layers of notepad paper behind the lens which softened it a lot and diffused it nicely. It looks a little funny but once it's on the car and behind the mesh I doubt it'll be visible.

The other two will end up mounted at the rear as extra reverse lights. The factory lights don't do anything for visibility when you're in the woods at night.

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby Corey » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:26 pm

Awesome. Looking forward to seeing how you end up mounting the fog lights. That's something I also need to do, but haven't gotten around to yet.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:37 pm

There's some little tabs with the clip on screw threads just behind the openings in the corner of the bumper, I'm not sure what they were originally intended for (brake ducting maybe?) but I'm hoping to use them for the lights.
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