Talk about your project car here
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:03 pm
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.
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:18 pm
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.
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:16 pm
Lol wtf for sale? You didn't put that on RS!
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:27 am
Yeah I didn't both mentioning it as I'll mainly be listing it in the US.
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:36 pm
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.
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:04 pm
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.
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:35 am
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!
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:42 pm
Hopefully! That's only a few blocks from my house so I should be able to get it there and back without breaking anything
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:12 pm
Oh, if it goes thru as planned, it will be a evening event as well, so we won't fry in the sun!
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:38 pm
Even better, I don't handle heat well which has kept me from a lot of AutoX and the like in the past.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:12 am
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
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:21 am
Uh oh.. what needs fixing, and what changes now? Lol
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:05 am
A few things need fixing, I'll be modifying the exhaust and possibly changing the suspension back to something more stock.
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:55 pm
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.
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:13 am
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
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