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  1. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thanks man!
     
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  2. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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  3. Woody6799

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    looking clean man... its all in the details.
     
  4. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thanks man!

    I got some work done today on the engine. Finally got the offset dowel pins and dialed in the bell housing and it came in within spec.

    [​IMG]74066986-6064-461A-8F95-E8A812CA57F0_zpstp4ilnc3 by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Didn't get any pics of just the flywheel however I have an aluminum flywheel under this McLeod RST installed on the engine.

    [​IMG]DE9D4890-24A7-4035-B002-1E986035FCF0_zps7rloac4u by |SK Photography|, on Flickr
    [​IMG]3FC72612-DB9A-4CB6-89DE-60E8E8CA926B_zpsd7fzloty by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    After that, bolted up the bell housing and trans.

    [​IMG]CDA721AC-E042-45AE-8EB6-7C2F978005AD_zps4vzjxdmt by |SK Photography|, on Flickr


    The quicktime bell is such a nice piece.

    [​IMG]8C48C02F-D790-4B34-A3D4-B00C9C540483_zpsqmxcwvrd by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    PA performance mini hi torque starter bolted in as well

    [​IMG]161CE75C-43F7-4DB6-A632-E1C6063B834B_zpsjeypg7ld by |SK Photography|, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2B32290F-E545-4B5C-BF71-D37269933A90_zpszuqtw5zw by |SK Photography|, on Flickr


    Running a stock fork, nothing stronger should be needed since the dual disk isn't that much heavier. For good measure the fork was boxed in.

    [​IMG]437864DC-FC50-4306-B76D-753047910F16_zpsdi31qctz by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Found this neat plug my dad milled quite a few years ago, this will keep fluid from puking out the back.

    [​IMG]63D71B72-1B15-4118-B5BB-314973E584DE_zpso4wf531r by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Oh yeah, did I mention this weekend and took delivery of these bad boys!!!! Big shout out to SAMach1 for the help with transporting. Also huge shoutout to Cobraterritory for being very clear with what I was going to receive. They are exactly what you described, took pictures of, and you literally pointed out everything that could have been looked at as a flaw (there are no flaws on these).

    [​IMG]CE3B7C99-A286-4091-B83F-A3A0BB0F1CBF_zpsbqmslqrd by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Now the car is awaiting my detailer to come over to my house to do a single stage buffing to the engine bay, and then cQuartz coat the engine bay as well as putting a cQuartz finish on the wheels and inner wheel barrels.

    Up next will be dropping the engine in and bringing the headers and k member up, then suspension goes together.
     
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    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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  6. greentoyo2

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    Amazing build! Love the car and all the work you have put into it
     
  7. JonBeast

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    Everything looks killer man...I'll be picking up a Mcleod clutch pretty soon for the cobra, either an RST or an RXT...let us know how you like it.
     
  8. Franco

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    Looks great!!
     
  9. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thanks man, I appreciate it.

    As for the clutch you might get yours in and running before I get mind completed... But if I do I will certainly let you know my experience with it.
     
  10. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thanks man, I appreciate it.

    Thanks man! Im excited that its finally going in the right direction.
     
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    Can't wait to see that motor in the bay.... This thing is turning out very nice
     
  12. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thank you sir! I can't hardly wait either! getting close!
     
  13. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Made a little headway on the car, I had my detailer come over and polish the new paint in the bay and apply the ceramic coating (cquartz finest).

    [​IMG]5E5DAC52-339C-4542-9C8A-5597AB012DA1_zpsimczrqse by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Trans crossmember painted in the wrinkle black with new bushings and hardware.

    [​IMG]DA1263EC-FDCE-4614-A3C8-A73BFB1EA109_zpsypez1cbm by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    K member backing plates painted wrinkly black as well.

    [​IMG]03C9A31F-B821-483B-A653-E84F3B9FFFC8_zpsuozigjaw by |SK Photography|, on Flickr


    So beautiful I almost don't want to put it into the car.

    [​IMG]73C25B14-B7DC-42C4-ACE2-E432B74E1DF3_zpsogocspdo by |SK Photography|, on Flickr
    [​IMG]68623157-FDA3-4D07-A530-D80D10746CD5_zpse7hq6uxd by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Need to protect that brand new paint.

    [​IMG]D4E9D067-8C10-41FF-AFE0-0B8794CB9243_zpsjagx1feu by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Shitty pics but she's in the car.

    [​IMG]9E7FE1F0-50F8-4039-AC4C-F6610470BE7F_zpsphgdkvw9 by |SK Photography|, on Flickr[​IMG]A8D23E51-7F79-4D0C-9386-898DDFB2C4A2_zpsbfgqhtjn by |SK Photography|, on Flickr


    Headers bolted up on the driver side for right now.

    [​IMG]B29E7F9D-7ED2-44E1-B68A-7517D5051AA0_zpsvxh4bxmz by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Hit my first snag... The motor mounts had some interference with the webs of the block so there will need to be slots ground into the bend of the mount. Not sure if you can see the small witness mark by the bolt hole.

    [​IMG]4DE805C1-8B54-411F-8BE3-7552827A8B93_zpsgnljgesh by |SK Photography|, on Flickr

    Tomorrow the K-member should be in and headers bolted up. Hope you guys are enjoying this as much as I am now that I am going back together!
     
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  14. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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  15. 2011 gtcs

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    Sick invite, Looking awesome buddy.
     
  16. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    LOL. Thanks man!
     
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    Nice! Good job bud.
     
  18. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thanks man! Appreciate it!
     
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    Love the attention to detail. Weather is working in your favor too. Can't remember the last time it's been so nice outside this late in April.
     
  20. suicidekings

    suicidekings Garage Queen Established Member

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    Thanks man, want to do it right the first time around! I certainly cant complain about this weather either, so nice!
     

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