Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Now with updates!

The weekend before last, we finished pulling out everything we needed from the green ZX2. Steering rack, wiring harness, and a number of things to sell. There was some serious funk in there from stagnant water that leaked in past the tarp. Last Wednesday the ZX2 was dragged onto a flatbed and hauled away, leaving our team poorer of 1 broken, rusty chassis and richer by $100.

The 1.9 liter CVH engine from the LX got dropped neatly into the engine bay, complete with rear-left-wheel drive invisible magic propulsion drivetrain. 

We treated the cab like a dumpster for unused parts. We tossed the suspension from the LX in there, along with nearly all the interior parts from both cars. All the stuff in the picture below, with the exception of the tires and the white hatch, was stuffed into the car. It was full up to the headliner.

We may post more regular updates as we go along. If we have time, we may also post here the content of the posts on mine and Eric's blogs which detail our progress so far. We'll differentiate those by leading the title with "Old News:" or something like that.

Some upcoming work:
Remove wiring harness and fuel tank from LX.
Install ZX2 wiring harness and fuel tank into LX. Figure out plumbing discrepancies.
Replace rusty fuel and brake lines.
Install steering rack, engine, dash, and instruments.
Install Zetec engine.
Install safety equipment.
Get accepted.

Credit for the top photo and this video below go to my mom, who was home to handle the transaction.

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