Monday, July 25, 2011

Things that are being fixed (with pictures!!!)

Dave and I worked on the car for a bit this weekend. We did some minor work, such as plugging firewalls and filling the radiator. We also changed the broken front strut mount.

Here's what an intact strut mount would look like.

Here's what ours looked like:

So we trucked on over to Auto Zone to rent a spring compressor. An hour or so later, we'd replaced the strut mount on the strut and thrown it back on the car.

Since I haven't posted actual images in forever, here's a brief overview of what else we've done this year (in part):

Dave and I plugged the firewalls with 3/8" bolts and 1-1/2"-2" washers.

However, two of the holes in the firewall were behind our pedal assembly and unreachable from inside the car. So I had to improvise.

I also installed the ZX2 radiator and the motor mount from last year's Autobahn donor car:

The ZX2 radiator had an extra out for heater hose, so I had to plug that.

Johnny and I also put the seat back in and mounted the harness.

Finally, one of the problems we've run into when swapping harnesses is the difference between the light assemblies and the related connectors. The solution? Sheet metal screws and ZX2 taillights. I'm pretty sure these are JDM, right1?

Finally finally, I finished painting the rollcage. It looks pretty great from at least 10 feet away.

And here's a picture of the car I like looking at:

1 Is joke, yes?


  1. I see you also got the "Oh crap the registrations are due next week and we haven't fixed the car yet" bug

  2. We're still two months ahead of where we were last year.