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  1. EDIT: Fixed. Thanks Daren! The C70 subframe (with aluminum bushings) has the awd-style transmission mount and does use the 4 bolt control arms like the awd models. So it would fit without modification. With the M66, the 4 bolt control arm on the drivers side is harder to access. I wanted to get away from the 4 bolt arms, so I started with a FWD subframe to use the 2 bolt control arm setup, then had the AWD transmission mount bracket welded on. The C70 subframe with brace fits AWD models, Daren @quiksilver has one on his car.
  2. Installed a set of Kaplhenke Racing delrin bushings in my subframe
  3. Thanks Mike! Do it! Can’t wait to see yours back on the road again Thanks!! That’s awesome, great use of your FLIR. Thanks for sharing that thread! I definitely plan to explore further into the temperatures of different engine bay components.
  4. Thanks you guys, appreciate it!
  5. Although this thing annoys me sometimes, it does clean up pretty nicely. I finally got around to editing some photos from this fall and wanted to share them since I think they do a great job of showing the how incredible this paint color is during golden hour.
  6. Replaced the faulty coolant temp sensor, cabin air filter, then washed it and enjoyed driving around on a nice warm spring day.
  7. A comparison between FWD and AWD is tough because the suspension is completely different. This means there’s no point in comparing the two spring rates. You want to compare how that spring rate gets applied to the wheels. So without knowing the motion ratio of each suspension setup, you can’t evenly compare the wheel rate. In this particular case, the awd IRS locates the spring further away from the wheel hub than the fwd delta link suspension. That increased distance means there’s a longer lever arm acting on the spring, so the awd spring needs to be stiffer to resist the wheel move
  8. Got a FLIR One as a birthday present from my fiancé and obviously I had to try it out on my car: Turbo + downpipe: These were taken after the car had been sitting for about 15 minutes after I got home.
  9. You always find the coolest cars Gary, excited to see your progress on this one!! I think a set of the OZ Ultraleggeras like your red T5M would be pretty sweet and show of the BBK nicely
  10. What are you looking to get for those calipers Gary? Here are pads for the GT2 calipers: If you can measure the piston sizes, they have replacement dust boots and pressure seals
  11. Gary, can you post some closeups of the calipers? Kinda looks they’re either Brembo “Lotus/GT3” style calipers but could be the “GT2” style as well. Cant say I’ve seen that type of kit for these cars before, but there weren’t that many Brembo calipers around at that time period so that makes it easier
  12. Another vote for JRZ. FWIW - You can buy individual coilover assemblies from BC Racing so you could just buy the front BCs if you wanted something less pricey than JRZ or V3s
  13. No more stopping at a gas station to add air to my tires. I also bought a custom 3D printed handle to hang it from Dennis Smallbone Prints.
  14. Greg - I have 5K front springs on my front CX coils. They're kinda soft, not much firmer than stock. Ride is comfy, and handles decently, but definitely leaves something to be desired in terms of body control relative to other coilovers I've experienced on these cars. The AWD rear is completely different, so I wouldn't have any meaningful input on rates. Check out this thread from SS for some pretty good discussion on spring rates: If you're considering BC's, I'd really lean towards the digressively v
  15. Neither. Craig ( @tomcat) made the lip he’s talking about. He sold the molds to Volvo Composites.