Project 95


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  • 4 weeks later...

Thanks Johann, looks like I figured what the problem is now

So, updates on my progress. First, the plan was AC delete and clean the bay the best I can. That didn't go as planned, and snowballed to quite a list

-AC delete

-Timing and serpentine belts and waterpump service with Unorthodox Racing underdrive pulley install

-Gasket matching intake mani, PCV service and EGR delete

-Rad replacement and aux transmission flush and cooler install

-Battery relocation

-Swap to non thermostat Intake box 

-New engine mounts

-Polishing, painting, zinc plating, tucking some wires and just making look good


At the moment stuck with the 30mm nut on the crank pulley, will be getting a impact wrench tomorrow, hopefully that will do

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Way too hot to be working outside in the last few days here in the PNW. Got the package from IPD this morning with engine mounts and some other stuff, so those were done today. Did timing and serp belt yesterday. PCV is done too, now just have to finish buttoning everything up and  redo some of the wiring.

Earlier decided to polish thermostat cover- and it was nice and shiny in no time, so I thought I might as well polish the intake. On the third day of doing that my phone's fingerprint scanner stopped recognizing my poor beat up and sanded fingers haha  But in the end I'm pretty happy about it -came out ok for doing it for the first time





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On 4/21/2016 at 5:08 AM, tuner4life said:

Haha, yep. Been there.  Polished the cam cover, intake manifold, thermostat housing fuel rail on the C70 over about a weeks time. That is the first and last time I will ever polish engine parts ever again.


Yeah, I would want to agree with you there, but I still have 4 wheel lips I need to polish soon. Granted, it should be much easier, at least I hope so :)

Uploaded some photos from my camera:

Porting mani


Cam cover is a nice charcoal color now


Zinc plated stuff :cool:


And a few of a work in progress



While doing work found coolant reservoir sensor wires broken off, also there was no rubber seal on the old thermostat.  Wasn't really surprised to find timing belt all cracked up at that point too, even though previous owner said it was changed recently when I bought it in '15. Not even sure if it was ever changed? Car has 160k on odo.  Anyways ,just glad I caught it before it snapped. 

Sacrificed injector cover in hopes it would help to undo crank pulley bolt 


And Unorthodox Racing underdrive and OEM pulleys


Want to drop in my beefy QBM endlinks, as D2 endlink broke on one side, but I'm missing one bolt on those. Anyone knows where I can get those tapered spacers thingies?


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Time to update this.

A lot have been done to the car and even though I had a pretty good reason to believe it might never run again, it does. And I successfully made it to IPD Garage sale.

So I wanted to relocate battery to the trunk, and was planning to fit the box either outside or in the tire well, but I certainly liked Dougy's way, which allows to keep my spare and have all the trunk room -so that's what I did.

Here it is:







Kill switch doesn't work, so still have to work on that

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Let's bring this up to date.

Dealing with a bodyshop was a nightmare, after numerous broken promises I finally picked up my parts just to find out that the color is off. It's not that bad ,so I'm gonna have to live with it.


Also found early 850 at the PNP that had rad support that is not fiberglass and is nice and smooth, looks much better than my old one.

So took the front end apart. Again

New one on top



IPD prep cut and buff


Good to go



Badges will go back eventually

Also installed these sidestripes and windshield sunstrip for IPD Garage sale



So that's about it. Recently installed ARD NA tune and have been putting plenty miles on it since. I'm gonna have to replace both axles pretty soon, but otherwise it runs and drives top notch. 

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This thing is totally rad! I like the way you did the battery relocation, I would be worried about something arcing it in the trunk though and the venting issue. Have you thought about making some sort of plastic cover for it to keep fumes out of the cabin? Or maybe vent it to the outside?

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Thanks! That one was printed at local vinyl shop, but it was pricey 

You can get diecut banner here, and just make the sunstrip from regular vinyl yourself


On another note, I recently got a wide set of Epsilons off Corvette, so I'll start on polishing lips and swapping barrels this week


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