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By fireflyse
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macuserman wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 10:31 am

BTW this is no longer a build thread it is a parts accumulation thread… Just in case anyone was not clear on that…. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :-( :-( :crying: Someday I’ll actually work on my car again. :-)

When I saw this notification I was really hoping to hear of some progress… lunch bag letdown.
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By macuserman
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fireflyse wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 2:22 pm
macuserman wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 10:31 am

BTW this is no longer a build thread it is a parts accumulation thread… Just in case anyone was not clear on that…. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :-( :-( :crying: Someday I’ll actually work on my car again. :-)

When I saw this notification I was really hoping to hear of some progress… lunch bag letdown.

I wish! Well sorta in the pic before this I posted something that is kinda interesting but has also turned out to be a letdown.
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By gt4tified
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macuserman wrote:

BTW this is no longer a build thread it is a parts accumulation thread… Just in case anyone was not clear on that…. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :-( :-( :crying: Someday I’ll actually work on my car again. :-)

I sincerely hope that was a joke Ivan! :-o
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By macuserman
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gt4tified wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 3:28 am
macuserman wrote:

BTW this is no longer a build thread it is a parts accumulation thread… Just in case anyone was not clear on that…. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :-( :-( :crying: Someday I’ll actually work on my car again. :-)

I sincerely hope that was a joke Ivan! :-o

Yes it is, I am definitely still planning to finish the car. I just joke because the only posts I’ve made in awhile were parts acquisitions. I’ve actually spared ya’ll from most of them. But hopefully soon I’ll have some real progress to report we will see how this year goes. I’ve set an arbitrary goal of having it done this year as far as the drive train but that may be to ambitious with my life at the moment.
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By macuserman
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I haven’t really done anything on this for awhile life keeps getting in the way. I did spend some money though. I had Joel rebuild a couple of transmissions for me.
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Cases were completely blasted and cleaned, then all new seals, syncros, ½ hub, etc. I also had the two covers powder coated in black. I think it came out really nice, it wasn’t really anything I did I just paid for it, but it’s done and now ready for install. One more piece of the puzzle. I did have one of Bali’s torsion diffs put in one of them that is going in this car, the other one will go on the shelf for the black 93 GT.

I had a bit of trouble sourcing actual GT transmissions special thanks to @Murf and littleMSG for the help with that.
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By GT4LIFE
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The Bali LSD is on my list, but won’t happen this summer. I hope you get your vehicle up and running so you can let me know how you like it before I drop a grand + on it.
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By macuserman
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GT4LIFE wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:30 pm

The Bali LSD is on my list, but won’t happen this summer. I hope you get your vehicle up and running so you can let me know how you like it before I drop a grand + on it.

Yeah it’s definitely not cheap, it cost me $1573.71 just for the one transmission all in with the LSD not including the cost of the transmission itself, or the clutch etc. This is just for shipping both ways out to joel, parts and labor from Joel, cleaning and powder coating, the LSD, and the rebuild kit with the bearings and syncros etc. I am using an ACT clutch setup which runs around $350 as well. So that’s darn near close to 2K just for the transmission and we haven’t even talked about if I’m doing anything with the flywheel yet. :-o :-o :-o Ooof! It adds up really fast.


But I’m going for quality and what I really want with this car, so I have been taking my time and not skipping things. Hopefully I’ll like it. I think @Teeth has one that he likes I’ve heard good things so we’ll see.

The big thing that’s left to start getting done is the engine which needs a couple more things and then to go to the machine shop. My work has started back up again so I need a cheap commuter vehicle while I work on the swift, we’ve just been using the Sienna as our only vehicle for the past year and a half or so since I’ve been working from home. Anyhow picked up a cheap Mazda5 for 2,250 with 215,000 miles on it to use for now so we’ll see how I like that it’s a manual transmission good on gas, and roomy enough to haul some kids around in.
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