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Today 01:32 AM
sailor Dang you southerners, older car looks SO clean underneath!
Today 01:26 AM
Mile30 Sorry for the radio silence recently!
With Ford Nationals looming and I needed to keep the progress-pics down to a minimum until afterwards!

It's looking alright for it's age and experience, or at least as good as I'd want a car to look that I still plan on thrashing! That, and in my haste I couldn't get paint & body done professionally so I decided to learn.

Two days until the prep gets it's day. I have forum/driving club friends coming from West Virginia, New York & New Jersey to crash the night prior. With the show in Pennsylvania only thirty minutes north it makes for some very interesting back road routes. I've gone up so many times for family and car shows; rarely ever repeating the last handful of trips. Like getting lost then immediately recognizing everything... it's crazy!
05-15-2016 08:59 PM
Mile30 Holy moly...

I stayed at the dealership all. damn. weekend. didn't sleep; just punchlist. You're not gonna believe the crap that got done overnight! I also took tons of pictures, so this thread is about to moneyshot err'whur. My God, am I tired.

So, first I gotta sleep!

Keefer. Mountain run. What day after work this week?
05-10-2016 01:32 AM
Mile30 ... man, I tells ya.; ain't no rest for the weary! I haven't kept a very sleeping schedule the last few weeks. It's all rather exciting, I managed to not get completely freaked out by the tune (blowing up, collateral damage from new physics, misc. SNAFUs that always happen...) until the drive up to pick it up.

I was cool even when he called me during a lunch; the ceramic of the plugs had degraded and stuck to the boots so when the boots came out the, chunks went in the cylinder bore. It was caught and the guys were able to get the process moving again. Stuff happens; it could happen to anyone in there (happens to myself as well: c'est la vie!). I had left a bunch of odds and ends in the wrong orientation, the charge pipes kept blowing off mid-pull, too.I had left a few notes of things I knew I wasn't sure of and dammit: they managed to get it pretty much tuned up!

Then an oil leak. They kept throwing oil through it to finish the tune and then the f*#king dipstick broke off at the top indicator hole. This damn car... (it's like I bought a lemon I DIDN'T EVEN WANT RED. but I knew they weren't going to take that seriously either). I got it towed back to my work the next day and it's full-tilt boogie now! The rest of the parts are getting lined up now... pics as I get time to upload and post!

More work coming!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand now this!!! I hear that a Contour piece fits here and it's *GASP!* metal piece... so that's happening a.s.a.p. now.

05-02-2016 06:52 PM
Mile30 Bye-bye pics from tow day last week

05-02-2016 06:18 PM
Mile30 I got almost all the pics taken for the exhaust I had to make for this damn thing, but some of the welds are of the ugliest ever seen by human eyes and I don't need to hear about that bit!!!! (lol, kinda...)

Other than the booger welds I spit the last two cut together with, the whole thing doesn't look too terrible for a first attempt at 1) welding & 2) custom exhaust.

05-02-2016 06:09 PM
Mile30 Reconnected and double-checked the boost controller wiring before calling the tow truck

Down off the jack stands for the first time in six+ months

Ready to head to McNew's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-02-2016 06:03 PM

05-02-2016 05:55 PM

No time to sit down... Focus Rising is gonna be here too damn fast.
05-02-2016 05:52 PM
Mile30 "This is the last piece for a while. Swear it..."

I'm picking up a rear splitter from a certain internet-(in)famous mk1.5 that was just sold. That was the trick piece I needed to wrap up the rear valance cutout. Lemme dig into loading some pics I didn't have time for day-of.
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