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Old 09-20-2013, 05:49 PM   #61
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Very nice.

Was wondering about painting hubs face since the rotors will be in contact with the paint. Same with the face of the rotor being in contact with the wheel. Think they might stick and cause the paint to come off when taking wheels off?
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Thanks.

Since its the special paint that good to 500F and it has had a few months to set and cure and "dry" i don't think it should be a problem. but I guess we will see next time I pull the rotor.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:10 PM   #63
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Update w/o pictures.

I got the last two brackets painted in POR-15. I am out of things to paint. Next plan with next few paychecks is to get the new front brakes (caliper pistons had pitting so need rebuilt ones) and get the cross member blasted and powder coated. This will allow for me to install the suspension back together and when I get the tubular front control arms be able to wheel the car out of the garage and give it a good wash.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:18 PM   #64
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I had left over Gold reflective material from what I used on the oil pan. So figured I would put it on the intake runners specifically where the EGR runs under the intake.



Got an influx of funds so in the next 1-2 months parts will start rolling in and hope to have the car running before the end of the year.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #65
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So big day!

Dropped off front cross member for powder coating. basicaly same cost to go with a two stage powder coat almost the exact same color as the car so got that lined up. going to get that end of next week.

Placed an order for the Billet aluminum timing belt pulley from GoldCoastAutomotive.com

Placed an order for new Eibach sway bar hardware (my bushings were toast)

Placed an order with FSWerks for new Poly inserts on the VF ENgineering Rear dog Bone

Placed an order with RockAuto for front bake calipers, gaskets, valve stem seals, Water pump, sparg plug wires, and perhaps 1 -2 other odds and ends I needed.

Placed an order with C-F-M whom are AWESOME!!!! for Front tublar control arms, crower springs, timing belt kit, accessory belt kit with there billet pulley on the tensioner, VF engineering passenger and Driver side motor mounts, head gasket, and ford racing OEM oil pump (only bit I wish could have been the high RPM... but a latter day I suppose)

I will be taking the head to get work done on it once I get the valve stem seals and new springs and retainers in. Then it will be build baby build. might get it on the road before the end of the month!!!
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This was a great read, looks like everything is coming together perfectly. Keep up the great work!
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Thanks. I am looking forward to getting my parts. I may be picking up a 12 pack of red bull in the next week to have on ice while I work.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:25 PM   #68
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There are not that many times where you expect the U.S. post office to come though... but they delivered some boxes a lot sooner than expected.



Unpacking:


The Bosh water pump is all metal even the fins. I am very happy with the quality of this unit so far.

The seals and gaskets look nice

Went with OEM motorcraft plugs since there is not much point on spending more on "high performance" ones. Need to make sure I have Motorcraft copper plugs...

Brake Calipers on Tuesday, other bits dont know, but the large box from C-F-M will be here on Friday!
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Nice. How much was the Bosch water pump?

In February/March I'm going to order my timing belt stuff and want to do the pump as well. Also will probably get the Gold coast pulley. Had that pulley on my kona which definitely helped to keep the belt from walking which I was having a little trouble with.
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Water pump was $26 bucks I think? its on RockAuto with the heart so is one of the more preferred or more purchased part.

I have the Gold Coast pulley on order. Shipped out yesterday should get on the 15th.

Odd sent priority two day on the 11th, yet scheduled for the 15th? even with tomorrow being Sunday that's 4 days shipping including the day sent. Sometimes USPS comes though other times they fall on there face...
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