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Old 09-08-2008, 10:16 AM   #411
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:23 AM   #412
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Originally Posted by I <3 my ZX3 View Post
whats the right way to look at it BLRich1? i would really like to see how you look at it. cause im just gonna be happy to have a running car with lots of low end torque.

and for the record im doing a motor swap AND an ATX to MTX swap.

so the 7k is for both a motor swap and a trans swap
Dude, I think what your doing is awesome. For 7K you have a completly custom car and you will have completed a task very few people have had the balls to take on. The previsous poster was saying you should have put the 7K into a "nice used car"...screw that, build the one you have!
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:36 AM   #413
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thanks man...

now i just gotta find the bearing cap i took off after i broke the bolt.... g disorganized garage....

and i really appreciate it BLRich1, i get so wrapped up in how far away i am from being done sometimes that i forget that im basically making focus history....

cause i got 0 power tools... except a drill. it's all elbow grease for me.
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[QUOTE=beat3rfocus;4453158]Catia is a dirty tramp, until you figure out its sweet spots, and how to make it moan. Then its easy as apple pie on a fall afternoon.[/QUOTE]
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:43 PM   #414
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I think 412 posts should say something about what you're doing...holy shizz! I have been following this for a while and am in awe, have to say some great work for sure. We have collective faith in you Man!!!

Get 'er done and go see your girl
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:40 PM   #415
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:19 PM   #416
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it's i <3 my ZX3, Aku was over and i forgot to sign him out.

well i got some parts in today....

i also seem to have a streak of braking bolts...

i got an FC Race STS (2.5" lower than stock, 50% shorter shift)

before (stock shifter):




and after:





and i got the adapters so i could hook up my oil pressure sensor.. and the soon to come oil temp sensor:



heres a few of the bolts i broke:



the hole that seems to hate these bolts... but still has perfect threads:



i also got the 3" exhaust valve and the Y-pipe thing to put on my exhaust for an electronic dump..... and the valve doesnt mount on the pipe... the holes are spaced differently... i contacted the seller about it.

and the FC STS doesnt like my steeda shift knob.. even tho the guy who sold it to me said it would work perfectly.

its progress..... i need to get a torque wrench that reads in in.lbs. so i can stop breaking bolts... i think the one im using doesnt work at all below 10ft.lbs. (the torque spec for the cam bearing bolts is 107in.lbs. or 8.8ft.lbs.)
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:53 PM   #418
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fixed...

ugh... more and more setbacks... its really starting to get to me... i need a miracle.

EDIT: got a better knob height comparison pic.. so here it goes.

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Old 09-09-2008, 10:02 AM   #419
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so stuff is actually getting done today!

i haven't broken anything yet!!! yay!

water pump is on... the outlet hose (goes to the block) is hooked up!

and the first belt is on the motor!!! yay water pump belt!!



and the waterway between the heads is hooked up.



and i had to move the oil pressure sender.. but the oil temp one will fit where the pressure one was.



water pump outlet tube... runs to the block.




more updates as i get stuff done!

EDIT: just noticed the stamping on the head.... 6L = 6 cylinder left head!

im super excited and i have no idea y!
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:24 AM   #420
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shift boot adapter for the short throw... done!




yup, its just the top part of a reverse lockout... its gonna put the boot closer to the knob than usual.

im hoping shift style hasn't made my boot yet.... it needs to be a little shorter... ok a lot shorter, lol.
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