1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

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sycklash
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by sycklash » 13 May 2018 00:33

Can't wait to see some more progress. :)
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HKS
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by HKS » 14 May 2018 20:31

can you take a closeup photo of the primary runners? I'm interested in these headers but those welds look pretty raw

Canadian510
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by Canadian510 » 22 May 2018 05:33

HKS wrote:
14 May 2018 20:31
can you take a closeup photo of the primary runners? I'm interested in these headers but those welds look pretty raw
Here's a pic, welds don't look too bad to me but I'm in no way a pro welder haha

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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by Canadian510 » 22 May 2018 05:36

Work has been pretty nuts so no real progress to report. Warm weather has finally hit on the east coast and not having the cars up and running sucks but don't want to cut any corners. Got ahold of another summer toy though so at least have something to do, it's a 2002 Ducati 750ss, very fun to ride!

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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by Canadian510 » 02 Oct 2018 06:52

Guess this is due for an update,

Finally got back into the car a few weeks ago, finished up the bay and finally sprayed some color! Borrowed a big 5hp compressor from work and spent the weekend laying down some epoxy primer, color, then a number of coats of clear.

After the first couple primer coats

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Finally some color! Went with Subaru Hyper Blue, hard to get a good picture of it here but it's the lighter non metallic blue they have on the BRZ and a few others

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Might eventually do the entire car in it, but we'll see. Started cleaning up some of the underhood odds and ends recently too, the nice bay just made everything else under the hood look like junk haha

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Wilwood 1inch master came in so need to get that thrown on too. Crossmember is currently out getting flipped and waiting on some new front suspension/steering parts then the engine will more than likely get thrown in! Few final fuel system parts are in the mail then can finish that part up aswell. If only i started doing all this work in the spring instead of the fall lol

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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by Canadian510 » 03 Oct 2018 18:22

More small progress, new 1" wilwood master is in! Also picked up a new idler arm since mind had a good amount of slop in it, painted up steering box looks nice too!

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Crossmember should be done any day now then can start some major work

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Fred_L-P
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by Fred_L-P » 03 Oct 2018 20:19

That looks very good, I love the color. What brakes are you going to use with that 1" bmc?

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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by Canadian510 » 04 Oct 2018 02:30

Fred_L-P wrote:
03 Oct 2018 20:19
That looks very good, I love the color. What brakes are you going to use with that 1" bmc?
Thanks! And I have a set of Wilwoods on the front I threw on late last year and plan to some day throw a set on the rear. The old master couldn't push the fluid they needed and the pedal felt real spongy, I know this one will be a little stiff but I'm okay with that.

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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by bertvorgon » 04 Oct 2018 08:45

As much as we all want a "stiff/firm" pedal, we do want some "feel" to it. If you find that it is hard to modulate the brakes, you could try my trick of putting in the 2" extension into the brake pedal. The increased leverage I got with my 15/16" master made all the difference in the world.

Your welding looks impeccable so from a safety standpoint, you are good to go. Depending on the size of your feet and gas pedal, it also makes for very good heel and toe position too.
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by Canadian510 » 17 Oct 2018 06:59

Few more small things added to the bay

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The shops "few days" it would take for the crossmember are really stretching out, coming up on 3 weeks now...

Also added a fuel cell since the only spot local wanted a fortune to modify my tank. Yes I know the spare tire well isnt the best spot for it in the case of a rear end collision but I'll take my chances

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