Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

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TedV
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by TedV » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:51 am

Liquid Oxygen injection :wink: 8)
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by MikeKelly » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:17 am

TedV wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:51 am
Liquid Oxygen injection :wink: 8)

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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by flier129 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:51 pm

Here's my very optimistic list for the miata. Moving it on over to wheel-to-wheel duty, so a bunch of safety hardware is happening:
-Custom 6-point cage w/ ~200* viewing inboard mirror setup
-OMP HTE-R 400 seat
-Custom Winning Formula seat mounts
-OEM mazda rear hubs w/ new bearings and ARP studs
-Torsen type 2 rebuild
-SadFab delrin diff bushing install
-TrackSpeed Engineering oil kit install
-Oil temp and water temp gauge
-Removeable front air-dam (for SuperMiata S2, https://www.facebook.com/groups/SupermiataEast/ )
-Blackbird Fabworx spoiler (or something similar)
-Lexan windows front/rear
-SadFab delrin NASA package install(no sphericals).

It has nothing to do with autox..... carry on :lol: I will likely dip into a SCCA race occasionally (ITS or STL)
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Stingon » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:15 pm

Koni Adjustables
RE71R's
Exhaust

And I thought I might learn to drive too!

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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by jcoatney » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:44 pm

I'm going to charge my battery sometime soon. That's about it.
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Bob Ross
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Bob Ross » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:34 am

Hoping to get most of it done

Relocate battery to behind pass seat
Add some spring rate to rear and adj sway bar
Replace front lower ball joints
Replace front lower control arm bushings with energy suspension bushings
Replace front upper arm bushings if needed with same
Build front splitter if time
Raise front up to transfer weight
Build new forced air inlet to turbo
Change oil and plugs
Put carpet and trim panels back
Add some boost
O yea ,light a fire under Chris s ass

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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by michael.plaster » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:35 pm

Currently working on the 69 Corvette. Bought a new clutch and lightweight flywheel. During the install, found that the pilot bearing was shot.... spent about 4 hours cussing and throwing tools. Even made a trip to buy one of those pilot bearing pullers and still didn't get it out.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by MARKP » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:07 pm

Did you try packing it full of grease and using a clutch alignment tool and a hammer?

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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by dewittpayne » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:55 pm

Add to my list: new brake lines. Stainless steel reinforced lines don't live forever on a daily drive car even though they're plastic coated. I have a nice little bulge on one of my front lines.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by michael.plaster » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:31 pm

MARKP wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:07 pm
Did you try packing it full of grease and using a clutch alignment tool and a hammer?

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Yeah, those didn't work. I was confident the bread trick would work, but it took a chisel to get the thing out.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by MikeKelly » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:27 am

The last one I changed had to be chiseled out too.

I even machined a custom size punch for grease / bread etc - didn't work...
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by michael.plaster » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:48 pm

MikeKelly wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:27 am
The last one I changed had to be chiseled out too.

I even machined a custom size punch for grease / bread etc - didn't work...
I feel better knowing others have had similar troubles.

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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by oldmuscle69 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:56 pm

No problem, just change oil maybe and check tire pressure. not to mention the V6 twin T.
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