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post #151 of 162 (permalink) Old 03-27-2017, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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And this week I've picked up my wheels




15x7 Torq Thrust D


and to my utter disappointment...

Made in China ......
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post #152 of 162 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 12:56 AM
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Still my favorite design. I would love a 16x8 set.

66 coupe, '93 Fox seats, Three point belts, 289, Weiand, Hipo manifolds, duel exhaust, T5 trans, Pro 5.0 shifter, 3.40 open, KH front disc, Porterfield R4-S pads, 1" front sway bar, Shelby drop, Spring perch relocation, Shelby quick steer, GT progressive coils (1/2 coil cut), 4.5 leaf mid-eye, Bilstein Street Shocks, Export brace, Monti-Carlo bar, Sub-frame connectors, Performance alignment (+3.5 caster/-.5 camber), 16x7 wheels, 215/55/16 & 225/55/16 BFG G-force

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My Vintage Wheel Works are MIC as well. Kinda ticked me off as well.


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post #154 of 162 (permalink) Old 03-30-2017, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Today: rear rubbers on.










I will fix my drum brakes issue this week-end and install the axle. Now I hope that everything is going to work according to plans....
Will deal with the brake line over the axle at some point later on as I need to buy a roll of copper pipe and a flare tool.
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post #155 of 162 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Today's progress...


Cleared the garage, as in getting as much space as needed to install the axle assembly.



wheeled it in (easy... )



makeshift stands, I didn't want to leave the axle on the jack nor have the all weight hang off the rear of the car (it was on 4 huge axle stands).



Got it all aligned nicely, I was rather pleased with this step.



All done.



And for a long time, it is now back on (ok only two) wheels.





no tire sticking out, and that I'm very very pleased with.



With the help of a friend, we turned the car around so that I can work on the front suspension.



And of course we had to make engine noises while pushing the car out.....



Next step: the front.
Will have to clean the blackboard and write the new stuff as I have cleared the tasks for the rear.
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So here I am working on the front suspension/steering, and I discover that my $550 Flaming River steering box does not come with the nut to secure the pitman arm.... grrrrrr details like this really pisses me off.
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The nuts saga continues over the week-end.... lol, to recap my week-end:

steering box: missing pitman retaining nut and washer --> can't install the pitman arm
discs: missing nuts for the adapter plates --> can't install discs
tie-rod connectors (the sleeves), one is missing a bolt and nut --> can't install steering linkage and the tie rods
swaybar bushings: missing bolts and nut to attach them to the frame --> can't install it


I've contacted Shaun regarding the missing nuts, genuine mistake there as he forgot to put them in the bag. No big deal, he sent me a link to the specs and offered a refund of my extra costs (which I declined). I've found them here.


I then contacted Flaming River.... I shall not talk about this.... @$%@$%@$%
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I am two front shocks and springs away from getting the car back on 4 wheels for what, two years now... huge milestone coming up.
Just need to call Shaun and place that order...
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ouch, just placed an order for a complete Tilton 600 pedals... floor mounted.. $1000 delivered to the UK.
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post #160 of 162 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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So I received this today at work...









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post #161 of 162 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 08:01 PM
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Very nice. What paint and color did you use on the engine bay?

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post #162 of 162 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Very nice. What paint and color did you use on the engine bay?
I don't know which paint exactly it is, it was mixed for me. The colour is grey, light grey. I would have to ask the paintshop for the details.

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