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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2011, 11:40:35 PM »
No, it should'nt be any problem as far as the car running as long as you cap off the rest of the pulse air system...As for emissions, I cant say for certain how much they will be effected.
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2011, 12:24:39 AM »
New Drums and Rotors ;D

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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2011, 12:26:12 AM »
No, it should'nt be any problem as far as the car running as long as you cap off the rest of the pulse air system...As for emissions, I cant say for certain how much they will be effected.

I'll have to check out the system then. Guess I'll proceed in installing this cat.
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2011, 12:47:00 AM »
Im gonna need drums and rotors too....and probably calipers and hoses as well.
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2011, 02:32:19 AM »
DANG, sounds like your making good progress FAST. if your on your summer break from school, at the rate your going now, you just might have you a real nice dd by the time school starts again. keep it up as best you can. sounds like maybe this car isnt to terrible bad?? im LOVING this save. keep it up.

I'm hoping to have it ready for inspection within about 3 weeks. Needs a LOT of minor things, but nothing too big I can't handle. Trans only has 700 miles on it, and engine is about 30,000. I can't wait to be able to drive it, it was so much fun to go around the back yard in!

Only things that might slow me down are shipping times and $$$ :-\
Not to mention rusty bolts...

This is the worst part:



It will get welded up though, along with my floor pans. The other side is better:





The great part is that I've gained more automotive knowledge this past week than in my entire lifetime :)
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2011, 02:42:32 AM »
Im gonna need drums and rotors too....and probably calipers and hoses as well.

I think I might need calipers too, but didn't get them yet. Got hoses and installed one, but couldn't break the other loose from the line. My drums and rotors came out to about $167 from RockAuto after shipping, but I got the hoses and a thermostat in the same shipment.
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2011, 07:30:58 AM »
I think that this is the worst place to repair, if you do it well.



There are several layers of metal. If you just clean outside and paint it, the rustproblem is still in there. It would be good to peel all outer sheet metal off and then use sandblasting or citric acid to take rust away.

Inside of that is "easy" to do. Just cut floorpan and do rustremoval job. Then weld new floorpan. Paint and rustprotection covers all jobs done. Voila´.

It looks like this inside of the frame.

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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2011, 12:44:32 AM »
Good info! I plan to take all of the rust off thoroughly before having to weld everything into place. Got plenty to do...

I finally got the other brake hose off and installed the new one today. The rest of my rear brakes come tomorrow, can't wait to do them. I may go buy calipers tomorrow as well, and get all the front brakes done.

The inside lever piece from my door handle (that I just replaced) has started coming loose already, so I'll have to have my brother weld a piece on to fix that. I got my new hatch struts on and they work great, but the trunk release stopped working again  :-[ I guess it wasn't the battery after all, but maybe I just did something to it when I took the dash off.
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2011, 12:16:51 AM »
Got the rear brakes on today, just need one of the parking brake cables and new brake lines still. I need to go get calipers for the front so I can finish them. Also put new lug nuts and studs on the rear wheels.

Anyone have any ideas on what I should do for the exhaust? My new universal cat has 2.5" ends, and the old one connected with bolts. I also have the 2" glasspack muffler. I need something to go from the cat to the muffler and I'm not sure what pipe to get. So basically the obstacles are:

- bolt plate end (from old pipes) to new 2.5" cat
-2.5" cat to unknown pipe (stock exhaust takes it from the right to the left side)
-unknown pipe to 2" glasspack muffler
-tailpipe (I have one which I think was stock, but I don't know if there will be room)
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2011, 12:29:47 AM »
This is essentially my new exhaust put together (with same old tailpipe).



Just need a flange adapter for the new cat and then I can install it!
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2011, 01:19:43 AM »
Most exhaust shops will have a reduction coupling....looks like some good progress being made.....your going about this project very carefully and thoroughly...you'll have a car you can be really proud of.
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2011, 12:00:45 PM »
The glasspack is by Magnaflow, it was just as cheap as any other muffler, plus the straight design should be easier to work with and they do sound pretty sweet. I think NAPA has the part I need, so I'll probably go there and check it out.
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2011, 11:59:51 PM »
I replaced both front brakes this afternoon, calipers, pads, and rotors. Still need to clean them some more, but I don't have enough brake cleaner and it got too dark anyway. Also put in the new studs for the front wheels.

The pad you see here was supposed to be the inside pad on the other side. I had to go back and switch them to finish the right brakes :banghead:

It was dark by the time I finished the right brakes.


Bought an Edelbrock air cleaner and adapter from Advance Auto as well. Hope this will work with all the emissions stuff...


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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2011, 12:05:24 AM »
heck yeah!!! I was just getting ready to message you about the adapter kit I had for my carter that I found out that I no longer need for my MC2150
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Re: Summer Job!
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2011, 12:10:46 AM »
Haha, it makes everything else look new ;D

Not sure though, this adapter is strictly just a size adapter. It doesn't have any holes for the vacuum tubes. There's one hole underneath the air cleaner, but no second one for leading back into the engine (which I assume it needs).

The Edelbrock was only like $8 more than the "Mr. Gasket" one, and looks a heck of a lot nicer.
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