Mike's '69 GhiaRu

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Postby Woody » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:39 pm

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Postby andym » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:29 pm

dam dude that car is sick! Its hammered! Nice work.
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Maybe Subaru parts could fix it?

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Postby rustabus » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:27 pm

Love the look of this Rig!!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Postby Slow Steve » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:57 pm

Hell yeah!

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Postby mikejoe » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:40 pm

this weekend was an awesome weekend for getting shit done!

When the engine fired up last week that was one door closed, but as that saying goes, another one opened. That door was called Cooling system.

On the first drive we did the car over heated and was pissing water out the engine resevior. The thermostat wasnt opening and the copper lines in the car going to the rad up front were stone cold.

I soon realized that I had the coolant hose wrong on the Radiator. I had the supply on the top and return on the bottom. Made sense to me as to why the system wasnt working at that point.

Thursday I changed out the Thermostat and then friday we made a new line for the return to go up to the top of the Rad. I found a nice hose for the bottom feed line.

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While the car was in the air I wanted to get the skid plate on the beam so I'll feel alittle safer driving down the road and not worry about the adjuster bolt jamming into something and putting me through the windshield,

Ill say it now, the skid plate lasted about 10 minutes.

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So opted for the alternative... Cut the bolt and other edges that had hang up potential and just be more alert than how I am in my dumped daily mk3.

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So with that all done, I took the car out for a boot to get the system up to temperature to see if the swapped coolant lines was the reason for the overheating... and it was! the new thermostat opened and the copper lines inside the car got toasty warm, as well as heater core and radiator!! HUZZAAHHHHH!!!!

That brings me to today.

I went to the car early and put the ass end of the car in the air.


I combed through all the little shit and tidied everything up, tightened up loose things made sure I was good to drive it.

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As neat as I will take it for now until I get the Air to Water IC and I still have make an intake for it. It's still pretty neat!
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With everything tight and in place. I went for a cruise around the block and pulled into a parking lot to snap a couple photos.

But before I went and did that, I had to give it a wash... I WASHED MY CAR FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY!!!!!!!!!

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I'd like to say this as well. The car is not road tuned yet... That should be happening Wednesday though. This car makes boost instantly and its fucking scary! The only other boosted car I had before this was an 83 TD Jetta. So this is a big jump haha.

Ill be throwing sparks all day until shit wears down... Im quite ok with that!


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So yeah... FUCK YEAH, I DROVE MY FUCKING CAR!!!!!!!!!

Video will come soon.

Thanks for watching and taking the time to par take in this adventure with me! Just know that this is only the beginning!!

Cheers!!

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Postby Slow Steve » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:02 am

Hell yeah, that's exciting! Congrats on getting going. I bet that tune will get an even bigger grin on that mug. =D>

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Postby Tuned Perfection » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:24 pm

=D> =D> \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ =D> =D> =D> \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ Smile

Way to go Mike!! Glad to see it so near being done. Looks great!!
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Postby john jones » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:40 am

Nice dude!!! I bet that rig is going to haul fucking ass!!!
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Postby mikejoe » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:42 pm

We finally made it down to the local show n shine that happens every Wednesday!!

Jesse grabbed some sweet rollers... the first rollers actually!

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Theres still a bunch of things to tweak of course :)

some clips of the short drive we did Tuesday night. I still have to get the car on the Dyno to get tuned properly... then I can get into some boost. I can cruise under 3000 rpm though and still keep up to traffic with very little effort and thats fuckin awesome!

http://youtu.be/XKBSc5PxwfI

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Postby Matt Faulkner » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:26 pm

Nice work man! I bet that thing is crazy fast! Suby swaps are definitely intriguing. Cheap hp and air conditioning aren't such a bad combo :)
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Postby DaKine » Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:05 pm

Yeah!! =D> =D>

I like the video too....that car is sweet. Nice job
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Postby lonestar » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:28 am

Sweet, DUD.... =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Postby mikejoe » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:16 pm

I've been driving the car around every evening since the weekend. Finding little things that need to be addressed ... mainly the being so low stuff.

I got the car up to 65 mph tonight with out being able to hit boost. The engine/trans combo is so perfect, it doesnt seem like its having to work hard to push the car around and yet I can still cruise under 3000 rpm!

Saturday evening...

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And last nights little cruise.

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Postby Pat K » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:22 am

Thats beatuiful...Smile Smile Smile
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Postby jeremy » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:18 am

Since it's driving so nice cruise that bad boy out the Great Canadian show this weekend. Hit up the drags Fri. night. \:D/


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