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Old August 22nd, 2017, 02:10 PM   #201
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Oh, missed that body guy #1 part, or didn't register fully. Thx. What's the latest on the engine? Did you start it and Dyno it yet?

I was inches away from having Mark redo my spare engine, 500 hp build. Then had reality check with what I got left to do (mostly paint), and couldn't justify total $ into project. If I change my mind , again, he's the man. He's just a few hours away.
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Old August 22nd, 2017, 07:46 PM   #202
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Here you go. I would recommend Mark for that kind of build. He was right on with what we discussed. I limited myself due to drivability with air and power brakes, but I am happy.

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Old September 13th, 2017, 06:15 PM   #203
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Sway bar shims

Question- How do you know how many shims to put in between the rear sway bar and the lower control arms?

I have heard 3 one one side and one on the other, but I don't know how that works.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 12:10 PM   #204
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I used 2 and 2 that centered the bend under the rear end.
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I used 2 and 2 that centered the bend under the rear end.
I didn't have to use any as it was actually too tight, but I got aftermarket boxed arms.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 03:08 PM   #206
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I used 2 and 2 that centered the bend under the rear end.
Thats the way I have it now. I was told the factory did the 3 and 1 thing, and wondered if you could tell if it were different? Does it plant one side better as a result?
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I would think "shim to fit" so if 2 and 2 does it ok, if they were all 3 and 1 ? is that just poor manufacturing ? I dont know so im just typing out loud > anything in the CSM ?
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I would think "shim to fit" so if 2 and 2 does it ok, if they were all 3 and 1 ? is that just poor manufacturing ? I dont know so im just typing out loud > anything in the CSM ?
Haven't seen any thing in the CSM, but maybe I missed it. I only saw a couple of sentences on the rear sway bar.
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Body updates. Poor baby had 21 dents in her roof.

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nice lookslike some good progress
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The car is coming along great. Big change since I last saw it
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I'm jealous Troy, I wish I had the funds for a body off restoration. Nice thorough job being done, I'm sure you'll be quite happy when it's completed.
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