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Old 05-31-2018, 12:35 PM
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This thing is going to be so badass when it is finished
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Starting to take shape... but god damn, still so much to do.

This has got way out of hand, and become too much of a science project for myself lol!





This is where the shifter ended up, could have been a tad longer but pretty good position! Unfortunately I hacked the tunnel up before to fit the T56 :|

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Getting closer, only 9 pages of "to do" left!! (Which sounds bad, but I have written 203 of them since Dec '16, and I have 377 pages of notes on the car, including diagrams & part measurements)









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Looks great!
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I was thinking of putting in a mustang steering rack in my LS swap but had questions. First I noticed know one is using a sway bar just a rack?? Are you using LS power steering pump and running lines to that?

Thank you very much. I really like what you're doing and give you all props for all you have accomplished.
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I still wanna see the caliper mounts.
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i still wanna see the caliper mounts.
me too!
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I will update brake pictures when I have them all finished up!

I am still working on the car, but still lots to do! Realized I made a mistake when I made the updated drivers side mount and knew it would be difficult to correct, so I sat it aside while I built a welder and kept up on some other projects but I am back to it now as I need to have it done for this summer!

There has been a **** ton changed since I last posted in here, and I will eventually try to post some information from before. Some of it is irrelevant since this car is a never ending project and always changing anyways Anyway I have made the changes to the mount & working through a few other things I realized were not fitting quite as hoped or otherwise I had a new idea for a improved design such as downpipes which need thicker flanges. Painting the engine bay from rattle cans in the cold last winter did not play out as anyone would expect and it has chipped like crazy any time I touch it installing parts, and since I have recently setup a new shop in a hangar I am renting I have made friends with shops on site to help me get a real coat of paint on the car at last!



Finally have all of my RX8's in the hangar!!





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Powertrain is almost ready!!





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Still making good progress on the RX8! Though I am still kinda going backwards, I am excited to be finishing the final components as I go and the end assembly should be fairly straight forward!

I have pulled it apart a bit more as its moving down to the otherside of the airport this week for my friend that is Parks Composites to help me paint it. He is going to re-paint the engine bay for me along with the rest of the car to fix up the paint damage. Painted it last year but it was likely too cold in my garage at the time and it didnt stick well. I could probably live with it as it is, but a nice coat of paint in the bay would be icing on the cake!

I have the wiring harness out again as I am updating a few things in it and setting it up to be joined to the power distribution on my kitchen counter lol. Easier to work on it here than in the car!











Hangar is slowly coming together and getting a bit more organized!





Have the engine over at the hangar now!








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