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Old 05-31-2018, 11:35 AM
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This thing is going to be so badass when it is finished
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:34 PM
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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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Old 06-24-2018, 09:43 AM
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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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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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Old 08-14-2018, 10:51 AM
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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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Old 01-17-2019, 02:31 AM
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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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Old 01-21-2019, 04:34 AM
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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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I know this is the third time I have said this, but the engine is in there for "good" as much as this summer until next winter tear down. Regardless! Its hopefully only a few parts to fabricate and otherwise assembly!

I have stopped giving myself deadlines and I am just picking away at it now. I will finish it eventually as I am way too deep to give up lol. Looking forward to hearing the first fire up and I am sure the spark will reignite!





My buddy that shares the hangar with me is in the process of fitting an REW into his track RX8, and donating its good running renesis to his street car (red) lots going on in the hangar!


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Bit more progress over the weekend! As usual, found a couple things I am not quite happy with and will recreate some bits to fit better, but getting there!





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Did you decide on a front brake solution or has that been put to the side while you finish up the engine? I have been tempted to make a 2007-2012 GT500 14" brake setup work, but your viper caliper looks like it may be a better option.
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I am also very interested in the brake setup. I am holding off on ordering the Stoptech 355mm kit for now....
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Did you decide on a front brake solution or has that been put to the side while you finish up the engine? I have been tempted to make a 2007-2012 GT500 14" brake setup work, but your viper caliper looks like it may be a better option.
I am semi set on the Viper brakes I suppose. I made a set of mounting brackets on the mill for them already, I just still really dislike the excessive cost with the Vipers and difficulty sourcing good calipers. I think Stephen that is LS1RX8.com had done something with the mustang brakes, I never looked at those calipers specifically. I feel like my aggravation over the viper brakes continuously leads me to random attempts with other brake kits and by now I could have just bought 2 wilwood or equivalent aftermarket kits and saved myself a ton of headache lol.

Getting reasonably close to starting it, I should be able to at least fire it in may! Just a mockup splitter on it right now. Trying to design a new set of forward half of the turbo intakes as I learned another lesson there with overlooking the diameter of tube I was using in relation to what the drop in MAF requires... lol. Oh well, I should have known better, whats another few parts to redesign at this point anyway haha. I feel like I am in perpetual mock-up assembly with this, always hoping its the last time

Whatever. One day it will be cool

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