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02.08.2015, 06:36 PM

Have you done much autocross? I've done 2 in Tennessee with family but i want to join a local one, i didnt get to join last season as my track car was fubar
   
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I've never done it before - I've done a few track days in the UK but never with my own car. I have to get this one through NJ registration next. What's your ride?
   
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Last few bits before I start the NJ title process...

The fuel filler was re-welded and re-attached with new hoses. All appears to be well with no more leaks!



   
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I was able to resolve the issue with the hub - I contacted the bearing manufacturer and they recommended tightening further the axle nut to 180ft/lbs. Turns out there is actually a service bulletin to increase the torque. In the end though it was the distorted threads on the nut that were causing the issue. on a 1" bolt they are so strong its over 120ft/lbs to just thread the actual nuts let alone apply any torque to the bearing.

No more slop now :) but I probably didn't need to buy a whole new bearing :( ...

   
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Finally the stainless engine covers weren't really popping - out with a can of Rustoleam High Temperature engine paint and I had some blue covers... Looks a bit better and easy to go back to stainless if desired with an Acetone bath (I know this as the first finish didn't come out as desired and had to re-do it)



   
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Lastly a quick vid with the new exhaust... It was a v cold start (-15C in NJ) and I don't have a heated / attached garage.



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Looks good, sounds good - can't wait to see how it GOES!!
   
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If the snow isnt too bad and I dont have to work I hope to at least get it onto the group and take it up and down the driveway this weekend. When is spring again!
   
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02.18.2015, 07:51 AM

That sounds and looks great!
Keep up the good work!
   
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It was -6C but due to snow this evening but was able to give it a quick drive up and down driveway!


   
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Congratulations!
Did you like it, as far as you could feel it in such a short drive?
   
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It seems to move rather quickly
   
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That's always a good thing :)
   
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I've never done it before - I've done a few track days in the UK but never with my own car. I have to get this one through NJ registration next. What's your ride?
A 98 Saturn sc2, 5 spd with a 11.3:1 compression ration full port and polish on lowering springs. The cars good i just need a driver mod. Looks like it was fun taking your wip for the first drive
   
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