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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby mdmvisuals » June 2nd, 2014, 10:29 pm

Update...

What's been happening? a bunch of stuff!

I went to mexico for a week at the end of April for my sisters wedding.

Since then, I got my 2 new front wheels... 15x6 et 52 Phone Dials.

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I got my Steering wheel!

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The back bumper is on

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Shocks are in

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Gas tank has a return line now

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New tie rod boots for the new tie rods that destroyed themselves just from sitting.

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and Exhaust is done :))

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We had to ditch the original routing for the coolant line due to the down pipe being in the way so this weekend we will get that all buttoned up and then put some water in the system. Hopefully a local Haltech Guru is going to come by and try to get the car running.

It's slowly getting there... Slower than I had thought, but progress is still being made daily.

This past weekend we acquired the garage beside us for storage and other automotive activities (detailing and studio :) ) Thanks for the push, Mitch and Joe!

The shortened oil pan is on and its so perfect... I pretty much have air cooled clearance out back now!

The fuel pump and filter are connected, tank is in. We have to pressurize the coolant system to check for leaks and if all is well, coolant will go in.

After that I will be calling the guy over that is going to check over the engine and ecu issues and hopefully get it to fire up once and for all!

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Cheers!
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby mdmvisuals » June 16th, 2014, 1:58 am

Update.

The coolant system holds water!! The shortened oil pan is on and full of oil! The fuel system is now complete and the tank has fuel!!

I had to get 15mm spacer for the front wheels... no more rubbing the bottom trailing arm and I have full turning with these 15x6 phone dials!!

Last night we tried firing the car. Still nothing though. BUT we determined that one of the fuel injectors is dead and the spark plugs need to be changed.. They got fouled pretty bad.

I might have a lead on some new injectors this week and I'll get new plugs as well.


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Cheers!
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby Fizzo20 » June 16th, 2014, 5:20 am

Keep up the good work boys! This is really shaping up and I'm excited to see it running in person!
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby mdmvisuals » June 29th, 2014, 4:42 pm

AHHHHHHHH HAHHAHAHAHAHA IT'S ALIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!!!!!!!

https://flic.kr/p/nRDN5Z
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby mdmvisuals » August 12th, 2014, 6:18 am

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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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby passtgt » August 12th, 2014, 7:01 pm

Nice to see this on the road.. is great motivation to finish my build.. great work mike!
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby mdmvisuals » October 14th, 2014, 4:53 am

Long over due, but it finally happened! Got the car tuned on the dyno.

171HP 197 ft lbs of torque. Stock Engine, no intercooler yet.

The car is amazing!

http://youtu.be/O-3lbssxzT0
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby j-dubn » October 15th, 2014, 4:16 am

So cool
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby mdmvisuals » October 20th, 2014, 9:40 pm

Every moment I can, I am driving the ghia.

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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby mdmvisuals » November 12th, 2014, 7:09 am

Ghia Sliding from the other night!

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