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post #76 of 87 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Got it on the scales today to see what the weights are at. The cross weights are off pretty bad and i still need to add the second seat but its promissing. I wish i could have found a good CF Bonnet for it. Oh well.


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Question regarding the IC.

Would it have been better to have kept the IC flat front facing as opposed to angling it?

I know the intake tube needed to match, but it seems that you could have prevented having to build a shroud to redirect the air back and just fabbed the intake tube itself to the correct angle?

Maybe I'm missing something or maybe you considered that but decided against it for another reason.

Just curious. Thanks for all the posts, they are always enjoyable to read.
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I forgot about this thread and missed the bumps. I still love your work Bob. Absolutely impeccable.

Poster, I mean poster. What have I done?
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The angle of the IC was done to angle the Hotwire piPe back. It would have hit the bumper support if it was straight up. Also I was able to put less angle in the pipe with it tilted back. I am going to make a shroud for it to the bumper to force the air through it but didn't have the time score the race. It's hard to see how little room there is to play with but it's tight.

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got a minor vid of me running the car

Starlet Autocross fly by - YouTube

and a couple pics of me n the wife driving. She did ok. Needs a ton more practice to get up to speed and really use the car.





Pretty happy to give the car over to the wife now. It was cooling pretty good but the turbo needs to be replaced. Ill work on that after the end of the month. I also got a TRD t-stat to make it cool a little bit better still.

Still working on the light/grill situation. Hope to have that sorted for end of month cuz its ugly and unfinished.

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Awesome, I remember reading about when you were considering a "new project" lol. You've come a long way with both, congrats (Againx100)!
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Lol. I'm considering a new project again too. A star-tezza

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Lol. I'm considering a new project again too. A star-tezza
You mean an FR-S?
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I'll see what I can afford. Cheaper to put a car together in 3 years than it is to buy one for 35k$

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Some old updated i never posted.

Made a baffle for the IC so it seals against the bumper. I have no idea if it works better but it should.



Also blocked off both sides of the rad. The car cooled pretty decent and got up to about 205 after a couple of back to back runs. A little Higher than i like so i might throw in the TRD t-stat i have.



some new stuff. Got a set of older lights and grill to complete the front end. The plastic lights are about 1/4 of the weight of the round lights. I need to put some work in to make them fit well though.



At the same time i rescued this



I had this bar on my original starlet and sol it to a guy after the car flooded. Had to get it back since he was parting out the car. Will probably refinish it and put it on.

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after some tweeking I got the lights in. I covered them in black vinyl and then painted that as to not mess them up. They arent Wired up because the conectors are different and i really dont need them anyway.


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