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Old 07-08-2016, 07:33 PM
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Don't forget that Chump has noise restrictions so you will need a good muffler. I suggest this design:

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Old 07-08-2016, 08:42 PM
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Don't forget that Chump has noise restrictions so you will need a good muffler.
Sure, the _rules_ and supp regs have noise limits.

But based on how they were enforced last year...

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Old 07-08-2016, 10:23 PM
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Most likely we'll have the stock muffler which is pretty quiet. Eventually we're going to do a side exit exhaust like that neon.
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:39 PM
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have it exit on passenger side then! less loudness directed at pits, it's easier to nap that way.
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:46 PM
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we originally thought of the passenger side but the exhaust would have to cross over the fuel lines and brake lines. If the side exhaust happens one day it will likely be out the driver side
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:48 PM
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Haha! It will be aimed out the driver side unfortunately. Fuel and brake lines run to the passenger side. It will also be more consistent with the 944 race cars of the past.

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Old 07-11-2016, 04:17 PM
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The front of the engine was completed by adding the belt guard/guide bar on the water pump that prevents the teeth from intermingling if there is any belt slap that happens. After that some cleaned up belt covers went on.





Next up was a new rear main seal. We used the ol' wood screw and a slide hammer trick to yank out the old one and it came out surprisingly easy and then with the factory special tool we pressed in the new one. After that, it was flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate.





Brock made another little block off plate for the heater, which has been removed.



The next step is actually putting the engine back into the car. The torque tube slid back as far is it could go and the headlight bar was loosened to give some more clearance at the front, but we still managed to snag the distributor rotor on something as it went down and bent the contact. The crossmember was lowered slightly to clear the oil pan and then everything seemed to go nicely.







Electrical was Sunday's job. It started with a repair of the wiring harness which had a wideband O2 sensor previously installed. We also tucked all the interior wiring. Radiator and hoses were also installed.













The transmission was also drained, cleaned and filled back up with fresh synthetic Redline MT-90.





Our final job for the weekend was installing the hood pins and latches.





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Old 07-14-2016, 05:35 PM
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Last night we installed: Clutch slave, hood struts, intake, strut bar, and some more roll bar padding. We also found a leak from the stub shaft in the transmission. We'll have to install a spare transmission or find a seal for this one.







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Old 07-14-2016, 10:44 PM
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The paint that we decided on is Krylon Red, which is a decent match for guards red. Not perfect, and probably closer to the original guards red than our faded paint. We did the doors and soon the interior and cage will be red as well.


Do you think this red is close enough for some touch-ups in the engine bay? I'm thinking of doing some cleanup while the engine is still out. Not going for concours-level, just a close match that will look better than the old paint and scratches etc.

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Last night we installed: Clutch slave, hood struts, intake, strut bar, and some more roll bar padding. We also found a leak from the stub shaft in the transmission. We'll have to install a spare transmission or find a seal for this one.

Progress looks great, fantastic to see how you're moving along. Question. With new aerocatch pins installed, will you be removing the OE hood latch and cable?
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