i'm not having much luck lately..... as ryan mentioned, the boring process for installing aftermarket sleeves is really aggressive and after the engine came up to temperature a hairline crack on the rear of the cases started leaking coolant. i was completely wiped out after 3 days of install/fab to get this thing together. luckily ryan and matt helped me out by removing the trans and welding the crack closed.... i was too tired to participate.
once that little snafu was taken care of there was an ordeal with a bad O2 sensor that had a malfunctioning heater circuit. once that was replaced it drove like a champ. the tune was already in the ballpark and only required minor tweeking.
so i was driving it around and had almost 200 miles on it and all the drivability tuning complete, and i managed to find someone that had absolutely no business driving a car. i went to the mcdonalds, and an old guy with a handicap tag, backed into the side of my car..... meanwhile i'm watching it in slow motion. blowing the horn like crazy and yelling out the window. course he didn't hear his back up monitors going off, why would he listen to my horn blowing, or me screaming at him. so...... now my hotrod is at the bodyshop getting a new paintjob. it needed a headlight, and some paint work from the dingaling at mcdonalds. i figured what the hell, and decided to get the entire car painted, debadged, and all the imperfections removed from it. several of the weird grey parts are being color matched white, or getting painted black. also doing something with these crazy big mudflaps..... either taking them off or cutting them down in size. stay tuned for bodywork photos