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The Full Banana 01-28-2014 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2fast242gt (Post 4811771)
I have a billet flywheel with a kennedy pressure plate...I may sell it maybe?

So tempting.


Well, tonight I tried ordering the saab 9000 aero pressure plate from a third vendor...








so I expect to have an email in the morning saying the order is cancelled because they can't get it. :grrr:

The Full Banana 02-03-2014 01:32 PM

Still waiting on my pressure plate to ship, but some other things are going on.

Flywheel machined with 60-2 for lh2.4 and resurfaced.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-z...=w1083-h812-no

Hood and fender should be painted in the next week or two.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r...no/photo+2.JPG

...and the engine sits waiting for parts to show up from Tasca.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-H...no/photo+3.JPG

Guard_ya_brains 02-06-2014 01:07 AM

Nice work man!! your very detailed and clean! What does that flocked dash feel like?? If you rubbed it real hard do pieces wanna break away? does it feel like it'll hold up well over a period of time?

2fast242gt 02-06-2014 03:11 AM

was the hood as straight as i claimed it was? cleanest ive ever seen in person, doesnt look like theres to much for prep needed. Or so I hope! whos Goat?

justlie 02-06-2014 08:22 AM

Roys 1000hp goat. Got a few more pics of it on my FB.

The Full Banana 02-06-2014 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Guard_ya_brains (Post 4821207)
Nice work man!! your very detailed and clean! What does that flocked dash feel like?? If you rubbed it real hard do pieces wanna break away? does it feel like it'll hold up well over a period of time?

Thanks! The flocked dash feels... well, it's hard to describe. Not as smooth as suede--more prickly than that. I haven't tried damaging it because, uh... I really have no desire to screw it up. That said I have lightly rubbed the surface to see if any fibers would come up, and haven't seen any yet. It seems fairly durable, but it's also a dash top which I dont really touch at all (also part of the reason why I only did the top half of the dash).

The fibers are UV resistant nylon which are rated for outdoor use.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2fast242gt (Post 4821253)
was the hood as straight as i claimed it was? cleanest ive ever seen in person, doesnt look like theres to much for prep needed. Or so I hope! whos Goat?

Yeah, I didn't see any dents or dings in it. There was a ton of paint on it, but the metal itself seems pretty good! We'll see how it turns out.

Homer 02-06-2014 11:51 AM

Does it feel like the inside of a 240 glovebox?

The Full Banana 02-06-2014 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Homer (Post 4821418)
Does it feel like the inside of a 240 glovebox?

The fibers are a bit longer. It's not quite so abrasive as the glovebox innards.

wisturbo 02-06-2014 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by The Full Banana (Post 4821445)
The fibers are a bit longer. It's not quite so abrasive as the glovebox innards.

Be sure to moisturize, so you don't place a layer of dead skin dust on that beautiful flocking. No doubt you'll just open everything up and drive twice the speed limit to dust.

AndrewEG 02-06-2014 08:10 PM

Great work mate I like the attention to detail and I love your Holden Monaro:cool:

The Full Banana 02-09-2014 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by wisturbo (Post 4821451)
Be sure to moisturize, so you don't place a layer of dead skin dust on that beautiful flocking. No doubt you'll just open everything up and drive twice the speed limit to dust.

There's a strictly enforced "NO TOUCHING" policy. At any rate, it's dusty from sitting in the garage, so I'll need to vacuum it (gently).

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndrewEG (Post 4821845)
Great work mate I like the attention to detail and I love your Holden Monaro:cool:

Thanks! (not my Holden/Vauxhall/Pontiac)


At long last, the Saab 9000 aero 240mm pressure plate arrived.

For posterity, I got it from Eeuroparts. Saab OE p/n 8736761
http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/3552...#axzz2xYnbwj00

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-v...25281%2529.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-T...25281%2529.JPG

justlie 02-09-2014 07:15 PM

Flywheel has been dropped off to get re-drilled for the ^ pressure plate.

Hood is primed/sanded and ready to be painted, fender is almost there.

The Full Banana 02-10-2014 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justlie (Post 4823842)
Flywheel has been dropped off to get re-drilled for the ^ pressure plate.

Hood is primed/sanded and ready to be painted, fender is almost there.

Excellent! Thanks!

I just ordered a Sachs full-faced M5 sprung hub clutch. This should work. I think.

The engine is also a couple minor steps closer to going in. I'll be out of town next weekend, so perhaps the following weekend it can go in.

2fast242gt 02-10-2014 04:43 AM

yesssss!

The Full Banana 02-27-2014 01:23 AM

Quick update. I promise for more this weekend.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9..._4397_edit.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9..._4389_edit.jpg



Other things on the verge of installation:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-C..._4412_edit.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-M..._4408_edit.jpg

2fast242gt 02-27-2014 02:32 AM

Putting on those rotors was a pretty cool feeling for me, like dayummmm *bites lower lip*

teejsauce 02-27-2014 10:06 PM

Just read through this whole thread, really cool. I just started doing the same thing haha, 80 GT + B230ft, not as nice as this though! and im going to do short strut coilovers after i get it driving too! good job

Jon P. 02-28-2014 02:34 AM

What kind of paint did you use for the valve cover? And do you have a link to the M8 pan head barrel nuts you used? Great work, very inspiring!

SLOTh_244 02-28-2014 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jon P. (Post 4840050)
What kind of paint did you use for the valve cover? And do you have a link to the M8 pan head barrel nuts you used? Great work, very inspiring!

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Full Banana (Post 4799418)

The valve cover has VHT wrinkle paint on it. Really happy with the results I got after having experimented a couple times with that paint.

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2fast242gt 02-28-2014 09:13 AM

I love the old cover on the "newer head" I was never able to get it to seal right with out rvt, what did you use? I kinda want to make another, its a shame later heads has non breather covers.

The Full Banana 02-28-2014 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2fast242gt (Post 4840133)
I love the old cover on the "newer head" I was never able to get it to seal right with out rvt, what did you use? I kinda want to make another, its a shame later heads has non breather covers.

I used RTV... I'm skeptical that it will seal, and I assume it'll take a couple tries to get it right, but I reallly like these older valve covers. Not only having the breather (which was my primary motivation) but also the fact that it combined with the b21f intake are a bit of an homage to the factory engine setup for this car. Little things like that I think are neat.

2fast242gt 02-28-2014 04:06 PM

I agree. Which is why I did that one, maybe if I can get ahold of a tig welder I could make a new one or two with the correct size holes.

The Full Banana 03-02-2014 11:57 PM

M6 dowel pins and illness kept me from doing all that I had planned for the weekend.

At any rate, here are some things.


A transmission sits waiting,
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r...24/photo+4.JPG

a hood is painted,
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r...24/photo+3.JPG

and a fender is shiny.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8...24/photo+1.JPG

mintyrl 03-03-2014 01:00 AM

Strong work yo!

2fast242gt 03-03-2014 02:47 AM

Seeing it all one color really makes me miss it. That color looks great I'm the sun! This build is going great. I can't wait to see it all together in one color again..


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