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Old 05-01-2010, 06:03 AM
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Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

So, there's now a week left in my last semester before graduating with a bachelors in biomedical sciences. One final exam and one research paper, and I'm done. Well sort of. I just found out I got officially accepted to a graduate program about a week ago. I'll be coming back in August to start grad school at the same school, in the same research lab where I've been volunteering for the past year, to start working toward a PhD in Organic Chemistry. Needless to say, the wife and I are super excited.

So, seeing as how the next 4 years are going to busy with research, I've put together a little list of all of the car projects I want to get finished with over the summer:

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6-speed swap -clutch/flywheel/pressure plate have been resurfaced. found out it's a ~2600 lb pressure plate and got a stage 1 clutch.
poly bushings
konis/dayle's springs -changed my mind, G/C coilovers instead, which have also arrived
brake fluid/pads - done (Redstuff pads f/r and superblue)
plugs
stebro exhaust
wheel bearings
maybe some interior work
apkarian's LED tails


The majority of these parts are sitting in my garage, ready to go as soon as I get a chance.

Also be helping to get my brother's 240 put back together now that the motor's built and together:

240:
put engine back in -done
change ecu to SR20DE ecu -wiring harness about halfway hooked up
wire-in boost controller and ecu piggyback
trunk-mounted battery -all the wiring is done, gotta mount the battery itself
Update: We just discovered the hood doesn't shut all the way. Gotta figure something out, but most likely it'll end up looking like tom's beast.

What do y'all think? Any other miscellaneous maintenance I should do while I have the car all apart? I need to order some valve cover gaskets and cam seals to do those as well, anything else I should reseal while I'm at it?

I could also really use some general advice on the 6-speed swap. I'll post pics of all the parts I've got for it later.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:45 AM
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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

You are a crazy man. but good luck. I think you are going to be busy.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:16 AM
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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

check the rear trailing arm bushings and rear diff bushings. You will have it apart anyway so may as well replace those too.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:53 AM
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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

My rear diff bushings were all but destroyed! I'll second that!
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:44 PM
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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

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check the rear trailing arm bushings and rear diff bushings. You will have it apart anyway so may as well replace those too.
Trailing arm bushings are part of the strongflex (polish) bushings (correct?), and new rear diff mounts are sitting in a box next to the 6-speed I really wanted to get some of the poly ones from earthworm, but I think he stopped making them or something.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:58 AM
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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans











Stock sti shiftknob w/cobb shortshifter:



The strongflex bushings:







The car it's all going into:

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'97 Ebony LSi ~137k #036.......Power mode mod, JDM clear corners, BBS wheels. AUX/pocket mod

Now a mod "over there" ............Photo album
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:33 AM
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.................................................. ........................cobb shortshifter .................................................. ....................................:
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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

really clean SVX I'd love to help you out in the future gettin that baby turboed! It'll look nice with those LED tails you just bought
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:50 PM
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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

Yea couldn't resist. First post updated.
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'97 Ebony LSi ~137k #036.......Power mode mod, JDM clear corners, BBS wheels. AUX/pocket mod

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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

Better work fast, summer daze won't last
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:41 PM
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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

Yea seriously. Gotta get the 240 running first before any real work can begin. Can't have 2 cars down like that.
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'97 Ebony LSi ~137k #036.......Power mode mod, JDM clear corners, BBS wheels. AUX/pocket mod

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Old 05-20-2010, 01:05 AM
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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

Redstuff pads will stop that thing on a dime, I have them on the fronts and hawks in the rear.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:54 AM
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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

Yea they do feel better than whatever ones were on there. Actually I got them based on an old post of yours thanks
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Re: Accepted to grad school! Summer plans

Update: Well, I decided not to attempt the 6-speed swap myself and have most everything done at a place called S&R here in Tampa. Hopefully it doesn't cost too much, but I figure best to let them at it than do it myself and have something go wrong.
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'97 Ebony LSi ~137k #036.......Power mode mod, JDM clear corners, BBS wheels. AUX/pocket mod

Now a mod "over there" ............Photo album

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Update: Well, I decided not to attempt the 6-speed swap myself and have most everything done at a place called S&R here in Tampa. Hopefully it doesn't cost too much, but I figure best to let them at it than do it myself and have something go wrong.
it's really not all that bad, most of it is nuts and bolts, very little fab and custom work...

Save your money you'd spend in labor for more mods
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