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    We've been getting some good work done. Thought I'd share one fun thing and one that might be useful to folks.

    1. Since Wayne neglected to include a cool VCP sticker with my AWIC, I decided to make my own.

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    Since I got chassis number 86 I had to include a Get Smart reference somewhere on the car.

    2. There has been a few discussions about the fiberglass vs. aluminum tabs in the back used for the hood pins or latches for the rear cover. I didn't like the stiffness in either of the included options so I made some plates that hold Quik Latch buckets. The plates are attached to both the rear and side fiberglass so they are much more stiff than the tabs. Here are some pictures of what I did:

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    Our punch list is getting shorter by the work session. I think we will be done with the exception of bodywork and paint with just a handful more building sessions.

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    I like your quick latch mounts. I have several trunks and was planning to do something similar asy first one used pins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechie3 View Post
    I like your quick latch mounts. I have several trunks and was planning to do something similar asy first one used pins.
    Thanks for the compliment. I'm really happy with them. Now I need to find someone that likes the brushed quik-mounts that doesn't have theirs yet so I can get some of the new orange ones. ;-)

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    I am about to order 8 sets of quik latches, but I cannot figure out the use of the buckets? A simple flat bar fitted to both side and back FG like Wayne wouldn't hold the pins? Or is it cuz the pins' threads are too long and require to recess the pin which means a bracket that goes much lower?

    At 10-11 bucks per bucket, I really want to make sure I understand what problem they are meant to fix.
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    we used a flat piece of alum bar between the fender and rear, worked fine. The buckets are for panel to panel mounting I think.

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    As Wayne said, his solution works fine. The bottom of my latches barely go into the buckets, but they do go in a little bit. I personally think my solution looks more finished than just using a piece of bar,and since I have a trunk that mattered to me. My solution is certainly a little more work and costs more. The trunk is the only place I used buckets.

    Sometimes I just can't do it the easy way.

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    Larry, ok I understand! Makes a lot of sense.
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    I haven't posted any thing in a while. We are working on a bunch of odds and ends but are nearly done. Here is a few pictures.

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    Next update it will probably be on the ground with a completed interior. At that point it will basically be done except final bodywork and paint.

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    I used my new dual extruder 3D printer to make a custom 3rd brake light.

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    The 818 made it out of the garage for the first time in 18 months. The orange is really bright in the sun!

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    Loaded up and ready to go to the MVA in the morning:

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    Success at the MVA!

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    After we left the MVA we dropped the car off at the body shop for bodywork and paint. Next update should be fully painted, reassembled, inspected and register car.

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    Congrats! Your hood, fender, bumper, headlight fitment looks great.

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    Wow, looks terrific!

    That's a very different looking VIN plate from mine. They riveted an aluminum plate inside my door. Yours looks like a sticker. Strange. I also don't have anywhere near as cool a number.

    Did you go to Glen Burnie to get the inspection?

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    Wow. Looks great. Congrats!
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    Wow, the car looks fantastic! Congratulations!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz Skyline View Post
    Wow, looks terrific!

    That's a very different looking VIN plate from mine. They riveted an aluminum plate inside my door. Yours looks like a sticker. Strange. I also don't have anywhere near as cool a number.

    Did you go to Glen Burnie to get the inspection?
    Yes, went to Glen Burnie. The VIN they assigned is the same as the Factory Five chassis number.

    They also applied a 2nd smaller sticker with the VIN number and another with a bar code all in different locations. They also installed the Factory Five provided plate.

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    Looks wonderful. Congrats on getting registered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svanlare View Post
    Looks wonderful. Congrats on getting registered.
    Thanks. But, not registered yet, just titled. Still have to get through our standard state safety inspection before it can be registered. We'll take care of that when it comes out of the body shop.

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    Congrats!
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    White and orange, KTM colors, I like it.
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    Since my 818 wan't quite ready for the FFR Open House this weekend I decided to go to Wildwood, NJ for The Race of Gentlemen. Here are a bunch of pictures and video I took for anyone interested: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B045yeZFhXhC6v

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    I'm so excited I could jump up and down! Except that would be awkward given my weight. ;-)

    Just passed final MD inspection. We are on the road!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K3LAG View Post
    I'm so excited I could jump up and down! Except that would be awkward given my weight. ;-)

    Just passed final MD inspection. We are on the road!!!

    Larry
    Great job Larry.
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    Awesome! Congrats!

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    Congrats Larry
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    Outstanding - big congrats!

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    Congratulations!! Maybe I'll see you showing it off in Burtonsville some Sunday morning. There are usually a couple of Factory Five cars there every Sunday.

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    Thanks. Not likely to see me on a Sunday morning. Usually at church then.

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    And another road guy! Huge congrats on the success! Have a lot of fun with it, well deserved!
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    Thanks. We have about 100 miles on it so far. Needs a few tweaks to the alignment and once that's done we'll just enjoy it until October when it gets cool. At that time the body shop will get it to make it pretty.

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    Great chatting with you this morning.

    Let me know what you decide. I'd suggest draining the oil into a nice clean pan and looking at it in the sun first.
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    Well it's been a while so here's an update.

    We put about 500 miles on the car through the late summer and early fall. We were just a few weeks away from putting it in the body shop for the winter for the body work and paint then the plans all changed.

    We spun a rod bearing.

    It looks like the most likely culprit is a split vacuum line going to the fuel pressure regulator but it's hard to say for sure.

    After doing some research and deciding whether or not we wanted to do it ourselves, we decided to have IAG Performance put a new short block in it. They are doing the entire job. It's getting:

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    all the usual parts that go with a bearing failure like new oil pump, pan, gaskets, etc, etc...
    matching the heads to the new 2.5l block.
    an IAG AOS
    a bunch of cleanup work such as some repaired connectors, replacing more vacuum lines, etc
    A Blouch TD05H-16G XT Turbo
    and Injector Dynamics injectors.

    Once broken in it will get a nice drivable tune.

    It's not a cheap solution, but with a job change and other priorities it was our best choice.

    The guys at IAG have quite the operation. I'm confident we'll have a package that will be reliable and well done.

    I don't want this to turn into an IAG commercial but if Keith (sixstar) wants to add some more details he may chime in.

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    Well, it's been a year and half since my last post. We have 500 miles on the new engine and everything is great. It's ready to get off the break-in tune as soon as we get it back from the body shop. It has been at a great shop here in the Baltimore area for about a year. Yeah, that's a long time. Between insurance work taking priority, being short handed, and the like, it has taken longer than expected but they are doing a fantastic job. The car is at a shop called APAC in Linthicum, MD. In addition to normal collision/repair work, they do a lot of body kits and other custom stuff. They kind of specialize in GT-R's but they do all sorts of stuff. Here are a couple:

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    The orange one has an interesting story behind it. It's used to raise money for cancer research. Here is a video about it: Driven to Cure

    The great part is that Paco, one of the owners and the person doing most of the work on my car, is even more of a perfectionist than I am. He has fixed and tweaked numerous things on the body including reworking the headlight mounting, perfecting the gaps and more that I may share later. We are finally to the paint stage and the car is just starting to go back together. Here are some teaser pics for what is to come:

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    Looking good! I can’t imagine a perfectionist having to work with these panels and fitment. My “good enough” is taking forever!
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    Another sneak peek...

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    Last edited by K3LAG; 08-09-2018 at 09:10 PM. Reason: fixed typo

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    looks real nice. hopefully you'll be able to drive it before the summer ends.

    Also any reason why you didnt go with the stage 2 block? iirc they are usually the same price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longislandwrx View Post

    Also any reason why you didnt go with the stage 2 block? iirc they are usually the same price.
    If I remember right there was more of a price difference back then. There was another reason but I can't remember what it was. After talking it over with Keith from IAG it seemed like the best choice at the time.

    Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by K3LAG View Post
    If I remember right there was more of a price difference back then. There was another reason but I can't remember what it was. After talking it over with Keith from IAG it seemed like the best choice at the time.

    Larry
    STi rods are a little lighter, and good for 450hp iirc... so if your goals arent crazy the 1.5 is a good choice
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