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    Before and after shot of rear wheel
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    Before and after shot of rear wheel
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    Awesome pictures and car. You must have a nice little garage setup. Keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oguitar View Post
    Awesome pictures and car. You must have a nice little garage setup. Keep up the good work.
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    Before and after shot of rear wheel
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    all the parts to go back onto the car!
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    I am really frustrated today, the place that painted the rear uprights last week and did a great job have ruined my front uprights. They masked off all the bores in the rear uprights with no problem but sand blasted and I assume used a barrel sander or something like that to clean out the bearing bores in the front uprights. The bearing is very loose in the bore and the bore is 007' out of round. I will need to buy new ones now, I am so frustrated with the guys, great job one week and the next week some of the worst work I have seen. Anyone else have these problems when getting other people to do work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    I am really frustrated today, the place that painted the rear uprights last week and did a great job have ruined my front uprights. They masked off all the bores in the rear uprights with no problem but sand blasted and I assume used a barrel sander or something like that to clean out the bearing bores in the front uprights. The bearing is very loose in the bore and the bore is 007' out of round. I will need to buy new ones now, I am so frustrated with the guys, great job one week and the next week some of the worst work I have seen. Anyone else have these problems when getting other people to do work ?
    You can see in the picture where they sandblasted the casting down in the bore, they painted it correctly down to where the bearing is (to prevent the major rust issue) but removed a lot of material from the bore! I marked and specifically mentioned that the bores could not be sand blasted. Now it is going to get expensive....I am really pissed
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    It is very obvious the inverted strut does bind on the strut housing and has caused the hard chroming to mark so I will let everyone know how it works out with what I have done as I had a very bad case with mine.I Also learnt that those struts were originally designed to have a heavier spring which might contribute to the problem.
    Correct. Those struts are very much overdamped for those springs. Some polish on the inserts and a good packing of grease will fix them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Hmmm, tire might not have been round?

    Yeah, my car is very jealous of all the attention you give yours. Looks great & nice racecar project
    I hope to keep this thread interesting here is another one of my car/projects it's an 83 March I bought in 97 and have restored to this point. funds have really stopped this project and I have been more into the Subaru thing for the last few years. Then two years ago I bought a Impreza 22B and that definately put this project on the back burner
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    I have turned my attention to the interior this weekend and have finished detailing inside the car
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    I have turned my attention to the interior this weekend and have finished detailing inside the car
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    I have turned my attention to the interior this weekend and have finished detailing inside the car
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    Rear strut installed
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    Rear strut installed
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    This is another project I did recently. I added heat foil to the intake ducting and found a big reduction in intake air temperature which was 18 degrees cooler.

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