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Old 06-08-2015, 02:25 PM   #61
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Re: 3000gt's/Stealth very own off topic thread: v 5

Well, since my post about getting the car roadworthy I really didn't get anything done, other than purchasing a set of used long tube headers.

Today for the first time in a year the car moved under its own power. I let it idle and warm up and it idled steady at 800 RPM.

My next step is to start yanking off parts that need replaced and see what I can do about getting the engine and trans removed. Well trans I can remove on my own in the driveway if need be, but since I need to remove the engine anyway I'd rather just remove them as a unit.

Once engine and trans are out and separated I plan on doing a major cleanup on the engine. I'll yank the heads and have a valve job done. Before it would go back in I'll replace all the major gaskets and orings along with the oil pump, oil pan, water pump, etc. I'll also bolt on the headers before I put it back in.

Transmission I will pull apart the two I have and hopefully be able to assemble one good one.

Before it all goes back in I am going to swap the engine harness and ECU and try to get the engine bay cleaned up and painted.

I have a lot to do, and need to keep myself motivated. I need to watch what I spend money on though because I was laid off at the beginning of May so I only have unemployment comp coming in, which is a little less than I was bringing home working 40 hours.

I'll cut this update here, but I'll try to keep you guys that are still around in the loop.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:38 PM   #62
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Made a few more decisions and moves on the Stealth front. I ordered a whole bunch of parts today that will aid in the revival of the car, at least running wise.

It's my goal to have the drivetrain pulled and engine on the stand by the weekend.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:37 PM   #63
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Well, I didn't reach my goal of having the engine on the stand by the weekend, but that was due to weather. Engine and trans are out as of today though, but due to other happenings of the day did not get the engine on the stand yet. With any luck the engine will be on the stand tomorrow and teardown will begin.
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Re: 3000gt's/Stealth very own off topic thread: v 5

Good luck man, I'm sure it'll get done soon. Take a video once you get around to starting it back up!
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Yeah, I need to get back at it. I did get the engine bolted to the stand, but that is about the last thing I got done in over a week. I was out of town for 4 days at the NHRA Summit Nationals. Monday was recovery day. I was still somewhat recovering Tuesday, but needed to get my grass mowed and that wiped me out physically. Weather has been super crappy, which has killed motivation, but I hope to get the heads yanked off tomorrow and go from there.
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I'm at the point now where I shouldn't have to remove anything else. Took LOTS of stuff off the car. Block is painted and ready for reassembly now. I got a bunch of stuff sandblasted and a few things painted. Plan on blasting more tomorrow and getting a bunch of other stuff painted.

And I got this for the bay

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