Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
9/3/20 1:50 p.m.


 

The project is progressing quickly. Really lacking sleep now that my wife is back to work. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/3/20 2:45 p.m.

Is this project still within challenge budget though?

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
9/3/20 6:35 p.m.

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

Not if I have to use FMV for all the stuff I got for free. 
 

Signing him up for some metal fabrication classes soon so he can contribute to the team.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/3/20 7:21 p.m.

His first sentence will probably be "does it bolt on?"

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr UberDork
9/3/20 7:28 p.m.
Andy Neuman said:

In reply to Patrick (Forum Supporter) :

Realized the 4l80 is 3" shorter than the t56 normally used in a RX7 swap. I'll just find a challenge budget t56. wink
 

Currently I've misplaced the driveshaft to differential bolts. Do not want to pay for new ones. 

Ones from a miata are the same iirc.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
9/7/20 7:26 a.m.


 

The new racecar arrived this weekend. 

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/7/20 7:35 a.m.

It was fun knowing you

Apexcarver
Apexcarver UltimaDork
9/7/20 10:09 a.m.

It gets better when they hit about 2, unless your wife is like mine and says they would be lonely as an only child...

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
9/7/20 1:15 p.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman :

All the cool kids are doing it...

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
9/9/20 7:12 a.m.

In reply to Patrick (Forum Supporter) :

crying it's only my second dodge product. Still getting used to the slow steering of the minivan. There is a tight uphill on the way to work in the mustang I was able to take it at 27mph and now I'm down to 16.
 

Trying to sell the wife on a cheaper fun car Miata, FRS, or C5 or letting me spend real money on the RX7. 

She is mean and says things like the RX7 isn't a cool car. I guess being born in 1990 makes her not appreciate 80s styling. 
 

van only arrived with one valve stem cap bets on how long it'll take my wife to notice

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
9/11/20 10:11 a.m.

In reply to Patrick (Forum Supporter) :

sold the mustang so we really won't be friends... Thinking about it the mustang was cheaper to own per year than building new challenge cars every year. 

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/11/20 1:12 p.m.

Oh well we had a good run 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
9/23/20 10:33 a.m.


Rx7 can now alternate. Almost forgot I bought a bracket. 

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 Reader
9/23/20 12:54 p.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman :

Looks good! I heavily considered this bracket, but the ICT one i got on sale was cheaper at the time lol. Your engine bay looks substantially better than mine. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
10/23/20 10:31 a.m.


 

Installed my transmission crossmember. Slow but still progress. Should start to have a little time to get back to work on the car. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
10/28/20 9:54 a.m.


 

Thanks FB marketplace... I didn't really need more wheels but I also didn't really need that $50. 
 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/28/20 9:58 a.m.

Dude. You should bring this down next year for the parking lot build and we'll finish it for ya in a day. 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
10/28/20 10:09 a.m.

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

Pretty sure we can tow it through the autocross like it is.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
10/28/20 10:17 a.m.

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

I'm getting closer to the point where I can decide what parts are actually in budget and can stay on the car. Was trying to compile all my receipts this week. 

I'm also working on removing the dash, every plastic piece has shattered into a million pieces as I take it off. 

I'm a lot closer than Stampie thinks I am to being ready to start the car. 

 

 

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso SuperDork
10/28/20 12:04 p.m.

Link or price for that bracketry. I'm going with electric power steering for my swap.  Or is there a grassroots way to delete the power steering pump? 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
10/28/20 1:11 p.m.

In reply to Scotty Con Queso :

Jonathan used this alternator bracket in his RX7

I used this alternator bracket

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
10/28/20 1:17 p.m.

In reply to Scotty Con Queso :

i looped the lines on my rack and "depowered" it. I plan to see how the volvo electric power steering pump works out for me soon. lack of power steering made it a bear to autox. it did well, but quick transitions were difficult 

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
10/29/20 9:21 a.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman :

Man that thing is looking good!

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
10/29/20 9:47 a.m.


 

Dash is out to do all my wiring the only question now is do we go full race? 

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/29/20 10:12 a.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman :

As in goodbye HVAC stuffs? 

What do you want to own? Personally I like the simplicity of getting rid of it, and with windows down can still drive a lot of the summer, so it really depends what you want to use it for. 

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