Monday, June 18, 2012

A Bit of Progress

Okay, obviously I take the burden of updating the gibberish entirely upon myself.

Here's the engine, mostly ready to go back in.  Just some basic maintenance stuff, no rebuilds.  I cannot explain the green stuff.  I think Sam had a cold, and sneezed all over it?
The incredible (3.0L) Hulk
Lots of the interior has been stripped.  You can see where part of the driver's side floorboard has been patched.  Rust holes there and in the passenger side.  Door glass has been removed and doors gutted.
A special kind of termite (rust) has been here
Side glass has been removed.  Front suspension is apart.  Attempt was made to replace rear shocks, but we got a little crazy with the Zip6Racing credit card and ordered 4 front shocks instead of 2 front/ 2 rear.
She's a sexy beast eh?
Some top secret weight reduction activities have occurred in an attempt to reduce the chances any of our massive power will launch a deadly Z projectile at onlookers.  Ignore the fact that the RH side mirror is held on by tape, and the fact we haven't yet found any wheels/tires.  We could beat most of the teams driving in reverse on bare hubs.

Monday, June 4, 2012


I tried mightily to push update duties off on Sam and Jason.  But here we are, no updates.  So I'll throw something together.

Parts car was purchased.

Front suspension is torn apart.  Most of the stuff we need for front brake rebuild/upgrade has been ordered.  We are in hot pursuit of some wheels, and will then buy some tires.

Engine was removed and partially torn down.  Bad oil leak was fixed.  Bunch of semi-common maintenance and repair work was done.  Fuel injectors were checked and cleaned.  Some ummmm wacky green paint was sprayed here and there.  Engine will will probably go back in soon, with a little help from the wiring harness from the parts car.

Interior has been partially stripped.  Some boys from NCSU lasso'd the driver's seat and yanked it out with a big pickup truck.  I have no explanation, let's just leave it alone.  There's more rust in the floorboards than we like, so some patches are in process.  All carpeting and interior panels from the dash back were removed.  Driver's door glass, window motor, and interior door shell removed.

We are hoping to have it autox ready within another 5-6 wks, at which time we will unleash the Zip6 team on some hapless course of cones.