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Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/4/18 2:18 p.m.

I would abandon it, but i hate rust

 

Whats after challenge plan? If theres life after, replace. If scrap, cheap.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/4/18 2:25 p.m.

Probably will be replace top hats, teach my wife how to drive a manual around my parking lot, maybe the challenge and then to the scrap yard. I can’t sensibly sell this to someone. 

 

Backup plan bring the mustang to the challenge and dominate.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/4/18 2:38 p.m.

I think your plan is throwing good money after bad. Part out the p5 specific stuff, scrap whats not selling. If i was running tech, i couldn't in good conscience let it race.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/4/18 5:06 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

I’m better off abandoning something like this. Also I’ve never seen tech at an autocross crawl under a car to see structural damage. I’m already surprised it didn’t fall through the jack stands, so some of the structural integrity is still present. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/5/18 4:36 p.m.

Re assembled everything. Going to teach my wife to drive it then park it out front of my business for sale. Should have a local person that may want it. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/5/18 4:43 p.m.

In extremely good news, bad news for my fellow Q45 owners, the Q”Ute” fired right up today and idles like a real car. Also after reworking the budget I’ve got some room to play. 

With the autocross only format I now have $635.67 left in the budget on the Q45!!! The things I could do with $635.67.  <probably nothing

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/8/18 6:27 a.m.

Remember when I thought I could build a real contender. Didn’t think so, but this was my first attempt at a challenge car back when I had more time in life.  

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/9/18 10:31 a.m.

pulled a Stampie today

Stampie
Stampie UberDork
8/9/18 8:30 p.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman :

Funny I didn't feel a thing.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/10/18 9:48 a.m.

I’m having the age old eBay debate on adjustable front control arms to dial in some camber on the Q45. Prices range from $65-800, which ones will hold up for 1 race? 

Going to buy every eBay part a drifter could dream of affording. 

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltraDork
8/10/18 11:34 a.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman :

If you want to post some of them GRM can probably provide some armchair reverse-engineering

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/10/18 4:29 p.m.

Prices in no specific order 68, 130, 225. 

Thinking of ordering 300zx koni shocks for a $230 budget hit. I’d probably be forced into another Q45 build with full interior later on. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/10/18 4:43 p.m.

I need to get rid of these A6 skinny 17s if anyone is interested.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
8/10/18 4:59 p.m.

Size?

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
8/10/18 6:06 p.m.

Funny they don't look skinny, but next to two, that are as big as 3, I guess they are,  would they fit a vette width ?

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltraDork
8/10/18 9:20 p.m.

The adjustable arms with jam nuts look easier to replace components on in case of failure/quality problems

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/11/18 7:32 a.m.

In reply to Patrick :

245/40-17 275/40-17.  

The two next to it are ccw classics 18x12/13? with 335s. Pat, If you needed giant rear wheels for that camaro you purchased.

I may have another set before the challenge also depends on how fast I get the Q45 together. 295/335-17.

Ive been trying not to be a hoarder and building replicatable challenge cars. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
8/11/18 8:00 a.m.

Text me aboot the tires since i’m coming out there anyway next month.  I can use them for the camaro

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
8/11/18 10:44 a.m.

andy- pat, A couple years ago I TRADED my gs wheels for a set of 18/19  vette staggered rims , the 19's don't fit the early c4 rear end, the later c4 is a bit wider, the 19's have brand new Hoosier a6 , I want a set of the GS wheels, also have a set of vette 16's and a set of vette 17's , consider Trades? 

I Saw Pat had some GS rims and the 17in tires could go on the Fiero,

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
8/11/18 12:12 p.m.

My GS wheels are going on the chevelle. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/16/18 4:44 p.m.

This is what prevented a top 10 last year. The Q45 now has power steering and a water pump again. Just need to re theme the race car and make some other minor changes such as gas tank accessibility.  

 

In other news, I finally recalled my employee has a neighbor who likes to repair rust and pay himself nothing. Example: rusted out rockers on a Silverado were cut out replaced and painted for under $200. 

bluej
bluej UberDork
8/16/18 4:46 p.m.

Andy's Coachwerks  Wag45?

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
8/16/18 6:29 p.m.

In reply to bluej :

I do have two wagons I don’t like anymore wink

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
9/1/18 9:05 a.m.

I’ve been busy at work and using the temporary services to fill in some general labor. Needless to say  the temporary service has been confusing.   

Friday I asked for 4, 8 dispatched, get 6, only have work for 5, but 1 of the 5 I put to work wasn’t one of the 8.   

Saturday I think to myself, I asked for 4 people they dispatched 6 and I got 1, what percentage did I get? 
Is it 25% or 16.6%?

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
9/11/18 2:10 p.m.

Began preparing for new paint.

Purchased turbo 2 rear end for the RX7. 

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