View of the pass side.
Starting on mounting the seat.
Pictured below is the front subframe just starting to be modified.
And with the rack conversion.
And the updates, front lower control arm, tubular with sperical bearings.
Mocking up front end.
Double clevis mount for the other arm.
Cutting up the front subframe to make new mounts.
And completed arm fitting in to to almost done frame with new mounts.
And the new control arm mounts boxed in for strength.
My custom made dampners arrived today courtesy of Motion Control Suspension (the guys who left Moton after AST took over). They Started with my old e28 front struts cut off the tube and pressed their ultra high end dampner into the e 28 spindle. The rears are a standard hiemjoint mount . double adj , both compression and rebound.
The fronts before MCS got them.
Close up of MCS e28 front, notice the coilover threads are built into the dampner itself.
Below you can see the adj for the rears.
This is one area where I spared no expense to get the best, Im really hoping that with the tubular front end and sperical bearings in the rear, the steering rack, that the suspension will really hook up.
Got my wheels courtesy of Paul @ http://ewheelworks.com/ this set are custom BBS RS 16×10 ‘s.
And the bling mounted / mocked up test fit on the car with the flares test fit on.
I’m quite happy how they look on the car and bonus , for as big as they are they are quite light weight!
We made some progress on the engine, the rotating mass / the Bock is assembled ! Thanks to help From Chris Thurman @ Kinetic Motorsports.
Below the Paul Burke knife edged crank installed.
Rods balanced and bearings sized up ready for assembly.
Paul Burke Pistons, rings getting gapped etc…
Piston and rods matched up ready for install.
Piston in the block.
Crank, rods, mains all torqued and ready to roll.
Measuring cc’s to check compression.
Thurman measuring the Fluid.
After some measuring and some math actual Cr comes up to 12 to 1 !
One more glamour shot of the block.