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Old 01-16-2007, 12:54 PM   #11
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He lifted!!!!

I'm sorry, but I am extremely aroused by this whole thing.... Congratulations, Ben. Now don't blow it up!
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:51 PM   #12
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Good burn for an L36! Very good!

Front struts shot? And your trunk is unlatched.
Great Burn out Ben...( Something I used to be able to do )

Good Work Doug...

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Old 01-16-2007, 01:53 PM   #13
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Front struts shot? And your trunk is unlatched.
Why do you ask about my struts?

And the trunk is like that until we either fix it or get a new one. I think we need a fix similar to what you did on EK98'* car. Next weekend at Thomas' house perhaps.

I am damn happy with this trans so far. I have yet to go out and drive it today, so hopefully everything is still sealed up and working properly. Doug deserves a HUGE pat on the back for building this beast. Seems like everything is working well, with the possible exception of the 2-3 shift. We'll see what happens with time and proper tune.

I love this thing!
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Your struts? Greyhare and I were watching your vid here at my desk earlier. Saw a bit more bounce as you left the garage/driveway.
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:34 PM   #15
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Just a follow-up to Ben'* thoughts. The project took twice as long as any of us thought, but the car started on the first try, and the only hint of a leak anywhere, was a few drops of ATF from a tranny line connection underneath. A couple of turns and we realized that all of our attention to detail and careful inspection, cleaning, and prepping of all surfaces and fasteners payed off. Considering how deep we had things torn down, it was great to see everything buttoned up tight, as well as knowing that many, many things are now as good (if not better) than when Ben'* car rolled off the assembly line.

Ben deserves as much credit as anyone else, if not more. He dove right in and tackled everything that needed to be done and seldom rested. He had wrenches flying and screwdrivers spinning the entire time. Many things were new to him (so he said) but still performed every task needed regardless of whether he had experience on that task or not. Some of the extra time occured because I wanted Ben to actually see and work on things that he hadn't had a chance to work on before. His understanding of his Bonne, from the smallest plastic retainer clip to the largest chunk of metal on the car has grown immensly.

Again, I can't thank Thomas enough for the use of his garage, most of his tools, and all of his knowledge.

All of our families deserve a huge thanks, as well. None of them had seen much of us for a couple of days, yet still understood we had a project to complete.

I have to tell, you....finally watching Ben back out of the garage provided me with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. This was a BIG project and the satisfaction level matched it.

I have learned so much more this weekend and am going to jot down some notes and tips to hopefully, help those in the future that will be worknig on areas, that I now have a greater appreciation for. I feel like I attended a three+ day crash course at "Bonneville Tech"
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Bob Buddy, You certainly did attend Bonneville Tech... And Graduated..

You all did a wonderful job, and it was great to see Ben'* Bonneville in Motion with the new trans

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wow that sounds like a V8 Nice ehaust
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Congrats guys!! VERY well done, and 3.73'*
I must not have read closely enough on the other posts. I'm glad the response is nice and quick for you now.
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So THATS what a raped ape sounds like

Thats one awesome burnout!
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Your struts? Greyhare and I were watching your vid here at my desk earlier. Saw a bit more bounce as you left the garage/driveway.
I noticed that too.
He gets the struts, we can install them, no problem.....
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