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    Aluminum or cast iron?
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    aluminum, I don't think ls400 calipers ever came in cast. I chose to stay away from the z32 calipers for a few reasons; the aluminum design is actually not very good from my reading, the cast is heavy, they say nissan on them, and I really wanted factory CHEAP toyota brakes, these were soooooo cheap.

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    Small update, I'm redoing my shift linkage; it was too inefficient and sloppy, and I didn't like the routing. I'm trying to make it a little more precise and solid as well as setting it up for future custom 1 piece cables (to remove the part where I've welded two sets of cables together).




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    haha wtf
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    I've been messing about with the new shifter design. Spent most of my free time today on the cables themselves, I decided to chop the ends off and weld them together so my cables were 8.5ft long. The weld was sleeved and rewelded. Then I used some nicely cut plates donated by a local MR2 nut to hold all the linkage together at the weld area. It seems super solid and now I just need covers to keep pinecones and mice out (the rubber at the transmission end also covers the exposed rod). Tomorrow I need to get some of those cable locks from the junkyard and I will be working on the actual linkage some more. Also got word today that my wilwood brake pedal, master cylinders, and exhaust have all arrived at my supplier. Hopefully I'll be finishing those systems up in the next few weeks.






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    Please excuse the language: After 4 designs, and as many or more weeks, the car finally shifts into all the gears. I need to install some better bushings and bolts into the cables themselves and lube the shafts (hahaha) then all will be well and I can move onto simple things, like fluid lines, and aesthetic redesigns


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    Good job man!
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    Bbbbbbbuff the wood.

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    how much those mufflers set you back a piece?

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    $40, same cost it would for me to make them lol

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    That engine will burn out those lil glasspacks instantly. They look cool though!

    *Edit, hmm not glasspacks anymore!

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    Oh the noises this car will make!
    Better post video with good sound once it's running!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dugwillis View Post
    That engine will burn out those lil glasspacks instantly. They look cool though!

    *Edit, hmm not glasspacks anymore!
    At least they are extreme.

    This car is retarded.
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    Yea it will probably be loud, I'm not really sure what else to do, there's no room for bigger mufflers. If it's too loud once running I'll just design custom mufflers, either way these will work for now. And yes video will be there for the startup.

    To be honest, my biggest problem with the exhaust design is the cats. Other manufacturer's have had issues with catalytics so close to the header (Spec-v) and I don't want to have the same problem, but I'm also relying on the fact that factory cats can drop noise levels 5db or more, hopefully bringing me within a reasonably sane range. Any thoughts?

    One thing is for sure, if I redesign the mufflers for sound I'll be redoing those pipes where the factory cats are and relocating the cats into a custom muffler somewhere under the back.

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    looks like it could benefit from a cross over (H) pipe if u have room.

    awesome build by the way, been creaping since day 1 lol
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    So I had a wicked cool idea a long time ago which could save weight and solve your exhaust noise issue:

    BUMPER MUFFLER! Make the bumper rebar out of heavy tube that is also fabbed up to be a good muffler. Lots of volume to help with the energy dissipation and you save the weight of a normal muffler+bumper.

    of course it would set the rear plastic on fire... never did think a way out of that one.

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    Build a top-mount exhaust that has a bbq grill on the top side.

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    The mufflers look dope, and very aggressive- but I fear you will hate the sound of them if you havn't tried them before. They aren't glass filled. They're just wing baffles (as the pic shows lol) and are basically half of a flowmaster. It'll sound angry, thats for sure!! I wanna see more bodywork.

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    Cars have cats built into the exhaust manifolds these days. What problems are you talking about?
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