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    So, who's red car will be racing first? Rocketman's 1973 Mach I classic muscle car or Speedracer's Porsche 944 basket case?

    "It's rocket science but it's well understood rocket science." - Naveen Jain


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  • #2
    Sean, are you actually planning to track your Mustang? I didn't think you were doing that kind of restoration.

    If I was a betting woman, I would say the Mustang will be in a more complete state of roadworthiness before the 944.

    But I don't gamble. (Yeah... that's bullshit. Life's a gamble everyday.)
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    • #3
      At this moment I would put my money on Rocketman. I have been busy at work lately and made limited progress.
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      • #4
        Happy Friday.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by R.Murphy View Post
          Sean, are you actually planning to track your Mustang? I didn't think you were doing that kind of restoration.

          If I was a betting woman, I would say the Mustang will be in a more complete state of roadworthiness before the 944.

          But I don't gamble. (Yeah... that's bullshit. Life's a gamble everyday.)
          At this point, I really don't know what the final configuration will be. I have never driven the car, have no idea when it last ran, and am focused right now on getting it running, driving, and stopping. I'm trying to keep it as stock as possible, given the crazy engine build, but if I do take it to a track, it will probably be a very straight track and considerably shorter than the tracks we're all used to.

          "It's rocket science but it's well understood rocket science." - Naveen Jain


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          Mugen reservoir socks, Modifry glove box organizer, factory headrest speakers, factory Ti shift knob, S2KCA logo throughout

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          • #6
            Originally posted by speedracer View Post
            At this moment I would put my money on Rocketman. I have been busy at work lately and made limited progress.
            That was close to my logic. You definitely have multiple car projects right now whereas Sean has fewer (leastwise about which he posts). I know he does other kinds of projects, but he hasn't posted about those in a long time.
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            • #7
              Happy beautiful Battle of the Flowers day from the Alamo City.

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              • #8
                The “race” is focused on the person that can get the red car street legal with an inspection sticker that runs drives stops. It is most likely the challenge will be who can take there car out of town on a drive and make it back without the use of a flatbed tow truck.
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                • #9
                  Rocketman may have made a serious miscalculation at the start of the project by starting with a silver car repair budget. As he continues to move along he is discovering that Red projects are 3x more expensive due to exotic red car parts that are more expensive and only available at the red car parts store known to others as eBay.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Geo02s2k View Post
                    Happy beautiful Battle of the Flowers day from the Alamo City.

                    https://www.battleofflowers.org/about-us/history/
                    Cool. I like red flowers.
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                    Rail from Bulletproof Automotive Koyo Radiator, Oil Cooler

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Geo02s2k View Post
                      Happy beautiful Battle of the Flowers day from the Alamo City.

                      https://www.battleofflowers.org/about-us/history/
                      Way cool George! I'm sure most folks outside of SA have no idea of the significance of this event.

                      "It's rocket science but it's well understood rocket science." - Naveen Jain


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by speedracer View Post
                        Rocketman may have made a serious miscalculation at the start of the project by starting with a silver car repair budget. As he continues to move along he is discovering that Red projects are 3x more expensive due to exotic red car parts that are more expensive and only available at the red car parts store known to others as eBay.
                        Luckily, Rocketman invested in some rental property a few years ago that is largely paying for his red car habit. I am astounded at the number of one-off parts that I'm buying. I recently purchased a brass adapter for my power steering pump that cost me almost $20. A single brass adapter! I also purchased a Master Body Bolt Kit, which is freakin AWESOME! 3 dozen ziplock bags full of brand new bolts, screws, nuts, spacers, etc., each one marked for what it is for - fenders, headlight supports, door hinges, front bumper, battery tray, windshield wiper arm pivots...... WOW!

                        "It's rocket science but it's well understood rocket science." - Naveen Jain


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                        2005 S2000 Silverstone Metallic - Fujita F5, ACT HDSS clutch, Work Emotion XD-9, Cobalt XR3 brake pads, Russell SS brake lines,
                        Mugen reservoir socks, Modifry glove box organizer, factory headrest speakers, factory Ti shift knob, S2KCA logo throughout

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                        • #13
                          I love getting car parts in the mail . It so exciting to open up the little bags of new bolts and nuts .
                          Last edited by speedracer; 04-26-2019, 10:27 PM.
                          2000 NFR - Tein in car adjustable coilovers, 2.2 liter bottom end, Hardtop, K-Pro Custom Roll Bar,
                          Custom Brake Vents, Custom Mod to Stock Seat, Backyard Special Low Mount Seat
                          Rail from Bulletproof Automotive Koyo Radiator, Oil Cooler

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rocketman View Post

                            Luckily, Rocketman invested in some rental property a few years ago that is largely paying for his red car habit. I am astounded at the number of one-off parts that I'm buying. I recently purchased a brass adapter for my power steering pump that cost me almost $20. A single brass adapter! I also purchased a Master Body Bolt Kit, which is freakin AWESOME! 3 dozen ziplock bags full of brand new bolts, screws, nuts, spacers, etc., each one marked for what it is for - fenders, headlight supports, door hinges, front bumper, battery tray, windshield wiper arm pivots...... WOW!
                            What a head start. That is a great service, and labeled no less. I'm not gonna ask how much they got for it, it was worth it!
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                            • #15
                              My 944 has its own store that is fully dedicated to people crazy enough to own a 944. So you don’t believe me. Look up 944 online.
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                              • #16
                                On April 27, 1979 I took Ms Speedracer on our first date. So if you are super good at math you will be able to calculate that we have been dating for 40 years. We are on a nice date tonight watching a high school musical. Also had dinner at a nice Italian place.

                                On our our first date we were in a 1977 Impala. We saw a movie went to a pizza place and the drove home on a nice two lane road.
                                2000 NFR - Tein in car adjustable coilovers, 2.2 liter bottom end, Hardtop, K-Pro Custom Roll Bar,
                                Custom Brake Vents, Custom Mod to Stock Seat, Backyard Special Low Mount Seat
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                                • #17
                                  ***
                                  -Roseanne

                                  "Wait... r.murphy isn't a dude?"
                                  California Dreamin'


                                  ***

                                  ​"The problem with internet quotes is that you can't always depend on their accuracy." ~Abraham Lincoln, 1864
                                  ​​​​​​
                                  Quote of the Month:

                                  In response to What time is... Will there be... Are we... How do we...

                                  "RTFP!"
                                  -Gene Strupe

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                                  • #18
                                    Happy Monday.
                                    2000 NFR - Tein in car adjustable coilovers, 2.2 liter bottom end, Hardtop, K-Pro Custom Roll Bar,
                                    Custom Brake Vents, Custom Mod to Stock Seat, Backyard Special Low Mount Seat
                                    Rail from Bulletproof Automotive Koyo Radiator, Oil Cooler

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                                    • #19
                                      I wonder if Rocketman made any progress.
                                      2000 NFR - Tein in car adjustable coilovers, 2.2 liter bottom end, Hardtop, K-Pro Custom Roll Bar,
                                      Custom Brake Vents, Custom Mod to Stock Seat, Backyard Special Low Mount Seat
                                      Rail from Bulletproof Automotive Koyo Radiator, Oil Cooler

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                                      • #20
                                        Fuel lines are hooked up, power steering is hooked up, alternator is hooked up, plus a few miscellaneous things. I need to get some expert advice on the engine electrical for the gauges, tach, choke, and temp sensor, but we're getting there. New brake master goes in this week as well as building up the headlight housings and grille support/hood latch. Then the front end can go back together. I plan to stab the tranny this weekend and hook up the starter. Still a couple of weeks away from turning the key and crossing my fingers.

                                        "It's rocket science but it's well understood rocket science." - Naveen Jain


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                                        Mugen reservoir socks, Modifry glove box organizer, factory headrest speakers, factory Ti shift knob, S2KCA logo throughout

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