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 Post subject: Mark's D Mod Book Build
PostPosted: November 14, 2017, 8:30 pm 
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Hello, I am Mark, and I am an addict. 4-5 years ago I stumbled across this site and I will not be able to shake it until I build one of these things. Since then I bought 3 books for "inspiration". Build your own Sports Car, Gibbs; How to Build a Cheap Sports Car, Tanner; and Build your own Sports Car 2nd edition, Champion.

I still have a bunch of questions and unknowns about, well, everything. Goals are a FUN street car that I can autocross when I am not racing my other toys.

Here we go!

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's Book Build
PostPosted: November 14, 2017, 8:35 pm 
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This is what I have so far

Some cut steel
A pair of Izusu T5's for the ecotec 1.4T If I choose that engine
A Miata 6 speed, if I choose an NA ecotec frankenstein setup
A dana 30 rear axle out of a volvo 242
Not pictured are miata spindles for the front end.


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's Book Build
PostPosted: November 15, 2017, 12:17 am 
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Hi Mark, welcome to the gang... I think we're all addicts in here.

Or you might say:
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Where in Central FL are you? Gonna be at The FIRM this weekend?

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"Gonzo and friends: Last night must have been quite a night. Camelot moments, mechanical marvels, Rustoleum launches, flying squirrels, fru-fru tea cuppers, V8 envy, Ensure catch cans -- and it wasn't even a full moon." -- SeattleTom


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's Book Build
PostPosted: November 15, 2017, 1:18 am 
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This pretty much sums up the quality of help you'll get here.


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PostPosted: November 15, 2017, 10:03 pm 
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GonzoRacer wrote:
Hi Mark, welcome to the gang... I think we're all addicts in here.

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Where in Central FL are you? Gonna be at The FIRM this weekend?

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I live in Orange City, near Deland and work in Daytona.
Whats going on at the FIRM this weekend?

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's Book Build
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carguy123 wrote:
This pretty much sums up the quality of help you'll get here.



I will take it! Its about all I offer as well so its good that expectations are low.

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's Book Build
PostPosted: November 16, 2017, 8:21 am 
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kartermdb wrote:
I live in Orange City, near Deland and work in Daytona.
Whats going on at the FIRM this weekend?
They're having an open track day. Me and the Slotus are going on Sunday, so I can try to to scare the sh!t outta my-own-self. Earl is coming down with a Mustang he's gonna flail un-mercifully. Sounds like a good time.

If you got the free time, come on out and visit... And check tire pressures and torque the lugs and make sure the oil level is right and... Oops, did I say that last part out loud? Sorry... Come on out and visit!

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's Book Build
PostPosted: December 24, 2017, 8:23 pm 
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So things have been a little slow here. Too many projects, to little time.

My shed looks like a war zone. Bought a 2.4 ecotec LE5 last week and stripped it today. I am going to initially build the car NA le5 with a hybrid of parts.

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's Book Build
PostPosted: September 3, 2018, 1:29 pm 
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Its been a while. Trying to decide which path to take, decisions decisions. I am going to go full on D-Mod build. If I want a street car later I will just build another. Trans and rear end are already in inventory. I just need to purchase a GM 1.4 engine. I can get some low mileage encore/trax ones really close to my house for cheap monies.

I did buy a new piece of equipment a few weeks ago. Already making parts for the racecar in preparation for NASA championships at COTA in 2 weeks. Now I will be able to make or modify anything to get the locost on the road. I am excited for this winter. :lol:


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PostPosted: September 28, 2018, 10:21 pm 
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So this happened tonight. Things are getting serious.


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PostPosted: September 28, 2018, 11:32 pm 
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kartermdb wrote:
So this happened tonight. Things are getting serious.


So, your EcoTec fell down? :mrgreen:

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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kartermdb wrote:
So this happened tonight. Things are getting serious.


So, your EcoTec fell down? :mrgreen:

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Fell out of the back of the truck actually. :lol:

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PostPosted: October 8, 2018, 12:23 pm 
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Engine came out of a 2016 encore. Certificate of destruction matched the dash at 3817 miles. After tearing it apart last night I believe the milage is correct.

Intake looks great on there. Can’t wait to finish it. The next decision I need to make is drysump or no drysump?


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Is that a RacerX fuel rail on there ?


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Is that a RacerX fuel rail on there ?


That is correct. It is mounted to the bottom portion of their intake as well. I will be finishing the intake to put the throttle body where fits best.

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