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Thread: New Owner Build

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    New Owner Build

    In February I picked up this car that was last registered in '99, not running, but otherwise in great shape with low miles. Going to get it on the road and see if the chassis is as fun as it looks. If so, it will likely get a motor swap as I have a problem with keeping things stock and like to be drunk with power. lol

    I'll update this thread as time goes on, but daily updates are made on instagram at @lamborfuucckinghini





    it's in good company






    first meeting of my cars




    new parts






    Original brake calipers are seized. Now for the fun . . . F355 brakes. First up, new wheels. Going to be running square set up.








    New wheels back from powdercoating




    Tires courtesy of Toyo

    Last edited by white out; 07-07-2019 at 06:48 AM.

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    New wheels powder coated and 235/50R15 R888r added.














    Have some KW's en route to clean up that ride height




    fixed the broken antenna and saved some weight




    Doesn't look too bad for sitting for 20 years


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    These showed up from KW . . . now I can kill the pre-runner stance.




    Oh, and working on those new brakes. Stock front wheels definitely won't work


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    Front:








    Rear:






    Onto the car . . .

    Before




    After






    This car is seriously low






    There is a lot of work to do to get this set up to work, but this is a good start. It ended up getting over 4" of drop when KW advertises a 1.3" drop.

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    Onto more updates. . .

    My fabricator just so happens to be a suspension engineer. He took a quick look at the front of the car and noted that the front wheels should be moved rearward to provide adequate clearance and based on the design of the front suspension, the sway bar doubles as a torsion bar, he added some spacers to it and the wheels/tires now clear the fender. Much easier to gain clearance than what we were expecting.

    before:


    after:


    He also raised it a bit:



    He went ahead and rolled all the fenders for extra clearance.





    He is also making some brackets to allow 1-2 degrees of camber on the front. Will obviously help with handling, but also will help give even more clearance for the front tire.

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    When lowering the car to this level, the front tires end up with 1 degree of negative camber. By modifying the upper control arm, we were able to get 3.5 degrees of negative camber at this level (can go with less camber) and sill able to service the joints. For reference the rear is at 3 degree of negative camber without any adjustment. If the car was higher, the degree of negative camber would be decreased.





    before/after:



    Is there any interest in negative camber adjustment for the front? We can make plates to allow DIY modification or the upper arms could be sent to the fabricator for modification.

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    Upper control arm modified with a reinforcement plate.


    New OEM brake master vs. old.


    New seal and reservoir are on order.

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    Here is the final product for front fitment:






    Rear wheel spacers on order. Hope to have the Ferrari calipers & AP rotors on next week sometime.

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    Rear spacers came in.






    Quite happy with the set up.




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    DeLorean made a little cameo in a friend's video.

    And yes, that is a Toyota Starlet powered by a Hayabusa motor.

    https://youtu.be/bNgW4lxNz5k

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