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  1. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Very interesting, it makes me wonder if the higher temp paint that you used would dry from the atmosphere before it even hit the surface you were painting if you didn't have it. Yeah, tools are cool man, I agree
  2. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Thanks Zach, the real name for the gun I have is "Air Gunsa HZ3", but it's made by Iwata. Just thought I'd clarify that in case someone wants to buy it, but can't find it online. Yeah, a few car guys at work do the same thing. They all have $25 primer guns that they just throw away or clean half-assedly when they're done with them. I thought about doing that, but it pains me to throw away or neglect a tool. But yeah, cleaning that high build out of my gun sucked. It's a pain to get off. I've never heard of a compressor air refrigerator until you mentioned it lol. My air and oil separator that I have for my compressor works really well. I did buy the disposable moisture separator for just behind the gun, but my autobody buddy told me to get that shit out of here. He thinks the separator at the compressor works plenty well enough. I wasn't going to argue with him, since he does it for a living. Went through and fixed the few things on the strut towers I didn't like, and cleaned up the area on the firewall where the starter wire and engine harness come through. There's a few parts on the firewall that are a bit chunky, but it works. The engine along with other things will block most of the slightly boogery stuff, so it shouldn't be visible.
  3. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I also was able to make the bracket from suspicious garage work. He was good about communicating with me and fixing the problem. The second piece he sent me was much closer than the first, but still needed the slightest bit of hacking to make work. Hit it with a little etch primer and then black trim paint.
  4. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Shocking news everyone. If you want a good weld, you have to clean both sides of the metal. After I started doing that, I went through and redid every single crappy weld that I did a few years ago. I paid dearly for not welding properly the first time. Having a nice speedglas helmet is so much better than a piece of $30 harbor freight trash. I can actually see the bead that I'm welding. Incredible. Bought a few more tools for the whole operation. I don't know how I survived without an air compressor for so long, it's amazing to finally have one. I also bought this paint gun. It was a pretty good value at around $250 off amazon. Came with a 1.3, 1.5 and 1.8 tip. There was so much damn bondo dust in my garage... Used some guidecoat to see where my high and low spots were. Once I was happy, I got everything prepped for high build primer. My autobody buddy sprayed the high build for me. It's much easier to look at it when it's all one color. I'm particularly happy with the cleaner looking frame rails. He was pretty impressed at how little overspray there was and how efficient it was. The primer really made any imperfections more evident though. There's a few things I need to touch up with bondo and finish putty. There were a couple places on the strut towers that I forgot to bondo, which I'll deal with momentarily. The bay won't be bathtub smooth, but it'll be damn close. The plan is to paint within the next few weekends. I'm already really happy with how much further the bay has come. Eeeeewww. Much better already
  5. BoristheCat

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Whelp there goes my paycheck. I'll get mine on order lol
  6. BoristheCat

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Oooohh, I'm interested in that front bar. Since you did all the legwork, maybe they still have a jig laying around that they made your bar with, or at least hopefully they kept their measurements and stuff. I want one!
  7. BoristheCat

    SG JZ Alternator Relocation Kit

    Thanks for getting back to me, life has been busy over the last week or two. I'll try and get it packaged and sent this weekend. I appreciate you following up on this
  8. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Yep, this car won't be dumped. It'll still be low, but the overall wheel and tire combo will be about 25 to 50mm greater in diameter than it is now, so I'll be raising it an inch or an inch and a half higher than it is now. It's real low as it is, so I don't mind raising it up a little bit
  9. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    True true... I still have a fair amount of pulling I can do though, I know some people have run 235's in the front. I think 245's might be possible if I hit the offset just right and pull the fender enough. I'll deal with the fender pulling, offset and other wheel and tire nonsense later though.
  10. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    They say upgrading your tires is the best single mod you can do for your car for grip, braking, handling, etc. My intention was to put a really sticky pilot sport cup or something similar on my car. The ctsv came with 275's in the front, which was enough to stop a 4100 pound car. I'm hoping that I can fit a 235 on there and have good results. This is going to be a road car, so I'll likely have a better contact patch with minimal camber than most cress owners. Also, drift tires are usually cheap, right? So it makes sense that people are locking their brakes up easily since those tires likely have less grip
  11. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I feel like this project has been going one step forward and two steps back lately. Some good things happened, I finished sealing up the motor with a new rear main seal and FIPGing the remaining stuff on the bottom end. Also installed the Collins pilot bearing adapter thing. The SG bracket to relocate the alternator that I bought bolted onto the motor just fine, but the reliefs in the bracket for the alternator were too small, so I had to hack at it a little bit. I already bitched about it in the for sale section, so if you all want to hear me get mad and complain, you can read about it in more detail over there. The autobody is what's really pissing me off. Welding this thin 20 gauge bullshit is infuriating. I'm going slow, not running giant beads or pushing a ton of heat into it, and it's still burning through and looks like shit. I discovered that some of my previous welds were crap and could be pushed out rather easily. Better to fix it now than have shit crack after painting it. Wake me from this fucking autobody nightmare u guys
  12. BoristheCat

    SG JZ Alternator Relocation Kit

    Uhhh... yeah, this definitely doesn't fit all JZ's. It fits on the motor just fine, but the alternator doesn't clear it. Here's the bracket laid on top of the alternator. There needs to be more of a relief cut into the bolting locations on the bracket for the alternator to fit. Using stock aristo alternator part number 27060-46260. I'm a little irritated. I get tired of having to hack up parts that are a supposed "drop in fit". I don't feel like grinding up my stock alternator to make this work. I don't feel like grinding up this bracket to make this work either. Fuck it, I'll just put it on the shelf and file it under my huge pile of "bought, but didn't/couldn't use" shit.
  13. BoristheCat

    SG JZ Alternator Relocation Kit

    I was too impatient to wait for your reply, and money was burning a hole in my pocket. Bought the kit with the belt and paid for shipping. If you feel like refunding me the shipping, cool. If not, no big deal. Looking forward to getting it. I'll probably paint the thing black since the silver is a little too bright and flashy for my liking.
  14. BoristheCat

    SG JZ Alternator Relocation Kit

    I would definitely buy this solely for the fact that it would make my thick 4 gauge wire I have running around the block from the alternator to the starter much shorter. I agree with gordo, it would look much better anodized black. I have the XM ac delete kit, which uses a different belt than stock. I'm assuming this kit doesn't use the same belt as XM does, but if it does, would you sell the kit for marginally less without the belt? I'll probably buy this thing in its current non anodized state anyway though
  15. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Not afraid to admit that my fab skills are seriously lacking. Gordo, I bought that machinists book that you recommended. Hopefully my neanderthal skills will get better after I read through some of it. I cut out a bunch of cancerous rust from the bumper and patched it up. My welding skills are slowly getting better though, which I'm happy about I also fit the second front brake. I just need rotors front and rear and then my brake system will be done
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