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    Well done Chris. Now I need to get my car going...

    Well done Chris. Now I need to get my car going again.
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    Well done. I cannot wait to see this car on the...

    Well done. I cannot wait to see this car on the road.
  3. Shelby has been making some pretty good kits for...

    Shelby has been making some pretty good kits for many years now.

    Thank you, thank you. Please do not forget to tip the waitress and good night.
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    I have both VW and Fiero based kit cars. Even...

    I have both VW and Fiero based kit cars. Even though it might be possible to use a Fiero over a VW kit, it would be a lot of work. The big deal is that the Fiero is wider and the gas tank is in the...
  5. Congratulations on getting your car from IFG. The...

    Congratulations on getting your car from IFG. The only thing that is more work that building a kit car is to have someone else build one. :)

    I do not think that the stock clutch will hold up to a...
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    I am still wondering if the FFR 818 is going to...

    I am still wondering if the FFR 818 is going to replace the Fiero and MR2 as the next go to mid engine chassis.
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    Most likely water has seeped into the crank case...

    Most likely water has seeped into the crank case and contaminated the oil. The engine will start to rust, and is not a total lost. You would have to take a part the engine and rebuild it to make sure...
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    As others have said, the engine and the...

    As others have said, the engine and the electrical are shot. The problem with the electrical is that the plugs are designed to be water repellent as in being splashed, but not submerged. You will...
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    dwheeler, one of the best pieces of advice I...

    dwheeler, one of the best pieces of advice I received when I first started playing with kit cars when I was 19 was to not go over board with HP. As you know, the cost difference between 300 and 700...
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    Try it from here: KONI North America - Home...

    Try it from here:

    KONI North America - Home Page
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    I have coil overs on the rear of both my AD355...

    I have coil overs on the rear of both my AD355 and my daily driver. After suffering from weird handling after lowering, I ditched the KYBs and run only Konis now. I will not use any other shock by...
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    The change in scrub radius feels like a 84-87...

    The change in scrub radius feels like a 84-87 Fiero to me.
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    My opinion is that it does not matter. I...

    My opinion is that it does not matter. I originally planned on using a wide track suspension on my AD355 build, but ended up with a set up like yours. 1" spacer on the front and 3" on the rear. The...
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    They are kit cars. I have a hard time saying the...

    They are kit cars. I have a hard time saying the the original Shelby Cobras were not kits. I love going to shows and having someone explain why their brand new Cobra is not a kit because they paid...
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    There are many many specially constructed...

    There are many many specially constructed vehicles without front bumpers. My Sterling went through with no problems. All the F355 kits have the front bumper removed. I have never seen a registered...
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    Please keep this thread alive with pictures. I...

    Please keep this thread alive with pictures. I love what you are doing.
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    I had the privilege of meeting gullwing01 and...

    I had the privilege of meeting gullwing01 and seeing his car. That gullwing is truely one of the best I have seen. It looked better than the ones at Pebble Beach by a long shot.
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    NCKCC Car show in Concord CA

    I have been going to the NCKCC car show for 20 years now. This years show was by far the smallest at about 25 cars, but the best in the cars that showed up. The trend of tube chassis cars taking over...
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    I was thinking the same thing as TwilightZ.

    I was thinking the same thing as TwilightZ.
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    On my AD F355 kit, I lowered it to 3.5". Now I...

    On my AD F355 kit, I lowered it to 3.5". Now I can clearly say that it looked great. Even with the slight slope of a California driveway, I would not get to the street. I raised my car to 4" and now...
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    There is not that much of a difference. You could...

    There is not that much of a difference. You could always modify the F355 door panels for side scoops. The front bumper would need some work also. The rear light would be more of a challenge. If you...
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    Please do me a huge favor and go see a...

    Please do me a huge favor and go see a non-stretched Diablo before you do anything. The difference is almost 12" and it makes a huge difference.
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    I am sure that Rhino 3D, Solid Works, Inventor,...

    I am sure that Rhino 3D, Solid Works, Inventor, and Sketchup would all do this, but 123D is a one button job.
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    You should add the upper bump stop back in. I...

    You should add the upper bump stop back in. I have no idea how much stabilization it offers, but it will offer some. Plus, I am not quite sure how you motors stop now.
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    We used the Saturn buckets and they are rock...

    We used the Saturn buckets and they are rock solid. Mind you that we put a lot of effort to reinforce everything with the lights so that they would not shake. Can you please post a picture of your...
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