This is a bunch of malarkey!
So….I grabbed a Stage 1 Kit from Ireland Engineering to kick my suspension refurbish off. Easy day, right?
I’m a bit of a safety hound hence the 3 ton jack stands and stacked tires under the 1600. I get frequent visits from my 3 & 5 year old daughters. They always want to see what daddy is doing with his “race car”.
Basically, I just started with ripping everything off after it was on the stands. Believe it or not, the part that took me a considerable amount
Today I took a shot at installing 2 PC680s under my rear seat. I should have just used one, but hey...it's not the dumbest thing I've ever done.
As you can see, the Odyssey is less than half the weight of my trusty Interstate.
Single PC680: 14lbs+
I figure since I told myself (more like lied to myself) that I would make every attempt to save weight, I used aluminum angle to make my brackets. If you really think about it, the 10 feet of copper I just ran probably pushed me back u
Okay, so I'm back!
I bought an engine and transmission from @williamggruff last year with the intent of swapping it before Vintage 2016, but that did not happen. I'm going to take a stab at it before Vintage this year. I'm tired of working hard to keep up with the pack. I'll store my current stock 1600 for future resale (Like that's ever going to happen!)
I started this tear down with my daughters with the intent of them helping me through it. They did, for the most p
Here are most of the parts that will go on.
I'll use this entry in the future as a running log of all the parts that are installed.
PC680 x 2
BNR Drop In 95 Amp Alternator
ANL Fuse holder + 90A Fuse
Battery Shutoff Switch (removable key)
Rampage 7" H4 Headlight Conversion Kit
Relay Kit + Wiring
Petronix Flame Thrower Coil
Bosch 7mm wires
IE Stage 1 Springs
Front Sway Bar 22mm
Rear Sway Bar 22mm
Here is the day that I brought her home. I grabbed her from a fellow Marine headed out on deployment. Good price + right timing = happy me.
So far, I've done a few things to make it more "driver friendly" in the Wash DC area climate. I'll get into all of that later, but for now, I just wanted you to get a few pics of her before I start this process.
Sitting nicely in her new home: