Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The following are pics of the repair on the bumper. I grinded down all the paint and used 3M panel bonding adhesive to do the repair.
After squeezing the adhesive through
Dry time: 24 hours
Primered, sealed, based, and cleared!! Now they're ready for install!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
So a friend and I did a compression test on my motor this weekend and I almost wish we hadn't. #3 was about 25-30psi lower than the other three. Dropped some oil in and the pressure went back up to normal thus concluding my piston rings are bad.
No boosted Venge this year :(
Since this is my only car I figure the best/easiest way for me to get her ready for boost is to buy a used motor and rebuild it over the next year or so. If I'm gonna be opening it up that much to replace the rings then I might as well build the sucker right. JE pistons, Eagle rods, sleeved block, 8.8:1 compression, etc.
I'm really bummed and slightly pissed about this whole situation but I know it'll be better this way in the long run.
I was so looking forward to the Lewistown test track, Beartooth Run, SCCA, & the drag strip this year and it really breaks my heart