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Share what you did to your Rally Car (or Rallycross Car) with the community!
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Example: I put it up on jack stands and power washed the 50 pounds of concrete mud off.
Example: Finally got my rally intercom wired.
Example: Installed a straight pipe and it sounds amazing!

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Should probably reach out Collin at TT who is building me a 2L motor to compete with Christiansen who had to go off an build a new motor. Last hiccup was sourcing a clutch. He recommended a 4 plate solid hub clutch but perhaps I'm old school but think sprung and full disc is better for rally for the shock and heat.
 

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The car is partially torn apart, currently trying to redo the front struts as I killed my old top mounts at Olympus.
I'm going with some Bilstein HDs with some escort top hats. Hopefully should last me a good while, especially with that life time warranty. 🤣

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I drove my car to work. Trivial, perhaps, but considering it hasn't moved under it's own power since 2014-I'll call it a start.

Boneyard 2.3 was installed a couple days ago, and other than a trip to the gas station, the drive from Simi Valley to Universal Hollywood was the maiden voyage for the "new to me" engine. Seems to run ok.

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Next step..-operation acquire maximum funds for rally build.

In 10 days I'll be dragging a honeywagon to North East Oklahoma for 6 months(Big Feature film).

Should make decent $$

When I get back-it's build time!!

Here's my car next to my honeywagon today:

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I drove my car to work. Trivial, perhaps, but considering it hasn't moved under it's own power since 2014-I'll call it a start.
Drive your rally car to work day is always a special day - congrats! 🤩
 

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Plan for this weekend is to start getting the fire system installed in preparation for Rally Colorado. Also troubleshooting the air conditioning in the tow vehicle. It will be a hot tow through Vegas without AC. Glad I discovered that it wasn't working now.

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Plan for this weekend is to start getting the fire system installed in preparation for Rally Colorado. Also troubleshooting the air conditioning in the tow vehicle. It will be a hot tow through Vegas without AC. Glad I discovered that it wasn't working now.
I like how it says "For Competition Use Only".
I mean - I only recreationally fight car fires? 🤔😛
 

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Plan for this weekend is to start getting the fire system installed in preparation for Rally Colorado. Also troubleshooting the air conditioning in the tow vehicle. It will be a hot tow through Vegas without AC. Glad I discovered that it wasn't working now.
I don't think I'll have time to install mine until after Olympus, but who knows! :LOL:
 

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Well that doesn't look like a rally car. But it is a parts car to a rally car. I disassembled it a little bit more today.
Any GC8 on jack stands says "rally car" to me. 😁
 

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Plan for this weekend is to start getting the fire system installed in preparation for Rally Colorado. Also troubleshooting the air conditioning in the tow vehicle. It will be a hot tow through Vegas without AC. Glad I discovered that it wasn't working now.
Well, the good news is I got the AC working in the truck! But unfortunately that took longer than I expected, so I did not make much progress on the fire system install. It looks like I'll have to make a few small brackets to mount the nozzles. Luckily I fabbed up a little press brake a few years ago so that should make things simple.
 

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Drove both of them (for SALE!!!) to Cars and Coffee last weekend! Then drove them home to let all the little neighborhood kiddos sit in em and play with switches. 😁. They normally only get out for events and stay hidden at the shop. They were sooooo happy!!!
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Attempted to change the rear motor mount on my Fiesta ST.
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But one of the bolts on the existing won’t budge and I rounded off the corners so now it’s really not coming off. Had to buy a bolt extractor set. Unmotivated to try again anytime soon. Maybe after next 2 rallycross events. Below is pick of skid plate after my first 2 rallycross events.

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Escort top hats in my mazda, because I killed the last set of generic pillow ball top hats I had. Beefy!!!

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