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Sunbeam 2000 build

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by belmateo, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    I think my shoulder has recovered enough to update the front bar to balance out the handling more and reduce body roll. It will use the factory hardware and has an adjustment at the links to make it even stiffer if needed. 32mm Sway Bar.JPG 32mm Sway Bar name.JPG
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2021
  2. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    I am glad to have put this off since it has only been 10-1/2 weeks since surgery and my PT advised me to wait.
     
  3. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Well as May is coming to a close I want to thank all involved for featuring my car for the calendar this year, it has been an honor. Wish you all a safe and happy Memorial weekend.
    Spent the day yesterday doing spring cleaning around the garage and shop. I am now ready to install the sway bar and ordered a Supercharger to increase my RWP to 4oo hp. It will arrive in the next couple of weeks barring any unforseen issues. The system will be tested with low boost at first, then crank it up!
     
  4. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I think it's perfect for the rear of your Modified Apine.
     
  5. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Finally got the front sway bar mounted, went ahead and set it at the hardest setting. You can already tell that the car stays flatter and is more responsive at quick changes in direction.
    Will take it out today for some testing.
     
  6. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    You guys with your drivable cars. You all make me so jealous.
     
  7. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

  8. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Here is a comparison of the stock and replacement sway bar. Much beefier!

    Sway Bars.jpg
     
  9. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    We took a ride over to a wheel widening/polishing company today.

    http://www.etmags.com/

    After talking to the operator, it is clearly cost prohibitive. Estimated cost to widen one wheel $450!
    Ouch
    From the looks of it, they do really nice work and just about do any combination you want if you have deep pockets.
     
  10. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

  11. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Mike, you never stop amazing me!
    Your reccomendation from the reviews I read is the best in the country and would have been my go to place to have it done. Unfortunately the cost is prohibitive for me.
    Thank You
     
  12. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Well, Judge Judy lies again. The were supposed to send me a postcard to notify when my episode would be aired. Just got a call from my sister that it is on now.
     
  13. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    How to see it ???
     
  14. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Any streaming service I guess. I saw it OTA
     
  15. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

  16. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Just got a call from the company making the Supercharger to let me know there is a delay in manufacturing. I was hoping to have this on the car for the upcoming show......
     
  17. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    In preparation for the extra power a new clutch was ordered from Ebay Wednesday afternoon and arrived Thursday before noon.

    ACT Heavy Duty Clutch Kit.JPG
     
  18. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    I just checked the Woodbury Park website and they do not list the Queens English show on their schedule. However the flyer still shows August 1, 2021............Fingers crossed that the show will go on. Who will be there?
     
  19. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Gold Level Sponsor

    I will be there.
     
  20. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    I look forward to meeting you John.
     

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