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Old 09-30-2018, 08:54 PM
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I'm going to proceed with three-link (torque arm) suspension and keep the solid axle. It has a fantastic feel, and handles high horsepower better than anything.
I am following what you, Sailsman and so many others already know. I bought the timing cover you recommended. 8-rib pulleys and belts can wait for Marty to select and buy. I bought the timing cover so I can get it powder coated in Hello Kitty wrap.

Just kidding. I am changing the MMR valve covers, which are powder coated glossy black to sterling charcoal gun metal. I hope the following parts next to one another will pop!
a. sterling charcoal gun metal valve covers with blue inserts
b. indigo blue fuel rails
c. Metco pulleys with glossy black outer with polished inner

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Current MMR valve covers:




New color (courtesy of a member who has done similar):


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Old 09-30-2018, 09:03 PM
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For 2.5 years, I mostly ignored advice from this forum. If I had started out with MO's Speed Shop,........., anyway, I am listening now.

The IRS is dead!

Not saying you should give up on a dream.


Just saying try what's available 1st.


It's cheap and may give you what you want.


If the end product doesn't meet your expectations, then go after the IRS.


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Old 10-01-2018, 04:08 AM
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Today I received a pm from a member that, I believe, saved me a headache down the road.

"I want to ask you a question if I may...

If a centri SC is in the plans why didn't you go with an 8 rib setup?
The single bolt tensioner (thump RRR or not) wont hold off belt slip once you start to make real power. It will be a weak spot in your build."


Wow! So respectful and helpful. I hope the member reveals their identity. But, out of respect for their privacy, I cannot.

This is a typical example of the members here: always willing to help. Given my low knowledge of cars in general, I need all the help I can get.
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I am following what you, Sailsman and so many others already know. I bought the timing cover you recommended. 8-rib pulleys and belts can wait for Marty to select and buy. I bought the timing cover so I can get it powder coated in Hello Kitty wrap.

Just kidding. I am changing the MMR valve covers, which are powder coated glossy black to sterling charcoal gun metal. I hope the following parts next to one another will pop!
a. sterling charcoal gun metal valve covers with blue inserts
b. indigo blue fuel rails
c. Metco pulleys with glossy black outer with polished inner

Example:

Current MMR valve covers:




New color (sorry Lifespeed, but I love your engine):

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For 2.5 years, I mostly ignored advice from this forum. If I had started out with MO's Speed Shop,........., anyway, I am listening now.

The IRS is dead!

I'd be pissed with BRG racing.
ATI balancer
ThumpRRR single bolt tensioner
Custom PS pump pulley
PC timing cover

Just a little homework (from them/yourself) would have cost you a lot less
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:21 PM
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ATIís and Thumpís arenít cheap! Iíve had both.


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Old 10-01-2018, 08:34 PM
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I'd be pissed with BRG racing.
ATI balancer
ThumpRRR single bolt tensioner
Custom PS pump pulley
PC timing cover

Just a little homework (from them/yourself) would have cost you a lot less
Agreed. Better yet, going with MO's Speed Shop in the first place would have me driving my Marauder the last 1.5 years! Guess how much that would be worth to me?
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:37 PM
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Agreed. Better yet, going with MO's Speed Shop in the first place would have me driving my Marauder the last 1.5 years! Guess how much that would be worth to me?
Uhhhhh $8????
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Uhhhhh $8????
Damn good guess!
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:14 PM
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Reliable Carriers picks up my Marauder on 10/18 to delivery to MO's Speed Shop.
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Reliable Carriers picked up my Marauder this morning. They are taking a Porsche 918 Spyder to Atlanta for auction. My ride arrives to Marty on Thursday.











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I thought your car was already at Marty's shop??
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Upon arrival to my house and again at MO's Speed Shop, the engine does not sound right! . Marty agrees and is pulling the engine to inspect, and if necessary, correct any issues. I want the piece of mind before we proceed with the ADTR blower.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:35 AM
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Upon arrival to my house and again at MO's Speed Shop, the engine does not sound right! . Marty agrees and is pulling the engine to inspect, and if necessary, correct any issues. I want the piece of mind before we proceed with the ADTR blower.
Ugh, that sucks.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:59 PM
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Glad you're finally on the right track and I know it's none of my bidness but I sure would like to know how much you've spent (maybe wasted) during the looooong time they have been working(?) on your car out there on the left coast!!??

Marty and his guys will do ya right and make ya proud of your Silver Birch car (the fastest color BTW)!!
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The motor has been pulled to inspect against engine build sheet; ensure no issues exist toward motor tune and break-in.

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