How to tell that your project is taking too long to complete?
So, I’ve done couple of things on the car. Some part orders arrived.
Since most of the hoses are crap and in any case I will be converting it to V3, I decided to go full silicone kit. Found this G-Plus brand being really cheap.
Got intake pipe, intercooler kit, and coolant kit... For 130 bucks. Free shipping. Couldn't resist
With this stuff from China sometimes you can’t be sure what you get, and I wouldn’t advise anyone to do this if they are not ready to loose their money. But sometimes, when for example new brand is being launched, you can get some good quality for amazing price. I really like to think that this is the case because for now I like it and some parts I tried fit great.
Decided for blue for intake parts and red for coolant ones and coolant hoses came with STi labeling on them.
Not a fan of this, but if it’ll work, whatever
Still expecting for major engine parts order to arrive. But since all suspension parts are here, I have some stuff to do before I can finish with the engine and put it back. But before that I wanted to fininsh with my brakes..
I really regret for getting this flaring kit. It's just impossible to get it aligned for consistent results.
The only thing that works fine from the kit is tube cutter. The rest is crap. I don't know if it's me or this specific kit quality, but I'm quite pessimistic about this design in general.
I’m not happy with 50% of flares I got on the car now, but I simply couldn’t waste more time with it. I hope there will be no leaks, still need to test it. Ordered another flaring tool and more supplies in case I will need to replaces some of the lines. Anyway, what I got now:
DBA rotors+EBC Yellowstuff pads+Goodridge hoses.
Fronts are ready, in rear still need to fix some issues… I got calipers adaptors, thick drum brake shoes to use with newage discs, but dust shied rubs again brake disc, will try to figure it out today.
Thought about painting the calipers but dropped the Idea, just gave them a good clean. I spent last week (evenings+weekend) to get V3 intake manifold cleaned and primed which took enormous time and effort because I couldn’t get old paint off. Tried two different paint strippers and have major collection of wire brushes now. So those memories kept me from messing up with this stuff again.
I hope that I’ll be able to forget this feeling by the time I get rear subframe down for bushings installation because i wanted to clean and coat them and underbody.