Shopaholic

22 Jul

I sure feel like a shopaholic buying parts and stuff for this project.  Let’s look at some pictures of what I recently bought:

Bilstein shocks, 180 lb. Weltmeister springs, and a couple of 2″ diameter nipples to serve as extensions to raise the car about 1.5″ net, since the new springs will lower the car.  Hopefully the car will level off  back to specs when the batteries are on board.

22 mm Sway A Way torsion bars:

KYB Strut inserts:

Nothing’s better than Sachs! 

Since I bought this brand new clutch,  it became necessary to have the flywheel “turned”.  It cost me only $40.00 at a local machine shop.  Contrary to popular belief, the flywheel is not turned on a lathe, but wet ground by a cup shaped, diamond edged “stone”.    Shown below are the flywheel and a new pilot bearing, crush washer and felt washer fresh from Pelican Parts.

Went over to Harbor Freight Tools to take advantage of one of their perpetual sales.  Riv-nut tool, not bad for $16.99.  Also picked up a box of nut rivets, a couple bottles of thread lock (permanent and removable, and stainless steel cable ties.  Another item on sale were ratcheting wrenches, so I picked up a box of metrics. 

Other items from sales past:

I was also able to put in some work on the car, like prepping up the engine compartment for the battery rack by removing the latch and other things that will get in the way.

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2 Responses to “Shopaholic”

  1. steve EVfuture July 25, 2007 at 3:43 pm #

    Man, I wish I had known that there was such a thing as a rivnut tool. I didn’t even know what a rivnut was until last week, but I will grab one of those before I do anything else this weekend, for sure.

  2. Objoekenobi October 23, 2007 at 9:26 am #

    So have you put any of those things on the car yet?

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