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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by SSS » Wed May 23, 2012 8:19 am

ossme wrote:
ossme wrote:The car looks like a solid Donner for Cobra Project ! :twisted:
I mint this ..

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

THIS is the factory5 Mk4 roadster ... a nice cobra replica kit car!
http://www.factoryfive.com/kits/mk4-roadster/

Would be a dream to be able to assemble any kit here and to officially register it.
(A guy in dubai told me: no way :cry: )
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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by ossme » Wed May 23, 2012 9:01 am

Huh ? :shock: I already registered and sold one! I currently ordered my second kit as I'm planning to build it in summer. :)

The idea is to import the Kit as a "car" and not as a kit. :mrgreen:
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Current status: Blue 1998 Jeep TJ : AEV Higline Kit * Custom Viper GTS Blue paint job * Golen 4.6L stroker * AEM FI/C 8 system * Griffin 3" Radiator * Custom 2.5" "quite" exhaust system with MagnaFlow Aftermarket Catalyst and Dynamax Cut Back * NV3550 gearbox * B&M short Shifter for NV3550 * IronMan steering stabilizer * IronMan 2.5" Coils * Rancho 9000xl shocks * Front and Rear Dana 44 * Front RCV Performance CV shafts * Front Synergy Suspension inner sleeve * Front Black Magic Brake upgrade kit * Front Factory Rubicon Locker * Rear Factory 10 chromoly axle shafts * Superior Bolt on Truss Kit * Rear ARB locker * Motive gear 4.88 gears * BFgoodrich KM2 35x12.5r15 Tires * SPOD switch Panel * ARB Twin compressor * AEV Tummy Tuck * Currie Enterprises JJ Fully Adjustable Control Arms * Rugged Ridge angle Reduction * Rugged Ridge Rear Drive Shaft * Warn Rear Bumper * Mopar Rock Crawler Front bumper Warn VR-1000s Winch with Synthetic rob * Rock Hard 4x4 License Plate & 3rd Brake Relocation Bracket * Front and Rear AOR LED lights * Rugged Ridge All weather Floor mattes In Progress: Rear Savvy LED light with Custom Europe to US wiring conversion * Upcoming planes: Jarry Can Holders * 2.5 Gallon Smittybilt air tank with a secondary compressor Future Plans: Currie Enterprises Tie Rod kit * Mopar Rear Bumper * Front truck-lite LED head lights * High Steering kit * Hydro steering * King shocks * Racing seats * Cruise Control * Side armors * Sound and Heat proofing the interior * Interior Carpeting * Rust Proofing Fixing the A/C! :mrgreen:

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by SSS » Wed May 23, 2012 9:06 am

ossme wrote:Huh ? :shock: I already registered and sold one! I currently ordered my second kit as I'm planning to build it in summer. :)

The idea is to import the Kit as a "car" and not as a kit. :mrgreen:
riiiight ... once you told me about the idea. I forgot :?
(maybe the dubai guy was a axxhole and wanted to avoid "competition" ... because maybe he knew how and was doing business)
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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by ossme » Wed May 23, 2012 9:08 am

SSS wrote:
ossme wrote:Huh ? :shock: I already registered and sold one! I currently ordered my second kit as I'm planning to build it in summer. :)

The idea is to import the Kit as a "car" and not as a kit. :mrgreen:
riiiight ... once you told me about the idea. I forgot :?
(maybe the dubai guy was a axxhole and wanted to avoid "competition" ... because maybe he knew how)
I know few shops in Dubai who build and sell them. So, it is most propably yes, he is just trying to avoid competition! :mrgreen:
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Current status: Blue 1998 Jeep TJ : AEV Higline Kit * Custom Viper GTS Blue paint job * Golen 4.6L stroker * AEM FI/C 8 system * Griffin 3" Radiator * Custom 2.5" "quite" exhaust system with MagnaFlow Aftermarket Catalyst and Dynamax Cut Back * NV3550 gearbox * B&M short Shifter for NV3550 * IronMan steering stabilizer * IronMan 2.5" Coils * Rancho 9000xl shocks * Front and Rear Dana 44 * Front RCV Performance CV shafts * Front Synergy Suspension inner sleeve * Front Black Magic Brake upgrade kit * Front Factory Rubicon Locker * Rear Factory 10 chromoly axle shafts * Superior Bolt on Truss Kit * Rear ARB locker * Motive gear 4.88 gears * BFgoodrich KM2 35x12.5r15 Tires * SPOD switch Panel * ARB Twin compressor * AEV Tummy Tuck * Currie Enterprises JJ Fully Adjustable Control Arms * Rugged Ridge angle Reduction * Rugged Ridge Rear Drive Shaft * Warn Rear Bumper * Mopar Rock Crawler Front bumper Warn VR-1000s Winch with Synthetic rob * Rock Hard 4x4 License Plate & 3rd Brake Relocation Bracket * Front and Rear AOR LED lights * Rugged Ridge All weather Floor mattes In Progress: Rear Savvy LED light with Custom Europe to US wiring conversion * Upcoming planes: Jarry Can Holders * 2.5 Gallon Smittybilt air tank with a secondary compressor Future Plans: Currie Enterprises Tie Rod kit * Mopar Rear Bumper * Front truck-lite LED head lights * High Steering kit * Hydro steering * King shocks * Racing seats * Cruise Control * Side armors * Sound and Heat proofing the interior * Interior Carpeting * Rust Proofing Fixing the A/C! :mrgreen:

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DinoStroker » Wed May 23, 2012 9:21 am

Easy there guys. Don't hijack my thread. I should have the engine running by Friday and take the car for a shakedown test. Hopefully I won't have any oil/water/vacuum leaks to deal with.

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by ossme » Wed May 23, 2012 9:58 am

DinoStroker wrote:Easy there guys. Don't hijack my thread. I should have the engine running by Friday and take the car for a shakedown test. Hopefully I won't have any oil/water/vacuum leaks to deal with.
Too late ! :lol:

Good luck ! ;)
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Current status: Blue 1998 Jeep TJ : AEV Higline Kit * Custom Viper GTS Blue paint job * Golen 4.6L stroker * AEM FI/C 8 system * Griffin 3" Radiator * Custom 2.5" "quite" exhaust system with MagnaFlow Aftermarket Catalyst and Dynamax Cut Back * NV3550 gearbox * B&M short Shifter for NV3550 * IronMan steering stabilizer * IronMan 2.5" Coils * Rancho 9000xl shocks * Front and Rear Dana 44 * Front RCV Performance CV shafts * Front Synergy Suspension inner sleeve * Front Black Magic Brake upgrade kit * Front Factory Rubicon Locker * Rear Factory 10 chromoly axle shafts * Superior Bolt on Truss Kit * Rear ARB locker * Motive gear 4.88 gears * BFgoodrich KM2 35x12.5r15 Tires * SPOD switch Panel * ARB Twin compressor * AEV Tummy Tuck * Currie Enterprises JJ Fully Adjustable Control Arms * Rugged Ridge angle Reduction * Rugged Ridge Rear Drive Shaft * Warn Rear Bumper * Mopar Rock Crawler Front bumper Warn VR-1000s Winch with Synthetic rob * Rock Hard 4x4 License Plate & 3rd Brake Relocation Bracket * Front and Rear AOR LED lights * Rugged Ridge All weather Floor mattes In Progress: Rear Savvy LED light with Custom Europe to US wiring conversion * Upcoming planes: Jarry Can Holders * 2.5 Gallon Smittybilt air tank with a secondary compressor Future Plans: Currie Enterprises Tie Rod kit * Mopar Rear Bumper * Front truck-lite LED head lights * High Steering kit * Hydro steering * King shocks * Racing seats * Cruise Control * Side armors * Sound and Heat proofing the interior * Interior Carpeting * Rust Proofing Fixing the A/C! :mrgreen:

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by SSS » Wed May 23, 2012 11:16 am

:oops: ... sorry and :|
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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DinoStroker » Sat May 26, 2012 5:31 pm

Well, after all that hard work it seems I've resolved most of the engine issues. After I fired the engine up it had a nice, steady idle but it still seemed to be "hunting" a bit and running rich. I reckon that the O2 sensors are probably heavily contaminated so if cleaning them doesn't improve things, I'll look for good secondhand replacements.
I left the engine to idle for at least 10 minutes and there were no coolant/oil/vacuum leaks. The engine revved up faster when I blipped the throttle and it pulled more strongly during a 10-minute test drive. Performance seems to be back to where it should be. My modified crankcase ventilation system with DIY oil catch can works a treat and the crankcase is no longer being pressurized.
After the test drive there were still slight oil leaks from the front cover and rear crankshaft seal, but they were less than before and the valve cover oil leaks have been resolved. Hopefully the remaining oil leaks will eventually stop now that the crankcase is being properly scavenged by intake manifold vacuum.
I've come a long way since I bought the car and it runs/stops much better than before. I still have a few more issues to deal with but the project is going well so far. :D

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by Vader » Sat May 26, 2012 7:47 pm

This is really great, very interesting stuff. Please keep it coming :D

Best of luck

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DinoStroker » Sun May 27, 2012 9:38 pm

Just visit my webpage at http://www.angelfire.com/my/fan/Wheeler ... ustang.htm to stay tuned.

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DinoStroker » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:16 pm

I removed the front seats yesterday and took them to the upholsterers to replace the torn sections of leather. In the meantime I cleaned up the interior and treated the rear seats with some leather conditioner. I still need to vacuum the carpets but once I've got that done and the front seats are back in, the interior will look great.

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by ossme » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:34 am

Don't forget to post some pictures please ! :D
RB project:
Current status: Blue 1998 Jeep TJ : AEV Higline Kit * Custom Viper GTS Blue paint job * Golen 4.6L stroker * AEM FI/C 8 system * Griffin 3" Radiator * Custom 2.5" "quite" exhaust system with MagnaFlow Aftermarket Catalyst and Dynamax Cut Back * NV3550 gearbox * B&M short Shifter for NV3550 * IronMan steering stabilizer * IronMan 2.5" Coils * Rancho 9000xl shocks * Front and Rear Dana 44 * Front RCV Performance CV shafts * Front Synergy Suspension inner sleeve * Front Black Magic Brake upgrade kit * Front Factory Rubicon Locker * Rear Factory 10 chromoly axle shafts * Superior Bolt on Truss Kit * Rear ARB locker * Motive gear 4.88 gears * BFgoodrich KM2 35x12.5r15 Tires * SPOD switch Panel * ARB Twin compressor * AEV Tummy Tuck * Currie Enterprises JJ Fully Adjustable Control Arms * Rugged Ridge angle Reduction * Rugged Ridge Rear Drive Shaft * Warn Rear Bumper * Mopar Rock Crawler Front bumper Warn VR-1000s Winch with Synthetic rob * Rock Hard 4x4 License Plate & 3rd Brake Relocation Bracket * Front and Rear AOR LED lights * Rugged Ridge All weather Floor mattes In Progress: Rear Savvy LED light with Custom Europe to US wiring conversion * Upcoming planes: Jarry Can Holders * 2.5 Gallon Smittybilt air tank with a secondary compressor Future Plans: Currie Enterprises Tie Rod kit * Mopar Rear Bumper * Front truck-lite LED head lights * High Steering kit * Hydro steering * King shocks * Racing seats * Cruise Control * Side armors * Sound and Heat proofing the interior * Interior Carpeting * Rust Proofing Fixing the A/C! :mrgreen:

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DinoStroker » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:31 pm

ossme wrote:Don't forget to post some pictures please ! :D
They're on my webpage.

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by ossme » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:52 pm

Thank you for the great time on Friday! :)


Your Project looks great ! I still can't believe how clean the engine bay And the interior were ! 8-)
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Current status: Blue 1998 Jeep TJ : AEV Higline Kit * Custom Viper GTS Blue paint job * Golen 4.6L stroker * AEM FI/C 8 system * Griffin 3" Radiator * Custom 2.5" "quite" exhaust system with MagnaFlow Aftermarket Catalyst and Dynamax Cut Back * NV3550 gearbox * B&M short Shifter for NV3550 * IronMan steering stabilizer * IronMan 2.5" Coils * Rancho 9000xl shocks * Front and Rear Dana 44 * Front RCV Performance CV shafts * Front Synergy Suspension inner sleeve * Front Black Magic Brake upgrade kit * Front Factory Rubicon Locker * Rear Factory 10 chromoly axle shafts * Superior Bolt on Truss Kit * Rear ARB locker * Motive gear 4.88 gears * BFgoodrich KM2 35x12.5r15 Tires * SPOD switch Panel * ARB Twin compressor * AEV Tummy Tuck * Currie Enterprises JJ Fully Adjustable Control Arms * Rugged Ridge angle Reduction * Rugged Ridge Rear Drive Shaft * Warn Rear Bumper * Mopar Rock Crawler Front bumper Warn VR-1000s Winch with Synthetic rob * Rock Hard 4x4 License Plate & 3rd Brake Relocation Bracket * Front and Rear AOR LED lights * Rugged Ridge All weather Floor mattes In Progress: Rear Savvy LED light with Custom Europe to US wiring conversion * Upcoming planes: Jarry Can Holders * 2.5 Gallon Smittybilt air tank with a secondary compressor Future Plans: Currie Enterprises Tie Rod kit * Mopar Rear Bumper * Front truck-lite LED head lights * High Steering kit * Hydro steering * King shocks * Racing seats * Cruise Control * Side armors * Sound and Heat proofing the interior * Interior Carpeting * Rust Proofing Fixing the A/C! :mrgreen:

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DinoStroker » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:25 pm

ossme wrote:I still can't believe how clean the engine bay And the interior were ! 8-)
He he, you should have seen how oily the engine bay was and how dirty the interior was just a month ago. :lol:
Now I'm busy tidying up the bodywork.

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