What did yo do to your car this winter?

Discussion in '360/430' started by dang2407, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. dang2407

    dang2407 Karting

    Apr 29, 2017
    Crawley, UK
    A thread for projects both diy and professional. Here's my doings...

    One of the headlights was cracked in the coloured area and the other had a mis-fitting gasket, so it was a good excuse for the bumper to come off. The gasket on the one side was perished, so a pair ordered. For the cracked headlight, I followed the very useful instructions in another thread about removing the lens with the aid of heat. Unfotunately no pic of the original cracks, but here's a couple of the repair:

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    I then took on the painting task with my favourite airbrush (in the corner of the in-between pic

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    and then all ready for assembly
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    Also treated the car to a new set of LED bulbs

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    While the front bumper was off, I took the opportnity to clean up the front and replace all the rusty bolts with nice shiny ones...

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  2. dang2407

    dang2407 Karting

    Apr 29, 2017
    Crawley, UK
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  3. dang2407

    dang2407 Karting

    Apr 29, 2017
    Crawley, UK
    One thing which had always bugged was the shabby heatshields above the muffler tips, so decided to make carbon fibre versions...

    The originals

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    The CF ones made by wet-laying carbone over the orginals and then using gold thermal tape on the undersides...

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    Weight saving is 410g for the newones vs 975g for the orginals - so less than half!

    Also in the pipeline are yellow calipers and the dashboard removed tor replace the broken vent...
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  4. I'm 360 Canuck

    I'm 360 Canuck Formula 3

    Nov 21, 2015
    Ontario, The Real One in Canada
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    Great to see such skilled members here.

    I'm not doing much this winter....dropped it off for a major service. Will also swap wheels and maybe do some LEDs and a stereo before spring....maybe some CF wrap on some interior pieces.
  5. mkzhang

    mkzhang Formula Junior

    Oct 5, 2009
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    Wow, great work. I am slowly building up my confidence to take on bigger projects. So far this winter (is winter officially here yet?):
    • Took the door cards off to rebuild the OEM speakers
    • Refresh all the tired, broken, or missing hardware in the engine bay
    • Took out the ECU for reflash
  6. Mickster

    Mickster Formula Junior

    Oct 24, 2015
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    Mikael Andersson
    Already done:

    1: Manual Conversion from F1
    2: New Clutch incl HE TOB and HE Clutch Release Bearing Flange
    3: New Pads for motor mount
    4: New Gearbox Bushing
    5: New bolts and nuts (various positions)
    6: Reupholstered Seats (Daytona)

    To come:

    1: New Variators, Belts and Gaskets
    2: Upgrade Brakes (Calipers and 2-piece Rotors)
    3: Original 360 Rear Black Grille (CS style)
    4: Nouvalari Exhaust
    5: Respray Side Skirts
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  7. cfensty

    cfensty Formula Junior
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    Jan 1, 2008
    Hilton Head Is., SC
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    Motor mounts and headers as soon as they arrive. Have fun with the projects and don’t cuss too much!

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  8. rizzo308

    rizzo308 Formula 3
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    Sep 12, 2004
    Perth, Australia
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    I added the top gear cats to my 360 love the sound they put out. You wont be disappointed
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  9. cpep

    cpep Formula Junior
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    Nov 11, 2017
    new york
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    Headers and carbon diffuser so far this past week. I'm sure I will find more. I always do. It's a long winter....
  10. tmvatlanta

    tmvatlanta Karting

    Mar 26, 2017
    Lilburn, GA
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    Tam V.
    Cam cover gaskets
    Fuel pump (fuel leaking)
    Engine mounts
    Elastic bands for canvas top
    Open headlights and clean inside, HID
    Custom front splitters/bumper protection.
    Paint correction and Ceramic coating

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  11. Zed82

    Zed82 Formula Junior

    Sep 28, 2017
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    • New clutch/flywheel/thrust bearing/pilot bearing
    • Headers
    • 30k service
    • New rear tires
    • New ball joints
    • GiroDisc conversion
    • Raise height to stock (to come)
  12. Ghostdiver

    Ghostdiver Formula Junior
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    Mar 18, 2005
    Southeast Texas
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    Wally Hollar
    Bunch of busy bodies on this site.....

    Here in southeast Texas, I've got my car pulled in the garage to do the following over the long hard cold winter, where temps can drop down to the frigid low 40's.....

    -30k service incl. timing belts, tensioners, etc.
    -F1 actuator leak
    -detail engine incl. repainting of some items
    -Install Scud wheels
    -Lowering to CS height
    -Replace faux leather straps in boot
    -Paint correction
    -ECM reprogram
    -CS MAF & airbox lids
    -CF engine bay shields
    -Suspension decouple mod
    -Rear foglight mod
  13. BAD430BENZ

    BAD430BENZ Formula Junior
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    May 13, 2014
    EL PASO , TX
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    LOL....i know the feeling .

    I was just going to write "drive the heck out of it"
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  14. Cgk360

    Cgk360 Formula Junior
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    Nov 24, 2013
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    Pictures please. Curious on F1 to manual conversion level of difficulty.
  15. HIO Silver

    HIO Silver Formula Junior

    Mar 12, 2016
    Northern California
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    Alonso C.
    In CA... still driving it and with the top down in the afternoons.

    Been working on the other vehicles... 70 F100, 73 F100 4x4, and an 81 Rabbit track car that is slated to receive a 2.0 liter engine swap.
  16. timwu12

    timwu12 Formula Junior
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    Oct 31, 2014
    Houston, TX
    Can you post some pics when you do the suspension decouple? I’d like to see which wires are involved and where they are. Thanks!

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  17. Natkingcolebasket69

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    I guess in California there is no such thing as winter;) we can drive our cars year round;)

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  18. Dewinator

    Dewinator Formula 3
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    Jun 22, 2017
    In California we drive to our seasons, I drove up to Winter for some Christmas skiing at Squaw. Might drive to Spring on the North Coast next week.
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  19. SoftwareDrone

    SoftwareDrone F1 Veteran
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    Jan 19, 2004
    San Jose, California
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    I've been a busy beaver this winter as well.

    Mechanically, I had a new timing belt installed, new cam cover gaskets, all new Hill Engineering ball joints, all new tie rods and four new tires.
    I accidently spilled some polyurethane adhesive all over my drivers side carpet last year trying to develop some speaker pods, so I swapped out the carpet this winter for a new piece. I purchased a Mosconi digital signal processor. Oh my goodness, what a difference in sound! You hook up a network cable between the DSP and a laptop, and tune your system using their software. All six of my 500 Watt amplifiers are in the trunk, and my amplifier cradle only held my equalizer, so I managed to shoehorn the DSP inside of the cradle. I mounted the DSP preset selector switch on my OEM switch panel by drilling a hole in the blank area on the lower left hand side. I used a new switch panel (only 25 bucks from Daniel @ Ricambi) and saved the original. I swapped out my Focal 5 1/4" midranges in the doors with Focal 6 1/2" FX units. I also installed Dynamat in both doors as well as both door cards. And finally, I replaced the cheap pillow filler in my subwoofer enclosure with that new "Black Hole" material. It's expensive, but I have much tighter bass now, and more sound pressure.

    Up next is to have both seats fully reupholstered. I hate the black piping, so I'm having them redone with tan leather, tan stitching and Daytona inserts. I'm also having the leather on the dash replaced.

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  20. fc2

    fc2 F1 Veteran

    Nov 2, 2006
    Silicon Valley Ca.
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    Frank C.
    Wow... you guys are amazing.

    I put gas in the car, dropped the top and drove it. In the Bay Area today it was perfect weather.
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  21. JoeTSI

    JoeTSI Formula 3
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    Dec 16, 2015
    Huntsville, AL
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    Joe K.
    So far:
    Fabspeed Headers
    Topspeed High Flow 200 Cell Cats
    Ball joints
    Challenge Grill on rear

    New wheels
    upgrade sound system (head unit, amp, single subwoofer)
    Replace Tubi exhaust with Fabspeed X-pipe
  22. KM1959

    KM1959 Formula Junior

    Nov 12, 2014
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    I'm pretty sure everyone knows how nice California weather is - no need to gloat about it. It's not perfect all the time as I wasn't driving top-down a couple of weeks ago when half of our state was burning down.
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  23. Dewinator

    Dewinator Formula 3
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    Jun 22, 2017
    Lol good point it rained ash for a week and I evacuated the Porsche and Ferrari during the Santa Rosa and Napa fires. Fire never got closer than about 1.5 miles though.
  24. G. Pepper

    G. Pepper F1 World Champ
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    Mar 15, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
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    George Pepper
    Had the drivetrain restored and drove it home yesterday. It was misting and my temp plate was expired, so I just drove it home. Cruddy weather again today, but I probably won't be able to resist taking it out. :)
  25. BAD430BENZ

    BAD430BENZ Formula Junior
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    May 13, 2014
    EL PASO , TX
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    We get 1 to 2 days of snow a year and that's about it . The rest of the time it's just chilly to cold during winter.....which the turbos love :D

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