I can finally answer this the way I want.Quote:
Originally Posted by kill-n-spree
Open road milage at 70 mph was 30 mpg over a 120 mile range from Oakland to monterey. So a milage of 23 in town and 30 on the road. Right where I was hoping!!!!!!!!!!! Eat crap V8s :cool:
Well I got it back, for hopefully what will be the last time, And things look better. The only thing on my list not finished up was the rear brakes due to a bad caliper. But now we know what it is I can fix it with a simple replacement of the rear driver's side caliper, which is already on order and will arrive monday.
They relocated the mounts for the rear shocks up 3" to take some load off the springs and allowed it to ride WAYYYYYYY nicer. It now rides as nice as I was originally was hoping for. It is still a bit jumpy on the interchanges at overpasses but that is probably due to the wheel base being only 92".
Here is the new location of the shock mounts
The caster is set at 2 degrees but I want 3+. Unfortunately the fenders wont allow more than 2 at the moment, without the front edge getting cut out.. It starts to float at around 100 mph so more caster is necessary at some point, if I want it to come into a turn at high speeds and not walk. The camber is set at -.5 degrees and the car tracks and is no longer harry to drive and keep strait on the highway. Now I can relax and drive as the car feels well planted.
With the major kinks worked out it rides and drives fantastic considering its capabilities on and off the pavement. I plan to road trip it home to Oklahoma for a visit late this summer in Nov. if everything looks good and is functioning properly by then.
More pics of the finished engine bay.
Now I move onto phase two, the the interior and the audio :shooting:
A shot before I totally rip it all apart and make it a smooth light grey.