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    Dont think of it in a bad way, the car is half race car, have mechanic teaching tool. Even if you go in having no mechanical experience, you soon find out how easy it is to do upgrades it makes it even more enjoyable to own.

    The fuel gasket is a pain but the rod ends are easy. Ask Frankrizzo, he's already an expert rod end replacer. If you're going to have it anywhere near Portland at any point I can help you out.

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    Let's be nice to the rod ends.. I've got as many g's as anybody on the originals.. The suspension is about the only thing I've left stock.

    Wheel spacers? we have wheel spacers?..

    If you wet yourself after the test drive... buy it..

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    You have the original rod ends????

    How do they not look like this. And this is with hardly any use of them

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    Remember guys, only the first few cars had the crap rod ends. This is car #111, so it will have the good ones.

    I've got 27k miles on my car, and have only changed them out once. And just recently, I didn't like the play in one, so there's one that's been changed twice. If this car hasnt been driven, and has the good ones as it should, an inspection should be done.... Maybe add some safety washers, and call it good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bolus View Post
    You have the original rod ends????

    How do they not look like this. And this is with hardly any use of them
    Yep, I'm shuffling cars around this weekend, I'll get you shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Positron View Post
    Yep, I'm shuffling cars around this weekend, I'll get you shot.
    I am most impressed sir, 3 or 4 of mine were starting to fail.

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    But you had the crap ends on yours bolus. Every car after car number... Something.... Had the good ones.

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    and I drive like Grandma..

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    Christ! Now I got passed by Grandma at Reno .... I don't care if it was my first track day either

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    Hah! Thanks Norm.. perhaps the "little old lady from Pasadena.." I do have a theory about our public highways are harder on delicate suspensions than full on track time though..

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