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spitsnaugle last won the day on October 14 2017

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    Dayton Ohio
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    Work: Photographer and Web Designer.
    Play: AutoX, Road Course, Dragracing
    Been dragracing for nearly 10 years,,, just got started taking corners.
  1. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    After hearing about some failures with someone elses kit twisting Im working with a well known Z vendor and amazing engineer on some improvements the front mount. I'll let you know more when I have it. In the down time, I ended up redoing half of my garage, had to level some concrete, raising the door, and put in a four post lift. Makes it real nice not working on my back on frigid concrete. Woah, I'm on the v8 s30 group, was it there? what was it?
  2. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    I've received the updated rear mounts. Removed and replaced the diff again, its now where I wanted it. Waiting for front mount now.
  3. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Yeah! After talking to a race shop that gave me the idea, I did some searching and found Ronin did that for miata swaps.
  4. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Just updating: still waiting on revised rear bushing mounts.
  5. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    I sent off my revised design to the CNC shop this last week, hope to have new parts on hand end of next week. From there I have a sheetmetal shop waiting to a final measurement on the front mount. Then its off to make a larger batch of them. I'm not doing axles hubs etc. Theres many options and different price points depending on your needs. One guy on the v8 FB group reused the ford axels "Stock explorer axles cut down and resplined to fit 300zx TechnoTuning outer stubs" Which might be the cheapest option, I purchased the driveshaftshop's explorer to 930 cv adapters...
  6. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Spent some time on the Z this weekend. Dropped the engine back in. Tided up a few loose ends. Triple measured the rear diff again.
  7. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Oh my guys, I'm sorry I'm a slacker here. I've been out touring Germany/Austria/Czech for just short of a month, and came back and have been too busy to keep rolling on the car. I had a friend just last week laser out my front mount, I found one of my measurements off. It'll involve scrapping the two bushing mounts I had CNC'd already. I should be able to get that squared away in the next two-three weeks. I'll be out again for a week at september 15th hiking banff national park just west of Calgary, Canada.
  8. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    I had planned on doing all with black powder coat on cradle and front mount, but if someone wants raw I can probably put one aside. Eventually. I tried a couple other waterjet/machine shops local as well, but each failed to produce a quote, or I was too small of quantity. A friend recommended teamzmotorsports, and they were lowest price (still) and they were even going to do the powder coat. But its actually getting done now, so thats good. Its in there! Hopefully Ill get this back in there soon, too:
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  10. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Rough drawing of the Front mount is post 37 in this thread http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/125328-ford-88-irs-swap-v20/?p=1184915 I've already made some changes to it, but that'll be pretty close to it. I was unsure about the sandwiched plate as well, but after talking to the owner at SelfMadeFab he said its something they've done previously without issue.
  11. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Its the wife's new car! RHD Rover Mini. Imported from Japan, rust free and only 28000km on the odometer. Picked it up for her on our 6 year anniversary, the "traditional" 6 year present is iron... so i went for old iron
  12. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    I have it drawn up, but not cut, I wanted to get the rear in and bolted up first to double check my front mount location's height for driveline angle.
  13. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Just picked up the flat plate today from the plasma cutter. I had to run my drill press to clean up the bolt holes, but otherwise its a perfect fit so far. I hope to get it bolted in this weekend to finish my front mount this upcoming week or two. *Also thats my wife's classic mini cooper in the background, I just had it imported this April.
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  15. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Quick update. Dropped teamZmotorsports. Working with selfmadefab.com just north of Dayton for the cradle, and a CNC shop in New Carlisle for the bushing mounts. Should have the bushing mounts in my hand by next week.