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Fauxre last won the day on January 23 2015

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  1. Vacaville Velo Rossa

    Picked up permits yesterday !!!!YeeeHaaww!!!! Now to see if any of the contractors I've previously contacted are available to do the work.
  2. Vacaville Velo Rossa

    This would save a lot of time... but at nine times the cost of my current plan, it's too rich for my blood. This guy covers even more options for EPS units which do not require a third party wiring harness. However, the other donor vehicles are too new for me to find at my local Pick N Pull. I don't know how much other wreckers might charge for these units. https://youtu.be/f4TYQ_KJSpc
  3. Vacaville Velo Rossa

    Wow! Thanks for the link. Save me a ton of time in R&D.
  4. Vacaville Velo Rossa

    Well it's been six months and the county still hasn't approved my shop project. The plans sailed through five different departments with minor revisions. Then in January, the planning dept. decided that I need a grading permit for the building pad that already exists. That required a civil engineer to draw up a storm water drainage plan, a grading plan and a geotechnical report. They also advised that my neighbors parking area (which is 300 feet from the proposed building and was constructed by the builders of both houses) encroached on my property and I would need to apply for a change to the property line or rip out the paved and fenced improvements. I was advised, by my architect, that a geotechnical report alone usually runs about $4000. Lucky for me, I was able to get a copy of the report used for the homes' construction from the builder... for nothing. And my neighbor provided me with a copy of the easement granted for the parking area. The grading and drainage plans came to a total of $3500. Everything was submitted two months ago and all the permits have been approved. But planning still has my project marked as "revisions needed." Waiting to find out why. Sucks!!!! Now... a little about the car. The steering is stock Z... and manual. I've been looking for an inexpensive way to convert to power steering... and I think I've found it. The electric power steering from an '05-'07 Saturn Vue or Chevy Equinox. I stumbled over this video last night. https://youtu.be/uKzCaEjvJeM I was so intrigued, I pulled a unit today at my local Pick N Pull. Unlike the Cobra in the video, I don't have any room in the engine compartment, so I'll mount it under dash. I'm planning on a custom interior, so I'll remove the original Z dash, get the unit mounted and adjusted, then build a one off dash around it. Probably get it all done before the shop project finally gets approved.
  5. 250 GTO Owners Thread

    Beautiful location.... reminds me of the NorCal coastline near Monterey. Does the earths magnetic field automaticlly flip camera images down under? Because, it looks to me like you're driving on the wrong side of the road. (Tried to post this text in the above post, but only the quote uploaded. Where are those 14 yr olds when I need them??)
  6. 250 GTO Owners Thread

    Wow... that's a great barn find.
  7. 250GTO Replica on eBay

    Beautiful car Lee. I can only hope that my roadster will look so good one day.
  8. 250GTO Replica on eBay

    Pretty rough for $10k, in my opinion. However, unmounted body kits are starting around $6500 to these days. Sooooo, I guess $10k isn't out of the question. I certainly wouldn't exceed that, though.
  9. 250GTO Replica on eBay

    Hi Lee, Glad to see some pics posted. Unfortunately, all I can see are the small thumbnails. When I click an image, all I get is a white square and a spinning icon... but it could just be my internet. It's extremely slow out here in the boonies. Anyone else having this issue, or is it just me? Did you solve your email address issue. The link provided two posts above should take you directly to the right page. If for some reason it doesn't, scroll to the top of this page and click on your screen name. The drop down menu will have My Settings listed.
  10. 250 GTO Owners Thread

    Email addresses and passwords can be changed in "My Settings".
  11. Vacaville Velo Rossa

    Holy Cow!!! Has it really been over four months since my last post? Where did all that time go? Well anyway, the bonnet is back on, but is going to need a lot of adjusting to fit perfectly. I've been driving her quite a bit this summer which has exposed a lot of mechanical flaws. Most of the squeaks, rattles and vibrations can be eliminated by replacing worn weather stripping and bushings. But there is a major "clunk" in the driveline at the start of acceleration. Could be U-joints, but more likely differential. As I have no good place to work on her right now, the VR will settle in for a long winters nap under her RV cover. I'll be submitting the garage/shop plans to the county this week. Hoping to get the foundation poured this winter and start framing in the spring. Mean while, I spotted this Bentley "replica" on eBay. Can you spot the subtle differences between this "kit" and the real thing? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replica-Kit-Makes-made-to-look-like-a-bentley-made-to-look-like-a-bentley/162217934963?_trksid=p2050601.c100085.m2372&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37338%26meid%3D543e6f6748f14e38b7547632ec031d1c%26pid%3D100085%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D142132532648%26clkid%3D8638131730443910262&_qi=RTM2247626
  12. 250 GTO Owners Thread

    Your entire build is spectacular, but I think your devotion to faithfully recreate the original GTO design is what is most impressive to me. To create doors from scratch, conveys a grand commitment, all by itself. ( Insert favorite "I should be committed" joke here.) Again...Well done.
  13. Vacaville Velo Rossa

    With a little nudge from down under (thanks BFO), I spent today pulling the VR out of storage, charging the battery and repairing the broken front bonnet hinge with my son. I little grinding, welding and painting and she's good as new. I will attempt to refit the bonnet tomorrow and she'll be road worthy again. Repairing the fiberglass nose damage is next. Waiting on the engineering plans for the her permanent home. Once they're done, I can submit them, along with the architectural drawings, to the county building department for approval
  14. 250 GTO Owners Thread

    Oh yeah...just what I needed. Spent today pulling the VR out of storage, charging the battery and repairing the broken front bonnet hinge with my son. I little grinding, welding and painting and she's good as new. I will attempt to refit the bonnet tomorrow and she'll be road worthy again. Repairing the fiberglass nose damage is next. Thanks for the inspiration Peter!
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