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by Basement Paul
Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1987 Corvette Z52
Replies: 160
Views: 142265

Re: 1987 Corvette Z52

Yesterday's project was to replace the passenger door's outside weather seal. It came with the car and we did the driver's one last year sometime. Like the driver's side, it took a couple hours. At some point a mouse was living in there and ate a bunch of wire coating off the door lock wiring, but s...
by Basement Paul
Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660
Replies: 21
Views: 6710

Re: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660

The Raptor got it's new wheel / tire combo installed yesterday. It's a much more streetable tire, really designed for hard packed dirt, but certified road worthy in Europe. They definitely transform the handling of this thing on dry pavement. It's like going from an 18:1 steering box to a 12:1. Turn...
by Basement Paul
Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660
Replies: 21
Views: 6710

Re: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660

These are already LED lights all the way around. They look old school but... The license plate light I just gave up on. Even the small t-bracket for the license plate would get bent if it didn't have the plate on it. There's pretty much no way to use their design. So I mounted the plate nice and hig...
by Basement Paul
Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660
Replies: 21
Views: 6710

Re: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660

Getting license plates turned out to be pretty easy. All I needed was the Certificate of Origin that came with the trailer and a copy of the receipt which I just printed from my email. Since it is non-commercial, it's simple that way. So I got my plate and am legal. When I assembled the trailer thou...
by Basement Paul
Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660
Replies: 21
Views: 6710

Re: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660

It's a standard 5x4.5 and it did not come with it and the tire is pretty standard size I believe. I'll get one soon enough and then find a place to mount it.

-BP
by Basement Paul
Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660
Replies: 21
Views: 6710

Re: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660

That's way too much color coordination for me! My "trailer" showed up on Friday in a giant box. My plan was to load it up in pieces into my truck and take it to dad's for assembly. As it turns out the main platform was just too cumbersome for me to load myself and I decided to just do it a...
by Basement Paul
Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1990 Corvette Z51
Replies: 86
Views: 94501

Re: 1990 Corvette Z51

Not sure of the condition of your fuel filter, but if it's unknown, it might be good time to change it too.

-BP
by Basement Paul
Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2017 Dodge Challenger SXT - Mostmint #45
Replies: 38
Views: 11894

Re: 2017 Dodge Challenger SXT - Mostmint #45

The tire bunker is a great idea.

-BP
by Basement Paul
Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1990 Corvette Z51
Replies: 86
Views: 94501

Re: 1990 Corvette Z51

So do we know what the real problem was? You mentioned the injector guy said he thought yours were ok...

-BP
by Basement Paul
Sat Jan 27, 2024 4:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1987 Corvette Z52
Replies: 160
Views: 142265

Re: 1987 Corvette Z52

Today we got the third brake like bulbs back in order and all working again. Then we tackled the wiring for the trailer. It's a generic harness with GM colors on it. After a quick trip to YouTube University, I figured out how to remove the taillights and get to some of the wires we needed to splice ...
by Basement Paul
Wed Jan 24, 2024 7:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1987 Corvette Z52
Replies: 160
Views: 142265

Re: 1987 Corvette Z52

He has some pretty good ideas. I don't like the exhaust dumps right underneath the passenger's compartment. Might get a little gassy inside the car, especially before you go on grid. I do like his better sway bars though. Some good info for sure.

-BP
by Basement Paul
Sun Jan 21, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660
Replies: 21
Views: 6710

Re: 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660

I have a set of these Kenda Speedracer tires coming already mounted like you see. This will be my hard surface rubber so I don't wear out my dirt tires riding around the development or at the drag strip. Probably be a little smoother and better handling too. https://www.ebay.com/itm/403790287298 -BP
by Basement Paul
Sun Jan 21, 2024 10:25 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1987 Corvette Z52
Replies: 160
Views: 142265

Re: 1987 Corvette Z52

Yesterday got the new headlights installed. We also removed the power antenna assembly but borrowed some pieces from the assembly to make it look stock still. Saved only about 3lbs, but we weren't going to be using it anyway, so it's gone. We pulled the 3rd brake light assembly apart as one of the b...
by Basement Paul
Wed Jan 17, 2024 2:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2003 S-10
Replies: 387
Views: 387909

Re: 2003 S-10

I'm actually expecting them to jack my rate up anyway because I actually made a claim. Another lose/lose scenario. I remember getting a quote on three cars a couple years back with agreed value insurance and it was about $1000/year through Hagerty. We'll see what it is with the Vette, S10, and GT500...
by Basement Paul
Wed Jan 17, 2024 7:25 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2003 S-10
Replies: 387
Views: 387909

Re: 2003 S-10

Agreed. It's why you see extremely high paid celebrities in all of the ads on TV and their HQ buildings are off the charts. It's big business for sure. But the lesson is to get the best insurance for your application, and I definitely did not do that.

-BP