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Lanter last won the day on August 29 2019

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  • Birthday 02/17/1989

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    Greensburg, IN
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    '98 Cobra
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  1. I don't think I could part with them at this point, I'm into them too cheap for what the prices have been doing lately. Especially on 240s. Unfortunately it'll be years before I get either one done, I'm in the same boat as you on never having time. Which handle do you have on your MGW? I was thinking they had blue, red, and orange where the orange was a little longer and reached back further.
  2. Some updates for this year, haven't really got to do much aside from enjoying the car. Have only had the chance to take it to the track a couple of times and still haven't had any clean passes. Best pass to date is an 11.2 @ 131 mph, pulled a 1.67 sixty foot which I am thrilled with but had to get out of it after the 1-2 shift as the tires broke loose then on the big end the car leaned out past my fail safe widebands threshold so the boost controller shut off for most of 4th gear. Still the best pass I've had lol. Car's also remained pretty much untouched. I did move the oil pressure and boost controller gauges up from my cup holder gauge pod to a cluster pod. Gives me a bit more comfort being able to monitor oil pressure without looking down. New gauge pod Out with the old cup holder pod, sad to see it leave since I put a decent amount of work into it but it was just not an ideal place for a critical gauge like oil pressure. New look (man I need to get everything together to swap to a double din radio, I have had the bezel for years but yet to break down for the radio) One big change for this year has been installing some Brembo calipers off a cadillac ATS-V. The only unfortunate part of the swap is they fail to clear my LeMan's, so a small spacer and extended wheel studs had to accompany the brake swap. Oh, I also found a set of Maximum Motorsport coil overs on some low mile 03 cobra Bilsteins for sale near me so I swapped those out for my UPR coils when I did the brake change. To install the calipers you press out the factory GM threaded bushings and install a new set with the proper offset and that are drilled for the ford spindle thread size/pitch. You also have to install a small spacer between the rotor and spindle to properly align the caliper and rotor so there is no modification to the brake pads needed. Some GM brembo swap kits require grinding the pads as they aren't shimmed properly. Added bonus, they fit my 17" Jegs skinnys. Most recently I found a Roush shift handle on marketplace for cheap, I've always liked the look of them but they are usually priced way to high and rarely come up for sale. So just another somewhat rare part that's been added to the build. Installed with a my old shift knob cut down, trans is in 1st gear here. I do have a new shift knob on its way, black vintage concave top with a 6 speed logo, it matches the knob roush offered but with the correct shift pattern for the magnum. driver's side and the trans in 2nd gear. That sums up the '98. I have had a little time to work on the '88, when I'm not working on house projects....... Cut off the old core support and welded on a tube front end, first time TIG welding so it isn't the prettiest but was good practice lol. Then fit on some fenders and a bumper that I found local for dirt cheap. Also picked up a th400 to sit behind the LS and rebuilt the SRA with a strange c-clip eliminator kit, axles, spool. Unfortunately with the house the notch project is painfully slow and I haven't even started on either of the z cars....
  3. They are fairly easy to slide out. I didn’t bolt them down or anything lol
  4. Year flew by and the accomplishments on the house really went slow lol. A million reasons for the delays but there’s still some stuff I was able to get closer to completion. I’ve been on and off working on the master bathroom/closet and finally have stuff to show, though there’s a ton left to work on. Here is how the office turned master bathroom started (after the HVAC was installed): Looking at the north wall, where the shower will be going, basically standing where the closet will go and looking out into the bathroom. Looking into where the closet will be, after boxing in the HVAC and closing in the doorway and stair case opening. This photo is looking at the office closet that will be removed and the wall opened up into the master bedroom. Part of the closet turns into the hallway with the other half becoming a linen closet. I’ll start by showing the demolition of the old office closet and the construction of the new door ways for the master bathroom/bedroom door. Here the old closet door was removed and headers installed to open the space up as much as possible as well as provide a doorway into the bedroom. Here is a look from the bedroom into the new doorway. From that point I turned my attention to framing out the closet section of the bathroom, mainly consisting of three parts. First was framing in the old doorway and stairs and around the HVAC ducting. Next section was framing out the outer walls of the closet. Somewhat panoramic few of the closet walls Last bit of framing was closing in the staircase and building pockets for dressers so that I could utilize the space under the staircase for storage. After all the framing came drywall, laminate flooring (same as in the rest of the main floor) and the start of painting. I haven’t completely finished the drywall as I need to run some electrical for upstairs which means installing a conduit before closing the wall in. Now that the closet is to the point where we can move clothing into it we switched gears to the bathroom. We at this point had torn out all the old flooring and installed cement board and 12x24” concrete grey tile, and although all the pictures don’t show it we went with a dark charcoal grout. With all the drywall mud and sanding the grout lines are white and in need of a good cleaning. For some reason I have no good pictures of the tile and the rest of the bathroom, though the vanity and toilet are not installed they are sitting in place. Anyway, the next steps were starting the shower layout and install, and in the meantime my wife started with prepping the walls and painting. The blue we picked out was a touch dark so we decided to do a shiplap about a third up the wall to help brighten the walls. The shiplap will carry throughout the bathroom, while the closet received a grey paint and just basic trim. For the shower we went with the kerdi system, while it’s easy to work with and nice quality stuff it is expensive and very time consuming. I first laid out the shower dimensions and tore out all the drywall. Then ran my plumbing for the shower mixing valve, shower head, and body washer. Next, started hanging the kerdi board on the walls. And installing the shower niche. After the walls were up I cut down the shower pan and installed it, I also included a shower bench in the corner. I purchased a larger shower pan than I needed so I was able to use the extra that was cut off to build the shower curbs. After that came the waterproofing the shower pan and walls, which requires laying down the floor membrane and applying patches over all the screws and seams with thinset mortar. Some of the trim I needed took a long time to ship in so the next part of the shower I worked on was laying the penny time on the floor and installing the drain. Cutting the drain out and thinsetting the penny time down. This basically brings this up to date. My next tasks are to start putting tile on the walls and curb, along with the kerdi rondec trim to finish out the edges. Then I’ll need to connect the waste line and purchase and install the shower glass. The glass will take some time to get so my plan is to work on installing the toilet and vanity while I am waiting. Then finish the paint and trim work and finally have a completed bathroom project….. so I can tear out the old bathroom that we are currently using and redo it lol. Oh I also picked up another project car to stuff in the shop, 1988 notchback that’s currently getting a tube front welded on. Anyway, I’m really pushing to get the bathroom finished out this month so that I can start work on converting the original first floor full bath into a half bath with storage. Then the downstairs will be completed and we can move on to renovating the 2nd floor.
  5. For sure, but this was free and didn't take up time trying to find a set of GT brackets. But if others are looking at these wheels as a possible drag wheel that's a good route to go.
  6. I need to do this to my car. Looks so good already! Plus I have a slight power steering leak that needs fixed.. hmm lol
  7. Don't have any of my car but circled on this picture is where I had to remove material. I'd say I took 1-2 millimeters off. cobraRearBrakeGrind by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr
  8. After a decent amount of grinding to the brake caliper brackets the new cheater slicks are on. cheaterSlicks by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr
  9. Haha, I know I know. In my defense I'd like all my cars to be different. So already having a mod motor with a turbo and a 6 spd makes me want to go turbo LS with an auto and straight axle. Then one of the z's will be carb'd straight six and the other a NA LS build. So all four should really be very different cars to drive.
  10. I know you can get adapter plates for mod motor k members, since the LS dimensional-ly is so small. I was just leaning more towards a dedicated K member for the LS so there's less parts involved.
  11. What kind of K member? I'd be super interested if it happen to be configured for an LS.
  12. Some small changes on the car, really haven’t had the chance to drive it much this year with the house renovations and working on other cars. However, now that we are getting closer to boost weather this fall I am starting to get it back out. Plus a local airport decided to start holding ½ mile racing twice a month all summer and fall, and at only $100 for a full day it’s a decent bargain. Before I run though I’ll be following @Tabres writeup for adding attachment points to the car for a 5 pt harness. I picked up the eyelet bolts and snap clip last week so will start installing that soon. Another change has been selling the ponies and hoosier slicks. I found a set of holeshot holestars 16x10 for a decent price. Ended up wrapping them with 26x11.50 H&R cheater slicks. Untitled by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr Untitled by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr Hopefully get back to the drag strip soon and give these tires a try, should be able to launch with more boost and hope they give enough cushion to keep the IRS happy. Also picked up a couple more cars, I sold my Jeep TJ a while back and just picked up a notchback project. Plans are to turn it into a more purpose built drag car but still be mildly street-able. Then while cruising the Facebook classifieds I came across a pretty local z car, it’s a rough 1972 240z. For the price I couldn’t pass it up, car will eventually get an LS and just become a driver. So now half of the shop is full and I really need to start on one of the cars lol. Untitled by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr Untitled by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr Untitled by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr The notch came with some quality extra parts too, scott rod weld in inner fenders, complete 2003 IRS, brand new rear bumper and trunk lid. Untitled by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr Untitled by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr
  13. Thanks, yea I can't wait to get the house squared away. Getting close to being burnt out on it, plus I'm ready to start on one of the Zs. Thanks, flooring was super easy to do and really changes the look of a room. The safe worked out well for me but you have to have a pretty deep wall to fit it, only reason it worked in my case was the closet there that we no longer needed.
  14. Thanks! It's finally getting there. I agree on the built in look for the safe. If I couldn't have done that the safe would have ended up just sitting in the basement as I don't much care, nor have room, for a safe to just sit out by itself. Ha having a basketball court in the garage has thrown me for a loop, torn between building work benches and an eventual lift but loosing some of the court or leaving it all open.
  15. I couldn’t approve of this more. Super pumped for another turbo build...... with exports lol

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