Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

do you know what this is? It is the sound of America! ...wait...

The day after i got back from my Santa Rosa trip I immediately started to get to work on my car. While I was away I ordered a new clutch kit from MSA, and thankfully it arrived a day before I got back. I gave a local welding shop a call and asked how much it would cost to weld my differential up (spider gears), and they quoted me $100; a bit more than I had thought, but at least it would get done.

With some help from Ken, we were able to get the differential, and transmission out and all prepped for an install the next day. while this doesn't really relate to the story it is quite a hilarious additive. On the back of the Exedy clutch box they have made sure that you smile while you work

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Oh, and does anyone have a rape whistle?

umm rape?


I got the diff back from Eagle Eye Welding and Fabrication, and the total cost turned out to be $125... ugh. But like I said before, at least it is done. Getting the tranny in took a bit longer than I had originally though, but thanks again to Ken it got done.

This morning I finished bolting everything in place, and since I am planning to get a new header and muffler soon, I figured that there is no reason not to make my car sound awesome right now. So I cut the exhaust pipe right after the muffler and bolted it back in and started the car up... here is the aftermath.



The speaker gets a bit over loaded, but you can get the idea...

-till next time