Daytonastein


Daytonastein is the Kelly-Mulhern Performance test platform.  As we do general things to the car that don't warrant their own pages, we'll put the pictures here.   As a little background, Daytonastein started out as an '89 Automatic 2.5L Daytona C/S.  As of the time of this writing, it's a turbo 3.0 with a 5 speed.   Tomorrow, who knows... 

 

5-26-04  Daytonastein gets a Bobble Strut

4-12-04  Daytonastein gets a motor, transmission, and struts...

 

 

 


5-26-04  Daytonastein gets a Bobble Strut


Daytonastein was born an Automatic... and thus was also born deaf.  ...but ears can be added.  The mounting ears were cut from 1/8" steel.  The one on the left is shorter to clear the power steering line. One Ear installed. Ed chose to use 5/16" Grade 8 hardware since it is easily available at most hardware stores (unlike high strength metric bolts)
Test fitting the bobble strut.  Looks like it works! With the welding done on the first ear, it is time to place the second ear and tack weld it in place.  Note that a piece of paper was used to space the ear over just a little bit.  This makes removing and inserting the KMP bobble strut easier. ...and with a little black paint, you would think the ears came this way.
   
Final bobble strut installation.    



4-12-04  Daytonastein gets a motor, transmission, and struts...


Behold...  Daytonastein as he lurks in Ed's barn. The mighty 3.0L What the hell?  This is what happens when you have an engine with a newer style side motor mount bracket and a car that needs an older style mount insert.
Lowering the engine in to the beast. Ed bolts down the side hybrid mount. Side mount...  it was a little short but nothing a few washers can't fix.   I mean "spacers". 
Another shot of the hybrid mount. The engine is in. Here's a shot of the new struts with the old springs from Mike's Iroc.
 
This is an A-520 transmission mount ground a little to work on an A-523 transmission or in this case, an A-543. Ed slides the transmission into place