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Title: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 23, 2013, 09:54:46 AM
So this is what I started with an 84 Fiero 4spd with the much desirable 4cyl Iron Duke LOL!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 23, 2013, 10:18:36 AM
Shortly after that I set my sites on getting as much unneeded parts off the car as possible!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 23, 2013, 10:21:41 AM
 ::bounce While cleaning out the car I realized this thing was gonna pay for itself!!! ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 23, 2013, 10:49:43 AM
Put in a long day/night getting it to this point!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 23, 2013, 10:51:38 AM
This is where I keep her so the wife stays off my behind!!! ::)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 23, 2013, 12:49:09 PM
Picked up a 3800 Supercharged from the local junk yard. Saved a couple bucks by pulling it myself!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: LamboJayso on November 23, 2013, 03:44:43 PM
Welcome to the board and good luck with your project. One thing is for sure is you definitely have your work cut out for you. I make all of the hinges you will need for your project and door handles as well.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 24, 2013, 09:00:01 PM
Thanks Jayso,
I will keep you and your parts in mind as I continue my build. You're making really good progress on that roadster of yours, can't wait to see it finished!!!

Still trying to play ketchup here!!! Anyway the pictures below are of the motor being torn down. I didn't want to spend a lot on my donor engine beings I had every intention of rebuilding whatever I got.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 24, 2013, 09:03:45 PM
While waiting for my block and heads to get back from the machine shop, I decided to remove the old iron duke. I also removed the roof section, which I'll probably get a lot of crap for not reinforcing, but I took tons of measurements and plan on wrapping a tube chassis around the tub anyway!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 24, 2013, 09:08:56 PM
Removed the engine cradle, I sent it off to be blasted and powder coated along with the rear spindles and A-arms! Turned out the car was a little rougher than I was hoping!!! Got my block and heads back from the machine shop. The block was dipped and honed otherwise they said everything looked good on it, the bad news was one of my heads was cracked which required me to purchase another one! In an effort to try and catch up with where I am in my build process I will post some more tomorrow as for now I'm off to work!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 25, 2013, 08:00:21 PM
Here's a pic of the engine going back together Far cry from what I started with!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 25, 2013, 08:04:44 PM
Thought I'd play with some different colors in hopes to figure out what I wanted the finished car to look like. I went in looking for something similar to Plum Crazy Purple, and came out with Dupont Hot Hues Purple Rhapsody. I like it a lot but am curious if I shouldn't just go with the Lamborghini OEM purple?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 25, 2013, 08:09:11 PM
 I wanted to slightly upgrade my engine, nothing major. So I rebuilt the 3800 Supercharger, made myself a 3.4" pulley instead of the 3.8", and milled out what seamed to me a restrictive portion of the supercharger. Not sure if this will help, with my luck I probably hurt the performance a bit, woops!?!? Either way I planned on adding headers and a cold air intake, nothing major as I feel this engine will have plenty enough power for what I plan to use it for! ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 25, 2013, 08:15:06 PM
This is what the engine looks like after I got her back together. I had a guy from work do some pin stripping and what not just for fun and something to look at. Eventually I will probably have a replica engine cover over this anyway!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on November 25, 2013, 08:27:29 PM
The engine looks great. It has nice personality. :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: eddie on November 25, 2013, 09:23:43 PM
This is what the engine looks like after I got her back together. I had a guy from work do some pin stripping and what not just for fun and something to look at. Eventually I will probably have a replica engine cover over this anyway!
your Alternator his mounted high you may have re mod the fakie or lower the alt. been there. also if you are using a A/C from aftermarket you need to mod A/C compressor bracket to fit the new one.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on November 26, 2013, 02:03:54 AM
Hey another machinist on board! The engine turned out pretty sweet. I'm sure someone here can tell you tricks like the SC mod for the 3.8, if not there's tons of info out there for that engine on Grand Prix forums.
Your friend could paint the badging on your car...  ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 26, 2013, 08:05:11 PM
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your Alternator his mounted high you may have re mod the fakie or lower the alt. been there. also if you are using a A/C from aftermarket you need to mod A/C compressor bracket to fit the new one.

Thanks for the heads up, I was wondering about the alternator myself! Right now I just plan on getting this thing back together and running then I'll worry about stuff like that as it presents itself. Someone told me that I would be able to use the 3800 A/C compressor with some different fittings. Is this not true?

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Hey another machinist on board! The engine turned out pretty sweet. I'm sure someone here can tell you tricks like the SC mod for the 3.8, if not there's tons of info out there for that engine on Grand Prix forums.
Your friend could paint the badging on your car...  ::beers

YOU BET YA!!! I did most of my research as to how far I could or should go with the 3800 SC on some of the forums you mentioned. I did everything I could without getting carried away. Did I mention the guy who painted that on there only has one eye!!! LOL!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 26, 2013, 08:14:13 PM
Here are my poly bushings and my cradle after getting it back from the powder coater. Learned just how expensive powder coating can get. I had the cradle blasted and coated a satin black which was really affordable but wanted something different for my a arms and spindles. I had them coated a silver vein with a candy purple not thinking it would come in at close to $400.00 for two spindles and two a arms!!! Wishing I had just bought some held wide track a arms, but ya live and you learn. Anyway here is my frame, it's a collaboration of material that was discarded at work so it is an interesting little puzzle, with some shady welding at best!!! I'm removing the entire rear section and starting from scratch. Please disregard the paint can jack stand LOL!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: eddie on November 26, 2013, 10:49:19 PM
I think ,that when you buy a Vintage Air complete kit(Mini) is cheaper and you can bet your Purple, it will work .
also I too changed my pulley 3,4. you'll need a bit smaller belt, it will slip and make noise. I can give you the Good Year belt ## if u need it.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on November 27, 2013, 08:47:57 AM
Thanks for the heads up, I was wondering about the alternator myself! Right now I just plan on getting this thing back together and running then I'll worry about stuff like that as it presents itself. Someone told me that I would be able to use the 3800 A/C compressor with some different fittings. Is this not true?

Welcome to the forum! You are wasting NO TIME getting things done, glad to see another SC3800 car being built. As for the AC I'm running into the same issue right now, I've heard the same thing about mating the fiero lines up to 3800 AC compressor. If you find a good source for doing this let me know. Ive read that a company will do this for around 200 bucks and you have to ship them both lines, seems a little costly to me but i may have to go that route.

I think ,that when you buy a Vintage Air complete kit(Mini) is cheaper and you can bet your Purple, it will work .
also I too changed my pulley 3,4. you'll need a bit smaller belt, it will slip and make noise. I can give you the Good Year belt ## if u need it.

Eddie, to run the 3.4 pulley did you have to have the ECM reprogramed? I had a 3.2 on mine and had bottom end from hell but had KR (knock retard) at higher RPM's so I ordered a 3.5 and isn't as fast and lost some SC whine but has no KR now. I was just wondering of a good source to have my ECM or PCM reprogramed.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 27, 2013, 09:16:26 AM
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I think ,that when you buy a Vintage Air complete kit(Mini) is cheaper and you can bet your Purple, it will work .
also I too changed my pulley 3,4. you'll need a bit smaller belt, it will slip and make noise. I can give you the Good Year belt ## if u need it.

Thanks for the input I will definitely keep that in mind if I can't figure out the 3800 compressor conversion. I think my belt is tight enough but I have yet to start it up to find out. If you don't mind I would love to have the Part# for that belt for when I cross that bridge, which it sounds like I might!!!

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Welcome to the forum! You are wasting NO TIME getting things done, glad to see another SC3800 car being built. As for the AC I'm running into the same issue right now, I've heard the same thing about mating the fiero lines up to 3800 AC compressor. If you find a good source for doing this let me know. Ive read that a company will do this for around 200 bucks and you have to ship them both lines, seems a little costly to me but i may have to go that route.

Thanks, as for the A/C lines I think I have someone locally I can get to do this, I think!!! I was also curious if there was an alternative for the stock fiero lines as mine are pretty beat up!!! Not really sure when I'll get to that point but when I do I'll let you know! I purchased my ECM and wiring harness through a guy that goes by FieroFlyer out of Canada I sent him absolutely nothing aside from 400 bones and he sent me a reprogrammed ECM with everything I asked for, and the complete plug and play harness! He might be a good one to ask. If you need his info I hopefully can find it!

In one of my trips to the junk yard I was in search of one thing!!! I had read on another forum that certain minivans with 3800 engines were equipped with something special. Stainless braided line, off a Silhouette mini van no less!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 27, 2013, 09:27:29 AM
Sure appears I'm getting a lot done in a little amount of time hehe!!! I'm just being slow at catching up to where I am currently at in my build.

This is where I started cutting around the tub of the car to incorporate some stainless tubing. I spent a lot of time staring at this thing trying to figure out how to go about it,  It's just finding a method to the madness. Here is my rear coilover kit from Arraut/Held that I adapted a set of Monroe shocks to fit. I also got myself a set of stainless headers which I'll probably wrap with black header wrap eventually!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 27, 2013, 09:35:59 AM
When I dropped the gas tank I contemplated buying a new one after seeing how rusty it was. There is a guy on one of the Fiero sites selling aluminum gas tanks for a fair price. After sticking my phone down inside the tank and not being able to get in touch with this person I decided just to redo the tank I had. After removing the varnished gas inside, I lightly sandblasted most of the heavy rust deposits from the exterior of the tank, primed it with a rust converter, and painted it. All in all I was happy with the results and will be able to use the money I saved on something else. I ordered a ep381 fuel pump which I soon realized isn't a direct fit into the 84 fuel sending unit (unless of course yours comes with the in tank wiring harness) which mine did not. So after doing a little research I was able to use part #WH3000 which is a in tank wiring harness from Tahoe! Pretty snazzy Huh!!!

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 27, 2013, 09:39:07 AM
New fuel pump back in the sending unit with the new harness!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 27, 2013, 09:40:28 AM
Got the sending unit finished, little paint, and back in the tank. Ordered some new stainless straps and t nuts from the Fiero store then she will be ready to go back in, whenever that time comes.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 27, 2013, 10:05:12 AM
This is where I am currently in my build! Attempting to wrap a tube chassis around the Fiero donor. I am using stainless (odd sizes at that) mainly because It's what I'm finding in the scrap bin at work!!! Hopefully I can get somewhere by the end of this weekend. One of my next challenges is gonna be to rebuild the front end, which is in some sad shape! I am planning to purchase a Held widetrack Sport front suspension. If there is anyone out there who currently has one that they are willing to part with. Who knows maybe I can save myself a buck or two or a couple hundred.  ;D If anyone has a better alternative I am all ears! I just don't want to have the same regrets I do about the rear, by not purchasing the wide track kit!  ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on November 27, 2013, 11:20:58 AM
Your car will be done by next month at this rate! It's a shame all that stainless will be hidden. How well does it weld to the carbon steel chassis?

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on November 27, 2013, 04:16:27 PM
Your car will be done by next month at this rate! It's a shame all that stainless will be hidden. How well does it weld to the carbon steel chassis?

*Stainless wire would work just fine. You don't want to use mild carbon steel wire to weld stainless. I'm sure there is an alloy mig wire available for welding mild steel to stainless.


Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: eddie on November 28, 2013, 05:19:32 AM
one of good performance add on is this North* throttle body
  http://shop.zzperformance.com/store/p/308-Northstar-Throttle-Body-Kit.aspx (http://shop.zzperformance.com/store/p/308-Northstar-Throttle-Body-Kit.aspx)

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: eddie on December 01, 2013, 06:50:25 PM
PPE, the S/C belt is tight with OEM length ,but when you rev it up over 2500 she'll start to slip and squeak.
OEM belt # 4060663
3.4 pulley # 4060658  by Gatorback  or keep the oem belt and use larger tensioner pulley
 BTW no need to re program ECM, ( I did not need it ,said the guy who re my ECM)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 02, 2013, 09:54:46 AM
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Your car will be done by next month at this rate! It's a shame all that stainless will be hidden. How well does it weld to the carbon steel chassis?


 :) LOL I wish!!!  :) what I've posted over the past week or two was a collaboration of about three to three and a half months of work with some odd several years of planning on how to go about it. Not seeing the stainless is somewhat of a shame but it's not like I have any intentions of polishing it or anything. The fact that I won't have to worry about rust is the real bonus, plus I got it all from the scrap bin at work, soooo the price was right!  ;) As for the welding wire Robert is exactly right, I am not a welder by any means but as long as you use stainless wire and Stargon they seam to weld together just fine! The fiero steel is more than just a little on the crummy side, and some places are extremely thin! All in all it will be a lot stronger than what I started with.

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one of good performance add on is this North* throttle body
  [url]http://shop.zzperformance.com/store/p/308-Northstar-Throttle-Body-Kit.aspx[/url] ([url]http://shop.zzperformance.com/store/p/308-Northstar-Throttle-Body-Kit.aspx[/url])


Thanks Eddie I'll keep that in mind!!!

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PPE, the S/C belt is tight with OEM length ,but when you rev it up over 2500 she'll start to slip and squeak.
OEM belt # 4060663
3.4 pulley # 4060658  by Gatorback  or keep the oem belt and use larger tensioner pulley
 BTW no need to re program ECM, ( I did not need it ,said the guy who re my ECM)


This as well!!!  ::headbang
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 05, 2013, 02:47:57 PM
I'm excited and feel kinda stupid all at the same time. Once upon a time, before I joined this forum, I had watched elsewhere as several people attempted to replicate the V12 sound with a V6. I ain't no dummie, I knew there was no way I was gonna achieve that sound with just a V6. I searched high and low trying to figure out what it would take to at least give my car that exotic sound. After all a ferrari with a V8 in it puts out a pretty mean tone. But after watching a Youtube video (I believe by Jdinner) I thought I had the answer, OEM Muffler! Makes sense right, I mean I don't expect a miracle or anything but after seeing the shear size of this thing acoustics came to mind and I figured I had myself an answer. Well I looked everywhere online and couldn't find anyone else that had attempted this and figured I'd go forward with my thought. Fast forward to today I received my OEM muffler in the mail and boy are they big! I get on here to gloat about my new purchase and come to find out others have either tried this or just find it comical. I guess the moral to the story is always check here first (LOL!!!) In all honesty though has anyone really had success with either kinda replicating the sound, or the use of an OEM muffler? Either way I'm pretty happy with purchase and can't wait to see what I can do about at least giving my 3800SC a more exotic tone!  ::toothy
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Post by: BigPines on December 05, 2013, 02:58:19 PM
I don't think it is a bad idea to try it. Obiously it won't make it sound like a V12 but I would be very interested in the difference it has on the sound. Maybe you could post a YouTube video once you have it installed.
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Post by: No Bull on December 05, 2013, 02:59:12 PM
I'm glad that you clarified that you understand there is more to the sound of a Lambo than just a big muffler because this would start hundreds of responses on the science behind the sound that have all been shared before.  :)

I think everyone will agree that certain mufflers will change the sound of any engine and can make a engine sound more exotic (maybe not V12 exotic, but a little more exotic than a factory muffler originally on the donor).  I personally am interested on what a OEM muffler will sound like on a 3800 and if it makes the exhaust notes higher or lower than a flowmaster or motorcycle muffler does (there are videos on YouTube of those).

I think Dustin purchased an OEM muffler from a Gallardo or Murci a while back but I don't recall if he used it on his car and if he did, if he posted anything on how it made his engine note change.

Thanks, for sharing

Chris
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Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 06, 2013, 01:24:46 PM
Completely off topic, but last week was one of my least favorite days of the year. I had to put my first love to bed for the winter (don't tell the wife I said that) Anyway I suppose this gives me more time and cash monies to work on my car. :'(  :'(  :'(

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 06, 2013, 01:53:24 PM
Any who, here is what I am working on at the moment. The front end on this car appears to be the worst of the worst. Not sure what exactly to do with it, I have looked for other options but it appears that the Held/Arraut route is the one that makes the most sense. If anyone thinks otherwise please let me know!
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Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 06, 2013, 02:21:14 PM
So here it is after I removed it from the car. I ended up snapping off several bolts removing this, they will be a real treat to get out I am sure. I actually had to cut part of the a arms off just so I could allow myself enough room to cut the bolts holding the a arm in place off. I'm planning on disassembling the entire front end, having many of the parts blasted and powder coated, then purchasing the Arraut motorsports sport front suspension and new steering rack!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on December 06, 2013, 02:32:49 PM
It looks like you have quite a job ahead of you on that one.  :-\
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Post by: 01Lambiero on December 06, 2013, 02:52:36 PM
PPE,  looks like your car came from Michigan.  My suggestion would be to check the metal condition of the cross-member to see if it is good enough to be powder coated.  If not, locate one from a southern scrap yard and have it powder coated.  Most of the rest of the rust will be replaced with the Arraute suspension kit.

Jim
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Post by: SchulzeA on December 06, 2013, 04:35:43 PM
 Get a can of Kroil penetrating oil for the next rusty part. Spray everything down for a couple days and usually the bolts come right out. It's the best stuff I've seen yet.

I wonder if a mustang II suspension would fit without a ton of work. You can get custom track width to your spec with all the suspension components already bolted on.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 08, 2013, 10:53:15 AM
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Get a can of Kroil penetrating oil for the next rusty part. Spray everything down for a couple days and usually the bolts come right out. It's the best stuff I've seen yet.

I wonder if a mustang II suspension would fit without a ton of work. You can get custom track width to your spec with all the suspension components already bolted on.

I'll have to remember Kroil! Is this stuff easy enough to find?

You really got my attention with the Mustang II idea! Is there any reason no one has tried this yet? I believe I could make some type of adapter/bracket at work. I'm curious if the lack of engine in the front would be an issue? I can't see why that would matter if I used coilovers. Is there anyone out there who can tell me why this would or would not work? Thanks for the suggestion!!! ::wave

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PPE,  looks like your car came from Michigan.  My suggestion would be to check the metal condition of the cross-member to see if it is good enough to be power coated.  If not, locate one from a southern scrap yard and have it powder coated.  Most of the rest of the rust will be replaced with the Arraute suspension kit.

Jim


LOL!!! Our Iowa winters are not much better!

That's kinda the path I was planning on going down. But I'm not really sure what I want to do now. I'll probably just start disassembling what I got see what kinda shape it's in and take it from there. Thanks!!!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 12, 2013, 09:37:52 PM
Got a package from Tommy Boy today!  ::tongue
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on December 13, 2013, 01:17:14 AM
 Napa may have Kroil. I get mine from work now :)  It's pricey but worth it.

The companies making the mustang II suspension will probably use whatever spring rate requested.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on December 13, 2013, 04:45:15 AM
 :LL: http://youtu.be/S2XvxDaIwCw (http://youtu.be/S2XvxDaIwCw)  :LL:
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Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 13, 2013, 05:00:29 AM
Tommy: Hey, I'll tell you what. You can get a good look at a butcher's a** by sticking your head up there. But, wouldn't you rather to take his word for it?
Mr. Brady, Customer: [confused] What? I'm failing to make the connection here.
Tommy: No, I mean is, you can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking your head up a butcher's butt... No, wait. It's gotta be your bull.
Richard: Wow.  :LL:

That clip below is what convinced me I needed to buy only Callahan!!!
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Post by: Tallon on December 13, 2013, 06:56:21 AM
RIP Chris Farley :(
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on December 13, 2013, 01:05:58 PM
Man that is some funny stuff. I'm glad to see humor on the forum again.

What size rotors did you get?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 13, 2013, 01:25:01 PM
No kidding I feel compelled to watch that movie now!

I got rotors for a C5 Corvette mainly for there size. I thought they were 13" all around but come to find out they are 12" in the rear. Oh well they are still gonna look way better than the Fiero rotors! I'm thinking about putting the larger rotors in the rear since I plan on going with a 18" front wheel and a 19" rear wheel! Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on December 13, 2013, 01:40:43 PM
I have the c5 z06 front rotors which are 14". They still look to small behind a 19" wheel IMO. Maybe put your 13" on the rear and get 14" for the front..?   Either way, like you said, they are way better than the stock fiero rotors!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 13, 2013, 04:47:25 PM
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I have the c5 z06 front rotors which are 14". They still look to small behind a 19" wheel IMO. Maybe put your 13" on the rear and get 14" for the front..?   Either way, like you said, they are way better than the stock fiero rotors!

I like your thinking! that was what I was gonna go with originally but the price and availability of the calipers seemed high and harder to find. Today I did some research (went to the junk yard) and decided to use some more readily available calipers. Impala fronts for the front and Malibu fronts for the rear. Last night I put a fiero 5x100 bolt pattern on my rotors. 
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 13, 2013, 04:50:52 PM
I didn't want to post this until it was done, but I'm pretty excited about it and wanted to give everyone a little taste of my next project!  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: notnilc20 on December 13, 2013, 09:44:40 PM
I didn't want to post this until it was done, but I'm pretty excited about it and wanted to give everyone a little taste of my next project!  ::bounce

Looks Good!!  Just make sure you make more than one......  ;-)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on December 13, 2013, 09:54:55 PM
YES!!!! More then one, gotta get my hands on this. If you need a copy of the original I have one, it's just in glass.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 19, 2013, 08:24:04 PM
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Looks Good!!  Just make sure you make more than one......  ;-)

So yeah, I really had no plans of making more of these. But I suppose if there is enough demand I will figure out a way to do so! My only problem is the material is extremely expensive (stainless) and I have no real good way of making these in a timely manner. I'm currently trying to figure out how I can make these from home, if I were to make these at work it would definitely be frowned upon. With that said the previous picture I posted was just a teaser, I plan on doing a lot more to make it as accurate as possible.

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YES!!!! More then one, gotta get my hands on this. If you need a copy of the original I have one, it's just in glass.

The one I have posted below is a scaled up version from a combination of my model LP670 SV and photographs from the interweb. I made this like everything else I have so far out of scrap material from work. I plan on using the same type mesh that is found inside the real deal and welding a fatter lip on the front. If I can figure out a practical way to make these (I already have upwards of 12hrs in the one I'm making myself) I will gladly make more. I started pricing the material the second I saw an interest and I think I can make it work. If there is a way you could send me dimensions or the actual LP640 replica tip that would only give me a better idea of the actual size rather than trying to scale a picture or model.  Any input on a fair price?

P.S. Rest assure I am a very picky person and if I don't feel these are up to par when finished I will not take anyone's money!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 19, 2013, 08:42:25 PM
Here are a few pictures of the mesh I am putting inside. Once again scrap material from work, so if I decide to make these it will only look better. I'm further along than this I just don't want to let the cat out of the bag till it's finished. I'm also curious as to what people are expecting of these, are we looking for polished stainless? If so I'll have to do a little research there as well! For mine I'm planning on either going with black powder coat or high heat paint. Do we want the factory style mounting tabs or would you prefer it to be more like a traditional welded on tip?



 
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 19, 2013, 08:46:23 PM
One more of the mesh!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on December 19, 2013, 08:57:12 PM
is that a stainless mesh?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 19, 2013, 09:01:48 PM
Indeed!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Texas on December 19, 2013, 09:08:50 PM
Nice work.  ::study
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on December 19, 2013, 09:34:29 PM
i used a similar material,  maybe its the same?  right now i just have a high temp glass version of the tail pipe, eventually i will attempt the stainless version or just bite the bullet and buy a used one
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 19, 2013, 11:01:30 PM
That is a sharp looking tip for being glass!!! I wish I could get one of those to copy. What size are the holes in the mesh you used?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on December 19, 2013, 11:09:03 PM
Thanks,  the holes are 1/8th"
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on December 19, 2013, 11:15:06 PM
Digibeam made mine and it is VERY nice, it's as perfect as OEM even has the OEM badge on it, only problem is it is glass and I'm worried about the heat. If your interested and he is ok with me sending it to you I'll drop it in the mail and would gladly pay for a metal copy, doesn't need to be stainless tho.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 19, 2013, 11:30:02 PM
Digibeam made mine and it is VERY nice, it's as perfect as OEM even has the OEM badge on it, only problem is it is glass and I'm worried about the heat. If your interested and he is ok with me sending it to you I'll drop it in the mail and would gladly pay for a metal copy, doesn't need to be stainless tho.

That would be mighty big of you obviously if he is OK with that! I would most definitely get it back to you in a timely manner! If I am to do these I would probably do them out of stainless just for the sake of doing them out of stainless  ::tongue I think I'm getting a better feel of how I am going to make these better than this first one. I'm trying to figure out the hole badge thing myself!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on December 20, 2013, 12:01:17 AM
by all means go to town on the exhaust tip, if there is anything i can do to help let me know...

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on December 20, 2013, 09:24:27 AM
Send me a PM with your mailing address and after the the Christmas shipping mess I will drop it in the mail to you ::beers. Either way if you can't get to it at least you can get the accurate measurements of a OEM lp640 tip. There are none available out there and these WILL sell if you decide to market a few of them :LL:


Later
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 20, 2013, 12:05:24 PM
Much appreciation on your part as well Digibeam! Those tips you make look amazing I'm only hoping I can replicate these in Stainless!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 27, 2013, 02:52:38 PM
 ::bounce Long time away from home! Just returned to find a few Presents that Santa, I mean the UPS man left me!!!  Thanks BLKBAT!!! ::bounce

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 27, 2013, 02:55:09 PM
 :santa Some wheels came for me as well!!! One day I'll hopefully be able to justify the real SV wheels but these will have to do for now!!!  :santa

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on December 27, 2013, 03:13:14 PM
Excellent !!... mine are still being aged like old whiskey at the border... perhaps some time next year i will see them...
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Tallon on December 27, 2013, 03:18:40 PM
Nice!
I thought I was the only one doing a slanted gold ribbon/red&green theme tree with lambo parts I bought myself under it pic wtf lol
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: LP640 on December 27, 2013, 10:34:36 PM
I got some similar for xmas, mine have a chrome lip tho lol
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on December 28, 2013, 01:06:04 AM
:santa Some wheels came for me as well!!! One day I'll hopefully be able to justify the real SV wheels but these will have to do for now!!!  :santa


SWEET!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: MDMurcy2 on December 28, 2013, 10:02:05 AM
Great looking wheels....that would compliment any build! 
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on December 30, 2013, 12:30:33 PM
Package is on its way   ::salute  Hope it won't be to complicated  ::counfused
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 01, 2014, 11:25:36 PM
Thanks for the compliments gang!!! I wasn't 100% sold on these wheels but the price, size, and looks were pretty spot on. Just wish they had that same concave center section. Below is why I wished I had just purchased the held wide track a arms! I'll use these in the mean time (probably painting them black) and maybe after the car is finished this will be the first change I make! Got a couple good days ahead of me, hoping to knock it outta the park as they say!!!  ::tongue
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on January 01, 2014, 11:40:23 PM
Wow, thats a big chunk of aluminum!!  they look good though, nicely made !
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 01, 2014, 11:48:58 PM
To big in my opinion but will have to do for now! Made them last night, looked really good until I scotchbritted a portion of them and banged them around a little. No big deal they'll be black anyway. They are 4" in the rear and I'm hoping my educated guess was right?!?!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on January 02, 2014, 09:04:36 AM
Good job on those spacers.  Love the wheels, good choice.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 03, 2014, 07:27:25 PM
Good job on those spacers.  Love the wheels, good choice.

Thanks! I stole an idea from someone else who had used some ebay key chains and epoxied them to my center caps. I'm very pleased with the outcome!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 03, 2014, 07:28:30 PM
 ::bounce A shot with the rotors behind them  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 04, 2014, 11:21:19 AM
Finally feel like I'm getting somewhere on this frame. Still a long way to go!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 10, 2014, 01:06:16 PM
While cleaning up the back firewall I realized it wasn't gonna be easy to remove the rear hatch brackets. So instead I just made a panel for it that I could run my wiring and whatever else through!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on January 10, 2014, 04:08:54 PM
That looks good, I was planing on making a larger piece to bolt there, similar to like a sub firewall to mount my computer, relays, etc in
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 10, 2014, 04:44:07 PM
That looks good, I was planing on making a larger piece to bolt there, similar to like a sub firewall to mount my computer, relays, etc in

Kinda what I'm thinking, it just seemed like it would be a pain to remove these guys without messing up the firewall! So I figured why not use it as a place to mount/hang/cleanup all my wiring. Is there any reason why I shouldn't mount my computer there? Heat/weather?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on January 11, 2014, 12:03:25 AM
i am thinking, heat, moisture and EMF from the engine could all cause havoc with the computer, moisture being the biggest issue than anything....the heat, well automotive grade components are designed for heat, but not always the moisture based on their intended mounting position.
just my thoughts...
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 11, 2014, 12:10:06 AM
i am thinking, heat, moisture and EMF from the engine could all cause havoc with the computer, moisture being the biggest issue than anything....the heat, well automotive grade components are designed for heat, but not always the moisture based on their intended mounting position.
just my thoughts...




Yeah probably just best to mount the computer inside, but I can still mount my relays and what not there! Thanks for the input!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 11, 2014, 09:13:18 PM
These are the hanger brackets I made to attach the upper portion of the rear engine bay to the fiero tub. I still need to come up with something for the lower portion, preferably utilizing the old cradle mounts!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 11, 2014, 09:20:58 PM
 ::headbang Here is my most recent score! A handful of top notch parts from Mr. Murci-me!!!  ::headbang
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on January 12, 2014, 10:14:08 AM
The parts look great. How are you in touch with Mike (Murci-Me). Did you just call him or is he active on another board?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 13, 2014, 08:55:23 AM
I noticed him making the 670 emblems on MM and had to have them! They look absolutely amazing! Can't wait to get them painted up!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on January 13, 2014, 11:16:42 AM
Nice fab work on those brackets  ::beers Ya mm sent me a Picture of his last night that he painted and  888o the look nice!


Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 16, 2014, 09:22:37 PM
The front end is starting to take shape! I can only do so much without my body, hopefully that will be a purchase I'm able to make in the upcoming months. For now I need to get myself a running driving chassis!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 16, 2014, 09:29:14 PM
Mocking up the rear end as well, engine, transmission, and whatever else! Ordered a set of Civic radiators for the rear yesterday. Eager to hear this thing run but beginning to realize how many things are still left!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 22, 2014, 01:45:07 AM
Got my new toy today!!! Pretty excited to crush something with it! The wife is more concerned with being able to park in our 2 stall garage   :P
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 24, 2014, 10:19:54 AM
Tried my hand at making some badges, they turned out okay but I'll probably just buy them in the end!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on January 24, 2014, 01:25:55 PM
Hey those turned out very nice!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on January 24, 2014, 01:48:21 PM
Just "okay"? They look excellent to me.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on January 24, 2014, 07:57:47 PM
I agree those are great.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 24, 2014, 08:18:31 PM
Thanks guys! I guess I forgot to mention that they are lasered out, so the edges are a bit rough! Wish I had access to a water jet in this case!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 30, 2014, 01:45:29 PM
Finally got my radiators in! Any advice would be helpful!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on January 31, 2014, 11:16:30 AM
Check out this thread, there is some really good information on the subject:

http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=15.0 (http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=15.0)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 05, 2014, 10:59:36 AM
Check out this thread, there is some really good information on the subject:

[url]http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=15.0[/url] ([url]http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=15.0[/url])


Thanks Autopro! Very useful thread!!!

I have finally reattached my tub and my rear engine cradle thingamajig!!! So it's kinda starting to look like something again. I am getting to the point, and have probably gone past the point where I desperately need a body so I have something to go off of. I've already been told by others that some of my frame could interfere with the body (I pray to god it doesn't) but if it does I'll just deal with it when that time comes. I still have plenty of reinforcing to do on the rear cradle and haven't totally decided what to do to attach the lower portion of the frame to the tub. At least for now I can roll this thing around the garage in one piece! Right now I'm doin my best to tuck money away for that body, hopefully by spring I'll have it!!!   ::toothy

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: solrac on February 05, 2014, 03:34:47 PM
Really nice frame. I'm jealous lol
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 06, 2014, 09:13:38 AM
Really nice frame. I'm jealous lol

Thanks Solrac,
No reason to be jealous of this thing! It literally mostly came outta the trash at work!!!   :P The only thing to be jealous of is that probably everyone on here has there body to start with including yourself and I'm still saving towards one lol! Speaking of witch yours is looking great, I've always loved the Reventon! Any idea of how long you have to go on it? Or what color your gonna paint it when it's done? Keep up the good work!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Tallon on February 06, 2014, 11:32:42 AM
I used the same little sand blaster lol took awhile! stupid ceramic nozzles wear out too fast too
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on February 07, 2014, 08:17:13 AM
Looking great! Thats the nicest fiero tub/chassis I've ever seen, plenty strong enough  ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 07, 2014, 06:40:46 PM
Looking great! Thats the nicest fiero tub/chassis I've ever seen, plenty strong enough  ::beers

Means a lot from you Butler, Thanks! But I ain't done with it yet! This muffler is just stupid huge! Having a hard enough time trying to find space for it with a 6 cyl, I can't imagine how they fit a 12 cyl in there!!!  ::tongue
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 07, 2014, 06:56:40 PM
This is how I chose to mount it! Still removable just gotta work on routing the exhaust when it warms up, This cold weather is a real bummer!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 07, 2014, 06:57:43 PM
Last but not least!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on February 07, 2014, 07:26:39 PM
you might have to use flexible fittings when you do hook up the exhaust,  with the engine moving from torque and the muffler static in the cage.
 I can see you have springs which will help a bit but, the contained area in general looks tight so you may experience physical or mechanical contact at the sides and in regards to the exhaust hookup something isnt going to be happy in the middle.
just an observation  :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 08, 2014, 07:26:32 AM
you might have to use flexible fittings when you do hook up the exhaust,  with the engine moving from torque and the muffler static in the cage.
 I can see you have springs which will help a bit but, the contained area in general looks tight so you may experience physical or mechanical contact at the sides and in regards to the exhaust hookup something isnt going to be happy in the middle.
just an observation  :)

Thanks for the input! I was a little curious about that myself. It doesn't look like it but there is about a quarter inch of space all the way around, probably needs to be more! Plus I've just got her tacked for now, I don't even know if it will clear the body yet!  I may just leave it for now until I get my kit, but I'll remember to correct this eventually. As far as routing the exhaust I'm still not exactly sure what I'm gonna do, but I'll get her figured out! Thanks again!  :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on February 08, 2014, 12:21:43 PM
Its all good,  for mine i am going to fabricate (under the engine) 180 degree headers, feeding 2 cats (meow) exit the collectors, then cross over either side above the transaxle with the cats, post of those, will both connect together for equalization,then leaving as 4 individual sends, 2 into Gallardo mufflers (when they arrive) exiting the rear with the bypass valves also connected to the extra 2 sends (before the muffler) with a vacuum control on the bypass. and the whole mess into the final collector/combiner out the tail pipe.
maybe i should draw a picture..... ::tongue
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 08, 2014, 12:38:44 PM
Its all good,  for mine i am going to fabricate (under the engine) 180 degree headers, feeding 2 cats (meow) exit the collectors, then cross over either side above the transaxle with the cats, post of those, will both connect together for equalization,then leaving as 4 individual sends, 2 into Gallardo mufflers (when they arrive) exiting the rear with the bypass valves also connected to the extra 2 sends (before the muffler) with a vacuum control on the bypass. and the whole mess into the final collector/combiner out the tail pipe.
maybe i should draw a picture..... ::tongue

Please do! I'd love to see your thinking on paper!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 15, 2014, 03:05:23 PM
Steering Column from a 98 Sebring.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 15, 2014, 03:07:41 PM
Shift paddles from Murci-Me!!! These things are sweet!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 16, 2014, 04:43:34 PM
Put her together, fits LIKE A GLOVE!!! After a little tweaking of course, curious what others are doing for steering wheels???
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on February 16, 2014, 05:40:06 PM
i have a complete OEM ( non-e-gear) steering column with all levers and switches etc, to be mated to a gallardo steering wheel.
or if i can find an OEM 6.2 wheel that would be my preference.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 17, 2014, 07:11:49 AM
I so badly want an OEM steering wheel but they are so spendy! If I can't find a good alternative in the end that is more than likely what I'll end up getting!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 17, 2014, 12:01:32 PM
I'm doing a little work trying to replicate the LP640 Exhaust tip. I am a little picky and no matter what I do I can't seem to come up with anything that makes me happy. With that said I've spent way to much time trying to figure out how to make these things look right. I've decided to move forward with one of the two lips I have bent up below. I'm curious which one is a better representation of the actual shape. I'm asking for your honest opinions, either Left, Right, or GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD YOU HACK!!!  ::tongue I'm hoping I can get some feedback so I can start on the sheet metal portion of these!

Thanks in advance!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on February 17, 2014, 12:16:08 PM
Both look good but right one I think is closer! Fine job sir!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: No Bull on February 17, 2014, 12:39:53 PM
Shape on the right

Chris
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Tallon on February 17, 2014, 02:43:38 PM
I'd be happy with the right side, yup looks nice
Now how do I make one :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 17, 2014, 07:59:25 PM
Kinda what I wanted to hear, I thought the right one looked better myself! Round 2 of questions, is it worth the time and money to add the appropriate part # tag similar to the one below, or  leave it off? I can have a stamp made (and do have a quote) but it's costly, I'll do it if people feel it's necessary!

And lastly should I have a hanger bracket like in the one pictured, or just make a way to weld the tip to  the exhaust pipe? Note: It's probably gonna be a little heavy!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on February 18, 2014, 10:09:18 AM
I wouldn't bother with the stamp on a part like this where it isn't easily seen but that is just me. Interested to see the final result.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on February 18, 2014, 10:40:07 AM
I also wouldn't worry too much about the stamp or the bracket, since all builds are different they will require different mounting options.  Looks like it will be a well made piece, definitely interested in seeing it finished.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Tallon on February 18, 2014, 11:09:13 AM
Nah it's good on a copy of an oem part but even then you don't see it so..
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: 01Lambiero on February 18, 2014, 11:18:44 AM
It's going to look a little funky when it is laid flat as it runs on an angle.  It is more of a heat shield for the body panel as you can see the exhaust tips inside of the outer.  Could be scaled out for you if I had one correct measurement.  Jim
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: RT on February 18, 2014, 11:53:35 AM
Without a tag it is a replica, with a tag it is a counterfeit.

RT
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Matty99dun on February 18, 2014, 11:54:24 AM
Finally got my radiators in! Any advice would be helpful!!!  ;)

I have done this on my Mr2 its not as easy as you first think, so I hope this info will help.
get yourself a MR2 fill neck they are located in the engine bay and are plastic, being your using a V8 u might want a higher pressure cap than the Mr2 one. the filler neck needs to be the highest point of the system to help the air escape, I stress the highest point nothing can be higher no hoses over flows NOTHING... or you will never get flow with the air locks you will have. now the caps you have on your new radiators need the valves removed, usually you can do this by cutting the centre rivet holding the spring and valve in place, in the end you should just have the cap and rubber seal that seals between the filler neck, if you cant do this with the caps you have you can find valveless rad caps on eBay. put those back onto you radiators never to be removed again. now you will need to mount the radiators onto your car, and keep them lower than the filler neck you installed from the Mr2. its up to you which radiator gets the hot water first, on the Mr2 I used the left side, so you will run the the hose that your engine used for the top hose to the top connection of your new radiator, this is also the radiator you use for the fan temp sensor ( you can add two sensors so that the other opens your Bat wings :), the bottom hose of this same radiator will attach to the top hose of your second radiator with a metal pipe, but keep the incline as smooth as possible, I found it was too hard to remove the air lock if you had a large incline and the water wouldn't pass through. now the top hose of your second will run back to your engine. try not to have any hoses or pipes higher than the radiators and keep inclines smooth to avoid air locks. fill up the system, start the car without the radiator cap on, and run to your fans turn on, squeeze hoses to help push the air locks out while its running. turn off the car and let cool, repeat this 3 or 4 times you will see the air bubbles popping at the filler neck, its also best if you cut a soda bottle in half's and use this on your filler neck to get the top up water as high as possible this will help remove the air. hope this helps. :)     
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: solrac on February 18, 2014, 01:48:04 PM
I don't mean to high jack the thread but what if I run the engine line to the bottom of the radiator ? And then from the top of the 1st one to the top of the 2nd one. Then from the bottom of the 2nd one back to the engine??

What do u guys think about that??
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on February 18, 2014, 02:14:02 PM
only thing that comes to mind here is "Gravity"
i believe you will put undue stress on the water pump or you could potentially cause reversion of the flow from water pushing back...water flows down better than up...just my thoughts
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 18, 2014, 02:24:40 PM
Not a problem Solrac, I want to hear this as well. At the same time RT nailed it on the "head" I so badly wanted to put that manufacturers tag on this, but if it becomes a counter fitting issue I'd be toast. I'll save the 500 bones for the stamp and put it towards something that won't get me in trouble!!! ;) Thanks for the input!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: RT on February 18, 2014, 02:33:11 PM
Radiators ALWAYS have the water come in the top and go out the bottom.
If you put in an additional electric water pump to help the water flow through the longer piping, connect the water inlet to the electric pump from the bottom of the first radiator and the exit of the electric pump to the top of the second radiator.
Why do you take the water from the bottom of the radiator?  Because if you are low on water, the bottom of the radiator is the last place to go "dry".  The pump will still have water to pull and pump.
Without an additional electric pump between the radiators, the engine water pump will keep the first radiator full and the pipe between the two radiators full.  Any shortage of water will occur at the top of the second radiator.
A temperature sensor for your fans should detect temperature at or before the first radiator.

RT
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Matty99dun on February 18, 2014, 03:18:57 PM
I don't mean to high jack the thread but what if I run the engine line to the bottom of the radiator ? And then from the top of the 1st one to the top of the 2nd one. Then from the bottom of the 2nd one back to the engine??

What do u guys think about that??

I tried this, it didn't flow. I also tried top 2 top with a single middle inlet then bottom 2 bottom with a middle out  ( as lambo does on the murcie ) it just wouldn't flow and the air was impossible to remove.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on February 18, 2014, 03:26:57 PM
Not a problem Solrac, I want to hear this as well. At the same time RT nailed it on the "head" I so badly wanted to put that manufacturers tag on this, but if it becomes a counter fitting issue I'd be toast. I'll save the 500 bones for the stamp and put it towards something that won't get me in trouble!!! ;) Thanks for the input!

Well, most of us plan to badge our rides so you can take this as far as you like. :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 18, 2014, 03:40:13 PM
My only concern which I'm not really sure why I'm concerned would be if I sold them. If I sell them with there logo and part # I would assume that could be considered counterfeiting. I know there are a handful of people who are looking for an exhaust tip. To be honest I'm not trying to make these for myself or to make a dime as I'm doing a 670 I'm just trying to contribute. It seems most everyone else on here has there nitch, not that welding is mine but I'm doing what I can :P hopefully this will give me some sort of bartering tool!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on February 18, 2014, 03:41:25 PM
I have talked with the local Lamborghini dealer to get their perspective and they consider me a "Lamborghini enthusiast" as long as what i create is not for the sole purpose of resale and is designed to replicate for personal use.
he also suggested that I am not encouraged to replicate tags or attempt to "sell" anything replicated with a trademark logo. as that would in fact be a no no....again personal use is fine and selling as a whole product not as parts would be fine as long as i am not in the business of building replicas and selling for profit or self gain.

this being said, i am allowed to trade till the cows come home.... :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on February 18, 2014, 05:35:33 PM
Interesting Digibeam.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: RT on February 18, 2014, 05:38:16 PM
When you said, "Round 2 of questions, is it worth the time and money to add the appropriate part # tag similar to the one below, or  leave it off? I can have a stamp made (and do have a quote) but it's costly, I'll do it if people feel it's necessary!"
I assumed you wanted to make these and sell them.  If you make one for yourself, no problem.  If you intend to make and sell them, then is when you could run into a problem with the use of their logo.
Of course the cost would be ridiculous for you to make just one for yourself.  That's why I waved the "counterfeit" flag.
I have been through all aspects of making EVERYTHING exactly like the original.  It becomes obsessive.  IT ISN'T WORTH IT!
It just adds time to your build and will drive you crazy.  Even if everything is exact the effect will last (maybe) a minute.  Then it is over because the person looking at it will know it isn't a real one.
YOU built it!  Make it really nice if not an exact replica.  That counts more.
Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate the work and attention to detail but YOU did it, not Lamborghini.  Make it your build.  Make it your custom Lambo.

RT
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 18, 2014, 05:40:50 PM
I may just go ahead and make these without the tags, and if I can generate enough cash to purchase the stamp down the road I'll see if anyone wants to "trade" for a tag!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 18, 2014, 05:48:51 PM
Good point RT it will never be a genuine Lamborghini tip so why mark it as one! I'll continue to just make these the way they are and if anyone is willing to purchase or barter I'm open to the idea. These will never be 100% accurate anyway and it's not worth the risk, even in the slightest to get spanked for it! I hear Lamborghini's lawyers spank hard!!!  :LL:
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: No Bull on February 18, 2014, 06:17:21 PM
I totally agree in principle when the tags are hidden or on obscure parts.  I'm adding the replica VIN tag and decals to my car because I think they are a easy way to make the car look a little more authentic and finished since they are typically displayed in visible locations when the doors are open.

I agree that I wouldn't added the small tag on the underside of a muffler however the decals are important enough to me that I've finally rounded up a nice replica set for the Murcie.   ::thumbup

Chris
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 18, 2014, 06:24:38 PM
You say rounded up? I have one of your door VIN tags, and I was curious if you were gonna make the others? And if not where were you able to acquire these?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: No Bull on February 18, 2014, 07:09:17 PM
You say rounded up? I have one of your door VIN tags, and I was curious if you were gonna make the others? And if not where were you able to acquire these?

Well.. what do you think?  :)  All printed in high quality waterproof vinyl and based on actual measurements of OEM decals and decals on a friends Murcielago.  While these are not 100% perfectly copied from the originals, each decal was a made from a custom made vector file which took many hours to get right. 

Chris
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on February 18, 2014, 07:22:08 PM
are these laminated as well?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: No Bull on February 18, 2014, 07:28:18 PM
Some of them are laminated and some of them are not because of reflective issues.  For instance, the air bag decals were left non laminated because they are on the visor and dash and could create annoyance if the sun reflected off them.  In total I think we left about seven of them non laminated.  I was told that they would stand up to normal use with no problems and the only thing to avoid would be any type of solvents on the non laminated decals.  Since most of these are in the interior anyhow, I didn't see this as being a big problem since most guys don't use strong solvents on or around interior parts anyhow.

Chris
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 18, 2014, 07:29:54 PM
Good God!!! Where have you been hiding these! They look exceptional! Sign me up :drool
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: LamboJayso on February 18, 2014, 07:36:27 PM
Fyi, all labels can be purchased from Lamborghini relatively cheap. If you go on lambostuff.com and use their parts diagram. You can see where the labels are situated on the car and the prices. On the other hand, good job the labels Chris.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: No Bull on February 18, 2014, 07:40:22 PM
Good God!!! Where have you been hiding these! They look exceptional! Sign me up :drool

The perfectionist in me keeps going back and tweaking them but I think I'm finally ready to offer a couple sets to others who might be interested.  They are expensive to have printed so I'm only doing a couple sets at a time and the paint tag will have your paint code (Lamborghini or anything else) printed on them plus you'll receive the VIN decal with your VIN number printed in a readable bar code.

I'll post something more formal in the items for sale section but the price is $160 shipped anywhere in the 48 states.  PM me if you are interested and remember that they can take up to 2 weeks to arrive. 

Chris
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: RT on February 18, 2014, 07:42:43 PM
Please don't take me the wrong way.  Chris you did a great job on those stickers/labels.  I even have a set for my Diablo that I intend to use.  I got caught up in the exactness syndrome and since I have them, I will use them.  I agree they add that "one last touch" to finish the build.
I just question myself at times for spending so much on things that could be left off and not too many people would even know.  Maybe I have just been working on my build too long and realize I spent a lot of time on stuff that won't make my build run any better or look much different for the unknowing spectator.  If I do it for us guys, sure we know, but the average Joe doesn't know what he's looking at anyway.
I appreciate all the work every one of us do to make these special builds.
Let's dazzle the rest of them.

RT
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: No Bull on February 18, 2014, 07:47:41 PM
Fyi, all labels can be purchased from Lamborghini relatively cheap. If you go on lambostuff.com and use their parts diagram. You can see where the labels are situated on the car and the prices. On the other hand, good job the labels Chris.

Not all of them..  ::toothy  I considered buying some of the less expensive decals from Lamborghini and printing out the more expensive decals with the decals that you can't order and decals that require special printing (VIN decal / paint tag).  I finally threw in the towel and just decided to print them all and avoid any shipping and inventory costs.  I went this way so I could offer them as a complete set and avoid piecing everything together.  I'm working on a instruction sheet that will include pictures of all the locations where these go on the car and this will be included in the decal set.

Chris
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: No Bull on February 18, 2014, 07:54:23 PM
Please don't take me the wrong way.  Chris you did a great job on those stickers/labels.  I even have a set for my Diablo that I intend to use.  I got caught up in the exactness syndrome and since I have them, I will use them.  I agree they add that "one last touch" to finish the build.
I just question myself at times for spending so much on things that could be left off and not too many people would even know.  Maybe I have just been working on my build too long and realize I spent a lot of time on stuff that won't make my build run any better or look much different for the unknowing spectator.  If I do it for us guys, sure we know, but the average Joe doesn't know what he's looking at anyway.
I appreciate all the work every one of us do to make these special builds.
Let's dazzle the rest of them.

RT

No offense taken RT and I thought that you actually brought up a very valid point that could become an issue someday. ::beers 

Chris
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on February 18, 2014, 08:13:25 PM
I know i am double guilty when it comes to wanting better and cutting parts out and doing it again...for the 4th time...and not because it looked bad... but because i imagined it worse than it was and had to change it... and thats why i am the ::K of Fa !!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 18, 2014, 08:21:32 PM
Funny thing is I'm seeking decals for my car that I couldn't wait to remove from my boat lol! But that's a different story, I think when all said and done I want to be able to climb in my car and have the experience of sitting in a legitimate Supercar! I feel my goal is solely to fool myself, which is why I sweet the small stuff such as these decals!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: String on February 19, 2014, 04:12:08 AM
Kinda what I wanted to hear, I thought the right one looked better myself! Round 2 of questions, is it worth the time and money to add the appropriate part # tag similar to the one below, or  leave it off? I can have a stamp made (and do have a quote) but it's costly, I'll do it if people feel it's necessary!

And lastly should I have a hanger bracket like in the one pictured, or just make a way to weld the tip to  the exhaust pipe? Note: It's probably gonna be a little heavy!
Top and side mount brackets would be best surely , why reinvent the wheel - in as much as mounting the tailpipe to the bumper means you can get good visual alignment and then your exhaust pipe exits don't need to be bent quite so accurately and your exhaust system can resonate with your engine and the tailpipe stays nice and calm .
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: String on February 19, 2014, 04:13:52 AM
Oh , pics to explain fitment. ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 19, 2014, 04:21:18 AM
That is exactly what I was after String thank you!!! I'm wondering if you couldn't help me out with dimensions on the upper tab? I've been trying to scale it off other peoples pics on the web but there aren't many good pics out there! Thanks again!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: String on February 19, 2014, 04:32:22 AM
I have nothing to work with on the mounts apart from calculating something from the bumper mount holes , which would give a 'jig' to work to.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 19, 2014, 04:39:52 AM
That would actually be a lot of help! With what I have to go from and those hole locations I could probably figure it out!  :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 04, 2014, 09:49:48 AM
Found plans for some hinges! Not OEM by any means but I figured I'd go ahead and make them up anyway, just gotta weld em up!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on March 04, 2014, 10:10:45 AM
These look pretty good to me! Where did you get the plans? Do you mind sharing them?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Tallon on March 04, 2014, 10:41:42 AM
Is this what you went by?
http://www.bandbcustoms.com/diabolic/faq.html (http://www.bandbcustoms.com/diabolic/faq.html)
Image links near the bottom with dimensions
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 04, 2014, 10:49:05 AM
These look pretty good to me! Where did you get the plans? Do you mind sharing them?

Honestly I completely forgot where I got the plans from, but it looks like Tallon just found it! Follow his link and go to the bottom of the page where it says hinge pics those are the same plans I used!   ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on March 04, 2014, 10:51:13 AM
Nice! Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Tallon on March 04, 2014, 11:15:46 AM
If they're oem based, to fit a g28 I believe they need to be modified in the way that the offset is not as wide. On this forum there are dimensions for oem hinges including modified ones that will work with a g28. No bulls shows why they need to be modified.
http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=14.0 (http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=14.0)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on March 04, 2014, 11:23:50 AM
Thanks again. I had forgotten about that thread! I'm going to go through the whole thing again.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on March 04, 2014, 11:33:13 AM
That is a good link Talon, I wondered on the door struts what weight they needed to be since everyone is all over the place on that topic.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Tallon on March 04, 2014, 11:35:08 AM
Hey Dustin!
Yea I think we came to the conclusion that we need to use adjustable struts and adjust them based on our own doors
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 04, 2014, 04:50:16 PM
If they're oem based, to fit a g28 I believe they need to be modified in the way that the offset is not as wide. On this forum there are dimensions for oem hinges including modified ones that will work with a g28. No bulls shows why they need to be modified.
[url]http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=14.0[/url] ([url]http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=14.0[/url])


I guess I didn't see these dimensions!  ::scratch Woops!!! Oh well, I may just redo these the right way but I guess for now I at least have something! Thanks again for the link Tallon  ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 07, 2014, 03:02:03 PM
Went to the scrap yard today and picked up these! Not really sure if they are the correct latches or not? If someone could let me know whether I just wasted a bunch time removing these let me know (break it to me gently  ::tongue )! They looked about right and I had nothing to go by so I grabbed them up! Thanks in advance!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on March 07, 2014, 03:24:17 PM
are those fronts or rears or both?
i believe its the rears that tend to get used....
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 07, 2014, 03:28:03 PM
Wasn't sure myself so I got fronts and rears, they all look the same though!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Tallon on March 07, 2014, 03:33:25 PM
The W126 latch has the guide on the striker, wait what kit is this for?  ::scratch
It's looking pretty much the same other than that maybe they don't all have this
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 07, 2014, 04:06:16 PM
Either a G28 or OEM if possible!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Tallon on March 07, 2014, 04:10:02 PM
different kit different latch..
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: RT on March 07, 2014, 05:05:42 PM
I've mentioned this before but the latch for the driver's door works differently than the other doors.  The driver's door will not allow you to lock the door then close it, locking your keys inside.  This is built-in to the latch so check the operation to determine which one to use there.
Those latches will work but require you to mount them inside the inner door skin with just an opening for latch contact. That is what I had to do but I wish I had the other mounting.  That would have made it much easier to construct and to service.

RT
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on March 07, 2014, 05:32:11 PM
Yeah, as others have said, those latches will work mounted inside the door skin but if you want the outer mounting like on the original car, they look like this: Off-the-Shelf Parts for the Murcielago (http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=1516.msg15131#msg15131)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 10, 2014, 09:51:17 AM
Anyone know anything about the projectors in a 95 Lexus ES 300? There are 2 projectors per headlight and look to be about three inches in diameter! I'm curious as to whether I should grab these or not? I'm wondering if I can just reconfigure the guts of the entire headlight assembly into mine! Thanks!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on March 10, 2014, 10:41:56 AM
I'm sure you could get those Lexus projectors to work but if you want the actual projectors and ballasts from the Murcielago, they can be found on an '02 - '06 Audi A6 - Hella #9DR 151 333-02, #9DR 151 333-04: Off-the-Shelf Parts for the Murcielago (http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=1516.msg14217#msg14217)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 10, 2014, 12:23:44 PM
That's funny that you posted that link cause that is what I had in my back pocket while walking around the junkyard this morning! I just so happened to run across the Lexus ones and was curious if they would work, knowing my luck they wouldn't or would just be a pain in my backside so I left them. I did however grab some Prelude trunk hinges and a catera mirror switch! To bad all the marker lights were broken! That list you are working on is very helpful by the way! Much Appreciated!!!  ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on March 10, 2014, 01:02:23 PM
Glad you found the list helpful. I mainly created it because I needed it so I could print it up and take it to the junkyard! I figured someone else may want to do the same thing. :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 11, 2014, 01:52:49 AM
I'm sure you could get those Lexus projectors to work but if you want the actual projectors and ballasts from the Murcielago, they can be found on an '02 - '06 Audi A6 - Hella #9DR 151 333-02, #9DR 151 333-04: Off-the-Shelf Parts for the Murcielago ([url]http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=1516.msg14217#msg14217[/url])



Ordered a set of projectors from the Audi but I'm curious how you found such a good deal on those ballasts! I'm also wanting to know what the majority of people plan on using for the smaller lamp, P1's or the Micro DE's? Thanks!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on March 11, 2014, 08:58:02 AM
Micro DEs are the OEM small lamp. That is what I plan to use.

I found those ballasts on eBay. You know how it is. Sometimes you score! The guy had 100 of them and it looks like he sold them all.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 15, 2014, 01:33:49 PM
Working from BigPines list I've crossed off a few items and more are on there way! I still have a few items to purchase such as ballasts and what not but I'll get those later! Below are my Catera side markers and mirror switch!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 15, 2014, 01:36:36 PM
Then I got seat belts from a Hummvee, and BMW seatbelt covers just need the adjusters now!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 15, 2014, 01:39:22 PM
And last but not least my projectors which look amazing with these aluminum rings!!!  ::headbang
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 18, 2014, 12:37:17 PM
Got the Micro DE's in today! In the end these lights will be an investment in themselves but should be well worth it!!!  :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on March 18, 2014, 12:40:04 PM
That looks just perfect my friend!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Matty99dun on March 19, 2014, 08:40:27 PM
heres a good pic of the OEM parts.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on March 19, 2014, 09:35:16 PM
Purple's projectors are OEM parts just sourced from other than Lamborghini. I sure wish I had bought those broken light parts when they were on eBay. I could have copied them. One of my few regrets as far as missed opportunities goes.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 19, 2014, 11:27:22 PM
Making some rings for the console buttons! Is there anyone who has come up with a way to make the actual buttons?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on March 19, 2014, 11:43:10 PM
Do you have a CNC lathe?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: solrac on March 19, 2014, 11:48:49 PM
Making some rings for the console buttons! Is there anyone who has come up with a way to make the actual buttons?
I am working on the buttons. I am actually waiting on some parts to come in so I can start testing them. Are those for oem buttons?  I want a set!!!  Lol
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 19, 2014, 11:50:57 PM
Do you have a CNC lathe?
At work I do  ::tongue I still need to make the power mirror surround!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 20, 2014, 12:02:28 AM
Making some rings for the console buttons! Is there anyone who has come up with a way to make the actual buttons?
I am working on the buttons. I am actually waiting on some parts to come in so I can start testing them. Are those for oem buttons?  I want a set!!!  Lol

I'd be willing to trade you a set if you'd be willing to do the same! I'm using dimensions from Strings drawings so I would assume they are OEM size!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: solrac on March 20, 2014, 12:41:59 AM
Ok. I'm waiting on parts and I'll try it out to see if it works
Making some rings for the console buttons! Is there anyone who has come up with a way to make the actual buttons?
I am working on the buttons. I am actually waiting on some parts to come in so I can start testing them. Are those for oem buttons?  I want a set!!!  Lol

I'd be willing to trade you a set if you'd be willing to do the same! I'm using dimensions from Strings drawings so I would assume they are OEM size!

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on March 20, 2014, 01:18:41 AM
You need to set the lathe up for mass production! People keep asking me for sets of rings, but it's to much work for me to make them on a mill.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 20, 2014, 01:47:55 AM
You need to set the lathe up for mass production! People keep asking me for sets of rings, but it's to much work for me to make them on a mill.
I wouldn't want to make those on a mill either! That is why I'm not looking forward to doing the mirror switch!For the power window switch I'm just using the newer style surround to avoid making those!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on March 20, 2014, 01:54:52 PM
 ::K

its a work in progress, but i have made them, i am still trying to make the icons correct, then the next versions will be black with the white icon and rear lit with a green led.
also the appropriate red actuation led will be mounted for the respective buttons that require it.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: solrac on March 20, 2014, 06:49:05 PM
Does the hazard switch also illuminates when lights are on??
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on March 20, 2014, 06:53:49 PM
I would be making it a red triangle icon such as the oem design, and it would have a red led back light rather than a green one.  ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 20, 2014, 06:58:39 PM
Those are some mean looking buttons there Digi not a half bad looking plate either  ;) !!! Here is my collection of rings thus far, just need to make the oblong one!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on March 20, 2014, 07:15:19 PM
Thank you,  i am building that plate for Mr "USMC_Butler"  it is a hand fabricated part so, flaws are to be expected, but the CF came out fairly nice and has been done with several layers.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 01, 2014, 05:20:36 AM
Made some exterior handles last night! Just need to be polished!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 02, 2014, 01:44:09 AM
Thanks to String for providing the Sketch up, Pedro the PDF to reference from, and a little motivation from Alan I was able to make my console hinge!  ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: 01Lambiero on April 02, 2014, 07:55:55 AM
About your door handles: How are you going to hinge the handles with a flat bottom? and wouldn't the paint adhere better to a roughed surface rather than a polished one?  I do know that you need an etching primer for aluminum prior to paint.  Looking good though.  Jim
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on April 02, 2014, 08:09:07 AM
Wow  888o those hinges are freaking awesome!   :notworthy look just like my oem ones only flat  ::thumb up
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 02, 2014, 09:00:43 AM
About your door handles: How are you going to hinge the handles with a flat bottom? and wouldn't the paint adhere better to a roughed surface rather than a polished one?  I do know that you need an etching primer for aluminum prior to paint.  Looking good though.  Jim
I plan on welding a hinge point to the bottom, and they are actually stainless! But you are probably right about not polishing them or they won't accept paint! Thanks for the heads up!  ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 02, 2014, 09:02:30 AM
Wow  888o those hinges are freaking awesome!  :noteworthy look just like my oem ones only flat  ::thumb up
Thanks man! They won't be flat for long, I even etches the bend lines into the parts!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 04, 2014, 04:39:23 PM
Finally made a little progress on the 640 tip! Still plenty of messaging to do!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on April 04, 2014, 06:48:54 PM
Tip is looking great, have you found a suitable perforated metal for inside?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 05, 2014, 10:39:38 AM
Tip is looking great, have you found a suitable perforated metal for inside?
Yes I have, but it is a little spendy! There are cheaper (thinner) versions of the stuff but I would rather it look good!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: String on April 05, 2014, 10:42:56 AM
Bu**er !, I had completely forgotten to post the tailpipe bracket I had drawn. Been a bit distracted of late .Brackets posted in the drawings section , I do not have a measurement of how far down from the front edge of the tailpipe these would mount.
 ::)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 05, 2014, 10:49:14 AM
Bu**er !, I had completely forgotten to post the tailpipe bracket I had drawn. Been a bit distracted of late .Brackets posted in the drawings section , I do not have a measurement of how far down from the front edge of the tailpipe these would mount.
 ::)
Much appreciated Mr. String! That is the one thing I've been lost on, how to mount these in the factory position! Thanks a million!!!   ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 08, 2014, 01:07:46 PM
Found some Prelude trunk hinges at the junk yard on my way home from work! Looks like they will work pretty well!  ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 09, 2014, 09:18:11 PM
Got one done! Sorta!?!  ::scratch
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on April 09, 2014, 09:57:48 PM
Looks factory 888o! Fantastic job :notworthy
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on April 09, 2014, 10:49:22 PM
I totally agree, wouldn't doubt it if it was better than OEM.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: cmarens on April 10, 2014, 02:11:14 PM
Got one done! Sorta!?!  ::scratch

If that is the work that you call "Sorta Done" I would gladly and confidently drive a vehicle you built any day. And twice on Sundays! Great Job!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 13, 2014, 09:10:47 AM
Thanks cats and kittens for the compliments!

Just got back from vacationing in a very tropical, undisclosed place with umbrella drinks and stuff! And on my way back home I had the pleasure to meet with Mr. Schulzea! I can't begin to explain how helpful it is to see someone elses work first hand! He proved to be an all around good guy as I had imagined, equally as nuts and ambitious as I consider myself to be. Me and my wife hope to run into him and his family at a later date. The guy was even gracious enough to send my wife home with 2 dozen fresh eggs so she can do what she does best "cook" lol!!! I recommend if at all possible use protection   888o and go visit some of these guys you'll learn a lot!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on April 13, 2014, 10:24:34 AM
Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife. Looking forward to meeting again!  ::salute
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Onewickedsvt on April 13, 2014, 11:01:07 AM
What do you mean use protection?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on April 14, 2014, 09:16:31 AM
What do you mean use protection?

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 15, 2014, 04:39:16 PM
Hopefully Shulzea doesn't mind the post, I just wanted to give credit where credit is due! Fantastic job by him on these inner door handles and trim ring. It just doesn't get any better than this. I'm curious Mr.Shulzea as to what type of paint I should use on these? Thanks again!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on April 15, 2014, 04:46:37 PM
Can you put some measurements to the prelude hinges you bought like in the picture of the OEM ones below?  I just want to see how close they are.  Thanks bud!

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 15, 2014, 06:30:25 PM
They are definatly smaller but should work just fine!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on April 15, 2014, 06:35:02 PM
Just a bit, yeah I'm going to have to get some, any particular year prelude?

Thanks bro!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 15, 2014, 06:39:29 PM
92-96 prelude! I used to have one in my fast and furious days lol! I know were I can get another set from the yard if your interested they are probably a lot cheaper!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on April 15, 2014, 06:51:09 PM
Yes please let me know, thanks.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lambocars on April 15, 2014, 07:42:12 PM
for sale,exact to oem...250 euros pair free shipping worldwide
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 03, 2014, 08:58:48 PM
Hopefully someone here can help me! I'm currently trying to fire my engine for the first time, it's a 3800 SC in a 84 Fiero that was originally carbureted! I purchased my harness from a guy in Canada by the name Fiero Flyer! The problem I'm having is the engine will crank, I'm getting plenty of fuel to the injectors, also pulled a plug to verify there is spark but my injectors just are not pulsing! If anyone knows of something I may have forgotten to hook up or a solution to my problem please help! Thanks Much!!!  ::salute
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: eddie on May 03, 2014, 09:11:14 PM
sorry I dont know the answer, but what year is your engine and ECM? it was flashed right??
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 03, 2014, 09:33:10 PM
The engine and ecm are both from a 98 regal! Everything is working perfectly, if I remove a plug and squirt fuel into the cylinder it fires right up then dies instantly! The fact that my Fiero fuse box is not wired for injection makes me wonder! I am just hoping someone out there has had a similar problem and what there solution was!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: String on May 04, 2014, 03:30:56 AM
do you have crankshaft and camshaft sensors - (for engine position), also what air measurement system does the engine use - ( for fuel quantity calculation) , and finally do you have a wiring diagram for the ecu - to determine which pin(s) should be powered by the aforementioned fusebox and of course which should be grounded.
From what you have described so far , covering these points should get towards a running engine. ::study
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Tusabes on May 04, 2014, 04:05:55 AM
Try what the guy on mm said then
Post results
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: eddie on May 04, 2014, 06:14:42 AM
if your ecm is like that I have all pins wiring blue and white which for. that little cover on top is your chip ,easy to replace with upgrade  ;)
white pig tail
#22,24,26,28,30,32, injectors  10amp fused power
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on May 04, 2014, 11:21:09 AM
Purple, you need a noid light to visually verify if the injectors firing. I bought a set of noid lights at Auto Zone a few years back.  If the ecm does not see oil pressure, the injectors will not fire. Verify your oil pressure switch, and the wires. Make sure one side of the switch is getting voltage. Also, make sure you have good grounds!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: eddie on May 04, 2014, 01:27:30 PM
if you dont find the way to work ask here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3800SC.3800.Fiero.Swap.Page/?fref=nf (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3800SC.3800.Fiero.Swap.Page/?fref=nf)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 04, 2014, 03:54:04 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions! I ended up having to cut a portion of the harness loom to determine which wire he had dumped all 6 pink injector wires into! Then for the mean time hotwire them to a remote wire! I will eventually give it it's own fuse but for now it runs! Thanks again!!!  ::bounce  ::bounce  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: eddie on May 04, 2014, 05:38:19 PM
do you run auto or stick??
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 04, 2014, 05:50:11 PM
It's a getrag 5spd! I still need to hook up the shift linkages!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: eddie on May 04, 2014, 05:55:09 PM
did you get the ECM re program? you need to take off Auto, and other stuff.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 04, 2014, 05:59:46 PM
Yep! The wiring harness and computer were made and reprogrammed accordingly by Dan Fiero Flyer! I was just unsure as to what I was missing when it came to injector wiring!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 11, 2014, 07:03:04 PM
Purdy Vents!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 11, 2014, 07:08:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGITlWYySC4&feature=youtube_gdata_player (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGITlWYySC4&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

Here is a short you tube clip of my engine starting for the first time! Open headers and a mostly broken phone didn't really do it justice! But it was deafening!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 18, 2014, 08:44:17 PM
Thanks to Mr. Butler, I now have my ballasts! Only things I need to complete my headlights now are buckets and lenses!!!  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 07, 2014, 02:58:51 PM
Here is a little better video of my 3800SC running!!!  ::wave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPrxtCtliFU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPrxtCtliFU)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on June 07, 2014, 03:55:58 PM
Sounds awesome! Keep up the great work!
What wheel do you have on it in the video. They look awesome.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 08, 2014, 11:01:45 PM
Thanks Mike! I purchased 19x12 rear and 18x9.5 front Z06 wheels! I felt it was a good compromise for price and looks! If I remember correctly I gave about 800 bones for all 4!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on June 09, 2014, 04:00:38 AM
Cool Thanks.  Did you need big spacers with these? 
I was thinking about getting these wheels rota 18x12 they have a big offset so I thought maybe I could get away with some smaller spacers maybe? But seeing your wheels I am liking them too!

http://www.racinglab.com/rota-p45r2-18x12-001.html (http://www.racinglab.com/rota-p45r2-18x12-001.html)


Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 12, 2014, 07:07:32 PM
Cool Thanks.  Did you need big spacers with these? 
I was thinking about getting these wheels rota 18x12 they have a big offset so I thought maybe I could get away with some smaller spacers maybe? But seeing your wheels I am liking them too!

[url]http://www.racinglab.com/rota-p45r2-18x12-001.html[/url] ([url]http://www.racinglab.com/rota-p45r2-18x12-001.html[/url])


They did require larger spacers in the rear but will eventually be replaced with longer rear a arms! I plan to widen the front as well to eliminate any need for spacers! The rims you have picked out look good  :) I have received my Scion quarter glass and it appears that it will work just fine! I appreciate you posting this as it will be a great alternative. Like you said it will require some sort of trim to take up some of the voids! Thank you Much!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on June 12, 2014, 08:31:16 PM
Glad you are happy with the glass! I started making my fiberglass inserts for my quater glass. Hopefully I will get them done this weekend and post some pics.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 16, 2014, 01:59:55 AM
I'm excited to see what you come up with for inserts! Hopefully you plan on making a mold cause I'm sure after your glass suggestion there will be a lot of interested folks out there!!!   ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 17, 2014, 03:31:28 PM
I received my Ford Eurostyle markers, not half bad for about $10!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 06, 2014, 07:41:09 PM
Made a little progress. Started hanging my radiators, they are just kinda tacked in place at the moment till I figure out the rest. Also taking a page out of Butler's build with my coolant lines!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 07, 2014, 01:50:01 AM
Cleaned up some of my front end!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 14, 2014, 07:59:54 PM
Cross member and a few other parts ready to go back on!!!  :) More updates soon to come!!!!!!!  ::headbang
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Digibeam on July 14, 2014, 09:55:05 PM
On another note, that is a Very patriotic ladder you have there....
 ::K
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on July 15, 2014, 09:15:45 AM
I received my Ford Eurostyle markers, not half bad for about $10!

I have these same markers, they look very good.  You are doing some fine work there bud!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on July 18, 2014, 09:26:27 AM
Haven't been on here much! But great progress! Always good to see people moving forward
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 05, 2014, 11:53:41 AM
Making little progress on my front control arms and was curious what others have used for springs? I'm going mostly same as stock but 2" wider per side, with 1 1/2" lowering springs! What I'm wanting to know is will 400 lb springs be obnoxiously rough, or should I go with the 350 lb springs that I was originally planning on? I'm looking for it to corner like it's on rails without breaking my back! Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!   ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 07, 2014, 04:55:37 AM
A sneak peak of my upper control arms!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on August 07, 2014, 08:20:15 AM
Nice work sir!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on August 07, 2014, 09:18:53 AM
Awesome work. You set the bar high!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on August 07, 2014, 09:23:39 AM
Awesome work. You set the bar high!

No doubt, stainless even.  Beautiful work sir!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on August 07, 2014, 12:26:06 PM
Interesting design. I'll bet they weren't cheap!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 08, 2014, 12:49:46 PM
Thanks Fellas, your right Pines they are not cheap at all, but I made them so that helps  ;) here is a pic with the bushings welded on the uppers, I think it will work. Still got the lowers to go!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on August 08, 2014, 12:59:09 PM
Beautiful job there! I cant wait to finish the inlaw suite that im building so I can get back on my car!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on August 08, 2014, 01:15:42 PM
Sweet. I see some lower control arms coming together too!?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on August 08, 2014, 03:53:59 PM
Impressive.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 15, 2014, 04:29:10 PM
Thanks again guys,

No progress on the control arms yet as I've been out of town, but I did make a pit stop at Lamborghini of Sarasota! I'm sure no one here cares all that much as most of you probably can walk down the street and see one first hand! But I for one being from Iowa don't get many opportunities to see these cars, in fact this is the first time I've seen a 640 style car in person! It is a LP650-4 to be exact which is pretty cool, they obviously had several other cars, but with the little time I had this is the one I chose to drool over!  To add fuel to the fire the wife had to call and gloat about a lime green LP640 that passed her on her way home from work the other day! I had no idea there was even one in Iowa! Sorry for my rant enjoy the Pics!!!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Tallon on August 19, 2014, 12:47:50 PM
From PA to GA and FL they were never common for me to see either. In Orlando I saw an early murcie once but from a long distance. Been to Vegas once and didn't see any driving around there either. Nice pics!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on August 19, 2014, 02:34:30 PM
I live in Southern California and I go to LA and Orange County quite a bit. You'd think if anybody would see them I would but I've never seen one on the road!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 22, 2014, 07:14:51 PM
Wow, been awhile since I've been able to do anything on my car, I was fortunate enough to attend the Concours here in Des Moines Iowa about 3 weeks ago! 100's of some of the nicest Rolls Royce's, Audi's, Ferrari's etc. Thought I'd post a few that people here would be interested in! Sadly the green 640 running around town here did not make it!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 23, 2014, 01:53:03 AM
Sorry, was having troubles posting pics lol!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 29, 2014, 01:42:44 AM
Over the weekend I received the metal for my roof section. Hope to get started on that as soon as my pipe roller arrives. Also got a battery box just need to decide where to mount it!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 02, 2014, 02:04:12 PM
With some help, I decided on a mounting location for the battery box, sure seems right at home in the front! And with how scatter brained I am, I thought it would be wise to draw up a to do list to help keep me on track!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on October 02, 2014, 03:39:04 PM
What? only two chicks in line?  You're going to have to do better than that.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: notnilc20 on October 02, 2014, 03:49:06 PM
Nice drawing.  Maybe you can send that to Lamborghini as a way to show them how us "Kit car" builders build our cars and they can use it as evidence.  hehe.  I can see it now "Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury we have here exhibit A". 
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 05, 2014, 05:41:41 PM
Steering wheel from an 02 Murcielago! Can't wait to get an air bag!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lambo_sam on October 05, 2014, 11:17:14 PM
Just an fyi I have the same steering wheel and it's real easy to use a grant gt adapter (for fiero or any column) with minimum modification to it, need any pointers let me know.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 05, 2014, 11:22:52 PM
Thanks! I may need a few, is there any particular adapter or just Grant Gt? My next order of business will be hunting down an accurate airbag cover!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lambo_sam on October 05, 2014, 11:50:40 PM
Just the designated adapter for fiero, that's it! you will just use the main part and it gets installed inside the steering wheel hub with some drilling of 4 holes and nuts and bolts, see pic below,(horn works too!) more pics available on page 19 of my photobucket site with build pics,

However.... Im not sure of the real airbag clearance space, but if you use a replica one Im sure it's no problem, The OEM adapter goes behind the wheel, you may can put the grant adapter behind the wheel but there will be an unattractive gap between wheel and column...just so you know

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff226/lambo_sam/100_3629_zps765fbfec.jpg) (http://s236.photobucket.com/user/lambo_sam/media/100_3629_zps765fbfec.jpg.html)

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff226/lambo_sam/100_3645_zps4a579f73.jpg) (http://s236.photobucket.com/user/lambo_sam/media/100_3645_zps4a579f73.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 23, 2014, 02:03:19 AM
Kinda collecting stuff at the moment but figured I'd share a bit! Tubing roller came the other day along with what is needed to wire up my battery, tires are in route which is exciting, also got both radiators mounted for good, just need plumbed! Gearing up to make some stuff happen!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on October 23, 2014, 08:15:30 AM
Love the way your chassis turned out... and cant wait to hear the sound of the OE muffler behind the SC3800!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on October 23, 2014, 09:24:02 AM
I agree when do we get to hear it!  :drool
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on October 23, 2014, 04:06:37 PM
The battery fits perfect up front!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: AdrianBurton on October 24, 2014, 10:05:54 AM
What is the filler neck from???
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 24, 2014, 10:17:32 AM
Filler neck is off a 2000 Chevy blazer! I think it was like $37 on eBay! Hoping it works as well as I think it will didn't want to mess around with the old Fiero neck! Thanks for the compliments as well!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 26, 2014, 08:39:56 PM
Ran some 0 gauge from the battery to the engine. Still need to install external posts and a kill switch!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: AdrianBurton on October 27, 2014, 07:07:12 AM
I dont see it but PLEASE put a fuse or circuit breaker within 18in of the batt on the POS side
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on October 27, 2014, 10:52:46 AM
Make sure you get a small jumper wire with a fuse for the battery disconnect switch.  It will prevent you from loosing all your presets on your radio and other electronics that need a constant feed.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 27, 2014, 05:50:02 PM
Thanks for the heads up, and don't worry I'll get them both taken care of!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 27, 2014, 05:55:53 PM
Got my rear tires and the fronts should be here sometime this week! Can't wait to mount these!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on October 28, 2014, 11:15:08 AM
Thats gonna be one sweet go-cart when you get the front wheels!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on October 29, 2014, 01:47:32 AM
Got my rear tires and the fronts should be here sometime this week! Can't wait to mount these!
Sweet!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 31, 2014, 11:33:07 AM
Got em all! In the living room right where they belong! Told the wife it was part of the new decor!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on October 31, 2014, 01:09:56 PM
I'll bet they smell great in there!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 31, 2014, 04:29:22 PM
Thanks Autopro for the suggestion on the fuse! Wasn't sure they made such a thing tell you mentioned it! It's called a memory guard for anyone else unfamiliar with them! Will be a real nice addition! And Adrian I have a fuse that I bought and should be here before long, I also thank you for looking out for a not so electically inclined fellow such as my self!!! Thanks a bunch to both of you!!!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on November 02, 2014, 11:08:36 PM
You are welcome bud, glad you found it.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 03, 2014, 02:45:38 PM
I could take pics of these till I'm red in the face but it will do me no good as this is something you need to hold to appreciate! Very Nice work Mr. AutoPro, can not believe the quality! Keep up the work will buy from over and over again!!!  ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on November 03, 2014, 02:52:28 PM
Oh wow! So nice  :drool  :notworthy
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on November 03, 2014, 03:34:17 PM
Thank you my friend, greatly appreciated.  ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Texas on November 03, 2014, 04:09:30 PM
Wow those are nice. Great work Pedro! They are going to look sweet on your car.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 04, 2014, 12:01:48 AM
Also received 1 of my door handles from AutoPro! His molding skills are great and can't wait to see the mirrors he is making!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 07, 2014, 12:30:13 PM
Little under the weather today, but was eager to get my tires mounted so that is exactly what I did! Still have to finish my suspension but wanted to see what they would look like!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: BigPines on November 07, 2014, 01:08:17 PM
Wow, you've made so much progress! You'll be rolling in no time. :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 06, 2014, 06:05:48 PM
Not a lot going on here, but forgot to give String the proper praise for sharing the muffler bracket dimensions. I didn't even question if they would work just went ahead and made them anyway lol!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 06, 2014, 06:09:11 PM
I also made a kill switch bracket and got my fuse! Still waiting on some external terminals!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 06, 2014, 06:12:41 PM
This is how I chose to finish off and attach my fuel filler neck!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on December 08, 2014, 10:47:32 AM
Your did a really nice and clean install on that fuel filler.  Thank you very much for the muffler bracket you made me, it worked out perfect!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141111_061103_zpsxghpmfh4.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141111_061103_zpsxghpmfh4.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141114_161340_zpson9tslla.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141114_161340_zpson9tslla.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: AdrianBurton on December 08, 2014, 12:28:12 PM
I  REALLY like how the filler came out!!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 10, 2014, 04:40:30 PM
Thanks Fellas! Still just gathering bits and pieces house is filling up fast!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 11, 2014, 01:57:34 AM
Finally got a stand for my tubing roller! Gotta put it to work, also made a plate to mount my external posts!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 14, 2014, 11:36:43 AM
Made a set of these OEM quarter glass trim pieces! Let me know if there is any interest!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on December 14, 2014, 05:26:54 PM
I received my set of glass trim. Perfect quality and finish. Thanks!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on December 15, 2014, 09:30:15 AM
Good job on those!  Are the OEM ones metal?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 18, 2014, 10:47:32 PM
Thanks Auto and SchulzeA! I'm really not sure if they are metal or what they are made from! If I had to guess I would assume the real ones are carbon!

Started back on my front control arms. Making some progress on the lowers still need a lot of suspension pieces to get it back on it's wheels!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: AdrianBurton on December 19, 2014, 09:29:51 AM
are you going to add stiffening to the lower arms?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 19, 2014, 09:35:16 AM
There won't be any need for added material to the lowers! They are 1/2" plate stainless with a 12.5° bend in them they will be far stronger then anything out there! Extreme overkill is all I know!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 19, 2014, 09:39:31 AM
Here is a better pic!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Linlor on December 19, 2014, 12:42:29 PM
How heavy are those lower control arms compared to the oem arms?  i made my extended control arms from round tube and some plate.  That 1/2" plate looks like it would be very heavy?  Have you weighed each one for a comparison?

Nice looking control arm though.  Have to love a water jet setup.

Car is coming along nicely
Cheers
Don
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 19, 2014, 01:14:56 PM
Out of curiosity I went ahead and weighed them, they do weigh more but only 1/2 a pound more. They are also 2" longer so not worried in the slightest! The originals are 9.5lbs and the new are gonna be 10! Thanks for the compliments! Took a 500 ton hydraulic press all it had to bend 12.5° into them, I think they ought to hold my car fairly well!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on December 19, 2014, 04:23:42 PM
I wish I had access to all the fun equipment that you do!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on December 19, 2014, 05:28:38 PM
They look awesome. You should polish them :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 29, 2014, 12:58:55 PM
Thanks! I have been collecting body panels for some time now and figured I would post what I'm working with! I haven't got any 670 parts at the moment but when I'm able to find them at the price and quality I want, I will venture down that road! Some of these pics are very old I'm hoping to get started hanging them in the near future!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 29, 2014, 01:09:38 PM
Here are a few more pics! The last one is of my house decor!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on December 29, 2014, 05:11:20 PM
My wife would kick my butt if I put all that stuff in our living room.  Awesome panels you will really enjoy building this kit!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 30, 2014, 09:04:02 AM
Yeah the wife isn't my biggest fan lol! Here are a few old pics of parts just loosely sitting on the frame!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on December 30, 2014, 09:56:53 AM
Wow that body is nice! I wouldn't even paint it, Just buffett (like Warren did)!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on December 30, 2014, 10:19:59 AM
I'm going to love watching this build!  Looks great so nice and clean.

LOL B!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on January 16, 2015, 08:27:48 AM
Looking good dude!  Your outer door skins look a lot nicer that the ones that came with my kit.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 29, 2015, 12:16:28 PM
Lots of toys coming in! Got my front springs and getting closer to finishing up the front end along with some Murci latches and strikers!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 29, 2015, 02:05:21 PM
Here are some of the other goodies I received today as well! Front hood badge, Lamborghini rear and HVAC script, OEM shark mouth surround, Fuel door, and the other mirror from AutoPro! Also the rest of the connectors needed to permanently wire up the battery! What a great day for parts thanks sir!!!  ::headbang
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 29, 2015, 02:07:20 PM
More pics!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on February 04, 2015, 08:55:39 AM
You got a lot of nice parts, now lets see them installed on your car!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 04, 2015, 09:17:09 AM
Way to crack the whip Sir lol! I suppose I need to get back after it and stop gaulking at these parts!!!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on February 04, 2015, 10:30:51 AM
Jajajaja, well we have to push each other to get these things finished!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 04, 2015, 08:00:13 PM
Everything fits together nicely! Still need a cluster!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 04, 2015, 08:02:03 PM
If you buy AutoPro's mirrors Schulzea's mirror glass is a must! Thanks to both of you I'll have a beautiful set of mirrors!!!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on February 04, 2015, 08:39:07 PM
You should try and make molds of the lambo scripts! ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 12, 2015, 12:55:19 AM
I would mold the scripts bit not sure if it's worth it! These were pretty cheap from Lambo stuff I believe! Anyway got the car turned around so I can work on the front a bit! Had to take some pics of the rear!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Matty99dun on February 12, 2015, 11:01:57 PM
That's car your is looking great !! Very nice work. BTW nice vents arrived today.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 13, 2015, 02:55:53 PM
Still got a ways to go on this front end but I'm getting closer!  ;) my hubs, new studs, bearings, and rotors!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Rob James on February 14, 2015, 01:40:33 PM
Man, your body sure looks top notch....is there any chance you'd consider making molds of the body parts or even PM me where you sourced the Kit?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 17, 2015, 01:54:01 AM
Man, your body sure looks top notch....is there any chance you'd consider making molds of the body parts or even PM me where you sourced the Kit?

Thank you very much! I have no plans to mold my body as of right now, seems there wouldn't be enough interest for the amount of money and time it would take to do so! There are still people out there making quality parts just gotta keep your eyes open! As for where I sourced my panels, that fella is no longer producing them, This is the last full body he made, so I would be little to no help in getting you in contact with him! My apologies!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 18, 2015, 01:41:42 AM
Got some more good stuff in the other day! Can't believe it survived!!! Package looked like something Ace Ventura delivered!!! Door speakers, tweeters, and the sunglass holder!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Matty99dun on February 19, 2015, 11:10:22 AM
Are you making a copy of the roof console?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 19, 2015, 09:39:56 PM
Are you making a copy of the roof console?

I may, just not sure when! I will be recovering it anyway so I might just mold it and offer up a few!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 23, 2015, 06:31:44 PM
Polishing some stainless rings! Took longer to get a decent picture to post as they are way to shiny! Picture still does them no justice! May have a few extra sets if anyone is interested, no oblong rings though!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on February 23, 2015, 07:02:18 PM
Wow those are nice and a perfect fit!
Title: really need some help where did u get your mold from
Post by: debo1234dang on February 24, 2015, 02:28:27 PM
really need some help and what donor car didbu use
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: debo1234dang on February 25, 2015, 02:43:28 AM
does any body no where to find a good body mold
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 25, 2015, 03:18:09 AM

Hey fella, I used a Fiero for my chassis, the body on the other hand I can't help you with as the one I got is no longer available! I would recommend starting a new thread and introducing yourself, there are a lot of good people on here willing to help! I know there are bodies available and some going up for sale on occasion, you just need to keep your eyes peeled!

Good Luck!!!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on February 25, 2015, 04:07:45 AM
really need some help and what donor car didbu use

POST #1 !!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 26, 2015, 06:28:06 PM
Got most of our door and quarter glass in today! Looks outstanding and is spot on!!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on February 26, 2015, 09:08:25 PM
That looks identical to the scion quarter glass!  Just kidding, that looks way better!  ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 27, 2015, 05:55:42 PM
Thanks Mike!  ;) speaking of which I'm sure there are people still interested in using the Scion quarter glass and I do have one and will let it go for $45 shipped in the US it has a tint film that can be removed easily and also has the boarder. It would be best used for your passenger side! PM me if interested!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 13, 2015, 10:18:06 PM
Got a great bunch of parts today from Mr. Cliff Miller! Can't say enough good things about the transaction that took place! I rattled off some of my needs and the man delivered as promised, in a more then timely manner! I thank him greatly and hope to buy from again! My only regret is asking him to cut the engine lid in half to save on shipping, but the man had me covered on that one to! He spent extra time to fabricate some aluminum plates that except clekos for putting it all back together!

Thanks much!!!  ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on March 14, 2015, 05:30:19 PM
Found a good use for the wife's food saver!  :LL:
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: solrac on March 14, 2015, 09:57:46 PM
Haha. Nice. Did u get that from schulzeA??
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on March 15, 2015, 12:15:09 AM
hahaha hope she didn't see you using it.  I really want to see how those cf parts come out.  Great parts you got there.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lance345 on March 15, 2015, 03:15:30 PM
I"m interested to see how those parts come out of the plastic. I've been looking at doing vacuum bagging myself but buying the vacuum, peel ply, yada yada yada it seems expensive for making a few parts. Very clever.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 06, 2015, 12:11:40 PM
Got my cold air intake the other day! Things a monster, supposed to be for a Silverado 4" tubing! Got the idea from some Fiero 3800 guys, little overcompensation but I was after the length of pipe! It will come out right next to the drivers side rocker scoop! A little modifications and she fits like a glove, very happy with the outcome!  :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on April 06, 2015, 12:21:02 PM
Nice work sir.    ::salute
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on April 06, 2015, 09:59:28 PM
I like their wrap that you used and it's a pretty good idea too have it on the rocker, it should get plenty of fresh air.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 28, 2015, 01:43:23 AM
Thank you both! I got some throttle bodies and am currently in the process of cleaning them up so I can mold them for my replica engine cover! They do clean up very nice!!! 
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on April 29, 2015, 06:25:54 PM
Looking great. They will make your engine cover look much more realistic
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 04, 2015, 12:26:47 AM
Got my intake fitting nicely! Comes out right above where the rocker scoop will be located!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 04, 2015, 12:32:35 AM
Also got my radiators plumbed! Trying to finish up some odds and ends to have a running chasis so I can get to some body mounting!

Having some trouble with the engine running rough! After doing some looking I believe I need to do a case relearn, or crank relearn whatever you want to call it! Hoping someone knows of a way to manually do this since I do not have access to a Tech 2 or other tuner to perform this! Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: 01Lambiero on May 04, 2015, 08:33:42 AM
Any concern about road dust being picked up by your air intake being located down by the rocker rather that at a higher location?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on May 04, 2015, 11:29:10 AM
Also got my radiators plumbed! Trying to finish up some odds and ends to have a running chasis so I can get to some body mounting!

I like the sound of that! Hopefully you can get that engine sorted out soon.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 04, 2015, 04:03:27 PM
Any concern about road dust being picked up by your air intake being located down by the rocker rather that at a higher location?

Thanks but I'm not to concerned, it comes out above the opening in the rocker scoop! Plus between the filter, eventual body panels, mesh, and constructing an intake box there will be nothing to worry about!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on May 04, 2015, 04:15:33 PM
I have only done re-learns with a tech2. I would probably be cheaper to trailer it to the dealership. I'm sure there is some high dollar software, and usb/aldl cables.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 04, 2015, 05:26:54 PM
I have only done re-learns with a tech2. I would probably be cheaper to trailer it to the dealership. I'm sure there is some high dollar software, and usb/aldl cables.

Thank you! That is my fear, borrow a trailer, load, and take it there for a 2 minute deal! Kinda sickens me a bit! But gotta do what ya gotta do!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 04, 2015, 07:48:25 PM
Anyone ever purchased or used a knockoff Tech2? From what I've read they work just as good! I'm thinking about getting one!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on May 04, 2015, 10:25:13 PM
Don't forget to price the data card, with your vehicle in it.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 11, 2015, 12:27:56 PM
Thanks Robert! Got one from China in less then 6 days! All cables, Candi module, And GM English card to boot!!! 300 bones brand new! fired right up and was able to go through all the pages! True test will be doing the Case learn on my car but I have no doubt it's fully capable! Great buy and am so excited to use it!!!  ::headbang ::headbang
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 08, 2015, 01:36:17 AM
Not a whole lot of progress, had a little time over the weekend finally to play around and got my steering rack cleaned up and reinstalled along with the front sway bar! Still working on my a arms and hope to have those done before long. My rear camber is so far off it ain't funny even after installing camber bolts, gonna have to get some camber plates to go along with them to get it where it needs to be!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 10, 2015, 08:35:14 PM
Started on the exhaust by just tacking together sections of scrap tubing! Never done an exhaust before, and please disregard my poor excuse for welding! Gonna have it all tig welded when it's done!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: notnilc20 on June 10, 2015, 10:26:33 PM
Cool i just went through with this process except mine was from the muffler to the tips. Tedious but like all things when you build, it's rewarding when you finish a job well done. Good luck.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 10, 2015, 11:54:15 PM
Thank You Sir! I still have to do the muffler to tip portion but will wait on that till I put the panels back on!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 11, 2015, 11:23:29 AM
Made some flanges so it's 3 pieces from the header to the inlets! A real pain but it should give me some much needed back pressure I just hope it doesn't sound to week with all the angles!!!  ::tongue
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on June 11, 2015, 05:25:07 PM
Good job brother! Looks professional because it is!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on June 11, 2015, 08:32:50 PM
Thanks Robert! Got one from China in less then 6 days! All cables, Candi module, And GM English card to boot!!! 300 bones brand new! fired right up and was able to go through all the pages! True test will be doing the Case learn on my car but I have no doubt it's fully capable! Great buy and am so excited to use it!!!  ::headbang ::headbang
Glad you like it!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on June 11, 2015, 08:33:55 PM
Made some flanges so it's 3 pieces from the header to the inlets! A real pain but it should give me some much needed back pressure I just hope it doesn't sound to week with all the angles!!!  ::tongue
Very nice job!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 14, 2015, 07:15:08 PM
Thanks guys! Starting to regain some ambition, been wanting to see this on all 4 wheels for awhile so I'm back on the front suspension!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 15, 2015, 02:41:22 PM
Seems silly that I would powder coat stainless but I didn't want these pieces to show, just wanted it to all look clean! This is the first time trying powder coating and even though they look okay I did have an issue! I was trying to do a silver vein with purple candy on top, it turned out mostly black with a purple shine to it! Still looks better then it did just not what I was after. Guessing l didn't let the vein cure enough before shooting the candy!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 17, 2015, 12:21:57 AM
Got it all back together! Finally resting on all 4's! Starting to get excited!  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on June 18, 2015, 10:07:17 AM
Beautiful work my friend!  You need to do a little step by step on the powder coating process.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 22, 2015, 12:22:39 PM
Thanks Auto! I may but it's pretty straight forward and I am definitely no pro at it! I suppose if I did I could get a few chuckles out of those who know better then I do!!!  :LL: Just got back from the "Yard 'O Junk" and got me some calipers so I can get my brackets made for them! I'm using Grand Prix fronts for the front and Grand Am fronts on the rear! Seemed the best fit without having to buy the actual Corvette calipers!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 28, 2015, 08:26:12 PM
No car progress, but got a new toy to hopefully help remedy that!  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on July 28, 2015, 11:28:04 PM
No car progress, but got a new toy to hopefully help remedy that!  ::bounce
Sweet! I need one of those!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 27, 2015, 02:27:36 AM
Was in Dallas a few weeks ago, was fortunate enough to sneak out of a meeting and  hang out with my good buddy Tex for a brief while! Can't say enough good things about that guy and his hospitality! Also got to experience something I never thought I'd get to see in person, my dream car, an LP670 in all it's glory! All I can say is WOW!!! And the guy on the floor was more then cool with me taking pics and drooling over it for close to an hour! I told him all about my build and he was more than intrigued, asking me questions the whole time! Enjoy, I know I did!!!  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: 01Lambiero on August 27, 2015, 10:27:28 AM
Congrats, Purple on the new mill.  I'll trade you even up for my Enco ::sun ::thumbup.  I installed the Held front suspension on my Diablo replica because of the need to be able to lower the body with the adjustable coil overs.  Hope that you do not have the same need.  Also, when you grind down the lugs on the spindle to mount your caliper adapter plate, the lugs need to be 90 degrees to the spindle centerline otherwise the caliper will be out of alignment with the rotor.  I am going to have to disassemble my front spindles and mill my lugs flat.  I didn't realize this until I assembled the brakes.   See the problem in the pic.  Jim
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 27, 2015, 10:48:17 PM
Thanks for the offer, but after moving a mill by myself no matter how good of a trade I'd have to decline, simply to not have to move it again lol!

I had some caliper brackets made up at work but I'm almost positive I'll be altering them or the spindle in some way. I still need to get a phase converter for that mill so it will be a little while till I get to that!

In the mean time I'm sick of not seeing progress aesthetically, so I'm gonna try and get some of my body panels rough mounted so I can at least take them off and put them back with some repeatability! I've been upset with myself for using a Fiero and acquiring a Watson body as opposed to using the NAERC plans! So I printed them off and started comparing what I had to what they had, I decided the two best things I could take from the NAERC plans were the front bumper support and the side ladders. Here is the start of my rendition of a Fiero/NAERC hybrid thingy!  ::tongue this is just the start of it, just tacked, no gussets, and whatever else, but I'm liking it so far and it's really starting to line up like it should!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on August 28, 2015, 08:22:14 AM
It's very inspirational to get your body mounted, it drives you to keep workng on it. 
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: jfalbino on August 28, 2015, 09:59:37 AM
Have you tried American Rotary? You can use 3 phase machines on a single phase.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: plans4sale on August 28, 2015, 07:34:01 PM
 It's hard to tell from pictures, but I think that the lower A-arms have to be reinforced a bit. The spring and sway bar's toe link connect to the middle of the lower A-arm, hence the latter will be exposed to increased impact forces trying to bend it. Just my .02
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: 76mx on August 28, 2015, 07:54:44 PM
Had to do the same thing on my new CNC. Phoenix Phase Converter had the best deal on a 20HP phase converter but it was still almost $1,500 delivered.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 03, 2015, 09:39:45 AM
Fits perfectly on an OEM wheel! Just gotta sand some edges a bit and get it painted!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 03, 2015, 08:09:58 PM
 Found a ring and got her painted!  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on October 03, 2015, 09:07:01 PM
which one is OE?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 03, 2015, 09:31:10 PM
Lower one! The one mounted on the wheel is the one that is other then OE!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on October 03, 2015, 10:09:57 PM
Dang. Looks better than OE! Nice work!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on October 06, 2015, 09:27:42 AM
Wow you can't even tell the difference. Please make me one, I hate the way my steering wheel is coming out and this would definitely make it much better.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 06, 2015, 04:32:52 PM
Autopro, Would you prefer a smaller insert like so, or an entire airbag like mine???
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on October 06, 2015, 11:18:42 PM
That's perfect ::salute
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 12, 2015, 09:22:27 PM
Thanks Auto, both for the complement and helping me with these rockers!  ::beers

Finally having some fun rough mounting these panels, really starting to get excited again!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on October 12, 2015, 10:01:59 PM
You're most welcome sir!  darn it's looking nice  ::rocker
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: FauxDiablo on October 13, 2015, 01:44:09 AM
Nice build! I don't know if anybody mentioned it yet, but you guys were taking about phase converters for your heavy home machinery...

Don't do it.

Get yourselves some VFD's (Variable Frequency Drive)... WAAAAAYYYYYY easier to work with, motors run cooler and you can do spindle speed adjusts electronically. I use one on my mill, and one on my lathe to run 220 3-phase off of 220 single phase.

You will NEVER look at a phase converter again.

 
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 13, 2015, 05:33:36 AM
Nice build! I don't know if anybody mentioned it yet, but you guys were taking about phase converters for your heavy home machinery...

Don't do it.

Get yourselves some VFD's (Variable Frequency Drive)... WAAAAAYYYYYY easier to work with, motors run cooler and you can do spindle speed adjusts electronically. I use one on my mill, and one on my lathe to run 220 3-phase off of 220 single phase.

You will NEVER look at a phase converter again.

Thanks Faux! I know I didn't say it but when referring to phase converters I was thinking VFD. Which if I would stop ordering Lambo parts I'd have ordered one by know!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: faker on October 13, 2015, 06:44:26 AM
Bad A$$! ::headbang :drool
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on October 13, 2015, 08:21:40 AM
Looking great man! It's awesome to see the panels going on!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 18, 2015, 08:50:14 PM
Not relevant to my build but I'm way to excited about my latest purchase not to share!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 18, 2015, 08:53:27 PM
Gotta Thank Mr. Schulze for this awesome switch panel! It's cleared I just need to wet sand and polish it a bit!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 05, 2015, 09:38:29 PM
Probably gotta stop buying these toys but couldn't resist this awesome lift table! Also got a 4'x8' piece of 3/8" stainless to put on top of it! The ultimate work table absolutely thrilled to have this!  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 06, 2015, 07:58:59 PM
Big Shout out to Autopro for being a gentleman and allowing me to borrow his mold he made for the cowl area! What a difference this makes, tons stronger and looks so much better!!! Thanks a ton for being a stand up cloner!!!  ::headbang
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 08, 2015, 05:46:04 PM
Test fitting with the new cowl piece installed and loving it! Everything lines up much better!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on November 09, 2015, 09:46:45 AM
Good job buddy!  I told you it would help out a lot in lining things up, amazing what a small piece like that can do.  You're most welcome, glad I could help out.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 10, 2015, 07:49:52 PM
I had a feeling it would help but not as much as it actually did! Thank you a million times over bud!

Really starting to get motivated!!! Started assembling my rockers which are a bigger pain then I had expected, but loving they way they turned out!!!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 12, 2015, 09:25:27 PM
Parts are starting to pour in! Got my seat slides and some OEM lower dash pieces and a map light to complete the upper console!!!  ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: minihawn on November 12, 2015, 10:47:53 PM
Looking good bro 8)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 23, 2015, 08:05:27 PM
Thanks Bud, same with you! Gonna start on my engine cover before to long! These parts are gonna make it real nice!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Dturner2956@yahoo.com on November 24, 2015, 10:07:00 AM
Hey can anyone point me in the rite direction to get a gas door ? For my murci ? If somone can sell me one id be very happy


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Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 29, 2015, 09:24:23 AM
Check your inbox bud!  ;) I got myself a new set of hinges over the weekend, very little play in these beuties and all aluminum! Very happy to have them!  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 02, 2015, 09:04:44 PM
Making some progress on my engine cover! Not bad, but not as good as I had hoped for! Gonna start over and try to make some improvements!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on December 02, 2015, 09:56:08 PM
Awesome work buddy  :drool :notworthy
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: notnilc20 on December 02, 2015, 11:16:53 PM
Wow Purple. That looks great!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 16, 2015, 08:31:13 PM
Got myself a Yaris Wiper arm Like Autopro suggested! Absolutely genius idea, Thanks bud!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: LP640 on December 17, 2015, 03:31:35 PM
you got molds of the engine cover? i need a cover..
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 22, 2015, 09:33:50 PM
I might!  ;) I spent the last couple days fighting this rocker as it was really warped but she is looking good now! The oil cooler really is a must have to make it look legit!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 24, 2015, 09:25:32 AM
Finally got some tailights and other goodies! A little rough looking but will work!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 01, 2016, 07:49:57 PM
Yeah Buddy, Sir Charley came through with glass intact! Now the ball is in my court not to break it before I install it for good!!!  ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: 76mx on February 01, 2016, 08:53:13 PM
Glad you like it, looks like it fits well.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: SchulzeA on February 01, 2016, 11:16:02 PM
Looks great C! The car progress is moving right along
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Peggyontherunireland on February 02, 2016, 01:08:09 PM
@purple lp670 sv : just sent you pm's
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 06, 2016, 11:33:01 PM
Cut out some quarter windows and sail panel sections!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 06, 2016, 11:35:22 PM
Also cut apart my fenders and preped them for the 670 fender tops! All ready to be glassed hopefully in the morning!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on February 07, 2016, 05:59:06 PM
Wow! It's starting to look like a car now. Keep up the great work. Are those SV seat shells I see? ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lambocars on February 07, 2016, 07:08:13 PM
hi,sv seats for michael ...fiberglass whith real carbon fiber seat belt insert..
disponible in carbon fiber.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 10, 2016, 09:01:45 PM
Those are some nice seats there Lambocars! I'd be a buyer if I hadn't bought mine from Tex over a year ago! Unfortunately I don't think he is offering them anymore but I could be wrong! These are the ones he sent me, I only recently got the slides and bolted them into my car!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 10, 2016, 09:05:44 PM
Got the fenders glassed back together and am happy with the results, I'll cut out the vents, hinge openings and clean them up in the near future! For now I'm gonna move on to my quarter panel jamb!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 11, 2016, 07:29:42 PM
Got my missing door jamb piece welded in!  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: minihawn on February 12, 2016, 06:20:16 AM
love it. thank u for sharing this process ::headbang
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Simple Man on February 12, 2016, 03:25:30 PM
I'm liking your build!! ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on February 16, 2016, 05:23:59 PM
Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 06, 2016, 10:18:58 AM
Took a step back in hopes to take a step forward! Currently trying to move into my new house, which has completely halted progress but managed to move my jalopy of a chassis to the new residence!!!  ::toothy
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on April 06, 2016, 10:47:18 AM
Congrats on the new house! Hopefully you made the move to a place with a nice workspace.
The Chassis looks awesome ::thumbup I looking forward to more updates ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: plans4sale on April 06, 2016, 11:51:36 AM
 Not sure if it's caused by the angle these photos were shot, but looks like the front wheels are fairly close to the large square tubes along both sides of the bonnet? Do they provide enough free space while going at high-speed cornering (wheels simultaneously turn and go up)?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 06, 2016, 11:28:32 PM
Not sure if it's caused by the angle these photos were shot, but looks like the front wheels are fairly close to the large square tubes along both sides of the bonnet? Do they provide enough free space while going at high-speed cornering (wheels simultaneously turn and go up)?

In the pics below the suspension is compressed more then it ever will be and it's still capable of utilizing all of it's turning radius.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: 76mx on April 06, 2016, 11:33:50 PM
Did the neighborhood kids see it yet? Instant hero.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 06, 2016, 11:37:13 PM
Nope, moved it at night as to not scare anyone but today the neighbor noticed it and asked if it was a batmobile of sorts lol!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: plans4sale on April 07, 2016, 03:10:11 AM
 ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on April 08, 2016, 10:25:18 AM
Congratulations on the new house buddy!  I'm glad your car made it over there safely.  You're going to love the extra space, it will just allow you to accumulate more junk  :LL:
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on April 10, 2016, 04:40:39 PM
Took a step back in hopes to take a step forward! Currently trying to move into my new house, which has completely halted progress but managed to move my jalopy of a chassis to the new residence!!!  ::toothy
Looks great purple!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 17, 2016, 10:11:18 PM
Kinda hard finding time or space to work on the car! Hopefully soon I can change all that, building shelves, organizing stuff, has taken up most of my time! Once I dig her out it's go time!!!  ::tongue
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on May 18, 2016, 10:10:22 AM
That space looks promising, you will be able to have a lot more work space than before.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 05, 2016, 09:53:27 PM
Got my engine lid glass and it looks great! Thanks USMC Butler!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: usmc_butler on July 05, 2016, 11:25:04 PM
Can't wait to see it on the 670 hatch!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: MDMurcy2 on July 06, 2016, 09:08:06 PM
Looks great.  Been so long since I've been on here.  It's great catching up and  seeing the builds.  Your car is looking great so far.

Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 06, 2016, 09:16:57 PM
Equally as excited USMC, thank you for the complement MD but I've been MIA myself, glad to see you back! How's your build coming???
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 13, 2016, 07:20:24 PM
Got some super awesome toys today!  ::bounce
I think it's pretty obvious who I got these from! Thanks a million bud!!!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 13, 2016, 07:37:56 PM
Everything looks Super!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on July 14, 2016, 08:57:08 AM
Awesome brother!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 18, 2016, 09:44:42 PM
Making some good progress on my engine cover! Won't be long and I'll be able to put it all together!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 30, 2016, 12:16:37 AM
Making up some throttle bodies!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 30, 2016, 12:18:33 AM
One side done! Gotta make the others! 18 parts total!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on July 30, 2016, 09:54:42 AM
 :drool WOW  888o  :notworthy
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on July 30, 2016, 03:30:44 PM
 ::thumbup
Amazing job! that's gonna look sooooo good when its all painted up. Can't wait to see it all done!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 02, 2016, 06:22:26 PM
Thanks Gents!  ::wave hopefully I'll have enough pieces to assemble one by this weekend! Gonna make a Super sweet wall hanger out of these while I'm at it!!!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on August 03, 2016, 09:20:05 AM
This keeps getting better and better, hopefully you will have a few extra parts that you could sell my way  ::thumbup

Seriously if you do make another set I would really like to buy one from you  ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on August 03, 2016, 12:08:39 PM
Very impresive work!  That looks great. ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 03, 2016, 12:15:02 PM
Thanks guys, I am getting a little carried away with making these, I'll gladly sell you a set if interested Auto!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on August 03, 2016, 12:55:00 PM
Thanks guys, I am getting a little carried away with making these, I'll gladly sell you a set if interested Auto!

Take my money   :LL:  :-*
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 03, 2016, 09:20:37 PM
Lol no problem bud! I will need a 2 week lead time as I'll need to buy more product, these things eat it up in a hurry!!! PM me and we can work out a price!!!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: ★Murci-Me★ on August 03, 2016, 11:18:21 PM
Just a question, but why didn't you use the 670 style throttlebodies instead of the older Murcielago ones? I know you had an OEM TB you molded yours from, but the actual SV style are available on Ebay for about $45 each. I'm making an updated engine cover myself, and am using the real throttle bodies on it. I like my old cover, but noticed after 8 years of engine heat the plastic cast TB's are starting to crack in different places, and the paint is chipping off as well. Using real TB's should eliminate that problem, plus there is no chance that it could ever look like a fake cover with the real TB's. Just a question :)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Fieroking on August 04, 2016, 01:39:47 AM
I would love to buy a set also to use in the Reventon I am building. Just let me know the price plus shipping to 83815.

Joe Sokol ::thumbup ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 04, 2016, 09:35:53 AM
Just a question, but why didn't you use the 670 style throttlebodies instead of the older Murcielago ones? I know you had an OEM TB you molded yours from, but the actual SV style are available on Ebay for about $45 each. I'm making an updated engine cover myself, and am using the real throttle bodies on it. I like my old cover, but noticed after 8 years of engine heat the plastic cast TB's are starting to crack in different places, and the paint is chipping off as well. Using real TB's should eliminate that problem, plus there is no chance that it could ever look like a fake cover with the real TB's. Just a question :)

I guess I was unaware of the real throttle bodies being available so cheap, I've got 3 Murci ones I've had for awhile and since I couldn't find another at a price I was willing to pay I just made one! Same for the plenum, no way was I gonna buy another, plus I can hang a set on my wall now!  ::wave as far as the look I'm not sure anyone, unless they know the exact differences between a 670 and 640, will have a clue they should be any different.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 04, 2016, 09:41:14 AM
I would love to buy a set also to use in the Reventon I am building. Just let me know the price plus shipping to 83815.

Joe Sokol ::thumbup ::thumbup

PM sent Joe!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: lp670mike on August 04, 2016, 12:33:14 PM
I didn't know there was a difference, learn something new everyday i guess.
Throttle body thing doesn't bother me a bit. I am interested in a set for sure!
Really nice work ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 04, 2016, 03:39:18 PM
I didn't know there was a difference, learn something new everyday i guess.
Throttle body thing doesn't bother me a bit. I am interested in a set for sure!
Really nice work ::thumbup

PM sent Mike!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 22, 2016, 10:27:48 PM
Spent the past week getting my car running again after 10+ months of sitting idle, buttoning up some loose ends to get it running 100% before I move forward! Thing is loud and obnoxious so I figured I'd finish welding and sealing up my exhaust! Got it all header wrapped and ready to go back in! Very interested in hearing the Murci muffler hooked to this thing, still need to tighten up my rockers and check a couple other minor things to get her running smooth!!!  ::wave
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on August 22, 2016, 10:48:26 PM
So you have all the pipes ready to plumb your muffler now?  The wrap looks very nice and neat, I can see you know what you are doing.  I've seen some bad wrap jobs and it makes the whole system look terrible.  Yours is very nice and neat ::thumbup
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: 76mx on August 23, 2016, 12:35:34 AM
Cory, do you need a Murcie muffler? I have a very gently used one, $200 for you.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 23, 2016, 05:11:52 PM
Thanks for the complements auto! It's not the greatest but it sure hides my crummy welds lol! 76, wish I had that offer before buying the one I got as I gave closer to $400 if I remember correctly! I'm hoping the factory exhaust tubes will come out in the correct location as I don't have a set yet!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 06, 2016, 11:13:58 PM
Got my exhaust completely assembled but once started was not pleased as there was some ticking which sounded like a lifter problem!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 06, 2016, 11:24:16 PM
Apparently letting it sit as long as I did was not the best of ideas! I tore down the top half and 6 of 12 lifters were a bit spongy so I took them apart and pumped them up manually! I also was more than glad I did this cause I noticed my gasket had failed and was leaking coolant back into the engine! Rumer has it it's a fairly common issue with these and a dab of JB Weld and 2 dimes is the perfect remedy!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 06, 2016, 11:29:58 PM
I also decided why it was apart I needed more cowbell! I mean Supercharger Whine!!!  ::bounce so I decided to block off the supercharger silencer holes! I've literally git this thing so close to running again I can taste it! I'm currently waiting on a gasket and upgraded spring to raise the oil pressure from about 55- 90 ish, then a manual prime to make sure my oil pressure is good and I'm golden!!! Getting impatient/excited!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: nickmkk on September 07, 2016, 12:02:21 AM
The headers look great, also love the valve covers. "supercharger silencer holes"!?!? Why would they do such a thing? :LL:
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 07, 2016, 06:01:01 AM
Cause these come on your everyday driver type vehicles! Not many want to hear a supercharger all the way to work! I for one don't mind!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on September 07, 2016, 08:30:50 AM
Louder is better, even for you old man jajajaja
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: madmods on September 08, 2016, 01:12:15 AM
One side done! Gotta make the others! 18 parts total!

I want a set!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 15, 2016, 07:16:45 PM
Been out of town for the past week but came home to some amazing prizes!!!  ::bounce
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 15, 2016, 07:18:10 PM
One side done! Gotta make the others! 18 parts total!

I want a set!

PM me bud! I've been dragging my feet but need to get some supplies ordered to finish them up!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 10, 2016, 11:01:28 PM
Hopefully done fighting with this! I've had the engine torn down a handful of times now all because I forgot the oil galley plugs!  >:( Finally had it running good for a bit then realized I had blown a head gasket in the process so had to tear it apart one last time! I've been overly cautious this time to make sure everything was perfect! Absolutely embarrassing but should have it 100% running great in the morning!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 10, 2016, 11:03:01 PM
By the way Auto Pro is the absolute man!!! Made me this for my console! Merry Christmas to me!!!  ::beers
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 10, 2016, 11:08:19 PM
While waiting on a few last engine parts to arrive today. I went ahead and cut apart my roof to accommodate the brake light Panel Auto made! Thanks to USMC Butler for making the mold of the lip from his car!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: autopro on December 12, 2016, 09:23:08 AM
You are most welcome sir!  Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas  :santa

It's a great modification you are doing to the roof, in my opinion it just makes it look much more OEM.  So did you get your engine running?
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Robert on December 15, 2016, 07:46:18 PM
While waiting on a few last engine parts to arrive today. I went ahead and cut apart my roof to accommodate the brake light Panel Auto made! Thanks to USMC Butler for making the mold of the lip from his car!!!  ;)
Looks good!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 26, 2017, 10:44:27 AM
Finally found some time! Looks like an engine cover.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Simple Man on February 26, 2017, 02:04:54 PM
Finally found some time! Looks like an engine cover.

looks great!  does the engine cover block the view out of the rear window?  I have a 3800 as well and was wondering what the clearance was with the lid and window?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 26, 2017, 02:28:20 PM
The top of the cover resting on top of the engine is about an inch below level with the bottom of the window opening, I plan to mount mine to a piece of sheet metal and have about an 1 1/2 clearance between the bottom and the actual engine. It should clear the deck lid no problem.
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 26, 2017, 03:54:10 PM
Got my SV gauge face! Lockwood makes a nice product, these things are pure quality!
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 27, 2017, 07:29:34 PM
Received some OEM door cards a couple weeks ago. Also purchased the door locks shortly after. This should really help align the doors when I get back after it! Anyone have a set of the square door lights they would be willing to sell???
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: eddie on February 27, 2017, 08:48:35 PM
look at italian Ebay  if you really want it you may have pay good buck
http://www.ebay.it/itm/Luce-porta-di-ingombro-originale-Alfa-Romeo-164-1-serie-419-17-/122326545814?hash=item1c7b3af596:g:lIcAAOSwLEtYiR3A (http://www.ebay.it/itm/Luce-porta-di-ingombro-originale-Alfa-Romeo-164-1-serie-419-17-/122326545814?hash=item1c7b3af596:g:lIcAAOSwLEtYiR3A)
Title: Re: Purple People Eater LP670 SV Build!!!
Post by: Simple Man on July 04, 2017, 10:46:45 AM
The top of the cover resting on top of the engine is about an inch below level with the bottom of the window opening, I plan to mount mine to a piece of sheet metal and have about an 1 1/2 clearance between the bottom and the actual engine. It should clear the deck lid no problem.

Im getting ready to make a mount for my 3800 upper engine mounts.  Do you have a picture of what your looks like that you would be willing to post?  thks!!