1 (edited by Guildenstern 2018-10-06 06:02 PM)

Topic: K Komeback

So once again we fools attempt to resurrect the K for reasons!

Space Frank has called upon us after the K has sat in a 4 year slumber in the dark lands of south west Ohio.

EyeMWing wants to drive it on the 2019 Escape from Moscow rally in order to deliver it to the waiting hands of NSF where it can be born anew into a thing of madness.

I being a fool of the highest caliber, and living less than 3 hours from where the K sleeps, will retrieve the K and all the bits that hopefully haven't been thrown out.

But all is not well, this is no simple repositioning and buff up. At the last race the K dimmed with it's presence Button Turrible 2014 it had a catastrophic drivetrain failure. Engine, gone, transmission gone, transmission mount, stripped from the violence of the failure. Following that, a piece of the engine was flung in fury at the windshield which now may need replacing as well.

When the car was delivered to chevette the interior harness and possibly the engine harness were removed with the intention of performing some manner of oil burning engine swap before the K fell out of the memory of man.

So, this thing's probably gonna need a mostly whole donor car in order to get in running condition, which is being looked at at multiple fronts. Looking at the history the 6G72 seems to be not completely terrible specifically the one built by Escape Velocity Racing out of the first two 6G72s as long as you don't bring it to a 3 hour sprint race, so probably nother ona them has the best shot of getting to Barber from Moscow, PA.

I have a spread sheet full of project data fro keeping track of what's going on.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ … sp=sharing

I'm adamantly NOT on FaceInstaTwitgramerbook so Space Frank will probably be on that side for the people who think Web Forums just don't offer enough BS, Ads, and addiction games for their taste.

Right now I intend on picking up the K following the race at Gingerman next week. From there we'll see how much of a nightmare it is or isn't.

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh K-thulhu Oh'io wgah'nagl fhtagn"
-In his house at Oh'io, dead K-thulhu waits dreaming.

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Re: K Komeback

The K is in my posession now. It’s in ROUGH shape.
http://i.imgur.com/vfsGbuG.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/V1Re1ZO.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4LXo1n7.jpg

And yes, the hood.
http://i.imgur.com/tiyJhuv.jpg

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Re: K Komeback

K-THULHU FHTAGN! I love it.

The 6G72 we cobbled together was actually the worst; it blew up after two laps. On the other hand we had no idea what we were doing. The first one (from Frank Ferguson's Daytona) lasted for several races, but it was probably built for it. Like any engine in Lemons, keep it cool, well-oiled, and 1500 RPM below the redline and it should last just fine. I'll keep looking for donor cars; a Daytona or Dynasty would be simplest if there are any left that haven't reverted to the rust from whence they came.

Glad to see the commie hood still exists. Is that the only one that was with the car? Just as a reminder, Judge Rich wants that hood back. EVR can probably bring it back to Houston from Barber and get it shuttled back to Colorado next year.

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4 (edited by Guildenstern 2018-10-21 10:51 PM)

Re: K Komeback

Yes that was the only hood. It may be better for the hood to separate from the car now and replace it. Since this ain’t just a throw another 6G72 in it. None of that infastructure really remains in the car. A true K donor may be needed simply to get everything back in order. This thing didn’t get any documentation done when it was torn apart, nor when the engine summersaulted out of it back in california.

A lot got forcefully redesigned.

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Re: K Komeback

Oh, you poor, poor car... what did those apes do to you?!?

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Re: K Komeback

Don't Let TSOGY near it!

He will do bad things!

Re: K Komeback

Tsogy has his hands full with Ferkel already.

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A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)

Re: K Komeback

1987 Aries @ Harry's [www.wegotused.com] in Hazleton, arrived July 6th. I haven't been there to check it to see what's left.

Re: K Komeback

I thought I was bad with the Corvairs. You, Sir, are a masochist.

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Re: K Komeback

Got a line out on a mint LeBaron Sedan (I only learned that existed in the past 12 hours).

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11 (edited by fleming95 2018-10-22 09:11 AM)

Re: K Komeback

Is feeling dumb elated hope when I saw the pix of the K a diagnosable DSM-IV condition?

(Oh, and perhaps the car oughta make a trip past Darko's Lair - any odds on what mutant hybrid would come out of K + supercar engine?)

Re: K Komeback

Tough parts search!
Winterhaven Fl craigslist
https://lakeland.craigslist.org/cto/d/9 … 54371.html

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Re: K Komeback

The hood must be preserved. 

If you don't want the commie livery, I'd like it to somehow make it back towards me (Colorado)
Thank you.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Re: K Komeback

EyeMWing wrote:

Got a line out on a mint LeBaron Sedan (I only learned that existed in the past 12 hours).

I see one also. If mint doesn't work out, let me know, I'll be passing by Hazleton next week. ... spares ...

15 (edited by Guildenstern 2018-10-22 11:17 AM)

Re: K Komeback

RichVS wrote:

The hood must be preserved. 

If you don't want the commie livery, I'd like it to somehow make it back towards me (Colorado)
Thank you.

Yea my ideal plan is to put a new hood on and sort out how to get the old one to you. I never saw it in person before, it’s a really great bit of paint work and I think the sooner you get it back the better if you hope to ever get it back.

Besides, it needs a K-thulu mural on the hood now.

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A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)

Re: K Komeback

Reaching out to artsy types to see if anyone can paint lovecraftian horrors on the parts car.

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Re: K Komeback

Depending on the timeframe, Mrs Judge Rich (Mona)  might be willing to do another K hood mural of Lovecraftian inspiration.  Timeframe and logistics of course are issues.

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/7/72/Lovecraft-cthulhu.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20151128095138

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

18 (edited by Guildenstern 2018-10-22 05:11 PM)

Re: K Komeback

I stand corrected, i did some rummaging around and found some documentation so thats a thing!
http://i.imgur.com/RzES1gd.jpg

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A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)

Re: K Komeback

https://limaohio.craigslist.org/cto/d/1 … 17801.html

1981 in Ohio for $500.....

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Re: K Komeback

Ratdoggy wrote:

https://limaohio.craigslist.org/cto/d/1 … 17801.html

1981 in Ohio for $500.....

I sent that to him already!!

Re: K Komeback

Anyone in the Connecticut or Carolinas that can help, seems both those places have the most least expensive K's.

Yes least expensive, effing hipster market. No K of any kind is worth 4k

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Re: K Komeback

$400

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d … 14569.html

Re: K Komeback

You really want to drag a krappy K all the way to cleveland from Sacramento?

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A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)

Re: K Komeback

Guildenstern wrote:

You really want to drag a krappy K all the way to cleveland from Sacramento?

I posted in another thread on the Random section, where someone has an open trailer going from west coast to east coast,
so they could haul it your way.

25 (edited by Guildenstern 2018-10-24 07:03 PM)

Re: K Komeback

Unfortunately that post is over a month past its sell by date. Beware zombie threads.

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A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)