Daytonastein is the Kelly-Mulhern Performance test platform. As we do general things to the car that don't warrant their own pages, we'll put the pictures here. As a little background, Daytonastein started out as an '89 Automatic 2.5L Daytona C/S. As of the time of this writing, it's a turbo 3.0 with a 5 speed. Tomorrow, who knows...
|Daytonastein was born an Automatic... and thus was also born deaf. ...but ears can be added. The mounting ears were cut from 1/8" steel. The one on the left is shorter to clear the power steering line.||One Ear installed.||Ed chose to use 5/16" Grade 8 hardware since it is easily available at most hardware stores (unlike high strength metric bolts)|
|Test fitting the bobble strut. Looks like it works!||With the welding done on the first ear, it is time to place the second ear and tack weld it in place. Note that a piece of paper was used to space the ear over just a little bit. This makes removing and inserting the KMP bobble strut easier.||...and with a little black paint, you would think the ears came this way.|
|Final bobble strut installation.|
|Behold... Daytonastein as he lurks in Ed's barn.||The mighty 3.0L||What the hell? This is what happens when you have an engine with a newer style side motor mount bracket and a car that needs an older style mount insert.|
|Lowering the engine in to the beast.||Ed bolts down the side hybrid mount.||Side mount... it was a little short but nothing a few washers can't fix. I mean "spacers".|
|Another shot of the hybrid mount.||The engine is in.||Here's a shot of the new struts with the old springs from Mike's Iroc.|
|This is an A-520 transmission mount ground a little to work on an A-523 transmission or in this case, an A-543.||Ed slides the transmission into place|