It's a Klean Kanteen aluminum 24oz canister with the top drilled out to fit the stock overflow hose, then a metal bicycle bottle holder was drilled into the shroud. BINGO we have our overflow tank, unique and shiny!
I really like the bottle and position because It's really easy to pull the bottle out of the holder and check the levels inside, plus it makes a great conversation starter.
After 2 weeks of double checking fluids and driving the car, everything was fine and she wasn't leaking a drop of coolant and functioning perfectly.
That was until it became time to run the AC and the weather stayed above 100 degrees for a week straight.
I've come to the conclusion that with the AC running the temp gauge will climb towards teh red when it's above 95 outside because the fans can't PUSH out enough air to keep all systems cool.
When the AC is off she stays nice and cool below the half line all the time no matter what, up hill, down hill, 110 degrees for a week straight and the gauge doesn't move. Oh well I made it 2 years without AC in my first car, I'll easily survive without it this year. For anyone looking to go aftermarket I'd recommend 2 SPAL 12" fans that pull air in and custom fit them to mount to your radiator, they pull 1350 CFM each which is a lot higher than the 800 and something that the factory fans pull, and that's just one fan! so 2 fans is around triple the air movement of the factory fans, oh well should have done my research before I opted for the slims. When it comes time to do my annual radiator flush I'll replace the slim fans with the SPALs.
Random shot during my Oil change
Did someone say mudflaps? It was time to get rid of those busted stock flaps that were duct taped together so on went these!
After all that I wasn't sure where to go next with the mods so I didn't do anything at all for a couple months
In the time between I did attend the local Prairie City RallyCross, not pictured is my friends red 89 FC GTUS
Definitely broke in my new clutch launching off the start.
Times were okay and got better throughout the day
68 - hairpins suck! under steering into a pile of dirt in a hairpin really sucks
59.75 - Balls to the wall run,
62.08 - ****ing cones and gates!
For the Foz I was pretty proud of myself especially given how shot the suspension was going into it, My buddys RX7 averaged 65 throughout the race so I'm pretty ****ing proud of myself.
Hoping to have my rear sway done before the next RallyX at Thunderhill in August.
Well My best friend was in need of a new car and being a Subie lover I found him a 98 2.5rs black with 200k on the clock, HG replaced and in clean running order, it was an autotragic but hey we got the guy down to 2100 and bought it, yeah I know I should be arrested for stealing. So with him getting his car, I now had an excuse for another paint day, this time it was those worn out brownish colored calipers
Don't have a before pic, but walk up to any SF5 and it'll be just like tht
Ohhh look how nice that silver looks on black (front)
If anyones not already picked up on this yet, my Foz has a Silver and Black theme going for it
So next came time to get rid of those shiny badges and match the theme so here comes the plastidip
I also painted all the keyholes and it was a nice subtle touch.
While I waited to track down some JDM clear tails I figured I'd darken mine out just a bit
I used VHT Night Shade, one coat each.
Here's what 3 coats looks like
Best friends old accord before the 2.5rs, and yes he is touching my car with his car...*******
Some undercarriage shots post Powerwashing and a look at my rear diff plate
She was so dirty underneath before hand that black and brown dirt/tar/rocks literally covered my entire driveway after the washing.
That's all the pics I have and mods I can think of so far, here's a shot of how she sits now
Some Misc things that happened during the ownership of the foz
I came across a mark 3 supra at picknpull and looked inside and boy was I in for a treat
Leather bucket seats, in perfect condition, just needing a wash and good cleaning, they wanted 80 bucks for both and after some research, these sell for 150 per seat new! So I picked them up and am in the process of persuading my friend with the 2.5rs to buy them off me for 175 since he doesn't have heated seats and his stockers are beat up.
Also got bored with AutoCad and made a quick sketch of my front light bar