Rich's Track Goblin - 09 SS Turbo **TITLED & REGISTERED***


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I'm guessing there was a production change in the front where the radiator mounts. It doesn't look very strong anymore.
Very different from what I have (which is the lower frame tubes coming out to the bottom of the radiator.)

Makes working on the ends of the radiator hoses a bunch easier! ;)


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That area doesn't need to be especially burly given its function, and the design change is more than adequate. Reason for the change I assume is for ease of manufacturing and assembly, and perhaps to reduce material cost per unit.
I want to get all parts ordered that I need for assembly. I have 1 bad rear bearing so am just going to order a new hub. I have read many things about different bolt patterns. Should I change from the 5 lug pattern that comes on the SS?

Also, I have 1 broken axle on the drivers side. Anyone have an opinion on which axle I should get or even stay away from? I was thinking with the lower weight of the goblin it could potentially require a slightly cheaper axle with no issue, but at the same time it is the same horsepower being applied to the axle.

My axle choices on rockauto are
A-1 CARDONE for 95.79
ACDELCO (OEM) for $178.79

I went with TrackMotive to replace both drive axles in my donor.


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Everything has been going great, thanks for the help to everyone here and the great support from Adam and Lonnie. Having them just a phone call away has been extremely helpful at times. Still have some tidying up to do but the build is going great.

Biggest mile stone lately is "SHE'S ALIVE!!! Had a couple little things on the initial start attempt. Had power and everything seemed normal but it wouldn't crank and no power to the fuel pump. Noticed I never plugged in the 50 amp wire that comes from the battery. That solved the fuel pump issue but still wouldn't crank, starter had power though because I jumped the relay and it turned over so After a bit of trouble shooting and a call or 2 to Lonnie for a second opinion, I had somehow swapped the brake and clutch connectors and of course the manual needs to see the clutch pressed in to turn over.

The bottom half of my fuse box took quite a hit in the accident but still works, trying to find a good way to mount it. This is it's temporary location. Any ideas?

Went to a junk yard and they had the one I needed, paid for it but they had to remove it from the car. Well, they broke it while removing it and threw it in the crusher before I had a chance to look at it. Was probably still in better shape than mine.


Anyone know if the brake reservoir is supposed to lean this far back? Just didn't look right but it is the only place to mount that makes sense.

Shift cables are roughly placed but haven't gotten them to line up exactly yet.

A pic of my HUA moment of the 2 connectors I somehow got mixed up, clutch and brake.

FYI the clutch is the connector with the light brown....Green....and orange wires haha

Steering column all assembled and functioning properly

Anyone know off hand what this is for?

Thanks again for everyone's help, especially on all the harness tear down. It was so great to hear it start and run. A big load off my shoulders finally knowing my harness modifications was a success.
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Yea, there was one of those little black plastic clips still in a hole and my eyes must've just wanted to look past it. Looks a little better now lol


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Wow Nuker, I wasn't thinking that at all but now that I look at the bracket against the transmission it makes sense because those cables DO NOT line up right without the bracket. What about the all thread?

I will re-configure that all tomorrow and see if I can get it to fit right. Thanks man!!