Intro - new owner for RichRich’s Goblin

Zklonne

Member
Hey guys, figure I should introduce myself as I may have some questions arising as I do little tweaks. I purchased Rich’s Goblin after he moved to Alaska and didn’t have a place for it anymore. I finally took delivery last week to Minnesota. This build is awesome and as anyone who met Rich or saw that car likely knows, a very clean and meticulous build. I would've loved to build my Goblin ground up but at this point in my life I just couldn’t scavenge up enough time and dedication to do a full build start to finish. I don’t have any huge plans to change anything but have some updates and tweaks planned to fit my riding style (mostly spirited street driving and longer distance rallies - first being MInneapolis to Madison to Chicago over 3 days in August).

First on the docket is looking like rear coilovers, full front windshield + wipers, roof rack, setting up a 12v dedicated switch fuse block for auxiliary items like a radar detector, phone charger, potentially seat heaters and digital gauge cluster setup).

Excited to be part of the goblin community!
Zach
 

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Desert Sasqwatch

Goblin Guru
Zach, welcome to the forum. That very car is the reason I am on my own Goblin build adventure. When Rich lived out here in Phoenix, Mesa actually, I contacted him for a look at his car and for a ride. I was blown away and had to build one of my own.
You have a great car to start your own adventure and adding mods to make it your own. Keep us posted on your progress.
 

Ross

Goblin Guru
First on the docket is looking like rear coilovers, full front windshield + wipers, roof rack, setting up a 12v dedicated switch fuse block for auxiliary items like a radar detector, phone charger, potentially seat heaters and digital gauge cluster setup).
Congrats on your purchase, Zach.
The wipers, and 12v accessory power are stock circuits, so identify the stock wire locations and connect new wires is all that is needed. I kept my 2 stock accessory ports (cigarette lighter ports) in my harness specifically for my GPS, and radar detector.
Seat heaters is a mod that I also want to do, they are about 5 amps each seat for 2 heaters (back and bum) so the radio amplifier circuit should be plenty of power. There are quite a few unused circuits in the fusebox after we gutted the electrical wires, so you just need to identify an unused circuit in the fusebox or BCM, and run a wire to whatever you need (gauge cluster, etc).
 

Brian74

Well-Known Member
He has a good, solid build. I’ve ridden in that car a few times, as well even wired up his liquid intercooler fan relay. You’ll have a lot of fun with it.
 

Desert Sasqwatch

Goblin Guru
The Crown Rally? That's a great event for a good cause, it's Shriners Hospital this year I believe? There's some really great roads through the 'driftless zone' on that first day, will be a hoot! :D
 
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Zklonne

Member
Thanks everyone! Crown Rally is correct, glad someone is familiar with it! I was a co-pilot last year in a 1000 hp Camaro, which was fun and slightly terrifying but the Goblin will be wayyy more intense on the twisties and will definitely be a sure hit with the kids at Shriners Hospital. That has been the last stop on the rally (and one of the charities we fundraiser for, along with Epilepsy Foundation and a few others) for a few years now. For the second year we will also be stopping at the Joliet Autobahn road course for a private track event, which I am quite excited for as road courses are fairly sparse up here and who wouldn’t want to get on a track with a bunch of exotic cars
 
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