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Where to find random part (I hate previous owners)


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#1 Jefe302LS

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:45 PM

SEE EDIT BELOW So I am finally, after long delays, getting geared up to do a track day or 10.  I've flushed brake fluid, put on track pads, mounted up track wheels and rubber.  Then I decide to mount up the laguna seca chin spoiler for the first time.  Previous owner gave me a bag with all the hardware.  So after I get the front deflector out and go to unclip the temperature sensor I notice that there is ONE support thingy already bolted in.  Hmm.  Where is the other?  I check my bag of parts- its not in there.  I go back to look at the one 'attached' to the car- it is HAND TIGHT.  No lock-tite, which is called for in the installation.  So I can guess where the other one is- somewhere on the side of a road somewhere.  FAK.  So now here I am, needing this random part.  How do I possibly get my hands on this part by itself- does it have a part number?  Can I order it by itself?  Here are teh pics of my tale of woe:

 

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And how it interacts with rest of the support thingy:

 

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How do I get my hands on this one little piece?  Ugh.  I hate previous owners.  So much.  

 

So far, I can only seem to find both rods sold as a set for THREE HUNDRED + dollars!!!!!  ARGH!!!!!!

 

EDIT:  OMG!!!! I found the missed part, it had lodged itself into a crevasse on the existing front spoiler.  Wow, I'm not normally lucky like this.  That being said, it now appears that I am missing 2 M8x45mm bolts and a couple of j-nuts.  I will now need to figure out how to find those.


Edited by Jefe302LS, 19 March 2017 - 04:34 PM.







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#2 LSECO

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

I misplaced mine whole adj. kit and purchased these, a little shorter for a slightly shorter front splitter. I had them powder-coated race-red.

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<p><p> 2012 LAGUNA SECA Black/Race Red: The FIRST year of the RETURN of the Boss 302, (Gen.II) Road-Race ready.
L O - J A C K theft recovery system.
Pedestal wing with GT-500 Gurney flap,modified fr. splitter.Halon fire extinguisher.Cervini ram air hood w/heat extractors. Recaro racing seats, race red rear seat delete brace bar,4pt.race red seatbelts and harness bar,r.r. front splitter adj.rods,r.r.coil covers and r.r.shock tower brace.LS race gauge pack.FRPP race brake cooling ducts, Motul 600 race brake fluid, FRPP trans cooling scoop, AEM intake tube kit, oil catch can-pass side only, FRPP TRACKEY,SilverHorse gas filler lid.MMD satin black tail light surrounds,MMD Carbon fiber wrapped hood gas struts, projector headlights w/sequential turn signals and emergencies,rear brake/emergencies sequencers.CSI protective smoke head light covers-daytime use only, satin black LS faux gas cap.Honeycomb ELEANOR grill w/hidden LED HALO fogs,honeycomb front lower grill,limo tint on rear glass ONLY,LED interior, license plate, and trunk lighting, satin silver billet e-brake handle, mirror adj.knob ,shifter ball,rear seatbelt mounting covers.Eibach Sportline road racing lowering springs(installed by Eibach), FRPP 1pc. aluminium drive shaft,Bama "tunes for life", Kooks long tube headers,Kooks cat delete offroad X-pipe,resonator delete over axle pipes,On-3-Go muffler deletes.
Custom smoke/nickel chrome, LIGHTWEIGHT 19X10 wheels-295×30×19 fronts-295x30x19 rears w/Hoosier R6 tyres for spirited driving, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires on stock RED rims for inclement monsoon weather, Carbotech brake pads, race red Brembo calipers,FRPP GT500 rear rotors conversion, MGW Race spec.III shifter,Whiteline trans mount bushing, J&M adjustable panhard bar.Dual clutch transmission fluids,

(just a SMIDGEON of mods compared to most of "MY BOSSBROS") All LS take-off parts are packaged up..... There is no such thing as a "REGULAR" Boss !!   :rockon:   


                                 

#3 TymeSlayer

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:08 AM

Jefe302LS,

 

Let me look around and I'll see if I have a few spares. I lost two rods when I curbed the front chin spoiler and it bent the old rods. By the way, I found the replacements on Amazon for $60 - Longacre part number 23706 - which is not OEM but then again, neither is my chin spoiler. I'll let you know later today if I have a few spare screws. 

 

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#4 Jefe302LS

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:36 AM

Jefe302LS,

 

Let me look around and I'll see if I have a few spares. I lost two rods when I curbed the front chin spoiler and it bent the old rods. By the way, I found the replacements on Amazon for $60 - Longacre part number 23706 - which is not OEM but then again, neither is my chin spoiler. I'll let you know later today if I have a few spare screws. 

 

Kirk

Wow- that is super generous of you.  I've been looking around online and it seems that finding 2 M8x45MM stainless bolts isn't too hard, but finding one that is only partially threaded is not happening.  The J-nuts look like something I could probably find in an autoparts store?  But regardless, if you've got something I'd be hard pressed to pass on that offer.  I'd happily send you something for your efforts :)


Edited by Jefe302LS, 20 March 2017 - 08:37 AM.


#5 TymeSlayer

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:39 AM

Okay bud, I didn't realize you have a 2013 and the spoiler for the 2012s must be different because the bolts that mine uses are M6 x 25 fully threaded flat head socket cap screws in stainless on the chin spoiler with M6 J-nuts. The stachions oddly enough have a 1/4-20 x 5/8 flat head socket cap in stainless but the sides are on the ends and the sides are 10-32 x 3/4 long. If the 2013 model year does indeed use a M8 x 45, you'll be had pressed to find them partially threaded. The standard will always be fully threaded. I know, I've been selling fasteners for over 40 years. But I'm not sure in this application a fully threaded bolt won't work. 

 

It's too bad, I have plenty of the J-nuts and bolts I'd been happy to mail you. 


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#6 Jefe302LS

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:58 AM

Hey thanks for looking!  I found bolts on Amazon prime.  They are a perfect match, except they are fully threaded.  But I guess that will have to do.  Link:  https://www.amazon.c...=A2GM3D5OCSHPC3

 

I do have a full set of the J-nuts, but a few seemed to have seen better days.  For those, I will try to go to an autoparts store and see what I can find.



#7 Jefe302LS

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:51 PM

OK I don't get it.  I really don't.  The bolts I ordered came in the mail finally.  M8-x 45mm, as specified.  They are substantially larger in diameter than the correct bolts that I have.  So let me get this straight- the ford racing installation instructions are wrong?  http://performancepa...M-16601-MBA.pdf

 

This is depressing.  So did the place I ordered from put the wrong sized bolts in the bag and mislabel them, or is Ford's own documentation wrong?  

 

Measuring them both side by side, the ones that came in the mail are 8mm, and the ones that fit the car look a lot like 6mm to me.  Has anybody dealt with this nonsense?

 

8MM bolts don't even fit through the splitter LOL.  That is just a straight up typo.  No question.  The 6mm fits perfectly.


Edited by Jefe302LS, 23 March 2017 - 09:14 PM.


#8 LSECO

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 02:35 AM

My only gripe on the '12 Boss LS.Of all the Boss mods I've done, the front splitter was the most frustrating for me.

It felt like some of the fasteners were cross-threading/NOT the correct threads/fit.

New set-up will be more sanitary.

Easy fix- but what a hassle, the first time installed.

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Edited by LSECO, 24 March 2017 - 01:36 PM.

<p><p> 2012 LAGUNA SECA Black/Race Red: The FIRST year of the RETURN of the Boss 302, (Gen.II) Road-Race ready.
L O - J A C K theft recovery system.
Pedestal wing with GT-500 Gurney flap,modified fr. splitter.Halon fire extinguisher.Cervini ram air hood w/heat extractors. Recaro racing seats, race red rear seat delete brace bar,4pt.race red seatbelts and harness bar,r.r. front splitter adj.rods,r.r.coil covers and r.r.shock tower brace.LS race gauge pack.FRPP race brake cooling ducts, Motul 600 race brake fluid, FRPP trans cooling scoop, AEM intake tube kit, oil catch can-pass side only, FRPP TRACKEY,SilverHorse gas filler lid.MMD satin black tail light surrounds,MMD Carbon fiber wrapped hood gas struts, projector headlights w/sequential turn signals and emergencies,rear brake/emergencies sequencers.CSI protective smoke head light covers-daytime use only, satin black LS faux gas cap.Honeycomb ELEANOR grill w/hidden LED HALO fogs,honeycomb front lower grill,limo tint on rear glass ONLY,LED interior, license plate, and trunk lighting, satin silver billet e-brake handle, mirror adj.knob ,shifter ball,rear seatbelt mounting covers.Eibach Sportline road racing lowering springs(installed by Eibach), FRPP 1pc. aluminium drive shaft,Bama "tunes for life", Kooks long tube headers,Kooks cat delete offroad X-pipe,resonator delete over axle pipes,On-3-Go muffler deletes.
Custom smoke/nickel chrome, LIGHTWEIGHT 19X10 wheels-295×30×19 fronts-295x30x19 rears w/Hoosier R6 tyres for spirited driving, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires on stock RED rims for inclement monsoon weather, Carbotech brake pads, race red Brembo calipers,FRPP GT500 rear rotors conversion, MGW Race spec.III shifter,Whiteline trans mount bushing, J&M adjustable panhard bar.Dual clutch transmission fluids,

(just a SMIDGEON of mods compared to most of "MY BOSSBROS") All LS take-off parts are packaged up..... There is no such thing as a "REGULAR" Boss !!   :rockon:   


                                 

#9 Rich B.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:24 AM

Yup, the cross thread syndrome. Happens when metric nuts and bolts get mixed up with SAE threads and pitch. Back in the 80's it was a sure thing that the U.S. was changing to a completely metric system. All the dam cars were a combination of both, you needed 2 different wrench sets. That's until Metrinch, works on both and won't strip or damage nuts and bolt heads as they grip on the side not corners.

Still use my set to this day, have only lost one small socket and replaced that. Was up on the roof cleaning my chimney, had to remove cap and in a habit of throwing every thing down on the lawn before climbing off from roof. Couldn't even find that socket with my metal detector. Not a salesman at all for them, equal to or surpass Craftsman wrenches and have used for awhile. Think they're from Sweden (maybe not these days).

Big sale item at Sears (or was) right along next to their Craftsman stuff. Better hurry up there if you decide to buy a set.... http://www.metrinch....socket-set.html

Now the front air dams, I'd try looking at conventional turnbuckles or turnbuckle parts. Those can be bent with some degree at the extreme ends for different applications. Air dams should be made to raise or angle up for street use (hinged) and lowered to maybe 3 inches from the ground for track I'd imagine is a good height.

So what do they do? Maybe 2 things: 1) Allow air to smoothly detour, not under car, front especially creating a partial vaccum also, or/and 2) Redirect air up into radiator and over top of car.

What I can see is all cars these days have half the front underside blocked off anyways with the skirts and cowling, great curb scrapers.

Edited by Rich B., 24 March 2017 - 10:23 AM.


#10 Jefe302LS

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:52 PM

So the bolts for everyone else's Laguna Seca Splitters are M8?  



#11 LSECO

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 12:10 AM

Look up in the sky...

It's a bird!

No, it's a plane!

NO, it's Tyme Slayer, our super fastener expert !!!



And , thank-goodness he drives a '12 !!!

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Edited by LSECO, 25 March 2017 - 02:51 PM.

<p><p> 2012 LAGUNA SECA Black/Race Red: The FIRST year of the RETURN of the Boss 302, (Gen.II) Road-Race ready.
L O - J A C K theft recovery system.
Pedestal wing with GT-500 Gurney flap,modified fr. splitter.Halon fire extinguisher.Cervini ram air hood w/heat extractors. Recaro racing seats, race red rear seat delete brace bar,4pt.race red seatbelts and harness bar,r.r. front splitter adj.rods,r.r.coil covers and r.r.shock tower brace.LS race gauge pack.FRPP race brake cooling ducts, Motul 600 race brake fluid, FRPP trans cooling scoop, AEM intake tube kit, oil catch can-pass side only, FRPP TRACKEY,SilverHorse gas filler lid.MMD satin black tail light surrounds,MMD Carbon fiber wrapped hood gas struts, projector headlights w/sequential turn signals and emergencies,rear brake/emergencies sequencers.CSI protective smoke head light covers-daytime use only, satin black LS faux gas cap.Honeycomb ELEANOR grill w/hidden LED HALO fogs,honeycomb front lower grill,limo tint on rear glass ONLY,LED interior, license plate, and trunk lighting, satin silver billet e-brake handle, mirror adj.knob ,shifter ball,rear seatbelt mounting covers.Eibach Sportline road racing lowering springs(installed by Eibach), FRPP 1pc. aluminium drive shaft,Bama "tunes for life", Kooks long tube headers,Kooks cat delete offroad X-pipe,resonator delete over axle pipes,On-3-Go muffler deletes.
Custom smoke/nickel chrome, LIGHTWEIGHT 19X10 wheels-295×30×19 fronts-295x30x19 rears w/Hoosier R6 tyres for spirited driving, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires on stock RED rims for inclement monsoon weather, Carbotech brake pads, race red Brembo calipers,FRPP GT500 rear rotors conversion, MGW Race spec.III shifter,Whiteline trans mount bushing, J&M adjustable panhard bar.Dual clutch transmission fluids,

(just a SMIDGEON of mods compared to most of "MY BOSSBROS") All LS take-off parts are packaged up..... There is no such thing as a "REGULAR" Boss !!   :rockon:   


                                 








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