So I finally got the car out yesterday and the noise has to be coming from the front of the car it happens under brakes and seem to get worse over time. It also seemed like it started to happen even when I was just driving the car. This was the longest drive I've done with the car and it was only about 7 miles. Now the car is back on jack stands so I can work on finally getting to the bottom this issue.
My first thought it to take the front control arms out check the ball joints and clean and apply fresh grease to the delrin bushings in the control arms. It will also give me a chance to inspect the delrin bushings to see if there is anything wrong with them.
I can also take out the coilovers and check the camber plates to make sure everything is still good with them. Honestly I don't think there is any issues with them or the control arms I'm just running out of ideas.
The other thing I was going to look at was the wheel hubs. They are the original 96 hubs that came on the front spindles when I bought them in 2002 and they have unknown miles.
Now that the car is going to be on jack stands for a bit I figure now is a good time to get the parking brake working right. When I put it in I never eliminated the self adjuster which was the wrong thing to do. So I took it out and removed the spring now I just need to get it welded up.
I also got the parking brake cable from the cobra brake kit. The one the came from wilwood I kind of rigged up and it didn't work very well.
Hopefully this will get the parking brake working on the car.
I also wanted to get the strut tower brace installed on the car. I had already drilled everything but left it out until I got the motor running. It might be early since it doesn't have many miles on it but if for some reason I have to pull the motor what's pulling out the strut tower brace.
I will have to make a minor adjustment to the cold air intake but it shouldn't be a problem.
I have about 1/4 inch from the top of the CAI to the strut tower brace. its kind of hard to see in this picture.
Hopefully I can get her back on the road in a few weeks maybe less. Its funny when I started this project I thought it would take a year to get it done. I'm now coming up on two years. I guess its right what they say always double the amount of time you think the project is going to take.