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Old 09-02-2016, 01:00 AM   #7641
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Found pictures of soviets drain. Just a male AN10 fitting. With a simple fitting. No fancy 45* needed. I'll probably do that.

Picked up a belt/disc sander today. Will work well for building manifolds.







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Old 09-02-2016, 03:57 AM   #7642
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IMHO, you really want to put an NPT bung in the pan and then thread the AN fitting into that, that way the flare surface is easy to replace if it gets damaged. The reason for the 45 is that if you do that with a straight fitting, then the hose hits the subframe because there isn't enough room laterally. There's also several inches of drain hose/fitting with no slope in that one.



Also, that hole is too far forwards if you're going to have AC or PS in the car.

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Old 09-02-2016, 01:35 PM   #7643
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Interesting. I'll think about it.

That pan was just for testing. Its an MSM pan so I couldn't put the fitting where I wanted to anyways.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:17 PM   #7644
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Got a good start on my catch can. I'll probably start welding it up tonight.






It will have 2 -10AN inlets on one side, (block, and exhaust side of valve cover). And a 3/8 filter on the other side. Wall down the middle filled with bronze scrubby.

​1/4npt petcock drain on the bottom.
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I'd rather have the AN fitting right on the pan to avoid the restriction in the drain line from the npt adapter. The same reason you want to use the flange adapter on the turbo.
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:17 AM   #7646
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And for the welding. I'm finally getting to the point where I'm not embarrassed by my aluminum welding. It still needs work. Shoutout to ryansmoneypit for the handholding and advice throughout.

Start with some practice.




Weld the sides







Chop the top off because its too tall



And weld in the baffle and bolt bits.




Fill with water. And weld all the leaks up



Next stop is the machine shop to mill the top flat. Build a lid.

Then weld in the following:

2 -10AN bungs (Block vent and valve cover)
1 3/8 NPT bung (Big filter vent to atmo)
1 1/4 NPT bung (petcock for draining)

Then it will be set aside until I figure out where it is getting mounted
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Nice work, definite improvement. Ryan and I were discussing bringing his intercooler mounts to you for welding. Kris is leaving for a few weeks soon...
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:22 AM   #7648
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I'd be happy to help. I need to fill my argon tank but I think i'll be doing that tomorrow.

If all i have to do is lay beads, then its super easy. The cutting and fitting is the part that sucks.
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Decided on aluminum mounts, can't bend aluminum 90*
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Got some sweet pedals




Stripped a parts car too.








I love where I live. Piles of junk everywhere. Just how I like it.

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I love where I live. Piles of junk everywhere. Just how I like it.
Wow. This makes me want to move out of the bay area.

I love the skate deck tape on my brake and clutch pedals.
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These are new pedals. They cover the old ones. Bigger gas pedal, slightly bigger clutch and brake.

Thats only the driveway. Heres the backyard. We got incredibly lucky with this place, great landlord, good price, and awesome garage.



Daisy approves of the new e-brake cable on the jeep.



When it gets too hot she hides under the truck



And ryan stopped by for some aluminum welding. Not my prettiest work, but it should hold. Aluminum is a tossup for me. I also think I need thicker tungsten for this. 3/32nds has been great for almost everything but it was blowing out when I tried to crank the power on this.

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Got a **** ton done again. Mockup motor is in. Going to be building the manifold, downpipe, intercooler piping, and maybe even the T5 swap around this car. Ed's old head, my crappy block.

Pretty excited. Its on casters, so I can move it around as much as I want and stuff.








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I'm actually losing a lot of my storage area so that picture makes me especially jealous
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Although I would love to take credit for that welding, I'm going to let you have it. Tell people you did it.

I am super jealous of that work area. Jealous of your ambitious attack too. That is a deeeeeep project. Stay focused my son.
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Denver is pretty chill.Nice flight. Now 4 hours to Nebraska.

Then 4 hours back on Saturday for appletinis with Chooofoojoo
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Next stop is the machine shop to mill the top flat. Build a lid.
This was day's ago so I assume you're already done, but I hope you used a bandsaw and a belt sander to flatten the top of that. I hate edge milling thin, hardly supported materials.
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Yep milled it. Work ok. Dont have belts for my sander yet. I have pics but am currently driving in the middle of ******* nowhere.

We got a brand new Passat rental. Radar cruise and everything. The leg room in this thing is everything. Got another 200 miles to go while hailey sleeps. Interview is in 7 hours.
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The best thing about working at the machine shop is the multitude of 30+ year machinists. So when I start ******* **** up they come over and show me the real way to do to. We used jack screws between the baffle and sides, and put a big hunk of modeling clay on the outside. It helped a lot with stabalizing.
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