Big update from last weekend, its up and running now! Wife was gone for a couple of weeks, so took care of business!!! Main task was connecting the exhaust, connecting oil/water lines, boost gauge. Thank goodness for being familiar w/ the Megasquirt previously! Best advice ever!
Here's some juicy welds that came with the downpipe to muffler. It was all one piece with these herculean welds. Couldn't imagine putting in a one piece exhaust since I'm not a muffler shop and not easily maintainable. So some flanges were in order...
Here's one of two juicy ones which my grinder was ready for...
Cutting for flanges
Welded it up w/o tacking on car first was a mistake. Had to cut the weld off via the trusty Harbor Freight Saw. I love this thing! (note, the laundry basket stand...
Finally, got to use my Miller 180 220V Mig Welder on something!
One of the big mistakes was when I removed the oil line threaded fitting I stuck it in a vice, not thinking about how'd the threads would get jacked. I went looking all around for a replacement, but this stuff you can't find but online. I couldn't even fine a die for it either. After hours wasted, decided to use a file to see if that'd do the trick. Otherwise, another part order would set me back days waiting for the part.
Last ditch attempt was a success. It screwed into the block w/o a hitch. The fact that the threads don't really seal but the inverted flare does, that was a big plus!
This intake tube on the left had to be ordered as it's specific to the '94. Very slick piece from FM. Worth the $60+ bucks.