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Old 10-24-2015, 11:19 PM   #361
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No hate here, that thing looks awesome. I love builds that focus on reliability.
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:22 PM   #362
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Haha, it sll good any way. I just hope I can get this ms3 turd polished up. Then I give this wobbly turbo a few months at best.
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:03 AM   #363
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Part of the learning experience man, I think you are slowly but surely getting there(the right way). Keep it up, I'm sure there was many a face-palm moment in my build thread.
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:52 AM   #364
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Solved the ground issue on the reroute spacer, an 8-32 screw. Now has reliable coolant temp.

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Old 10-25-2015, 10:03 AM   #365
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I'm stupid.

How does it ground to the screw in that location?
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:20 AM   #366
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I guess that picture was a crappy story. The screw just provides me a place to attach a ground wire to. So, chassis ground》wire》screw.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:07 PM   #367
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Seemed pretty clear to me...ground wire to screw, spacer to block.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:39 PM   #368
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Worked on the heat shield a bit, although I'm not totally convinced that this is the best or even a good solution.







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Old 10-29-2015, 08:40 PM   #369
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god damn man. You can fabricate. Is that welded aluminum?
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:43 PM   #370
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god damn man. You can fabricate. Is that welded aluminum?
Haha! Thanks. Yes it is. Weld the outside, then a giant bead on the inside, then grind it how you like it.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:48 PM   #371
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This is why I just want someone else to handle my electrical bull ****. It's not my strong point. I'm better with metal stuff.
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Thats awesome. I'm going to try that next time I need to.
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Worked on the heat shield a bit, although I'm not totally convinced that this is the best or even a good solution.
It's garbage. Send it to me and I'll throw it in the trash for you.

No seriously, I wish I could make things like that Good show sir.
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It's beeeyoutifull
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Old 10-30-2015, 04:30 PM   #375
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Worked on the heat shield a bit, although I'm not totally convinced that this is the best or even a good solution.
Fab skills are impressive, it looks like 1 piece. Damn.

On the functionality part, I think that's going to do fine to protect the coolant hoses and brake master, things in that area. If that's your goal, you're done.

The only way I can see improving what you have now is if you built another shield for the exhaust manifold. But it looks like yours is coated anyway, so that's probably not needed since it appears you have a low emissivity coating on the turbo manifold already.

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It was wierd to make. The wall has this helix type bend to fit around everything, then the lid had to be dished. A hammer, a torch and a pile of sand as an anvil helped me with that one.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:10 PM   #377
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New parts started...my catch can is under way. Waiting on bungs and chore boys. Because a simple catch can that I can buy for like 100 bucks, isn't mine.




Now with real cool machined area to hold a gasket in the lid.
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You have some wicked craftsman skills sir. I admire your work.

Where do you source most of your threaded fittings and such from?

I can only hope I can bless my 1.6 with custom tidbits like yours.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:07 AM   #379
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You have some wicked craftsman skills sir. I admire your work.

Where do you source most of your threaded fittings and such from?

I can only hope I can bless my 1.6 with custom tidbits like yours.
Which fittings? Most of the steel ones just come from McMaster-Carr, aluminum bungs I just get from the Internet. Ebay usually. Just use a name brand hose end, or else they leak.
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Finished the separator. ..mostly. made a last second decision to put one of the bungs on the top, to avoid having to buy a $25.00 180 degree fitting. Instant regret after I realized how tall it was like this. May have to buy the stupid fitting.










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