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Old 12-29-2015, 05:28 PM   #461
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:43 PM   #462
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Screw yo logic. I want to try at least two more wrong ways.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:45 PM   #463
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Stage 8 is awesome. Their fasteners work well. And their customer service is unbelievable. They have sent me new nuts when I rounded some off, new retainer clips when I destroyed em taking it off, new locking bits. Basically new kits, all for free. And they are helpful, and found me a kit for my downpipe too.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:51 PM   #464
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I honestly don't know why I didn't do that from the beginning. I mean, I used them on the hot side.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:53 PM   #465
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Everyone makes mistakes.
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:59 PM   #466
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The intake scavenger venturi thing. Mine.




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Old 12-29-2015, 10:06 PM   #467
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**** I wish you lived close. I would build you all sorts of megasquirts to get some of your welding on my car.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:15 PM   #468
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**** I wish you lived close. I would build you all sorts of megasquirts to get some of your welding on my car.
Me too, I'm going to have all these nice parts and a car that still won't start. Hahaha
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:23 PM   #469
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My ultimate downpipe transmission heat deflector. I stole this idea from someone else on here, I forget who but I liked it. 22 gauge stainless, by far the most difficult thing I've ever welded. Also going to wrap the downpipe with that heat wrap tape stuff.







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God damn dude. I blow through 16 gauge SS, cant imagine 22 gauge.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:31 PM   #471
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Like I said it was not easy, but I start to get the hang of it. I only tried it for about 10 minutes, I was getting super tired and shaky. I got up at 4:45 a.m. and it's 9 o'clock now motor skills are dwindling
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Good news, the hose clamp fits.
Wishing now, that I had put six bends with 7 flats. Then my mounts could be center and sides. Could probably just rivet the mounts on too.

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Old 01-03-2016, 07:21 PM   #473
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All back together again. As suggested, I had definitely over tightened the oil pan bolts. They need like, nothing plus 1/4 of a turn. Finished all of the breather lines, and installed my sucker intake thing. After experimenting with it, I'm concerned that it might make TOO much vacuum.
Chickened out, and went with -8 lines to the valve cover, but I figure it has two so....

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Old 01-04-2016, 10:28 PM   #474
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The inlet and outlet on my intercooler always bothered me. Nuclear pipe wall thickness, and a crap transition into the cooler itself. So I cut these turds off.



Replaced them with ones like this.





You can kind of see, before I cleaned up the inside edge, how much of a bottleneck those other things were.

I like it a lot more.



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It runs! Really well too. Well, sitting in the driveway. Still not nearly road worthy. I'm positive that I had a bad ground, on the last go around. It idles now, and I have good signals all around. MT.NET is a real place to learn TURBO.

Still trippin on the turbo though. It spins for like a minute and a half after I shut down the engine.
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The downpipe head deflector. I was positive that 1/2" was enough clearance. Next time will be 3/4" I think.



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Those pictures seriously suck. I'll get more another time. It's 24f outside. I'm cold and going back inside.
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My ultimate downpipe transmission heat deflector. I stole this idea from someone else on here, I forget who but I liked it.
I know who.

Looks really nice!
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So what was the cause of all of the rough idling/engine not running worth a damn problems that you were having?

BTW... great fab skills! I can do an "ok" job with MIG, but really want to buy a TIG machine and learn to weld aluminum, thin gauge stainless steel, etc.
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So what was the cause of all of the rough idling/engine not running worth a damn problems that you were having?

BTW... great fab skills! I can do an "ok" job with MIG, but really want to buy a TIG machine and learn to weld aluminum, thin gauge stainless steel, etc.
It was the main ground, from the block to the chassis. I found it to be loose when I was pulling the engine. Facepalm. My new rule is: if you attach it, it gets tightened. Period. Not, I'll tighten it when I find the socket.
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