Hey all, sorry about the long wait for update. I've been spending every waking minute either working on my car or working at work.
Short story: After 15 hours, I finished, all said and done. After fitting everything up and getting the turbo spooling, I went and made the ic piping at a friend's exhaust shop. Made the piping, hooked up the recirc line, hooked up the boost gauge, and finished all the vac lines.
Test drive revealed something real fun. I'm boosting 10 lbs. problematic when you figure I'm running stock injectors. so I'm trying not to romp on it, but it's sooo freakin' fun. Stein, I love you man. I'm PM'ing you my address in a sec.
4 problems have arisen:
1) My exhaust manifold, block side, is leaking. The gasket is leaking, so I have to do that tomorrow unfortunately. Pain in the butt b/c it's so cramped.
2) My Oil drain line (the one that had to be drilled and threaded into the oil pan) is leaking. I tried using the putty many people suggest before I ever started the car. Bad idea I guess, it's dripping at a decent rate. SOOO I have to chisel that away tomorrow morning and replace it with the thickest gasket sealer I could find at advanced auto.
3) I don't have timing control. Will be buying it used from a member here monday
4) Last, and BIGGEST problem-- Shaft play. I checked it when I bought it, none. Now, for some reason, it's pretty bad. I can hear the turbine scraping the walls of the snail.
Advice for any of these problems would be awesome. For the most part, I have plans for solving them, but input is still welcome.
Pics and video are starting to come, but all I have is a cell phone (college budget/turbo build kills my wallet). Here's two as teasers:
More pics and video to come.
Any questions, just ask. I have a lot of touch-up work to do, so sorry in advance for a bit of a late replay.
Also going to replace my sparks tomorrow.