OK so I thought I would update this. I started doing ****. I pulled the bumper, stock exhaust, and EGR crap. I set up the track speed manifold and turbo.
Just a heads up the three 4mm allen that hold the waste gate actuator bracket are sketch. two of the three where on there pretty good and I almost stripped them. As soon as they felt wrong I stopped and picked up a fresh never used allen. I also used a rubber mallet to tap the bracket a little as I loosened them and that did it. It would be nice if the turbo was pre set up a little more but I get it. The EFR probably doesn't leave the factory package and it would add time.
I had to trim a fair amount off all the 3 of the locking tabs on the stage 8. I just used a grinder.
The water lines are ****. Just super nice. The oil lines are sweet as well.
I think I jumped the gun on putting the water lines in though because I haven't run my intercooler pipping or done the final clock on the outlet. If I try and clock it down I don't think it will clear the shelf or the water lines while installed.
I am still waiting on my drill bit from amazon to do the pan so that will have to wait. I am also waiting on a m10-1.5 to AN4 fitting from eBay. The kit comes with a oil pressure T for the oil feed but I am considering using the feed on my hot side 94 block. This obviously is not the intent of the kit. I am going to see if I like it but the oil feed line will probably be way too long.
I also got everything I need to get my GM coils in thinks to SADFAB. I am going to hold off on putting those in until I have it back on the road.
I am currently going back and forth on the whole build a engine idea. As a precaution I picked up a low boost actuator and a pigtail for the EBC. I hope to tune it safe for now then pick up a 99 plus with a running engine and 6 speed. More than likely though I will blow this motor in a few months like a *******.
Plan for tomorrow is to install a FM 1 happy meal I picked up used in good shape for super cheap. Then it is downpipe time and eBay intercooler fuckery.
Here is some shitty pics. Really dark out and I have literally no lights in my sad *** poor people single car garage.