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Old 05-18-2011, 01:50 PM   #241
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Don't part it out! Just go work on it when you can put in an entire day of work or move it closer. If you don't I may take care of curly's option #3
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Finish the car. Trust me (and every one else) it is more than worth it.

It took me over a year to turbo my car, seriously. I had to do it at night when I wasn't at school or work. Pay for parts with whatever money I had left after tuition and books. It took a long time, but I never regret it....ever!
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The rain sucks, I must have only driven my car like 3 times this month. Keep on pushing....otherwise sell me that engine
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:35 PM   #244
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.....Pay for parts with whatever money I had left after tuition and books. It took a long time, but I never regret it....ever!
This is what has been driving me crazy in the last few weeks as well.

The car has absorbed ~25k$ over the last.... 2 years. Minor minor things, but frequent and like clockwork.

I probably wont part it, but i dont want it to always be taking my money. I want to live besides a 19 year old car.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:46 PM   #245
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Ok... so i did a spreadsheet of what needs to be done and what needs to be bought to finish this car as well as what i WANTED to do to get it where i want...

General Question: what year/make/model GM car has the brass open element IAT sensor so i can go buy one at a parts store and not have to buy one from a US website?


Also, can someone tell me if i make a lower coolant neck off the water pump... is there any reason to NOT use steel? I understand dissimilar metals etc but i dont know if this is a problem with electrical conductivity or something.... or even stainless... I dont wanna pay for that shitty looking begi one.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:23 PM   #246
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I wouldn't worry about the dissimilar metals but why do you need a lower coolant neck off the water pump?
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:53 PM   #247
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Ok... so i did a spreadsheet of what needs to be done and what needs to be bought to finish this car as well as what i WANTED to do to get it where i want...

General Question: what year/make/model GM car has the brass open element IAT sensor so i can go buy one at a parts store and not have to buy one from a US website?


Also, can someone tell me if i make a lower coolant neck off the water pump... is there any reason to NOT use steel? I understand dissimilar metals etc but i dont know if this is a problem with electrical conductivity or something.... or even stainless... I dont wanna pay for that shitty looking begi one.
Buy the ford plastic bodied one. No heatsoak issues.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:09 AM   #248
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Is it thread in?

I don't have aem tune On my computer I am at. I'm not sure if there is calibration for that sensor.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:51 AM   #249
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Don't part it out! Hell I've spent almost 4 years on mine. It would have been done way sooner, but like you, life got in the way.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:55 AM   #250
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part outs are awful. If you think you a tired of working on a car to complete it, wait till you work on a car to make it back to stock as well as finding time to source parts and try to sell the others.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:04 AM   #251
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Not parting it.

I will be working on it this weekend. I hope to get my wiring done.

Im going with the KISS approach for the remainder of the build for this year.
-NOT going sequential fuel.... just leave it.
-NOT going COPS... will just make a coil mount
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i just need to get my stuff together and do it.... also need the intake temp sensor but i have no application for the person to look up.
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Good call man, get it running and then tinker with it after you get the initial bugs worked out.
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Good call man, get it running and then tinker with it after you get the initial bugs worked out.
That's what I did! I got tired of working on the car, and just did the bare essentials to get it running so I could enjoy it a little bit last year. Now I'm going back and finalizing everything. Might seem a little backwards to some, but it was worth it to be able to drive the car
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #254
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Its mostly to keep my motivation up.

Also there is the "Maple Leaf Bash" (drifting) event on July 30/31 that i will kick myself if i cant drive in.

Adding door bars and running tandems.
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i just need to get my stuff together and do it.... also need the intake temp sensor but i have no application for the person to look up.
Just had my brother get one last weekend.... 95 corvette works.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:50 PM   #256
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So I worked on it a little yesterday.

Doing wiring for the most part as well as modifying the engine for a return style fuel system.
The wg dump was built too but needs a brace to the engine to keep it from moving all over.

Finished the cold pipe for the stock intake manifold. I will make the other one later.


This is the stock block off from the 2002 fuel rail modded to relocate the 92 Fpr. The 92 unit wouldn't fit regardless of orientation. Add a few inches of hose and bam. Cheap temporary solution.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:21 PM   #257
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Working on wiring while my GF is studying to write her RN exam on Wednesday.

All of the engine wiring is set into place and routed The new sensors wire is setup in the bay and needs to be strung into the ecu.

Injector clips were bought from Ballenger motorsports with an iat sensor since my ID injectors from 949 didn't ever come with proper clips.

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Old 05-30-2011, 10:29 PM   #258
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Also, can anyone confirm colors of wires for me? 92 harness color for starter and oil pressure sensor.

I have the harness deloomed and I may have reversed them I feel.
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hey if you don't finish this car I'm going to fly up to canada and kick you in the dick personally.
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:37 PM   #260
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Working on it again. The flu had me down.
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