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Old 08-11-2009, 07:13 PM   #21
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Phil why don't you hook a fellow floridian up? How bout a free Torsen..... lol!!! Seriously.....
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:52 AM   #22
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So parts should all be coming within the next week, tomorrow, some of the fun stuff arrives!!!
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #23
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Got me a pile of boxes today It was like christmas!!!!!
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:34 PM   #24
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:52 PM   #25
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Ahh just missing the oil feed adapter for the block :(
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:41 AM   #26
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*little update*
Got the remaining things ordered/ picked up. Will be starting tomorrow on the oil tap. Then test fitting the turbo and all the other shitz, just waiting for the 550's, oil feed adapter, and a 2.5-2" reducer to come (should be on wed) hopefully tuesday I'll finish the exhaust work gotta pick up some pipe first and a flange...
____QUESTION TO ALL____
-If I make my 2.5 exhaust go DP>RES>open, how loud do you think it'll be?
-Second choice is to continue with my setup just make a connector piece.
so DP>Res>muffler (muffler really sucks... not a great flowing one)


I'm currently fighting with myself weather I want a/c or not..... I use it soo seldomly it is retarded and I know I live in FL, it isn't that bad.... sometimes..... I think the only reason I want to remove it is to make the oil return tapping easier lol.....
The thing is I'm in St augustine 9 months out of the year and I'll be doing that for three more years, It gets cold there not like Idaho cold, but hoodie and pants cold....
Anyway more pics of the turbo on mani and all lines hooked up:
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:43 AM   #27
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:33 AM   #28
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I live in the armpit of Texas, and removed my A/C.

I did it as well while drilling for the oil return, and depowering my rack. I never found an idler pulley, and my A/C wasn't working at the time anyhow.

There are times I wish I had cold air, but not too often, and I know even a perfect Miata system wouldn't compare to what I'm used to in my wife's car, and probably wouldn't even keep me from sweating after walking to car anyhow.

I'm debating pulling the heater now as well...so consider the source.
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I'd keep the AC myself, but I use mine all the time (I'm a wus like that). One thing that helped me this last time drilling the oil return line was I drilled a pilot hole with my extra long 3/8" bit (from when I installed my rollbar). It's so long you can have the drill in the fender well. Then I drilled the 37/64" hole off center. That way I didn't have to remove anything AC or PWS related for drill access. I just shoved the drill up as close to perpendicular as I could manage and drilled the hole. It came out oblong but the tap fixed it up just fine and the fitting sealed great.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:26 AM   #30
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Holy **** bawls I got a lot done today!!
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:48 AM   #31
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Wow, good progress....will be boostin' in no time.
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ohh **** tried working on the exhaust today and man I suck!!!!! SOOOOOO BAD..... good thing my dad knows how.
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Pix of said exhaust failure. Your dad a welder?
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yea..... I'll save myself I think... lol umm i'll post at a later date lol ne who my dad knows how but it's not his job.
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Those wires will melt, ask me how I know.
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lolol I plan on making a heat shield and tucking all that back some more, As far as the welding FML I think for the exhaust it'll be dp , res, out
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Looks good. Are those studs between the turbo and manifold? Those nuts don't look very likely to hold up. Hard to tell in the picture though.
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yea there studs and those aren't the nuts I'm using, they're just to test fit
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The rest of the parts will be arriving today plus I'm picking up the rest of my exhasut! FTW
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Couldnt do it eh? Welding= easier than sucking on a pair of *******.
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