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Old 03-23-2011, 11:19 PM   #81
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:52 AM   #82
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Got enough zipties on that radiator fan?
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^^^ lol I thought the same thing, also, are those rubber couplers for water?
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:59 AM   #84
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zip ties on my fan hold the oil return line away from the belts.
My oil return line runs from the turbo to the other side of the engine.
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Yes, but do you need eight of them to hold it on to the fan? I think you could get away with one or two black ones for a much stealthier approach. That goes for your entire engine bay too.
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why does your oil return go waaayyyy over there?
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It's very common, since he doesn't have to drill and tap the pan with the 323's return hole on the intake side. It's difficult because you do have to route a hose around the engine in a constantly downhill direction. I'm hoping he has plans for drilling and tapping the pan in the near future.
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I love the spirit of this build. If you use less zip ties I think the build could be cheaper
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It's very common, since he doesn't have to drill and tap the pan with the 323's return hole on the intake side. It's difficult because you do have to route a hose around the engine in a constantly downhill direction. I'm hoping he has plans for drilling and tapping the pan in the near future.
I do next time it gets swapped out the next pan will be tapped for a return. I don't like the idea of tapping while on the engine.

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I love the spirit of this build. If you use less zip ties I think the build could be cheaper
haha the zip ties I have had for years now. Just using what I've
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:12 AM   #90
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So I got some new stuff done
Reworked wastegate so it sits lower and doesn't hit the hood anymore.
Bent the front pipe over the radiator a bit so the hood shuts without problems.
Got what looks like some heat resistant cloth that came off what seem to be some exhaust cover. Plan to put it somewhere to dial down heat in engine bay.

I need some sheet metal or something to design a new way to duct the air, as I can fit the plastic back in on the front area and I noticed that temps are raising higher than compared to before, so the front needs to be ducted for better airflow to radiators.
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Sooooo what is the thing on the side of the ic? Looks like some sort of an oil cooler but I still haven't figured it out.
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Sooooo what is the thing on the side of the ic? Looks like some sort of an oil cooler but I still haven't figured it out.
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Tapped cardboard to the bottom of the car in the pattern I need to cut out the sheet metal in.
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bloody fingers later first part of sheet metal on bottom is on.
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I like this build, it reminds me a little of my first build, though I wasn't able to be this thrifty. Nice work, sir!
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WOW, that's one hell of a ratfucked build you got going there. How much is your investment so far?
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ms2 - 260
turbo manifold - 140
exhaust - 40
boost gauge - 70 ( had free one, wanted eletronic one, but summit had it misslabled, I kept it anyways because its metric and reads in bars. Easy for conversion in my head to KPA )
.48 ar t3 turbine housing - 45 off ebay
AEM wideband - 75
J&S safeguard - 60
rx7 460cc injectors - 60
exhaust crankcase evac system parts - 20
wastegate - free
muffler - free
turbo - free
drain - free
intercooler piping - free
rx7 intercooler - free
rx7 bov - free

zip ties - had them
maf - free


Less than another hundred for other various parts and tools


My next purchases will probably be a TPS, and 4 EGT sensors

Plans for next engine build include coolant reroute which I will probably do for this one as well as soon I figure out a few more things and build neccessary block off plates and such on mock up head.

There is allways stuff you wish you done a different way afterwards for the first time around usually, thats just life.
Next time for fuel injectors I'll save up for EV14 based fuel injectors.
The muffler system I would of left stock and just built a 3" downpipe to the stock cat area and put in a boost actuated cut out

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???? Why 4 egt sensors?
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datalogging and prep for MS3 I want down the road
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nevermind TPS, tps was free but was different compared to manual TB, so in line with project cheap, a hack saw and some faststeel later. A TPS mount was made.
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