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Old 09-18-2007, 11:49 AM   #641
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Since my car is running OK, this is really low on my project list behind epoxying my garage floor this weekend, putting in a 4-post lift, installing a sprinkler system, and re-tiling the bathroom. At least the COPs look good sitting on my work bench.

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Old 09-18-2007, 12:03 PM   #642
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i did.


time to create a page for the archives.
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Y8s found it: Toyota 90980-11885

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Braineak - Did you have spare pin sets to sell, or no? If not, I guess I need to order 50 bajillion myself so I can use 16 of them.

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http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Di...ppro-park7.htm

As much to store the car in the winter as to work on it. 4-post 'cause I can move it around and it doesn't take as much height requirement. I can always use jackstands or the jack tray for brake work.

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Old 09-18-2007, 12:21 PM   #644
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Braineack,
Can I get some pins from you too if you have some left?

Thanks,
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:29 PM   #646
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yes PM if you need them.

I placed an order for 400 extra of them. That makes more than 20 harnesses. Would require $3 in paypal from you guys to cover the pins, and stamp.
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:40 PM   #647
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Are you running on COPs yet scott?
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:47 PM   #648
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it running, havent actually driven the car yet
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:11 PM   #649
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This is one of those things someone should put into a faq or pdf....

Brain whats your paypal?
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:16 PM   #650
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loki check archives.


here's my final results:










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Old 09-20-2007, 02:25 PM   #651
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How thick was the aluminum you used?

Your mani and turbine housing make me want to get mine coated.
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:25 PM   #652
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Any pictures/dimensions of the plate you made?
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:27 PM   #653
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making the plate is simple.

I used 22g alumin. (pretty thin) got a sheet for $3.99
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i didn't take precise measurements, but that shows you what to do. I put a bit grease on each of the three valve cover bolt holes and laid my strip down. this marked the positon of each to drill out. once drilled i measured from each hole i made for the spark plug holes. very simple, something like 1.25" away center to center. can't remember. once done, I laid it down, stuck the cops in and marked the position of the tabs with a pencil. once drilled I stuck the m6 bolts up through the holes and laid it on the valve cover. put the cops over that and and bolt it down. the ruber gasket on each cop squeezes in and the nuts stay good and tight. the end.
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The plate looks good, but I thought the COPs sat directly on the valve cover so that you needed to drill holes in the plate. I guess this is not true? I haven't test fitted my COPs yet obviously.

EDIT: Sorry the above post wasn't there when I started to type this reply. Good info, thanks!

EDIT 2: Damn 22 gage aluminum is 0.0253" thin. Wow.
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tim does this make more sense:

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HAHA, you should get a job writing manuals for automobile companies.
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:51 PM   #657
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it would be butterz if i knew how to you autocad. but, yeah that would one badass manual that no one would use. :(
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yeah i know its .025" but it's enough. easy to cut and drill and it's very very secure. I mean these things aren't under pressure or anything.
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I thought the COPs sat directly on the valve cover.
Tim the connection inside the COP is a spring that contacts the tip of the plug. I haven't actually measured the depth of it but it feels like the spring is bottomed out when I installed mine against the valve cover. I'm sure there's at least 1/4" of usuable extention of the spring to allow plate mounting the COPs.
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:48 PM   #660
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damn dude, that looks great.
put me down for 3 sets of the pins, please. thx
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