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Old 12-13-2008, 01:37 AM   #21
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I'm working on it. The old threads were M8-1.25 and they were stripped out pretty bad. So I drilled them out and taped it 3/8-16. Then put some high strength red lock-tite on some grade 5 bolts and torqued them into the new threads. Let it cure for a day. Then used a hacksaw to cut the bolts off. Then a file to get them flat. Now I got all metal again.

C-clamped a T3 flange to the manifold, then used a drill bit to transfer center marks (need a set of transfer punches...). Picked the one that would be the hardest and did it first. Drilled 1/8, something bigger, then 5/16. Then taped it... Sucks tapping cast iron/grade 5 bolt. Dissimilar metals FTL. Hard and slow, but it's working. Gotta get some thread cutting oil before I do the others. STP oil helped, but ain't the same by any means.

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Old 12-13-2008, 12:05 PM   #22
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looks pretty good
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:33 PM   #23
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impressive
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:27 PM   #24
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wow, that actually looks pretty good. good luck with that, it looks like it will work.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:25 AM   #25
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's gonna work. Bought a damn set of Craftsmen taps and they're ****. Things don't have a center mark on top to steady the tap with a center. Ended up taping the first hole slightly crooked as I was eye balling it. Got another hole drilled, but I'm gonna have to buy a real tap before I do another. I want it right.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:11 PM   #26
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I'm glad it is working for you. We did basically the same thing but from a T3 to a T2 on our Swift GT manifold:



It held fine.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:56 PM   #27
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Finished the holes for the turbo to bolt up. Cutting fluid FTW. And changed to bolts. I drilled the heads of the bolts so I can wire them together. My bolts will NOT back out. Will drill and wire the downpipe bolts too. Now I'm starting on adding a wastegate port.

Tim- Looks good, and glad to hear.


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Old 12-15-2008, 11:12 PM   #28
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looks really good man.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:15 AM   #29
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Looks great. Are you going to mill it for a flat surface?


Turbo Tim, Did you say you turbo'ed a Gt swift. As in Suzuki, or metro with the 16 valve motor? I'll pm you.
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Did I miss it or did you already say what you were going to do about an EWG?
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:58 AM   #31
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The external gate setup will mimic the S5 manifold setup. About to start on that right now.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:47 AM   #32
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I'm thinking about switching to bolts and safety wiring mine too, lol.

Ceramic coating looks super cool (may hold some heat in the turbine/not radiate as much)
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don't forget to put some of the rutland gasket cement works perfectly. looks like this
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don't forget to put some of the rutland gasket cement works perfectly. looks like this
Flat surfaces don't need gaskets.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:23 AM   #35
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Yeah, my welds ain't pretty. But they'll work I believe. Better than I did on my exhaust system, and it's still working...

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Old 12-17-2008, 12:25 AM   #36
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Turbine looks big in the pics.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:48 PM   #37
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Turbo Tim, Did you say you turbo'ed a Gt swift. As in Suzuki, or metro with the 16 valve motor? I'll pm you.
Is there a difference? It was a legit Swift GT. Very very fun.

This build is going awesome Pat!
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Turbine looks big in the pics.
thats because it is big lol...at least when compared to other turbo's being used here
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Looks almost as good as my FM3

I tell you what man, that is true craftsmenship
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:44 PM   #40
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This down pipe is gonna be a BITCH. ****. Started building one and it ain't gonna work. Gotta start over on that. Oh well, I'll get it. Probably gonna have the waste gate dump back in pretty soon for simplicity over performance. Just want it done at this point. I utterly HATE doing anything with exhaust.
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