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Old 11-29-2009, 02:22 AM   #241
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yeah man with the lathes we got in our shop we can turn 4-500 lb steel with ease. Taking half an inch cut from aluminum at 500-600rpm is like cutting butter with a hot knife.
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:52 PM   #242
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finished the 2nd side today, all thats left is to makle a mount. and put in the sensor bungs and fill spout

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Old 12-05-2009, 07:44 PM   #243
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yeah, i was cutting at .05 a pass. my boss doesnt want me cranking the rpms, so i have to turn at a slow feed rate. and the chuck jaws are ****, he machined ten diff diameters into them, so i was only grabing on like a 1/2" i didnt want to push it, and i didnt want to put in a live center. once i got it in the bridgeport it went pretty good. i didnt have a 2 flute ball endmill of the right dia, so i had to use 4 flute, so that took a little longer. the pics dont do it justice. it looks really really nice. the mtuned thing isnt what i want. i have a vmount so i am gonna be putting in a fill, so that its the highest point in the cooling system. no one makes one to my liking so im making my own. if i had a cnc this thing woulda been done in an hour or so.
You know after reading this I completly under stand,the oonly good machine we have is the CNC.Imreally likn your work.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:43 PM   #244
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Your work is impressive....

I see you added your location...I'm right over in Meriden. Maybe I'll see you rippin around in this beast one day!
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that is a pretty sick build.
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Another Meridenite checkin in! I wanna see that thing! Chris you should get over to see my pile'o parts sometime soon! Its pretty depressing! lol
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:22 PM   #247
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If that pile is depressing you, you can always ship it over here

as far as the coolant fitting goes, time to polish them up man make them look hawt :P
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:23 AM   #248
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so i havent done anything in a while due to the month of december and having all my funds ripped away by that thing called christmas.... i finaly got to the shop yesterday to do some more work on the thermostat housing, im hoping to have it to my welder this week, i just need to get a peice of tubing. now that the money sucking is over, excpect to hardcore updates to be happening next month including, finishing the cooling system and the ignition system.

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the hole is for the coolant fill, this is why i need to get some tubing to raise the fill cap up a few inches

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this is the mount, im gonna stick it over to the side of the intake manifold, near the TB, im gonna weld on a bracket to the hoop for this to mount to
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wow... now start mass producing and make some moneys!!!
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:51 PM   #250
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so ignition turned out to be a pain in the ***

i ordered boundary engineering COPS from there site a few days ago, then today i got an email saying my money was refunded, and a message saying the he was to far back ordered and ****. then thankfully i came on here and found the group buy there for them(i didnt see this untill today, i assumed they were availible) thank god i saw that!!!! that company needs to get its **** together. so that was FAIL

next i was thinking AEM pencil coils with AEM twin fire CDI ignition..... i call my tuner to ask what his thought were on the ignition box, he says he has three of the fry on his dyno and they were junk... so thats out

he recomended M&W pro14 box. i dont have $900 to spend on ignition

sooo..... looks like toyota COP. im gonna order some brand new coils and go to the junkyard and get some plugs off a car there. and make my own harness and mounting plate
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:55 PM   #251
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why did u rule out the toyota cops in the first place?
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:17 PM   #252
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just cause i stumbled across the boundary ones. they looked and sounded real nice. then i started thinking CDI, but thats outta my price range and not really needed
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Good call on the no-go with the AEM twin fire. They are indeed junk. We blew up 2 13B-REWs before we figured out that the damn ignition was causing random misfires and blowing them. That was a costly learning experience.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:19 PM   #254
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got the t-stat housing back

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still gotta clean it up with some scotch brite and acetone
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holy hell. you're really going all out on the re-route aren't ya? good stuff
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install it already!

and finish it already!


BTW dat **** looks real good!
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Great build thread. I'm jealous of the skills and time.

Hugely off topic but in this image it shows a throttle wheel with multiple pick-up points for the throttle cable. Did it come on the throttle body? Did you source it separately? Heck - did you fab it? Where can I get a couple?
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:55 PM   #258
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that came on my edlebrock throttlebody
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:46 PM   #259
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I thought some one sold that wheel by it self. I dont remember if it was begi or brperformance or some one else since it was long ago when i saw it.

From memory they had few different designs so you can get one that is very rough on the lower pedal but very fine on the higher end or vise versa.
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good **** for this weekend
got 95% of everything to do my ignition. i need to stop at radio shack i may not be able to make the mounting plat yet but we'll see what happens.
also im gonna wire up the injectors after swaping clips and re-looming the harness and extending wires for my coolant temp sensors. and i will be mounting the t-stat housing, lastly im gonna order the rest of the stuff to finish up the cooling system like a fan,overflow tank, fittings,hose, some other odds and ends.

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the black stuff is aerospace grade mesh wire loom

i couldnt fathom buying used coils. brand spanking toyota denso cops
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