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Old 05-23-2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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At the risk of being called the son of hustler, for taking so long to swap motors and turbo setups , I'm posting some new pics of the motor and turbo in the car. Interesting notes: the intercooler pipes on the driver's side extend pretty far into the wheel well. with the wheel turned full right lock there's about 1.5 to 2 inches of clearance. the compressor out tube passes under one of the sway bar mounting bolts. the 1.8 motor places the A/C compressor within a 1/4 inch of my FM front sway bar. will have to drop the sway bar when I finish reinstalling the A/C. Plenty of clearance between the downpipe and the heater hoses. I used FM's method of substituting a flexible radiator hose for the coolant return hose. My BEGI down pipe has the friggin O2 bung that is near the cat located on the ****** bottom of the pipe, totaly useless and I will have to drill and weld a new bung on it. I used to be able to get alot more work done on the car before I got remarried
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:32 PM   #2
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What are the dimensions on that flexible radiator hose, if you don't mind? I was planning to pick up one of those flexible radiator hoses after seeing FM's install manual, but forgot to take measurements last night. It would save me a trip back out to the parts store
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I'd also like to know what diameter and length of the rad hose.
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do you realize how much easier my install would have been if I just redid my lower radiator hose similar to that?! But that's crazy talk, I don't work like that.
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I went to a junkyard and sourced a new hose of an '88 Accord... an early '80's VW Fox will also work. Elminates the need for the stupid S-bend hardline. Not having AC or PS helps. Junkyards are awesome sources for hose.
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I went to a junkyard and sourced a new hose of an '88 Accord... an early '80's VW Fox will also work. Elminates the need for the stupid S-bend hardline. Not having AC or PS helps. Junkyards are awesome sources for hose.
You miss the point. The flex rad hose will make it MUCH easier to route I/C piping if you HAVE AC or PS.
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yeah, I had to work my pipes around the hose, not to mention my oil drain line had to be redone as the hose sits just under the turbo
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I think I found the ID to be 1 1/4", but still not sure on the approximate length. Swapping my rad out soon and would like to use this style of hose.
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Mine is 1.25 X 20"
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:56 PM   #11
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Our cars are similar colors, both on bronze wheels, same valve cover color, 1.8 swaps, with a bell kit. Scary.
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I used to have a hardtop also, sold it when I first went FI seven years ago. would like to pick one up.
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