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Old 06-24-2016, 10:31 AM   #1
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Hi guys,
I've been the owner of a 1996 Merlot for the past 7 years. I've had a turbo build planned for some time, but other things cropped up (buying a house, getting married and having a baby) kinda got in the way a little. Here it is on the day I bought it - completely standard.





Here it is now





Unfortunately the car has succumbed to tin-worm and is beyond financially viable repair. Time for a new project... I've just put a deposit down on a Jap import, which apart from faded paint is in mint condition. The plan is to transfer all the nice parts from the Merlot to the new car, and swap the standard engine for the one I've been building.



That's it for now. I'll post a more comprehensive build thread when the new car has arrived and the build has started.
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Very nice!

I'm liking that downpipe
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Very nice!

I'm liking that downpipe

Thanks Girz0r it's made by Nortech, who usually make stuff for GM engines. I haven't seen any dyno results yet, but it's a well-made piece of kit and they say they've never had a manifold fail.



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Beautiful!
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Do you have a link to Nortech's website?


That manifold is very nice and looks well built.
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Do you have a link to Nortech's website?


That manifold is very nice and looks well built.
http://www.nortechperformance.com/ht...rformance.com/

If you do FB; https://www.facebook.com/Nortech-Per...3452570072680/
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That manifold is beautiful!
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make sure to get different harnesses. You have 4 point.

5 and 6 point are considered safe.
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