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Old 08-09-2017, 04:26 PM
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i believe i did torque the lower control arms bolts in the air. I guess I'll remove the nut and re tighten later on down the road...

truckdoug, I saw some of your videos, love the build!
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yeah i figure all the turbo piping, the turbo and intercooler, radiator, coolant, oil and all the other little stuff has gotta be another ~100lbs so we won't cut until it's on the road and all settled out.

all the fairmont/zephyr turbo swaps i've seen with stock springs actually sit a little nose down compared to stock.

anyways, lookin good. i'll keep and eye on your build!
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Summit 15 gal fuel cell is in with a rear mount battery
Got all the fuel system plumbed, going with an Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump I got free with another project I have. 3/8 rubber supply and return lines.
Wiring harness is 80 percent done , used stock truck radiator hoses
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Good spot for the PCM ? 😂 Should make flex fuel swap easier down the road !

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Looks like a fun project! I've got to get me one of these!
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Well guys, everything is all together. The junkyard motor that was sitting in an aisle lives again. That camshaft sounds nasty ! Progress continues.

Many thanks to denmah We're using the fairmont 3.0 base tune, she fired right up. See first idle video below

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SUQ0vD...ature=youtu.be

sorrry for the etrocious video, my camera broke so I was using the selfie vid side of my iPhone 😂

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HY! thats the best when they fire right up.

we'll be right behind ya, our first fire next weekend
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Originally Posted by truckdoug View Post
HY! thats the best when they fire right up.

we'll be right behind ya, our first fire next weekend

Truckdoug good luck firing up yours next week.

I was defineltly not expecting it to fire up right away. Considering it has coils pieced together from multiple junkyard cars, all used ratty sensors, and a greasy ugly maf and truck intake lol!



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Sounds pissed off!
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Trans crossmember finally is in. Turbo parts get here this week, more shenanigans to come.

heres a small rev clip
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:24 PM
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Starting to test fit the intercooler. Guys I apologize about the coffee table, it's a ford 351 😂
Turbo is finally here, china billet 7875.
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nice, wish we had ponied up for the 7875 on our fox, this gt45 is about the size of a soccer ball i swear!
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Back on the ground, suspension is all done. I ran into the same problem others had with the AJE k member the steering shaft is 1 in too short . Looks like we'll have to weld a collar to make it fit..
The stock shaft will slide out far enough to reach. I forget how I did it now but the information is out there.
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The stock shaft will slide out far enough to reach. I forget how I did it now but the information is out there.
AJE tech told me the same thing , said it's collapsible should extend out a bit with some force. Mine wouldn't budge. I'll try one more time with some penetrating oil

my buddy will be starting with the hotside fab in a few weeks.
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AJE tech told me the same thing , said it's collapsible should extend out a bit with some force. Mine wouldn't budge. I'll try one more time with some penetrating oil

my buddy will be starting with the hotside fab in a few weeks.
I had to put my column in a vice and stick a rod through the bolt hole and hit it for it to come out
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The hotside is now 50% done,looks pretty nice for a pieced together Pontiac G8 2inch exhaust . We are also using the OEM flex coupler from the Pontiac G8 as can be seen below. The drivers side will then merge into the 3inch portion of the pipe after the flex coupler. Work in progress! Should get to mount the turbo next week.
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Starting to test fit the intercooler. Guys I apologize about the coffee table, it's a ford 351 😂
Looks like a Mod motor to me?
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Finally the hotside is done from cobbled together g8 exhaust. turbo is mounted! Temporary haterpipe , maybe it will stay haha









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Old 10-08-2017, 09:10 AM
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love the hater pipe! we went all the way out the back with our wagon. total pain in the ***!
good news is that it passed DEQ sniff test so we can pull the cat off and start really whoopin on it
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Cool stuff you plan to run pump or E85?
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