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Old 11-02-2017, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by RonSSNova View Post
Looking good!
you will laugh, I have that exact same old table saw.
Haha, nice. Any idea what brand it is? It's fairly useful for small jobs around the house.

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This is awesome.
Thanks, man. Hopefully it runs as good as it has been planned out. I just need to keep old Murphy away.
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Here's where things stand after last night




I screwed up and couldn't get the pipes together without doing pie cuts which given the tools available takes a little longer. I wish I could have planned ahead and made the adjustments in the cut ahead of time but at this point it was too late.



So time to make some pie



It turned out delicious.


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After quite a few hours trying to make the piece look right, it was finished this weekend. I'm happy with how it turned out overall but there was a minor issue. I had to use lots of filler and grinding to get it smooth and there was a lot of heat applied over and over. There are some tiny cracks that keep showing up right after finishing a weld and I just don't feel confident that it will hold up. For someone of my experience level, I don't think the aluminum pie cut was the correct approach. I'm going to salvage what I can and remake it this week.

Here's a preview of how it should look when finally complete.

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Subscribing. Plan to do a TT setup eventually on my C5 I just bought.
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Looking good Ben!!
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You have a C7 Alan? Really?
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Originally Posted by WreckerOEF View Post
Subscribing. Plan to do a TT setup eventually on my C5 I just bought.
Nice, be sure and post up a build thread.
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Looking good Ben!!
Thanks, Alan.
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You have a C7 Alan? Really?
If you have any questions about wax Ron, ask Alan.
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I was able to re-make this piece this weekend. I know it doesn't look much different than before, but it fits even better and things went much smoother the 2nd time. I should be able to fully weld it out this week.



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List of items left:
  • Receive engine from machine shop and install
  • Locate and weld in sensor bungs
  • Purchase and install motor plate
  • Relocate ECU and BCM
  • Battery relocation
  • Install new meth injection system
  • Reroute fuel lines
  • Route turbo drains through frame
  • Intercooler front lip plate
  • Battery relocation
I'm sure there are a few other things I'm not remembering.
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On Thursday of last week, I finally swapped out the Miller LS17 tig torch to a 9 series. I made a few practice welds that night and I'm looking forward to the versatility this offers.




Saturday

I made some 45 degree merges to attach the 1-7/8" wastegate pipe to the 2-1/2" turbo pipe. This should provide good priority for boost control.




There isn't much room left but here is one of the initial options for placement:


Passenger side



Driver side
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Sunday
I went by Jonís shop to check out a monster build he is nearing completion on. The intercooler attachments also needed to be fully welded. I only have 110V available currently and 125A isnít nearly enough for 1/8Ē thick aluminum. His welds look way better than mine and I was able to observe and get some practice in. The trip was worth it. This can now be installed for hopefully the last time.
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Monday
I stopped by the machine shop for an initial parts payment and to drop off the camshaft and head gaskets. While there, I checked out the completed heads and new rods.


You can really see the duration on the exhaust lobe in this picture.




Callies Ultra Rods
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badass turbo kit man. the fender exits look amazing.
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badass turbo kit man. the fender exits look amazing.
Thanks. Looking forward to hearing it and seeing how it performs compared to the last one.
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Nice work man. I enjoy seeing people be different and not do a cookie cutter build like is always seen. Keep it up!
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Thanks, roastin240! A little more progress made mounting the waste gates this past weekend. The space is really starting to get tight inside the fender. For now, I'm going to vent it to atmosphere. I may get creative at a later point and tie it back into the downpipe if there is room.


1-7/8" inlet flange welded to the 321SS tubing



A 45 degree angle for the merge



View without fender



View with fender installed
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Here's a view of both of the up-pipes almost fully welded. I have 7 more SS welds to make for the hot-side piping and it can then be sent off for coating.




I also fully welded the 3.5" downpipes this weekend.
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Here are some pictures from this weekend of the almost finished hot side. It was nice to see these results after hours and hours of fab work.







The welds are looking better with every piece. I have two welds left to make for the passenger side T4 flange and then I'll bolt it all back on one last time to make sure fitment is still 100%.

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Looking very good!
how long before it runs?
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Realistically, I would say it doesn't run till February. The engine doesn't show up until the end of this month and there are a lot of little things left to do. Like many people, I'm only doing this in my spare time and I learned long ago to not get in a hurry. I think without the hurricane, it may have been done sooner. Between work and helping friends and family, a lot of free time was lost.
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