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Old 01-05-2019, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by truckdoug View Post
tuning my own stuff is pretty much the best part. instant gratification.
You and I must be tuning differently, because "instant gratification" would be the last idea on my mind when it comes to dialing in a combo.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:44 PM
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Some progress!

Getting ready to mock up my radiator before I get my bov set in stone
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Glad to see I'm not the only one taking the "Slow but steady progress" path. We're getting there, inch by inch. I only get to work on mine anywhere from 15 minutes to (rare) 2 hours a day. That includes driving to/from the shop (about 200 yds away). By the time I get the lights on , the propane heater fired up (it's 28 degrees here today) and remember where I left off, it's almost time to go back home. But, like you, it's creeping towards completion.
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:51 PM
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Some more of my handy work

ok so got my radiator ordered, gonna try to trim and run the stock fans , so we'll see how that goes.
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Old 03-04-2019, 02:02 AM
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im doing the slow but steady build to . mines because of money lol keep it up . dont lose your motivation . good luck
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:28 PM
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Ok more handy work underway, got my tranny cooler mounted and some radiator brackets mocked up.
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:03 AM
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Looks good. I am doing a similar project. I also took the slow and steady route. Between kids and work it took me almost a year to complete. You cant get a whole lot done when you work on it 30 mins at a time. LOL
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Originally Posted by boosted-delslow View Post
Looks good. I am doing a similar project. I also took the slow and steady route. Between kids and work it took me almost a year to complete. You cant get a whole lot done when you work on it 30 mins at a time. LOL
Same here. I'm doing good to complete a single 360 degree TIG weld before I get the call to come back home. Still have to complete the drivers side turbo's downpipe past the K-Member, then drivers coils/plugs/wires. One more Wastegate to plumb in. Gotta pull off the front Fascia to get to the intercooler to convert it from 3" in/Out to 3.0" in *and* 2.5" in retaining the single 3.0" out. That's all the big stuff. Afterwards, details like where to place the overflow bottle, routing the intercooler outlet to the TB.

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Old 03-08-2019, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mightyquickz28 View Post
Same here. I'm doing good to complete a single 360 degree TIG weld before I get the call to come back home. Still have to complete the drivers side turbo's downpipe past the K-Member, then drivers coils/plugs/wires. One more Wastegate to plumb in. Gotta pull off the front Fascia to get to the intercooler to convert it from 3" in/Out to 3.0" in *and* 2.5" in retaining the single 3.0" out. That's all the big stuff. Afterwards, details like where to place the overflow bottle, routing the intercooler outlet to the TB.
i camt wait to start putting the work in . im still buying parts for mine

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Old 03-08-2019, 06:15 PM
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Wow , I'm literally doing everything backwards compared to that picture, but my radiator showed up and I'm getting excited!!
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:15 PM
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Got my exhaust mostly fabbed up!
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Woo Hoo! Hope she'll be ready to drive soon.
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More handy-work! Got the 80e installed along with converter, these twin walbros sound nasty kicking on! Gives me a lil chubby. The todo list is getting a lot shorter now
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:04 PM
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Checked my oil and found coolant in my oil. Coolant blowing out the exhaust also at idle. Now after doing cam, springs, oil pump and timing chain to a motor with a cracked block or head , I canít tell where the leak is at so far trying to pressurize the radiator. Iíll be in the market for a replacement long block assembly, Really bummed out , wanted my car to be driving this year by now.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:32 PM
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That sucks...sorry to hear man. Good luck getting her together.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:50 AM
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it might jus be a head gasket
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