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DScottM

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Lookin good man, you gonna be at Carlisle again?

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Lookin good man, you gonna be at Carlisle again?

Of Course! As long as everything goes as expected within reason...

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Continued progress.. Look to be on track for a early next week run date..

 

As it sits...

Delrin subframe bushings in! So meaty...

Lightened flywheel and clutch installed...

R Manifold and freshened up water pipe installed...

My turbo finally at home!

Also bead blasted and painted my trans while its out..

Tonight going to be running the rest of the turbo coolant and oil lines, reinstalling the trans, and putting the subframe back in... Hope to be installing the brakes by tomorrow evening...

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Nice work!

Wish I got my Turbo anodized red :(

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Nice work!

Wish I got my Turbo anodized red :(

Yes. Yes you should have haha.. If i can get my bay looking half as good as yours I will be quite pleased... In other news the coolant and oil feed/return lines are all in and tight, trans is back in, subframe is back in... Pretty much just wrap up now.. Then onto brakes!

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Its getting close! Last nights progress: Got the E-brakes setup, rear rotors and brackets on, started running the AFR stuff, intake manifold on, a few odds and ends in the engine bay, and with crossed fingers put the new battery in to check the interior out and make sure everything was working for the first time since the dash was dismembered. Had a small heart attack when my cluster was flashing with my hazards :lol: the realized my headlight switch wasnt in and apparently that effect such thing greatly.. Grom unit works great! Pounded some Amaranthe through it and now am wondering why the hell it took me so long to get around to doing one... Going to be looking into starting a full audio upgrade/refresh so if anyone has any input on that Im more than ready to receive it... Shooting got a Saturday run date, and hopefully have it done Thursday but im being pessimistic at this point...

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Nice work Derick!

​Thanks man!

Updated progress: Last night got the rear brakes on, Devils Own water/meth kit installed, wired, and tucked, and the wide band wired and functioning... Pretty much just need to bleed the brakes, install a fresh tune up, change the oil, install fuel rail, install intake setup, and plug everything in and double check it all... Wheels should be done tomorrow so bar petty annoying issues should have it on the road by Saturday as planned.... Looking forward to finally running this bitch after all the time, money, and planning I have put into this round of upgrades....

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It lives! After a loose starter wire and a small "alleged"  incident with a maf that happened to be backwards :lol: it fired right up and idled great. No leaks of any sort spotted as of yet.. Took it on about an hour cruise and got my first data log for tuning purposes. Runs like a champ. Looking forward to working with Aaron/TMM9 to get it dialed in! Here a quick video of it started fir the first time and a couple shots I grabbed of it earlier.. Its horribly filthy so please ignore that... 

First Start

 

Left to do: Switch to big MAF when Aaron gives the ok, install air box, install engine covers and heat shields etc, polish the shit outa everything :lol: SO MUCH cleaning that needs to happen before Carlisle. Later this year I plan on coils and a full vinyl wrap.. But tonight. For the first night in quite awhile Im just gonna kick back, have a drink, and watch some Vikings knowing my car is alive and running hah!

 

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Thanks guys.. I mounted the spoiler flush with the trunk lid.. I may move it back  a touch when it comes off for the full wrap later this summer...

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Mine started up finally on Saturday too! Feels great!

Looks good too!

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For those that haven't been following. Car is down and ready for an engine swap. In short: No filler cap+rag+revs-oil flush+oil+week driving-oil pressure+pickup clean out+oil+3 days drvings = Spun Rod Bearing.... :lol: Going to be swapping my spare N engine in for now to get it running. Hopefully will be doing a mild to middling build on the engine currently in the car this winter and the reswapping it...

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