killed my old thread on this car.
this one will serve as a focus on the current set up as well as any major changes in the future
this is my lil mule.
it was alot of fun until this happened to the 260,000 4ag
scored cam journals
omg head gasket
so instead of just getting a new 4ag or even perhaps a 4agze, i got all silly and bought
cut the shifter hole and welded everything up
added a bomer bar to stiffen up the front
stiched a few things
painted the bay
i am incapable of having a stock cam cover so i traded the blacktop cover for a redtop one (i guess the blacktop ones are cooler or something) and started grinding
motor in for turbo kit mock up
<FONT COLOR=""lime"">MY SWEET KNOB!</FONT>
water pump pulley back from coating
my current mode of transport matches the heap
time for the manifold
correct placement of turbo is key
runner #1 is done
lets take a break to look at my freshly powdercoated manifold
ok back to manifold
all weldededededed up with the wastegate port
manifold with turbo (gt28rs)
and some pics with the wasgate on. i need to get some 1.5 tubing to make the external wastegate dumper
i cut out the core support, it was tough to do mentally. now there is no going back
then i cut out some little end caps and aaron welded them on. this step isn't done, we are gonna put a back plate on as well because this is where we are gonna mount the intercooler.
the only thing that sucks about this, is that i am going to need more painting done.
then i fabbed up a lil dump tube and welded a lil bit of it then handed it over to aaron to make sure it didn't end up looking like crap
3 inch downpipe
i also fabbed up a little heat shield for the master
i got my stance oil filter relocation block. it's a nice piece, except for the hardware they provide, c'mon guys you could have put washers and lock washers in there. so i used my own hardware because once i added the washer and lock washer the hardware was too short
haven't had alot of time to work on this lately. too much paying work, that's kind of a good thing tho.
got the lower radiator supports done tho.
time to start mocking up the intercooler so we can mate them together
the reason i am not doing hardly any of the welding:
my tig welds:
aarons tig welds:
granted he's been doing it for ten years and i have never really done it at all, but i am starting to learn a bit more. i figure i might do some more of the welding that won't be seen on the car, like the bottom of my throttle cable bracket (pictured). i'll have him weld the top so it looks pretty.
bought a battery
odyssey 925, its bigger than the normal odyssey, but i may want to run a small stereo.
finally got all my fuel line material from the baller of bolts
i like the silver/black.
somehow i forgot to take a pic of the fpr all finished, oh well.
the only internal improvements i made are a set of tomei rocker arm stoppers, they were very easy to install.
in thier new home
sealed up the top end with all ne gaskets, gromets and punk rock nuts
what is this pile of parts for?
or... just intercooler end tanks.
here they are welded up being and test fitting for placement
the beginning of the cold side pipe
welded on and mocked in place with an ugly blue silicone
hot side pipe done
time to figure out the bov, not much room with the short pipes but it fits snugly on the cold side
here it is hiding underneath. the red is just for mock up, i'll be buying a black one.
finally, some bracketry to hold the intercooler in place.
start with some home made bosses welded to the radiator core plates
here is the top sode of the bracket
and how it looks from underneath.