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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By t8fanning
Unfortunately no. I'm still rebuilding my engine...

Unfortunately no. I'm still rebuilding my engine and between that and the new baby, it just isn't happening.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By t8fanning
That's so awesome. I wish I lived out there and...

That's so awesome. I wish I lived out there and could get involved in these types of projects.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By t8fanning
Love this. What's with the painters tape...

Love this. What's with the painters tape checkerboard?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 23,533
Posted By t8fanning
How are the slicks? Gonna break anything with...

How are the slicks? Gonna break anything with them?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-14-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
Finally did some work on the engine today and...

Finally did some work on the engine today and assembled the rotating assembly. I'm still waiting on some parts from IPD, so it's probably not going to run anytime soon.

But I did find out what my...
Forum: showroom 04-14-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By t8fanning
Should I still use primer if I'm not taking it...

Should I still use primer if I'm not taking it down to bare metal? I was planning on scuffing the original paint and going over the top of it. More cans isn't the end of the world.



That would...
Forum: showroom 04-13-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By t8fanning
Engine Bay Painting

I'm not really good at painting and figured I'd ask before I try again. My engine is out, and I got two spray cans of color matched single stage paint. I'm not really interested in going max effort...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
So I got the engine block back from the machine...

So I got the engine block back from the machine shop with a fresh hone. Some paint came off while they were cleaning it. The shop that painted it apparently used VHT "safety red", which isn't listed...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
You have to make sure the float is facing in...

You have to make sure the float is facing in toward the pump to minimize the cross section. Then kinda just angle the sock in, then kinda pop the float past the hole and hope it doesn't fall out.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By t8fanning
The first midnight drags here is May 5. I plan on...

The first midnight drags here is May 5. I plan on running my car every event this season as it's the last year my track is open. Hopefully I can put up a decent time for the west and put some V8s to...
Forum: website & board 03-28-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,345
Posted By t8fanning
I had a glitch all day where I could log in, but...

I had a glitch all day where I could log in, but I would be logged out after the redirect page. That happened on forums.tbforums.com and turbobricks.com. I just logged in on forums.turbobricks.com...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I hope the additional volume added by the hose...

I hope the additional volume added by the hose helps.

I don't think the pre-turbo hose diameter is the problem. It's only there to create a low pressure zone in the catch can. I think the catch...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
-10 from the block and oil cap. -8 return. -10 to...

-10 from the block and oil cap. -8 return. -10 to the intake pre turbo.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
Took my block and pistons to the machine shop...

Took my block and pistons to the machine shop today and got some good news. My piston to cylinder clearance is 0.0045" on all four. Should be great for the power I'm trying to make. They're just...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
Yeah. The engine has only had about a year of...

Yeah. The engine has only had about a year of driving on it.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
It was way easier and faster than I thought. Just...

It was way easier and faster than I thought. Just gave them the custom piston part number from the above sheets and they looked it up and sent them out in a day or so.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I don't have any experience either. Just makes...

I don't have any experience either. Just makes sense that if it was working fine, no need to replace them. Plus it's extra money and time.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
Engine is totally stripped. I'm taking the block...

Engine is totally stripped. I'm taking the block and pistons to the machine shop probably tomorrow to have them check the piston to wall clearance and probably a tiny hone.

I already have new...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By t8fanning
That drawing, and a bunch of other stuff is in...

That drawing, and a bunch of other stuff is in this folder.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-22-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 173,281
Posted By t8fanning
It's definitely easy enough to swap clutch pedals...

It's definitely easy enough to swap clutch pedals to not warrant taking the firewall apart. The only annoying thing I ran into was the pedal hinge bolt was so long that it hit the body when I was...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 73,620
Posted By t8fanning
Why not get a Walbro 450 for about $100 on Amazon...

Why not get a Walbro 450 for about $100 on Amazon and never have to worry about fueling again?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,374
Posted By t8fanning
I was really nervous about the 450 I put in being...

I was really nervous about the 450 I put in being too loud based on the reputation of other Walbro pumps, but was pleasantly surprised. It's just as quiet as the DW 300 I had in before. The 450 is a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
Just called up wiseco and ordered some new rings...

Just called up wiseco and ordered some new rings based off of this spec sheet:

https://i.imgur.com/an7yIzul.jpg

It's a little different than this one I got from Kenny (below), but it's newer...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By t8fanning
It's really not too bad if you do it the right...

It's really not too bad if you do it the right way. You don't need anything special. Just get a ratcheting bar clamp or something like it.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,374
Posted By t8fanning
Check my build thread. ...

Check my build thread.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5747363&postcount=396
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By t8fanning
I love my tial mvs, but you can't go wrong either...

I love my tial mvs, but you can't go wrong either way.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I bet. The first two measurements were freehand....

I bet. The first two measurements were freehand. The last three were with the snap gauge resting on the piston. But it's mostly my inexperience with it surely.

I'm using studs, so hopefully I...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I would guess the variation is mainly from my...

I would guess the variation is mainly from my measurement method. I plan on taking the block to the machine shop for a hone and for them to put the rings in. But I'll definitely check the ring lands.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
Just did some quick measuring with a telescoping...

Just did some quick measuring with a telescoping gauge and a micrometer on cylinder 1 in different spots and orientations and got the following:

3.8003"
3.8017"
3.7986"
3.7964"
3.7963"
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I'd guess OS, but I haven't verified.

I'd guess OS, but I haven't verified.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I was thinking about measuring the bores today...

I was thinking about measuring the bores today since I haven't pulled the pistons or oil pan yet. I was going to just use a bore gauge and micrometer, then measure the pistons at the skirt when I...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I'll do that. Thanks man.

I'll do that. Thanks man.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
Huh. That kinda sucks. Do you think replacing the...

Huh. That kinda sucks. Do you think replacing the rings is worth it? Anything else I can do to reduce blowby?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I did another compression test when the engine...

I did another compression test when the engine was hot. Same numbers, so I pulled the head and finally got some good news. Pistons look great. What I thought was pitting was just carbon buildup.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
Some hard break in procedure I read online. Rev...

Some hard break in procedure I read online. Rev high and then brake hard a bunch of times. I stayed out of boost which I think was a mistake, because it didn't really give much cylinder pressure and...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I haven't really been on e85 at all until now. I...

I haven't really been on e85 at all until now. I tried before, but the clutch started slipping and the fuel pump was running out of steam.

I definitely think it's a pre turbo upgrade condition. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
Some more discouraging news. I did a compression...

Some more discouraging news. I did a compression test. It was with the throttle open on a cold engine, so the numbers might be higher when the pistons heat up.

Cylinder 1:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
Not really what I wanted to see, but I put a...

Not really what I wanted to see, but I put a filter on the catch can outlet to see what would happen, and it still pushes a significant amount of oil through the whole can. It's gotta be too much...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 153,552
Posted By t8fanning
Sorry to hear it. That's a shame. At least it's...

Sorry to hear it. That's a shame. At least it's fixed properly.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 153,552
Posted By t8fanning
What happened to the compressor wheel to warrant...

What happened to the compressor wheel to warrant a new one?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I see. Glad to hear that works. I think I'm going...

I see. Glad to hear that works. I think I'm going to vent the can to atmosphere until I can figure out a more permanent solution. Maybe I'll have to do a restrictor in the tube to the intake.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I haven't done a leakdown test, but maybe I'll...

I haven't done a leakdown test, but maybe I'll have to.

Your idea sounds great though. I think the pressure is so low in there that it just sucks oil from the sump straight through the can.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I did some tuning last night on e85 and upped the...

I did some tuning last night on e85 and upped the boost to 26 psi. Everything felt pretty good, but when I got home, I noticed I had some oil seeping out of my air filter. When I took the filter off,...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 73,620
Posted By t8fanning
Yeah it's wider. I guess I thought the tunnel...

Yeah it's wider. I guess I thought the tunnel part you added could give you more space, but it's probably still too tight. Sounds like you found the best transmission solution.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 73,620
Posted By t8fanning
That sounds great. Is the gear a better material...

That sounds great. Is the gear a better material or anything? You also might check the classifieds on corral.net for a tko500 with the 0.68 fifth gear as well.
Forum: events 03-09-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,133
Posted By t8fanning
I'm making my yearly pilgrimage. Are we doing...

I'm making my yearly pilgrimage. Are we doing drags or will it probably be too wet? If we do drags, are there any e85 pumps be had in Portland/Vancouver?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
That log is second through forth.

That log is second through forth.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I'm getting closer in the tune. This is what it...

I'm getting closer in the tune. This is what it was doing at the start of the night. The green line is MAP and the white line is boost solenoid duty cycle. It's oscillating all over the place, giving...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
Lol. I don't think speed_daddy quite understands...

Lol. I don't think speed_daddy quite understands what closed loop means.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 55,809
Posted By t8fanning
I don't remember the spreadsheet. But it was fine...

I don't remember the spreadsheet. But it was fine on my old turbo, I can figure it out again. Hopefully.
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