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Old 06-08-2017, 09:05 AM   #76
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It is upside down. No access to the spark plugs.
They never had good access to the spark plugs. Yours is oriented correctly you just need to trim some of the meat in the flange between the ports. Bracing is 100% a must.
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:37 AM   #77
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They never had good access to the spark plugs. Yours is oriented correctly you just need to trim some of the meat in the flange between the ports. Bracing is 100% a must.
You ever put a exhaust gasket on backwards? Doesn't line up with the ports. Same thing is happening with his flange being on backwards. You can't just cut the extra material off of the flange. It needs to be flipped and oriented properly.
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Old 10-21-2017, 01:25 PM   #78
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Hi guys,

A bit of progress.

Engine block is done and in the car.
M90 has been modded on 3rd gear, and in the car, along with a 850R clutch kit.
Hydraulic clutch conversion is done and man what a pain it was.
Big ass ebay intercooler is bought, and will go in front of the radiator, which is staying in stock location + visco for now. If you want to have a laugh, go to WANTED sub forum and look for my post, looking for a 240 TIC shroud + bracket. I will end up with an electric water pump and electric fan. Much better for keeping temps low when sideways.

MS3x ECU bought.
Injectors dynamics 1000cc's are on the manifold.
Turbosmart Comp40 wastegate is on it's way.
Ebay turbo manifold has been rewelded the right way.
Turbo feed and return lines are done (AN4 and AN12).

Next up : making the exhaust. Basically 3in all the way with a big magnaflow under the boot. Screamer pipe on the side.

Chinese government won't let me access to my google photos account so i will upload them in a few days when i am back to my red wine and smelly cheese country.

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Old 10-22-2017, 05:56 AM   #79
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Nice project man. Too bad you didn't get to break egos this summer but still it looks promising and cant waiit to see it finished.
What are the rest of the plans for the car, exterior wise?
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:31 PM   #80
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Thanks man.
Yeah well, work is taking the best part of my weeks, and i moved house this summer with the gf so the volvo had to wait a bit. I trashed the miata on the track instead, was good fun !

Rest of the plans are cut springs, ipd 25mm sway bars front and rear, and upgraded brake pads.

Exterior wise, i don't know to be honest. I wanted to go low, overfenders and big offset wheels, but i guess i am getting to old and mostly, i haven't got enough time to do the research on offsets and clearance etc like i used to.

Frankly i just wanna throw the thing sideways, be reliable, and hear all the good boost noises.

Coming from an obnoxious japanese car, i really want the sleeper look now.

So i guess, lowered and maybe widened OEM steelies will do, unless i find a great deal on here for the right sizes. Paint job is ****ty and will stay that way lol.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:53 PM   #81
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Hey advice on the 850 clutch kit is to throw it out as mine slips at 20-25 psi on a 50 trim. I'd go with a clutchnet 6 puck.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:05 PM   #82
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Thanks for the heads up. Boost will begin at 15psi though, won't see 30psi until i am sure everything else is going as it should.
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:09 PM   #83
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Promising project !

T'es de o en France ?
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:03 AM   #84
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Looking good! I too had a Holset off a chap in Poland, ebay store but can't remember his name, that was also a crusty piece of turd.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:33 AM   #85
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Promising project !

T'es de o en France ?
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@sweep : yeah my first one came from him too. Ebay shop is called something like dixall. Turbo was still good, no play whatsoever, but too rusty for the time i had to give it TLC.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:19 PM   #86
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@sweep : yeah my first one came from him too. Ebay shop is called something like dixall. Turbo was still good, no play whatsoever, but too rusty for the time i had to give it TLC.
That's the one! Yeah mine seemed fine too, couldn't get it apart so sent it to a turbo specialist here, pretty much fell into bits.
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