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Old 07-06-2016, 11:22 AM   #526
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Oh, right. Thanks!

This fired up for the first time last night.
Hahaha, yeah baby!
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:17 PM   #527
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Get it done already. I want to drive and tune it. :D
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:09 PM   #528
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First try fire-up is impressive for a car of this nature.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:59 AM   #529
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I'm definitely overdue for an update, so here's something.

I've been working on this a lot, except when it's over 90 degrees in the garage because forget that. This afternoon I got the car back down on the ground for the first time since February. I drove it 8 feet back and forward, and then decided that I needed to wash it.



It's clean again, phew.








For extra content to offset my lazy post, here are a couple other details:

Stainless hardlines that control the wastegate, and a bracket to secure them (the plastic bit will be replaced with something aluminum or stainless)




Crankcase ventilation system is all plumbed as well (although I will be replacing these hoses with some Aeroquip hose when I get around to it). Two valve cover vents and the factory oil separator box outlet are plumbed into the ProVent, which returns to the intake pipe via a silicone hose underneath the front of the engine. The ProVent drains back into the oil pan through a fitting next to the dipstick.






I bought a 28mm drop swaybar.




And here's the harness connector finished off with some raychem 4:1 shrink and a 90 degree shrink boot.






I've left out about 95% of things, so this seems like a good place to end this post. Next up is getting the car running well.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:43 AM   #530
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It's soooo clean. Is the underhood colour going to be the whole car's colour eventually?
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:28 AM   #531
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All the beautifulness and then you see the driver side GT brace....
Just messing with ya. Lookin sweet brotha'!!!
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:32 AM   #532
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It's soooo clean. Is the underhood colour going to be the whole car's colour eventually?
Thanks. Eventually the whole car, including engine bay, will likely be a different color. I'll chalk up the engine bay paint color as a failed experiment, but it's fine for now.

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All the beautifulness and then you see the driver side GT brace....
Just messing with ya. Lookin sweet brotha'!!!
Yeah, it's gross. That's included of the next batch of parts out for powdercoating. Paint doesn't last.
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:51 AM   #533
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Best adjective I can think of is "thoughtful". Sure you're itching to drive.

I made a box for your center console just need to scrounge up some packing materials.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:06 AM   #534
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Good ish Tom.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:24 AM   #535
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Best adjective I can think of is "thoughtful". Sure you're itching to drive.

I made a box for your center console just need to scrounge up some packing materials.
Gimme gimme gimme!

Yeah, i'm pretty excited to drive it. I'm finally thinking of it as a car again, rather than just a thing in the garage where I spend all of my time and money fiddling with.

I also have a pretty nasty noise from the freshly rebuilt power steering pump that I need to sort out. And the brake bleed is pretty atrocious. Plenty of things to sort out.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:46 PM   #536
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:21 PM   #537
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Gimme gimme gimme!

Yeah, i'm pretty excited to drive it. I'm finally thinking of it as a car again, rather than just a thing in the garage where I spend all of my time and money fiddling with.
This is how I felt and I got my one day to drive it to cars and coffee. It was amazing!
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Thanks. Eventually the whole car, including engine bay, will likely be a different color. I'll chalk up the engine bay paint color as a failed experiment
Why failed? I think it looks tits.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:19 PM   #539
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I don't hate it, but it's more green than I was hoping for. Also, I'd love to have nice paint in general .
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:26 PM   #540
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on a car this 'finished' you really want a matched engine bay. I get why people do contrasting bays but it never looks like a finished car to me.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:42 PM   #541
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Have you thought about having someone do a wet sand on the car? Do you know how many coats of clear were put on it?
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:02 PM   #542
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Yeah, I've thought about it. Down the road, I need to replace the hacked up rear fender arches, come up with a permanent solution for the missing buttcheeks, and fix various other imperfections. The process of fixing those things will naturally necessitate paint, so I'm holding off on any significant body-related items until then (also... $$$$$$$$).

I'm more focused on making the car function how I want it to right now. After I get that closer to being dialed in (who knows how long that will take), I'll start thinking about the body. It looks "good enough" so I can look past it for the moment.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:27 PM   #543
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:29 PM   #544
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This car is awesome. Great work!!
Are those the aftermarket clear turn signal lenses from IPD?
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:25 PM   #545
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Why are missing butt cheeks a problem? nothing to hold on to?
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This car is awesome. Great work!!
Are those the aftermarket clear turn signal lenses from IPD?
Thanks! Yes, they are. I bought them at iPd the morning of the garage sale 2 years ago.


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I know there's a joke here somewhere. I just... can't... place my finger up it. OH, there it is.
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:16 AM   #547
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I'm hard eyeing your crank case setup (because I haven't picked a path myself yet). The ProVent isn't as big in there as I thought, and much cleaner than the Yoshi thing I got with a million AN fittings sprouting off of it.

So you T the stock crank crank box output into one of the cam cover lines, then T those two lines together into the ProVent intake, correct? And it looks like the ProVent intake is some kind of molded silicone hose? Where'd that come from? What'd you use for a T-fitting there? And the outlet of the ProVent is not visible, but routed back to the intake.

Think the stock sep box is necessary with the ProVent or was it just easier to keep it?

My main headache is squeezing something in that can be mounted high enough to drain back to the redblock return location. Having the ABS pump leaves me with hardly any room.

If you want me to push any more of my concerns onto your thread just let me know.
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I'm hard eyeing your crank case setup (because I haven't picked a path myself yet). The ProVent isn't as big in there as I thought, and much cleaner than the Yoshi thing I got with a million AN fittings sprouting off of it.

So you T the stock crank crank box output into one of the cam cover lines, then T those two lines together into the ProVent intake, correct?
That's correct. There's also a 3/8" line teed into the hose coming off the factory separator box which runs to a check valve in the intake manifold.

And it looks like the ProVent intake is some kind of molded silicone hose?
Yep

Where'd that come from?
It's a generic 1" silicone 45 degree elbow. I have a bunch of them in use on the car of various dimensions. They are all from eBay, ~$8 each.

What'd you use for a T-fitting there?
The tee is a pex fitting from the hardware store. I like these because they are readily available, fit well, and aren't an eyesore.

And the outlet of the ProVent is not visible, but routed back to the intake.
Correct. That has 90 degree 1" molded silicone elbow which then connects to a 1" silicone hose running under the oil thermostat and plumbs into the intake pipe.

Think the stock sep box is necessary with the ProVent or was it just easier to keep it?
It was easier for me to keep it. I figured why not, and others have had success with it.

My main headache is squeezing something in that can be mounted high enough to drain back to the redblock return location. Having the ABS pump leaves me with hardly any room.

If you want me to push any more of my concerns onto your thread just let me know.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:34 PM   #549
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thanks boss. Agree on the pex fittings those are a nice simple solution. I never thought of 1" elbows like that, good food for thought. Time to build a cardboard ProVent and see what's what.
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The smaller silicone elbows are great. I think I've bought 8-10 of them by now for this project.
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