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#11928 - 03/31/07 01:28 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Same here out Street Class at the track does require a db level so a muffler of some sort may be needed.

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#11929 - 03/31/07 03:38 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Hey I just signed up on this thing on the recommendation from someone on another site, because I'm interested in doing the very same thing your doing, and I believe it is in a Nova as well. Well, I hate to jump in when you have 5 pages of forum notes so I was wondering if I could email you. I don't know if you can send a private message on here, if I can let me know how so.
One way to Private message, find a reply by the person you wanna PM, in their message box, click the icon above their message, of two people shaking hands with an envelope behind them.

Another method, on the main forums page or individual forums pages, you will see vistors listed at the top in blue, if you see that persons name, click it, their profile will pop up, above the profile information you will see "send new private message", click it.

Good to see you made if over from the nova site. ;\)

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#11930 - 03/31/07 07:30 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Yeah he got me in PM were good.

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#11931 - 03/31/07 07:37 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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thanks ... sorry i kind of ruined the flow of the topic, lol. well anyway, can you put up maybe a before (when you started) and a current pic up so i can see the overall view?

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#11932 - 03/31/07 08:08 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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#11933 - 04/01/07 12:54 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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I was able to fire the car up today to check the oil feed and drain for leaks. All is good but I have a question, the turbo spins right up as soon as you start the car and you can hear it whine and if you raise the rpm even a littel its very noticable. I assume this is normal for it to be that loud even at idle?

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#11934 - 04/01/07 01:19 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Yea,
sounds normal,it will quiet down a bit when you hook up your flex duct w/a filter.

Did you find some downpipe material?
I think you were making your carb bonnet now?

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#11935 - 04/01/07 01:28 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Yeah I bought one of those MANDREL Bend pieces 3in that has like a 180 and a 45 in it to make the downpipe. Yeah looking to build a carb bonnet, not so worried about how it flows trying to think of something unique.

When I was pulling the car back into the garage I gave it a lil stab and she turned over my 255/45/17's with ease. Gotta love 3.70's and a low 1st gear \:\)

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#11936 - 04/01/07 02:30 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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I also have been working on my down pipe.
I need to have it make a joggle, because my power steering box is in the way.
I am just useing mild steel pieces to mock it up, then copy it in stainless 304.

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#11937 - 04/01/07 02:38 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Yeah im doing it in Aluminized Steel.

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#11938 - 04/01/07 02:56 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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thanks for the pictures, this is so educational.

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#11939 - 04/03/07 01:24 AM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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HEres the oil feed line and the start of the turbo inlet. It2 2in to clear the radiator hose but them it sizes up to 3in and a filter. Ill have more pics tomorrow. Gonna mount the wastegate and heat wrap the up pipe.



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#11940 - 04/03/07 07:58 AM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Rev OD.
Where did you get those brackets that hold the oil supply line above the spark plug wires?
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#11941 - 04/03/07 11:01 AM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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They are just rubber lined hose clips, you can find they at any hardware store.

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#11942 - 04/03/07 04:49 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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hey, where did you get the valve cover? or did you just restore the original?

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#11943 - 04/03/07 04:51 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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The valve cover is from a Mercruiser Boat Motor.

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#11944 - 04/03/07 04:58 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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ooo, was it a junkyard find?

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#11945 - 04/03/07 05:02 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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ebay actually, guy was trying to sell an entire motor, when I saw it didnt sell i emailed him about getting the cover itself, $25 shipped later and a can of paint and here we are.

Oh btw...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSB2uvlOOtQ

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#11946 - 04/03/07 05:34 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Rev It's looking good. Are you running the stock cam? or did you up-grade it?
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#11947 - 04/03/07 05:36 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Stock cam right now.

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#11948 - 04/03/07 06:04 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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haha, good deal then. so the marine straight 6 engine parts are generally the same? maybe not internally but externally?

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#11949 - 04/05/07 04:15 AM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Yeah they seem to be, even internally I believe they are very similar.

I did place an order for a carb hat but its on backorder so in the meantime I fabbed up my own from some 2.5in pipe and a $4 Stainless Steel container from WalMart. It was the perfect size and will work just fine as a temporary fixture. Going to wrap up the J-Pipe today with header wrap, connect the boost lines to the Fuel Reg, Waste Gate, and Boost Gauge. If my Mandrel Pipe shows up today ill also be able to get some sort of downpipe and the 02 Sensor installed.

Whats the acceptable distance for a wideband 02 sensor to be away from the Turbo?

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#11950 - 04/05/07 05:18 AM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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mine is about 1 foot down stream.tom
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#11951 - 04/05/07 06:42 AM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Just a quick tip.
It is not a good idea to wrap up your J-pipe w/header wrap,esp if is not stainless steel.

The wrap will cause the pipe to errode very quickly & soon it will fall apart & rot,maybe not as fast with schedule tubing but it will.

That goes the same for your down pipe.

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#11952 - 04/05/07 07:36 AM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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You know I hear that, but its honestly a myth. We had a set of mild steel headers on a honda wrapped for 6 years and when we pulled them the only place there was rust was where there wasn't header wrap.

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#11953 - 04/05/07 05:33 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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My friend built a set of headers from a do it yourself header build kit from Hooker.

Wrapped each primary tube nice & tight all the way to the collectors.
Really nice job!
You could put your hand on any pipe or collector after it was run good & hard, never got hot to the touch.
After a year of driving w/them for a year (SoCal weather), they literally fell apart.

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#11954 - 04/05/07 06:32 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Odd cause this is from 6 years of driving on that honda.


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#11955 - 04/05/07 06:40 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Got a few more pictures to share.

Here is the filter setup, once again temporary for now but it will work and should get enough fresh air.

Here is the Up-pipe wrapped up. This stuff works wonders on heat retention.


Here is the temporary carb hat. My "real" one should be here in a week or so.


Here is the 02 sensor location in my temporary crushbent Downpipe.

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#11956 - 04/05/07 07:34 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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#11957 - 04/05/07 08:05 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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We should have a charge pipe a.k.a. Radiator hose to use temporarily. Well be driving it tomorrow for longer then the 1/2mi to the parts house. That LC-1 is awesome too

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#11958 - 04/05/07 08:17 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Are you installing your intercooler?
Looks good!
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#11959 - 04/05/07 08:19 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Not right now, but I will be once the new carb hat arrives.

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#11960 - 04/05/07 08:20 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Do you have the wastegate installed?
I did not see it in the pics, but I saw the flange.

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#11961 - 04/05/07 08:24 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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You can see it in the picture of the 02 sensor, right below the intake.

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#11962 - 04/05/07 09:50 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Not right now, but I will be once the new carb hat arrives.
Which carb hat did you purchase?
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#11963 - 04/05/07 10:13 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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#11964 - 04/06/07 06:40 AM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Be sure and post a video of your boosted maiden voyage. \:\)

Coming together nicely.

Good luck

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#11965 - 04/06/07 08:29 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Well we drove it tonight. Exposed some wiring issues which will be corrected next. All my gauges, radio, ect... are going to get pulled and rewired. But It does feel peppy it peaked @ 4psi on the gauge with a 3.63psi spring in the WG. With the open DP I get all my boost by 2000 RPM it seems. And I was able to hold a steady 11.7:1 AFR @ WOT. Once the new carb hat arrives I can finish routing all my boost and vac lines correctly.

I also want to get my exhaust on so I can listen for things like knocking or detonation. Plus I think I need to run through the valves one more time. But I will say im impressed with the seat of the pants feel, you can feel the boost kick in, even if its only 4psi.

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#11966 - 04/07/07 01:22 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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Glad to hear you drove it!

One quick tip,,, many times you cannot hear detonation even with a quite exhaust system.

That is why I recommnd the J&S safegaurd system,just my two cents,& strongly recommended esp w/cast pistons.

Second tip would be to install an alky injection of some sort.
I am sure w/4 lbs of boost you can feel it but boost is very addictive, your going to want more.

Unless you have very good self control & keep the boost down,I would strongly suggest those two ideas.

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#11967 - 04/07/07 02:32 PM Re: Picked up my Engine and Intake Today
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yeah there are more plans and alky injection was talked about. I like the J&S but it cost more then what I have tied up in this whole project. Ive though about picking up a MSD BTM though to help out. Plus i drive like a grandpa %80 of the time anyways lol

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