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Old 05-31-2022, 02:15 PM   #101
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not a bad way to go, honestly
Yeah, it was always in the back of my mind. I've had a 16v head sitting on my shelf forever, then this just was too good a deal to pass up so here I am. I probably should have just gone this way from the start, but originally I was just going to put a big turbo on this thing and drive around for a few years. Lol, right? On the bright side, I've learned a lot building all the stuff I never used, haha.
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Old 05-31-2022, 02:23 PM   #102
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Glad to see that 16v motor finally found an engine bay to live in.
Me too, but I'm especially tickled to have that harness in there, it's really nice.
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Old 08-23-2022, 12:21 PM   #103
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It's been slow-going, since summer is the busy part of the year in my line of work, but a lot progress has been made, albeit in fits and starts.

I made a little harness and firewall connector for the dash sensors and a couple things not in the engine harness, plus I drilled a little hole for a bulkhead port for my boost reference:


I ordered up a Coleman driveshaft and built it with a new joint:



The engine bay is nearly done (for now, haha) in terms of getting the swap done and running. Waiting on parts for the wastegate setup today:




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Old 08-23-2022, 06:21 PM   #104
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I hate the car and also cannot be free of it. I dream of having a different project but cannot separate myself emotionally from this one and so remain bonded to it like Sisyphus to his great stone.
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Old 09-04-2022, 02:07 PM   #105
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The best fit of all the stuff I had on hand was actually my old 8v header, so I ordered an adapter from Yoshifab and got to porting.



I touched it up a bit after this, but I was pretty happy with the results. Having a huge flange on the header helped a lot.



I needed the turbo up a little higher, and could use the room for a wastegate port, so I made a spacer:







I'm off to go finish weld all this stuff today, then I need to try and figure out how to unexplode the center console...
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Old 09-04-2022, 03:02 PM   #106
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Do you guys feel those t3-t4 adapters work well?
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Old 09-06-2022, 12:24 PM   #107
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Do you guys feel those t3-t4 adapters work well?
No adapter for the turbo, this is all T3 flange. I just needed a little room for a wastegate port and turbo clearance, so I fabbed this spacer.

And coincidentally, it didn't quite fit, so I broke the tacks and beat the **** out of it like it owed me money again:





And now this is finally where everything lives. Downpipe is finish welded, I have to plug the old wastegate port and make the new one this week and then the rest of the exhaust is really straightforward.

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Old 09-12-2022, 01:33 PM   #108
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Old 09-12-2022, 02:11 PM   #109
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Looks great! Getting close to fun time.
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Old 09-12-2022, 05:21 PM   #110
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So, definitely going to trim this airdam above that blue line, but I wanted a photo of my car looking really low and don't want to go find a puddle to park in, so here it is.

I believe this is the end of my cosmetic modifications, as well.
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