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Old 04-18-2016, 01:19 AM   #51
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Old 10-19-2016, 04:32 AM   #52
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Update 10/19/16

Well not much of an update this time around but I finally got my car back from the shop. I've been battling with the shop owner to get my car back since June and finally did it. He didn't really get much done, but its a start. He finished the intercooler piping, up pipe, downpipe and intake but nothing else really. The plan is to install everything that I can, and then take it to 3R racing to finish some small fab work such as the dump tubes and downpipe as well as a few brackets and get a new coolant overflow tank with AN fittings made up. I'll post more as I make progress but right now I'm just trying to piece together everything to see what still needs to be done.





On a side note, the up pipe is really solid and well built but I'm not soo sure how i like the header to up pipe connection or the fact that the wastegate flanges come straight off at a 90 degree instead of more of a 45, I think i might have less effective boost control with it, but maybe the Company 23 anti surge boost control solenoid will help compensate since I don't want to have to redo the up pipe unless I have to.



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Old 10-19-2016, 09:13 AM   #53
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You should put a flex section on one of those up-pipe runners. Thermal expansion with thick walled pipe is going to have its way with the v-band connection.

It looks like 44mm WGs? Should be fine with the poor stub in angle. Many compensate poor design with a larger stub. Keep in mind TS WG needs are different than SS.

What size secondaries are those? They look huge... unless this is going to be running a monster T4 setup?
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:46 AM   #54
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They look like 2" sch10. That's what I run it shouldn't be any problem.
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:15 AM   #55
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You should put a flex section on one of those up-pipe runners. Thermal expansion with thick walled pipe is going to have its way with the v-band connection.

It looks like 44mm WGs? Should be fine with the poor stub in angle. Many compensate poor design with a larger stub. Keep in mind TS WG needs are different than SS.

What size secondaries are those? They look huge... unless this is going to be running a monster T4 setup?
Yeah I'm thinking that might be a pretty good idea when it goes to the next shop. It's actually twin 38mm wastegates, i figured i wouldn't need 44s on a T3 GTX30R setup.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:57 PM   #56
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Yeah I'm thinking that might be a pretty good idea when it goes to the next shop. It's actually twin 38mm wastegates, i figured i wouldn't need 44s on a T3 GTX30R setup.
I'd hope you're not going to run boost low enough to need 44s

Start with low spring pressures ~35% and work your way up if need be.
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Old 10-19-2016, 07:46 PM   #57
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I'd hope you're not going to run boost low enough to need 44s
Start with low spring pressures ~35% and work your way up if need be.
Alright will do and thanks for the advice! I'm planning on running maybe about 28psi max until down the road if i go closed deck.
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Old 11-15-2016, 03:09 PM   #58
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Hey guys not too much to report this time, just lots of pictures on the progress in the last month. I've just been staying busy with lots of miscellaneous projects and an insane amount of sanding.

I finally got the up pipe back from the shop and immediately noticed that the V-band flanges were off. The up pipe and header connection just wouldn't line up right.





I was able to to get them to line up by using two pry bars to pull the pipes together once the heat shields came off. I don't like that i had to do that one bit because that will be impossible if I ever have to do that once the headers are on the car. I'm thinking that I might take a torch to the headers and try to heat the bottom pipe up enough to warp it into place, in order to save some money. But I think I might end up having to re weld the headers to get a better fit.



The next project was cutting the bumper for the fmic core. I was able to get a pretty clean cut using a combo of a dremel and a very sharp box cutter. It still needs some sanding to smooth out the front edge and get the corners off of the core



Next I decided to polish the turbo in order to make the powdercoat come out cleaner so here's a few pics of that process. It took quite a bit of sanding drums for my dremmel and allot more sand paper ranging from 100 grit to a finish with 1,000 grit. I was initially going to keep the raised garrett letters but quickly changed my mind.







The final project that i wrapped up today was sanding the intake heat shield down and smoothing all the edges/corners. I also sourced some longer screws and spacers from ACE for my Company 23 anti surge boost control solenoid. I wanted to mount the solenoid somewhere cleaner since we deleted all the brackets at the stock location in order to fit the massive filter.





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Old 12-12-2016, 01:08 PM   #59
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Update 12/12/16

Hey all, I've got a few small changes to report on this time. Since the last update, I've pulled the engine and began to mock up parts on the engine stand in order to help plan as well as making things permanent. I installed my TGV deletes as well as ID 1700s (Huge shout out to Import Image Racing on the sweet black friday deal on the injectors as well as the great customer service and free 2-day shipping)









I had my buddy Killian help me with some welds on the project. He helped my weld on the wideband o2 bung as well as IAT sensor bung for my speed density conversion.





Next I tapped the compressor housing for my boost source, (I'll have to swap out the straight fitting for a 90 though.)





my last project was to have two coolant lines converted over to a -4AN for my coolant lines to the wastegates and air oil separator.



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Old 04-04-2017, 03:02 PM   #60
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Update 4/4/17

Still not a ton of progress quite yet since money is always short. However, I'm putting my tax return to work so I can get the fabrication finished. The car is going to Ouroboros Fabrication in Golden to get a few things done. First he's going to make me new 321SS headers to fit the terrible alignment from the previous shop. Then he's going to make the dump tubes and finish my down pipe as well as make me a few miscellaneous brackets.





I also was able to pick up a few tools to start making my own braided AN lines.
I started with my oil feed line and AVCS line since I didn't like how poorly the IAG kit fit my setup. The lines came out pretty well, hopefully they don't leak though.




Next I was able to begin installing my gauges as well as the Radium surge tank.




Hopefully I'll have a new update fairly soon!
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:23 AM   #61
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Hey all! Update 5/17/17

The car is currently at Ouroboros Fabrication in Golden, CO. Nate is doing great work and very quickly finishing all the projects I throw at him. He's been staing pretty busy fixing the previous shops work. The other pieces of the kit were not fitting right and were poorly made (not back purged at all and none of the welds had complete penetration). He started with a new set of 321ss headers and ended up making me a new 321ss up pipe as well so I could get rid of the v band connection as well as fix the positioning of the turbo and wastegates easier. After that, the downpipe isn't fitting properly and I'll most likely be getting a new one as well. The car should be out of the shop this weekend and I'll have a better update!















One other issue I'm having is with the ATP turbine housing fitment. The up pipe flange is quite a it larger than the turbine inlet and the housing itself looks like a T25/T28 housing that had its 4 bolt flange cut off and then a v-band flange welded on which left large steps in the housing as it expands to the 3" section. Nothing too crazy, just needs a good amount of porting to match things up and smooth it out.

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Old 05-18-2017, 08:59 AM   #62
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I know with the T3, even though it's a 'standard' some manufacturers have their own version, or worse generations of the 'same' size. As long as there is enough meat there, port away!
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:31 PM   #63
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I know with the T3, even though it's a 'standard' some manufacturers have their own version, or worse generations of the 'same' size. As long as there is enough meat there, port away!
Yeah it is kinda weird how that works. I also noticed that the Vibrant T3 divided gasket I bought is even slightly differently shaped than the new up pipe flange. We should have plenty of material to port away though!


On another side note, the shop just sent me a picture of my new manifold almost done and they look great!

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Old 05-31-2017, 02:01 AM   #64
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Update 5/30/17

Hey all,
Just another little update. Nate at Ouroboros is trucking along with the build despite setbacks and me adding more items for him. His work and welds are top notch! its very impressive seeing all the effort he's putting into it even down to little things like welding up areas with lips just to sand it back down to ensure things are as smooth as possible.







He finished the headers and up pipe which look very good.









He was also able to re position the turbo well enough to make the intake and intercooler piping by building a new up pipe which now has everything sitting perfectly.



We also had to modify the downpipe to fit the car properly. The downpipe was initially rubbing along the transmission crossmember as well as making the catback sit crooked on the rear bumper. I elected to build a modified v-band test pipe that would allow me to easily swap in a catalytic converter to pass emissions when needed or even more permanently.



Hopefully I'll have the car back at the end of the week.
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:55 AM   #65
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not to be a negative nancy, but those wastegates are hella close to your CV boot. its going to get cooked. you're gonna go through boots like no tomorrow. not to say it will melt, but the intense heat will dry it out and cause cracking very prematurely.

otherwise everything looks pretty fkn awesome
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:44 AM   #66
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not to be a negative nancy, but those wastegates are hella close to your CV boot. its going to get cooked. you're gonna go through boots like no tomorrow. not to say it will melt, but the intense heat will dry it out and cause cracking very prematurely.

otherwise everything looks pretty fkn awesome
yeah they do look like they sit a little bit close but I'm planning on ceramic coating everything and if i need to I'll heat wrap the exhaust there as well to protect things.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:05 PM   #67
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Update 6/3/17
Well I got my car back from Ouroboros yesterday and all I can say is WOW! Nate did an amazing job on everything with this car. He went above and beyond making sure every weld was perfect and that everything fit well. Everything looks perfect on the car and now I don't have too much left until its running. Next step, powder coating.

















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Old 11-20-2017, 08:44 PM   #68
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Update 11/20/17
I guess I'm pretty overdue for an update since its been 5 months already.

So as soon as I got the car back from Ouroboros Fabrication. I tore the engine back out to get ready to install the clutch.


While the engine was out, I got a bad case of the "while I'm at it's" and decided that I just had to fix up my engine bay and repaint it since it was for sure going to bug me forever if i had holes and mismatched paint everywhere. So i stripped everything from the bay and took it to a buddy to help me weld the holes shut so I could start laying bondo and prepping for paint.








Then somewhere along the line with being recently single and already painting the car I Decided that I was going full racecar and decided to pull the trigger on some Singular Motorsports hood louvers and Aerocatch hood latches. All I can really say was that this process sucked and has taken a very long time to do right. Measuring all five pieces and trying to get everything perfectly even and symetrical has been quite a pain but I am happy with how it is turning out so far.




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Old 11-20-2017, 08:52 PM   #69
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Update 11/20/17
Here's a few other pictures of random projects that I'm also working on while I'm at it.
I started with a simple headlight restoration while they were out. I didn't realize how badly hazed they had become over the years.




Then I decided to go full retard and get the Chase Bays brake booster delete because I really like the idea of manual brakes. I'm just on the fence about if I want to delete ABS still or possibly make custom lines and keep ABS along with manual brakes if thats even possible?


I also picked up a few other goodies from Import Image racing to help bring more response and a more connected driver feel to the car.




Overall, Its coming along nicely. I just rarely have time to work on it anymore. I'm planning on dropping the car off with 3R Auto in Colorado to have them paint the engine bay and hood, as well as doing some other custom work and possibly finishing the car depending on pricing. Hopefully I'll have another big update in a few months!
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I'm impressed with your perseverance. Looks like you're on your way to a kickass car.

I wonder if you could squeeze a piece of sheet metal in between the axle boot and the wastegates, to act as a heat shield. That might help the boots last longer. It's hard to tell if there's room, though.
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thanks! I'm excited to finally drive this car lol. I've thought about a heat shield but for now I've ceramic coated my entire exhaust system to the catback. I even did the dump tubes. if I still have issues with the axle boot, then I'll probably just wrap on top of the ceramic coating.





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Old 11-21-2017, 10:35 AM   #72
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Looking very nice!
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:38 PM   #74
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:15 AM   #75
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Thanks guys! I'm also debating cutting some scraps up and basically capping off the bracing around the edges that I cut, but I'm not sure if its worth the time or how I would attach the pieces other than maybe epoxy?


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