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Old 06-07-2012, 12:40 AM   #121
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coming together nice that valve cover is very familiar to me..lol...

Cant wait to hear this engine fire..
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:57 AM   #122
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damn that is sharp. trying to imagine some RD headers on there..
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #123
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trying to imagine some RD headers on there..
No kidding. Up until Monday things were looking pretty bleak, 7 weeks late, hadn't heard any news for weeks then all of a sudden they are ready lol. I'm hoping that they look spectacular.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #124
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Update: Odds and ends...

A quick update.

Yesterday I machined a simple adapter plate so that I can mount a variable TPS from an M52 to my M20 throttle body




I also cleaned up my intake manifold yesterday, and today I gave it a satin black rattle can paint job. I like how it turned out...



Now all I need is some shiny headers... which apparently I won't be getting until early July...

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:27 AM   #125
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Yes! That's going to look so purtty in the engine bay lol!
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:21 AM   #126
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Bullet...your engine is ready to be dropped in now!! lol...
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #127
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^^ LOL

Definitely a couple similarities between the two. Your block is red though... and my headers are going to look a bit more wild than those
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:24 PM   #128
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^^ LOL

Definitely a couple similarities between the two. Your block is red though... and my headers are going to look a bit more wild than those
My engine is hotter then yours sorry man... its true LOL joke for sure your headers are going to be a lot wilder and high quality...keep in mind what manifold is going to replace these very soon

Cant wait to see the startup vid for this crazy stroker engine
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:58 PM   #129
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Unfortunately there hasn't been much happening with the build in the past couple weeks. I've been working out a couple issues with my other car so that I can drive that one while I do the swap. The past few days I've been looking into exhaust since I'm going to want a custom set-up to go with my RD headers. Right now I'm thinking I'd like to try and mock up the exhaust, tac it together, then get a friend to weld it up nice. So last night I took some measurements off the car and came up with a rough model of the stock exhaust (leaving out the x-pipe cat and resonator)...



After doing some reading I've decided to go with a single 2.5" exhaust because it's light weight, simple, and because going any diameter larger than 2.5" would require a custom made merge collector. For the power the motor should be making 2.5" will be sufficient.

I drew up an exhaust using only 45" bends because those are readily available from any place that sells misc. exhaust tubing.



I'm probably going to end up buying components from Vibrant since they are local and I've heard good things about their stuff. In the place of the stock mid section I'm going to put a 13" catalytic converter and a 12" resonator, and the muffler I'm thinking is a streetpower flat black 2.5" in dual 3" out (dimensions in the model reflect the dimensions of the muffler). It looks like I should be able to offset it just enough to have the dual tips centred in the valance cut out. If not then I'll just skew it on a slight angle to centre the tips. This is how the two look overlaid...





I'm also planning on having the mid section connected by v-band clamps so it will be simple to remove it and install a test pipe for the track if I want to down the road.

I'm currently looking into pricing of the components and parts.

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Old 06-21-2012, 03:18 PM   #130
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Here's something I learned in doing my 3" exhaust.. If you can source some mandral bent 90* or a "J" pipe, get a pipe cutter from princess auto:

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/prod...e-Cut-Off-Tool

You can cut any amount of the curve to get any angle you want. For instance, if you just need a 25 degree bend, you cut off, say, two inches of the 90* curve which would give you the 25 degree angle.

I did my exhaust while on jackstands by eye-balling the amount to cut, tack it in place with three welds and repeat.

Now, I used mild, not stainless, so cutting stainless with the above cutter might not be an option. Once completed, I painted the whole exhaust in VHT high heat paint: it's held up perfectly though rarely sees rain.

One more thing: I used 3" header flanges to create removable sections. They're super cheap, like $10 for a pair, and the gaskets are available everywhere.. even Canadian Tire lol. I've reused the gaskets everytime, never tore one!
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:25 PM   #131
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Stainless is the plan. However once I cost things out I'm going to go to a couple exhaust shops, show them what it is I want and if I get a reasonable quote I'll just let a shop do it, that way they can custom mandrel bend pieces and reduce the number of welded joints.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:35 PM   #132
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Would a cut off saw work? There is one at CT for $90 on sale all the time. I have it, never used it lol.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:42 PM   #133
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I have a chop saw, an angle grinder with a cut off disc works too.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:27 AM   #134
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Quick update:

Over the weekend I got my car converted over to the DIYPNP kit and did a little bit of tuning to get my fuel table half decent. Before I pull the motor I'll figure out what idle settings I'll need to get the car to idle at 2000rpm for the cam break in, that way when I go to start the new motor for the first time I won't have to sit there and hold the gas when I'll want to be looking at every inch of the motor for any leaks or other issues.

Last night I finally got around to fitting the crank scraper...




It took a decent amount of grinding to get the scraper to clear the counter weights.

I also started making this yesterday at work...



It's going to be an adapter for an oil pressure gauge sender that keeps the stock dummy light, I just need to drill and tap into the side for the fitting, and machine some flats for a wrench on the end.

I'm planning to start the engine swap this weekend.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #135
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Update:

I asked this guy for an update and his response was "Update? What Update?...."



Stay tuned.
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