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    Re: *the goose*

    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:53 am

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    hers the old intercooler piping setup i did before the exhaust hot side was installed. had to redo it because it was to close to the cross over


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:54 am

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    welded up cross over so far


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:55 am

    well idk why it isnt resizing pictures


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:56 am

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    new setup as of now looks a whole lot cleaner imo


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:02 am

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    I think this turned out way better than i hoped! some are gonna say it looks ugly without more pie cuts but they havent seen the finished product yet. im not gonna be an idiot and run a tiny little air filter on a 600+ hp engine. im gonna run one it needs


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:04 am

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    my brother picked up more argon and i got to do some finalizing of my tiging of the charge pipe extensions.
    not gonna lie this is only my 3rd time tiging aluminum in my life in the last 12 years or so


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:14 am

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    really like how this has turned out. i do need to figure out a new upper rad hose tho


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:17 am

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    currently building a pcm mount. decided to make it about 3.5" above the fender just behind the head lights. that way i can still access wiring without pulling the pcm. the pcm is sitting on a temp mount when i was trying to figure out how how to mount it


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:58 am

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    turbo drain run should work perfectly


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:11 pm

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    another picture of the cooler mounting. does anyone know if they ever sold a bumper valance for these cars?


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:41 pm

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    little better pic of the intake off the turbo.  

    if all goes right my brother is going to be working on the exhaust piping here in the next couple hours while im at work. so hopefully well be set for tonight to get it just about done. if not tomorrow night
    if only i could tig like him, hes done most of the tigging on this project and i know some of these dimes are gonna have people asking questions. Laughing Cool


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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:53 am

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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:54 am

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    my brothers skills on trump alot of others


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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:00 pm

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    might have to change to a shorter wastegate. this one just about goes through the hood. so well see what we have to do tonight as far as tinkering.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:03 pm

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    was able to get the filter tucked in behind the grill rubs just a tiny bit but im going to a 1" shorter filter


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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:05 pm

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    this was before i moved around the 5 pipe to get the fitment right.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:09 pm

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    when you have your own bone yard for your fleet you tend to get some of the most random but yet feasible parts for your projects.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:15 am

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    turbo is mounted, wastegate dump pipe is fabbed and mounted. were going to be changing to a turbosmart comp 40mm gate due to the height issue.
    did get the O2 sensors in and started plumbing the boost controller. should be able to drive it tonight. just need to get the down pipe assembled and secured for now.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:18 am

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    wanted to post this incase some of you dont know this trick. but i pored some crappy dirt filled coolant into this filtered funnel and it wouldnt come out. i recommend this to anyone at home to invest in some paint filters and use them when installing any coolant from an old container. i was going to vacuum fill my system but left my vacuum set at work. so this had to do for now.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:47 pm

    GM B-Body Forum wrote:Looking good man! It amazes me to see how monstrous that balancer bolt is compared to a sbc bolt! Goodness!! Idk if anyone else saw the video of engine masters where they completely bashed a set of headers to see if they robbed power and they ended up making more power, made me think of that when I seen your pic of your headers.


    well turns out once the header warms up it expands to the point that the steering joint rubs the header again. so i ordered a borgeson u joint to replace this one end. now i can remove the header and wrap it


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    Post  Fierro51 on Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:00 pm

    it runs and drives. Didnt get it hot enough to get the t stat to open, partially because of the tunning. I was able to take my little girl for a ride on her birthday. so it made all mine and my brothers hard work worth it. cheers Very Happy Laughing

    going to be installing a new steering u joint, wrapping the left side header and cross pipe. then installing the down pipe with a wide band in it. Im going to get it tuned because she puffs like an old 2 stroke at idle with these big injectors Shocked

    have a small transmission leak to fix and tidy up some wiring before it get tuned. also ordered springs for the turbosmart 40mm waste gate. so now it will clear the hood instead of rubbing against it. Have a new air filter on order as well once its in then ill mount the grill.   pcm mount still isn't done either

    on a side note the head light buckets from randy should be here today along with the right hand marker light housing. so ill get those done tonight hopefully. i have some trucklight led 4x6 lowbeam headlights sitting here waiting to go in as well. it will be so nice to see in this car at night without the high beams on

    once the winter comes ill go back through the excess engine wiring and really do some cleaning and securing.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:13 pm

    going to try and get a base line tune on the car tomorrow morning. wastegate is swapped and now i have to fix the trans leak tonight


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