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Old 01-31-2008, 06:40 PM   #61
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Simply amazing.
Another great job shaping up!



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Old 01-31-2008, 11:30 PM   #62
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Thanks for the props. I appreciate it, but I can tell you after going through this, even knowing the second one will be easier, i'm not sure I'd tackle another on the sleeper. At least not any time soon.

If I were to dive into it again, I think I'd invest the time into proving it'* ability on a S2.

My goal is to have it ready for install by next weekend when we have the West Mini Meet scheduled so the West guys can repeat my bench test with the actual read-to-install hardware.

The difficulty will be completeing all the work. I still have Pdad/Pmom'* GenV top end to finish, another L67 LIM to finish for another member, and a bit more hardware work to complete on this IC setup for the Zilla by then. I'm taking tomorrow off work to give myself an extra day to try to get it all done in time.
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Its almost hard to believe you have a life outside of Bonneville world! Thats really awesome to see something like this be done for the first time. It must be a super awesome feeling knowing you just made the first one virtually from scratch!

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I work 9-10 hour days 5 days a week, and don't typically do car work all weekend. I try to save that time for the kids.

I squeeze this stuff in after work and early in the mornings on the weekends when Katie is awake. The exceptions on the weekends are when one of the cars is actually BROKEN unexpectedly.

It'* suprising how much work you can get done in 2-3 hour blocks of time, and the advantage is that you get breaks away from the work to think about it and plan the next steps. I always have plan B and plan C ready to go for that reason if plan A fails.

Plan B is ALWAYS more exciting.
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How can Plan B get any more exciting than THIS!

Do you have a hypothesis of what you will accomplish with this?

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Plan A is always the most direct, least risky, most cost-effective, greatest chance for success.

Plan B is always more exciting and riskier by default.


Gaurantees:

1. It will fit and pump cool water.
2. It will reduce my boost charge temperature.

I suspect:

1. I will be able to drop back down to the 2" pulley (Gen3 well-ported top end with rockers and damn good exhaust system, not to mention bigger injectors finally) on pump gas. I ran a 2.3" last summer with no KR, and also tested my 2.2", with zero KR but a couple degrees less timing. 2" seems very possible with this setup, and that was my end goal.

2. I might POSSIBLY be able to run mid-grade with the 2", very likely with the 2.2". In that regard, the time, effort, and money invested could slowly pay itself off over time.


It WILL reduce the boost charge temperature. I WILL be able to run a smaller pulley. How much and how small won't be determined until summer temperatures arrive.

I should be making great progress through the weekend (no Katie) and have it ready to play with and install by Sunday night. It won't be installed until the replacement motor is ready to drop in at the same time.

Today'* early tasks are to replace my umpteenth dremel tool (need it for finish work), replace a couple worn bits, finish another LIM, then get back to the IC setup. After that, I have to rebuild the nosedrive, replace the needle bearings, then apply the heat dissipation magic coating to this SC as well as a Gen V.

Tall order for the weekend that may also allow me some time during compressor recovery ( ) to adjust the new exhaust tips a bit and tweak a new little bit of magic I'm testing under the hood on the old motor right now.
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Progressing along nicely Bill
Cant wait to get down there and help you out
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To have the time,patience and skillz

Looking good
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Just finished rebuilding the SC (new bearings all around). I'll get pics up later tonight.
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Rebuild time. Gotta be done before coating.

Drilling, tapping, and 'greasing' out the needle bearings. I also rebuilt the nosedrive while I was at it, and added a magnetic drain plug to the underside of the nosedrive:

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A few friends:
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Overported for my heads on the left, ported to match stock heads on the right:
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Here'* a vid on the press showing the technique for pressing the nosedrive input shaft and bearings back together:


I need to get more magnetic plugs. I've just used my last one. And I've lost track of all the manifolds, TB'*, SC'*, and other crap I've rebuilt, ported and polished. It would be nearly impossible to count now, but this set right here is a pretty important batch.

Time to get to masking for coating these SC'*.
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