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Old 12-19-2013, 11:03 PM   #201
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I just got my up pipes built and all tacked together. Will take them to get the welding finished hopefully tomorrow.



These will attach to the 180'* off of the headers.



The up pipes and the new turbo mounts will lock everything in nice and tight. I'll get more pics once they are welded, in place, and the turbos are all installed.

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My up pipes were not welded yet so I went and brought them home for the weekends so I could mock it all up. My son is coming over for Christmas so I wanted to kind of put it all together to show him. So I got pics.
Passenger side up pipe and turbo mounted.



Drivers side up pipe installed and turbo mounted.



Everything together and clamped in place. Intercoolers with turbo to intercooler pipes. The intercooler heat exchanger. The intercooler water tank clamped above the intercoolers. And a couple of aluminum pipes just inserted into the blower scoop to simulate how they will run/look.



And a front shot.



Merry Christmas everybody.

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Wow I just spent the last few hours reading all the pages. Absolutely amazing build Mark!
That'* a ton of hard work !! ! (after racking your brain to points of overload)
I can not wait to see the finished results and hear some clear audio from the video when u fire that engine up!!
I hope u get to dyno it soon! !! !! !! !!
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You read the whole thing?? Thank you for sticking it out through all the boring stuff. I've looked at so many other builds through the years and always wondered how they did this or how they decided on that direction--etc. I always wanted to build a Gasser and once I retired I had the time so I started this build and wanted to show as much of it as I could. It'* not up to Riddler Awards standards and what I could not accomplish with the basic tools that I had or could make, I did go to people that could do it. Or I used what worked in a simple basic way. I always appreciate people looking in, their comments keep me going. I do have to admit that it is starting wear on my patience. That hunk a' motor was built to run, not sit in the engine bay. But I know if I fire that thing up and the car is not ready to roll, I'll go NUTS!! Ha!
Anyway, thank you so much for nice comments. It keeps me going.

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I'm building this to run on E85. I want a good supply to get me between stations. I found a 32 gallon fuel cell at Sundays swap meet. I had an aluminum 26 gallon but not sure of the welded seems, if they were solid and leak proof. Was not sure if the 32 gallon would fit the trunk but it just makes it. It is all the way forward in the trunk and the radiator actually pushes against it, but fits. For $25 I took the chance.
This is the old aluminum cell. It was originally for a boat.



This is the 32 gal cell placed in the trunk. Tight.



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I also bought a different tunnel ram since that last one was so messed up. This was machined fine but someone in the past needed to narrow down the ports in it to fit a smaller head port. So they epoxied aluminum strips into the manifold port walls to close it down. I need the ports to be full size again so today I chiseled out the filler strips and most of the epoxy. Later I'll get out the long porting bits and clean out the rest of the epoxy left in there. I'll also clean up the casting in the plenum at the top of the port transiton. I'm waiting fo rnew intake gaskets to come so I can port match the manifold to the head ports.
This is a normal open port. There'* a little bit of gray epoxy still on one wall but that will go away whey I port match.



This is the epoxied port opening. You can see the aluminum and the epoxy quite clearly.



This is a top filler coming out.



this is the side.



And the removed pieces.



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Ya who need restricted air flow...
It can breath clearly now that the strips are gone!! Nice work!
Good Lord..a 32 gallon fuel tank wow! Almost time for cruising with good range per tank!
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I wanted plenty of fuel for long cruises and E-85 goes fast. I'll run half tanks for normal around the area driving, but in AZ the destinations for long cruises can be far far away. With nothing in between, especially with E-85. The Phoenix area now has several stations with it. But out side the city area it can get sparse. I also have the 3.5 gallon Moon tank that goes up front to feed the carbs directly. Lots-O-fuel.

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For a fellow classic Pontiac owner/lover, that is some amazing stuff! Can't wait to see the finished results as others have stated. My '69 Executive is almost all original, and the 44yo paint and vinyl top are certainly showing their age. It'* gonna need minor body work and new paint/top someday. Maybe your Catalina will be done by then and you can fly on up to IL and have a go at my Exec.

You should share this project on the ClassicalPontiac.com Q&A discussion boards if you haven't already.
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Hey Scotty, thank you for the nice comments. I almost bought a '67 two door executive but it was bought out from under me. It was a soft yellow with black vinyl top and interior. Really liked that car. You mentioned my coming up and working on your car. All I need to know is how many inches you want the engine set back and I'll do the rest, LOL. Good talking a ya Scotty.

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