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    1. Geriatric Member PSU's Avatar
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      12-08-2011 05:15 PM #141
      Looks good man.

      Makes me want a VRT.

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      12-08-2011 06:14 PM #142
      not sure if it was covered, but what kind of bracket is holding down the battery?

      and also, this thing is beast.

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      12-08-2011 07:00 PM #143
      Just a simple steel sheetmetal one I found on ebay.
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      12-11-2011 09:36 PM #144
      Oil pressure sender installed. Forgot to wire the back up light switch; had to add a couple wires. Cleaned up the transmission, masked it off and painted it. Bumper re-bar installed. I need to locate or order the upper & lower radiator mount hardware.

      Still need to connect the catch can to the valvecover and plumb back into the intake. Ordered steering rack boots and some ATE amber brake fluid from AutohausAZ. Trying to unload the D90's hard; Tunershop has Modernlines on sale.

      Garage is a disaster area. I need to clean it up and shoot a picture or two.
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      12-12-2011 12:11 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post

      Garage is a disaster area. I need to clean it up and shoot a picture or two.
      I know this well

      Awesome work
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      12-12-2011 01:59 PM #146
      awsome work

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      12-12-2011 02:01 PM #147
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      12-12-2011 09:50 PM #148
      Keep up the good work Jeff!
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      12-12-2011 11:51 PM #149
      Got radiator hardware today. Long day at work; will get some progress photos tomorrow afternoon after getting more of the front end assembled for good this time; no more test fitting I hope
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      12-13-2011 08:14 PM #150
      Some of these pictures look a lot like previous ones, it's REALLY hard to get a shot that's worth looking at, without taking a picture of the hose clamps I installed tonight. Or the disco potato hanging off the back of the manifold. Or the Stranahan's Colorado whiskey I had a little bit of tonight

      One of these days I'll grab my wife's Nikon D50 and snap a couple higher quality shots.




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    11. 12-13-2011 10:23 PM #151
      what a cool build!!!

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      12-14-2011 08:42 AM #152
      Somebody buy my D90's! $700 shipped.
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      12-17-2011 07:40 PM #153
      Got some of the front end assembled. Will need to do some adjusting of the passenger side charge plumbing as it doesn't fit behind the bumper right now. Will be finishing the lighting harness tomorrow as well, need to extend a couple connectors to fit properly. Next is the inside

      You are not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your khakis.
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      12-18-2011 01:29 AM #154
      Nice! Keep us updated!

    15. 12-18-2011 11:58 AM #155
      Your car is beautiful Man.
      Your craftsmanship is top notch.

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      12-18-2011 12:33 PM #156
      very nice.
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      12-18-2011 06:11 PM #157
      Front end put together for good. I'm not a big fan of the ATP kit charge plumbing and how it angles the intercooler to match the radiator. I'm pretty surprised it fits as poorly as it does. The drivers side charge plumbing into the IC is pretty far back behind the bumper while the passenger side practically sticks out. It took quite a bit of messing around with the couplings to get it to even remotely fit, and there are a few places I'm concerned with the charge tubes rubbing against the body.

      Guess I've got an excuse to go air to water sometime in the future.






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      12-18-2011 09:56 PM #158
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      12-18-2011 10:33 PM #159
      awesomeness!

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      12-21-2011 06:59 PM #160
      Stopped by the dealership to grab a new hood latch release cable; $40 later...need to locate the correct hardware to install the latch on the rad support. I will throw the hood on soon, need to free up some storage space!
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      12-22-2011 07:10 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      I'm not a big fan of the ATP kit charge plumbing...
      Yeah man... you're also going to hate the throttle response too because of the length of all the pipes. I don't know the options you have though being a VR... it's easier to route the plumbing in a 2.0
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      12-22-2011 11:54 AM #162
      Quote Originally Posted by nfx View Post
      Yeah man... you're also going to hate the throttle response too because of the length of all the pipes. I don't know the options you have though being a VR... it's easier to route the plumbing in a 2.0
      ...i have the atp piping as well but with another intercooler.... omg... it fits like crap and is miles of plumbing... i had to go out and grab another bumper so that i could hack it up for temporary fitment until i figure out a better way of redoing the plumbing and intercooler... the good bumper is sitting on the back patio as of now...fading in the sun...
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      12-22-2011 01:36 PM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by Boost112 View Post
      the good bumper is sitting on the back patio as of now...fading in the sun...
      put the bumper in the garage with the car
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      So I just need to tug and pull til it comes?

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      12-22-2011 01:52 PM #165
      this is super sweet!

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      12-22-2011 02:32 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by Leeds View Post
      put the bumper in the garage with the car
      ...if i had a garage... that would make perfect sense...
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      12-22-2011 02:59 PM #167
      Really digging this build!

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      12-22-2011 06:29 PM #168
      Great build
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      12-22-2011 09:07 PM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by Boost112 View Post
      ...if i had a garage... that would make perfect sense...
      who's garage is your car in then? why cant you put it in there with it? anyways looks good so far, cant wait to see more updates
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      So I just need to tug and pull til it comes?

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      12-22-2011 11:19 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by Leeds View Post
      who's garage is your car in then? why cant you put it in there with it? anyways looks good so far, cant wait to see more updates
      Think you might be confusing my car and Boost112's.
      Last edited by jaystone; 12-22-2011 at 11:21 PM.
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      12-23-2011 02:21 AM #171
      Your not concerned about the boost solenoid getting hot? And the inline filler that low, it's gonna be a bitch to bleed. Mine is just like that & i'm about to ditch the inline for a small res. to mount where the sec. waterpump sat. Think about an mk4 t-stat housing. Direct shot to the rad and is the same size dia. as the rad's outlet.


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      12-23-2011 06:59 AM #172
      We'll see about the location for the boost solenoid. There will be some airflow there, so I'm not too concerned.

      I filled the cooling system with Pentosin/distilled water last week and filled from the upper radiator hose and the outlet from the rear of the head. Mk4 t-stat will be something to remember for sure. My main concern is how much actual "expansion" will there be in the cooling system between hot and cold, and am I going to have issues blowing hoses? Time will tell, I've never run a cooling system like this.
      Last edited by jaystone; 12-23-2011 at 07:03 AM.
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      12-23-2011 04:36 PM #173
      Most solenoids don't last near heat. The internals are not built to withstand heat. I know this 1st hand. I ended up mounting mine in the rain tray & ran the hoses straight to the WG.

      As far as the coolant system. The main issue you're gonna have is getting the air out. Technically it's suppose to be higher then the radiator (highest point). Having it in this location will make it really difficult. The reason why i mentioned the mk4 housing is that it points the hose towards the front instead of off to the side. and it uses the same dia. hose as the rad. I'm sure it was difficult to find a hose that fit both the housing & the inline filler. I remember it took 10 trips to thte part store to get the right size & bend. It looks like you stretch the hose over the housing outlet.

      You can see mine is just like yours. My filler is just under the BOV. Even though i have an mk2, i'm using an aluminum Moroso MK3 Rad.
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      12-23-2011 06:30 PM #174
      Guess I might need to look into relocating the solenoid. I knew they were heat sensitive, but wasn't aware they could be that sensitive.

      Took care of the catch can plumbing. I'm going to try it re-routed into the intake for now despite the possibility of oil residue in the charge plumbing. If the can works as it's supposed to, the oil vapor should separate mostly in the can, otherwise I might need to consider venting to atmosphere (which might involve a different can; we shall see).

      Half installed the new hood release cable. Need to locate the proper hardware for the latch.

      Grabbed some orange G2 caliper epoxy/paint. I've had good results with it in the past. The orange is a little dark compared to the car, but much better than the previous red that was on the calipers. They can custom mix/match your paint color, but I didn't think the cost was worth it.



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      12-23-2011 06:41 PM #175
      Everything is looking good so far. This is a very inspirational build thread. Can't wait to see it done and running. What are your intentions for the car when its done? Drag race? Road race? or just a bad ass street car/ race car to rip around?

      Also are you going to stick with the SDS or eventually bump up to Lugtronic?
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