All done. The cut angle was 80deg. Test fit it and was about 1/2" off (hitting power steering shaft) so I have to rotate the entire pipe on the flange 1/2"clockwise and she should be ready to go!
Downpipe almost complete. Thsi is what it looks like so far.
Went over the tie bar- to many mk1-mk2 guys are touching or tapping the bar while driving.
Super Simple DIY:
Simple wiring for you guys/gals who want to wire up your guages but are to lazy/dont want to hastle with finding your wiring- especially with alot of you running custom wiring and so on. Use your fuse box dammit!
PS: Legend for VDO Gauges..
+: Positive 12v feed wire
G: Wire to sender
Start with wiring all your guages together and leave a lead for your power source. I did the same with my grounds and grounded it to the body using a screw.
Then attach to gauges.
This is your fuse power connection- can be bought at your local hardwear store. Simple connects to the fuse of your choice. I used fuse #20 (license plate lights). Pull your #20 fuse, fill the slot with your new clip and replace the 10amp fuse into the two open slots located on the new fuse power connector. Please a second 10amp fuse into the open slot. Tuck and zip your wiring. Test- done.
Update! Well I FINISHED the car today. Worked on it for 7 hours today and added oil and coolant, primed the Turbo, checked for leaks and did some last min instals/maintenance. See below for proper (there are several different ways yes) Turbo priming. As it sits it has no exhaust just a 2.5 dp. Exhaust will be put on as soon as tune is complete. Gunna be loud until then!
Step 1:Add oil (4L w/filter change) +exhaust filter
Step 2: grab a beer
Step 3: check for leaks and inure oil feed and drain lines are tight and no kinks are found
Step 4: unplug coil connection to distributor + pull fuel pump fuse
Step 5:disconnect oil drain from oil pan and place catch can under line.
Step 6: turn engine for three 15sec intervals
Step 7: check line for oil drainage.
*repeat step 6-7 if needed until desired oil is found
Step 8-10 involve beer so I won't bother
Pics! She is awaiting tune on wed! Summer here we come!!
Comments are welcome. 5 months of work. Woot!
Did base tune on the car today with a friend of mine. Got it go idle nicely again around 14.5-15afr once warm. Starts at each turn of the key! Super loud without the exhaust (just has dp as of now).
Ended up grabbing a etx14 power sports battery from autoquest for $100. Same as the Dena ext14 just rebranded. Retrofitted the connectors and she works like a charm, even at 220cca.
Used some spare stainless to make a makeshift wastegate dump tube. It will work for now! Not bad actually. Made it in 5min literally. Its actually a spare header pipe from a old cbr600rr project-pis can be found earlier in this thread.
Street tune and video tomorro!
Here she is. 75% tuned. Just need a working VE table dammit!
Video of Idling after warm up + basic tune once I can find a way to load it!
I will post my Ms file later on. The car under acceleration sputters and looses power for some reason. Has terrible power across the board. Ve table or something must be way off. Any takers? I was using auto tune for ve as well. Made little difference..I must be way off?
I checked plugs. Bought new nkg iridium plugs gapped at .25. Check coil, distributor and wires...grrrr
my full tune file as of today..ve looks wayyyyyyy off.
Made some adjustments to the table. Look better now. Here is a screen shot. Removed the cell enrichment that was set way to high I think causing the hicupping or so says the Ms manual. So I put it too 2500 kpa/s so I won't ever kick in. They said to tune ve to near perfection before using the inrichments. Test number 3 tomoro!
75% tuned. Just need ot tune in boost. Could not do so because it had the stock sachs clutch which dident hold squat in boost. Maybe 1spi..grr!
ACT HD 4 puck Ceramic clutching going in on wednesday! Pumped tp be able to finally drive it to its full potential!