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      03-20-2013 11:04 AM #76
      This is awesome! TCL needs more build threads. Keep it up
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      03-20-2013 11:36 AM #77
      Thanks Tim!

      Thanks guys!

      And yeah the fan is definitely a snug fit to say the least! I left JUST enough room to slip the alternator belt through, haha.

      and I didn't want to use the fan as a pusher, simply because it isn't nearly as efficient as the same fan as a puller would be.

      And lots of people will only use a pusher fan, if supplemented with either another electrical or mechanical puller fan on the back, which would kind of negate my original reasoning for doing it.


      I'll be experimenting with making some sort of shroud for in front of the radiator though. But over all, I am pleased with the placement, and fitment of the fan thus far!

      Today I make sure the intercooler pipes still fit, and adjust for any poor fitment.

      Then I look into the thermostat for the fan, and get to figure out how I plan to wire the relay and all that jazz.

      Things are happenin' !!! and I'm still waiting on parts.
      Last edited by OldAndyAndTheSea; 01-11-2016 at 12:21 AM.

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      03-20-2013 07:27 PM #78
      Update:

      Intercooler piping mock up.......yet again...

      This is hopefully the LAST time I mock the intercooler piping up before I powdercoat and final assembly takes place.

      I'll gladly be done fighting with those damn silicone couplers!

      Finished up the intercooler brackets; bolted it in place. Sits pretty level, I'm happy with it. Solid too.






      And here is the amount of clearance between the intercooler piping and the fan shroud. Haha!





      Also, I am waiting on one last piece of intercooler piping (to replace the black piece nearest to the turbo)



      New, and hopefully, finalized layout for the BOV flange, and the IAT bung.



      'Wrinkle' black powder arrives hopefully within the next couple days.

      So some powdercoating will soon follow.

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      03-21-2013 04:34 PM #79
      Update:

      last piece of intercooler piping arrived, so I cut it to size, and everything seems to fit really well. I'm pleased, considering the ridiculous amount of fighting I had to do with the couplers.

      Next step is powdercoat (and welding the bung/bov flange in place)







      I'm picking up a toaster oven tomorrow or the next day, and the wrinkle black powder should arrive around the same time. Can't wait!

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      03-24-2013 11:50 PM #80
      Okay so I picked up a large toaster oven, and since my 'wrinkle' powder isn't expected at the post office until tomorrow, I took today to experiment with the machine, and began to figure out the powder coating process.







      First impression:

      LOOOOOOVE IT!

      So much fun, INSTANTLY rewarding and very gratifying.

      Also, not too hard.....can be sort of messy though...

      Here are some of my first experiments.

      First was a skeleton key a friend wanted me to try to coat red.



      Then I coated my fuel return line brackets 'machine grey'. A small detail, that perhaps will go unnoticed, but I like it.


      Before



      After: some blemishes, but I put very little prep into these.







      Meh.....blurry photos....apologies....Hopefully tomorrow something more substantial will happen.
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      03-25-2013 12:01 AM #81
      Yeah, my mom recently got a new oven. My first thought? If I had a place to put it, I could fit a fan shroud in the old one!

      Looks good, especially for a first try.

      Why the red key, did he say? ("Just because" is perfectly valid, of course. )
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      03-25-2013 12:10 AM #82
      Haha! yeah, although I am kicking myself now, because around 6 months ago I got rid of an oven that just wanted to incinerate anything you put into it..... It would have been perfect for this..DOH!

      But the Hamilton Beach unit does the job, for now.

      I'm excited to take my time, and see how the pipes will come out.

      Oh and he wanted the key red because he was thinking about making a necklace out of it, or something to that effect.

      I was just excited he brought me something to blast some powder at!


      And WAAAY too much powder than what was required, I might add.




      But hey, I was in the moment. Haha
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      03-25-2013 12:44 AM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by OldAndyAndTheSea View Post
      Haha! yeah, although I am kicking myself now, because around 6 months ago I got rid of an oven that just wanted to incinerate anything you put into it..... It would have been perfect for this..DOH!
      That is almost always the way of things, isn't it?

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      And WAAAY too much powder than what was required, I might add.

      *pic of hazardous material spill

      But hey, I was in the moment. Haha
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      03-25-2013 11:57 AM #84
      Great read and build!

      I could care less if they are only cell pics, your updates are frequent, concise and informative to boot.

      Keep on keepin' on OldAndy!

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      03-25-2013 06:10 PM #85
      Thank you, I appreciate that.

      Powder coating of the intercooler pipes is under way!

      Except, I already ran out of powder, which I am blaming on my inexperience, as lots of powder ends up on the floor. And not to mention I ordered very little powder, just in case this was a complete failure.

      So I need to order MOARRRRRR POWDUH!

      This is VERY fun.





      "Wrinkle" Black










      I have a feeling it's going to look GOOD.

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      03-26-2013 07:29 PM #86
      Okay, so today I.....

      -Tapped thermostat housing to accept all my various sensors. (2x 3/8 NPT taps)

      Top left is Autometer coolant temp gauge sensor.
      Bottom Left (now tapped 3/8NPT) is for GM Coolant temp sensor.
      Top right is plugged, obviously.
      Bottom right is also tapped 3/8NPT for the sender on my cooling fan. (set to kick on at 180 degrees and kick off at 170)



      Now I need the gaskets, and a fresh 160 degree thermostat, then I can bolt that in place for good.

      Another thing down.

      Ordering an oil cooler tomorrow or the next day.

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      03-30-2013 07:19 PM #87
      Update:

      Powder coating continues...

      Last thing to do is to weld up the flanges, coat them, and I'll be good to go and clamp everything together. I expect that to happen some time this week.

      Oil cooler is expected in the next week or so as well...







      Slowly but surely...


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      04-02-2013 03:44 PM #88
      welded...







      Powder coat is next step.

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      04-10-2013 10:56 PM #89
      Oops never updated when I powder coated the last piece of piping.

      Here are the pictures














      Update: Oil cooler arrived.

      Boy was getting this thing installed a treat.......I'll just leave it at that.











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      04-10-2013 11:47 PM #90
      Coming together very nicely
      How long do you bake them?

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      04-10-2013 11:59 PM #91
      Man, I gotta get a powder coating setup. That looks great, Andy!
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      04-11-2013 12:21 AM #92
      Thanks guys!

      Each of the pieces took about 25 minutes in the oven at 400

      and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone. The results are too good to not spend the 200 bucks (for the kit and a toaster oven)

      I'm going to strip and coat my hood prop tomorrow. Either machine grey, or a gloss black. Not sure yet. More to come.

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      04-11-2013 12:47 PM #93
      The powder coating turned out great, nice work.

      What was the bitch about installing the oil cooler? I had given some thought to putting one on mine and would be interested in knowing the issues. PM if you'd like.

      That big K&N 3001 filter is a good choice, i've been using that for a few years now.

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      04-25-2013 11:59 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      The powder coating turned out great, nice work.

      What was the bitch about installing the oil cooler? I had given some thought to putting one on mine and would be interested in knowing the issues. PM if you'd like.

      That big K&N 3001 filter is a good choice, i've been using that for a few years now.
      I'd recommend one that you can mount to the frame under the radiator support. Behind where the horns mount. Mine mounts through the radiator, and required a bit of 'finesse' to make it fit without impeding the fan on the other side. That's all.


      UPDATE:

      Wideband O2 sensor arrived.

      Innovate LC-1



      Also opted for the digital gauge, blacked out when not powered, blue LED when on.





      And currently, as I acquire the last remaining parts I need, I am labeling all of my wires, and figuring out the cleanest route when I wire the engine.







      I need to take my downpipe off one more time, now that I have measured for clearance, and weld the wideband O2 bung roughly 2.5 feet from the turbo, near the end of the downpipe, which I have determined to be an ideal location.

      That will most likely happen tomorrow night.

      Ordered and on the way:

      GM intake air temp sensor with pigtail
      GM CLT temp sensor with pigtail
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      more to come...

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      04-26-2013 12:17 AM #95
      Cool build, thanks for sharing

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      04-26-2013 12:40 AM #96
      I am loving this build.

      I may have missed it, but how is that Eastwood kit?

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      04-26-2013 10:00 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by DelawareDub View Post
      I am loving this build.

      I may have missed it, but how is that Eastwood kit?
      Thanks guys!

      And in regards to the Eastwood kit. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn a useful new skill.

      User friendly, fun, and inexpensive (sub 200 dollars to get started, if you have access to 8psi of compressed air)

      For those of you who have been on the fence about the kit, buy it, you won't regret it. I sure don't.

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      04-26-2013 11:15 PM #98
      UPDATE:

      Nothing crazy cool, but I unbolted my downpipe and welded the wideband O2 sensor bung roughly 2 1/4 feet from the turbo.

      Before: no bung; bungless



      After: Full of bung; all bung baby



      And I still have to calibrate my wideband so I wont screw it into the exhaust until I do so, but I just did this to show how it fits.

      The slight angle routes the wires right along the transmission tunnel and over the transmission that will lead to the glove box on the passenger side, where the ECU will be mouted.







      Ugh, the weekend......Looks like no parts til next week.

      More to come...

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      04-27-2013 02:01 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by R3Drew View Post
      I could care less if they are only cell pics, your updates are frequent, concise and informative to boot.

      Keep on keepin' on OldAndy!
      Yeah, I should've quoted this earlier.

      Keep it up, Andy.
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      04-29-2013 04:48 PM #100
      Thanks!


      Dell 910 Mini laptop arrived today. I'm happy with the quality and condition, given that it is refurbished. More stuff will arrive this week.

      First step was to choose an appropriate wallpaper.

      Step one. Complete.


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