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    1. Geriatric Member need_a_VR6's Avatar
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      01-01-2014 09:58 PM #1
      Some of you know about this. Many of you don't.
      Some of it is done. Much of it is not.
      All the time in the world. No time at all.

      Baby is due in four weeks.

      Maybe I'll finish. Maybe I won't.

      I'll just put this here for now, for all you all motor freaks.



      Just hit a milestone, it ALL fits. Whatever ALL is.
      -Paul
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      01-02-2014 09:51 AM #2
      Looks insane bro. I got to take a cold one for this pic!!

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      01-03-2014 09:34 AM #3
      I've been watching the build thread, silently cheering for you. I hope you get time to see it all the way through.

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    6. 01-03-2014 10:46 PM #4
      congrats brother. I hope you finish this year man. I know the feeling
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      01-04-2014 05:27 AM #5
      Little timeline action, with some never before posted photos!

      April 2011, ready to head to Racecraft for all the fab work...



      Motor fitted in place.



      Aug 2011, downpipe, crossmemember, egt bungs installed in exhaust manifold, intake manifold taking shape.









      -Paul
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      01-04-2014 05:39 AM #6
      March 2012, manifold progress continues, battery box completed.







      July 2012, finishing of intake manifold fab and final fitment of intake pipe w/ 4" Ford MAF housing







      Traction bar setup and oil pan modifications for clearance on passenger side.





      Battery box mounted to crossmember



      Fan mounts



      July 2012, Coil brackets and rad mounts completed and final fitment at Racecraft





      -Paul
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      01-04-2014 06:01 AM #7
      At this point the car is back to take everything back apart... and things slowed down even more!

      April 2013 Grade 10.6 oil pump bolt installed, clutch installed with new ARP hardware





      May 2013 Getting a good wash!



      Cooling system coming together, block adapter for waterpump, remote tstat housing with bypass, gutted stock pump









      Ready for reinstallation



      June 2013, reinstalled, picking along at installing a ton of the smaller parts that were made or modified

      Sitting pretty?



      Coolant expansion tank



      Cylinder head outlet modified for -8an



      Cylinder head coolant outlet housing modified for hose barb and 3/8NPT GM coolant temp sensor



      Exhaust manifolds ported, painted and installed







      LS2 Truck coils with LS1 MSD wires



      Modified oil cooler cap for use with no cooler



      Oil cooler housing with modified cap



      Starting to get hardlines bent, FPR lines installed



      Alternator mounting hell begins... and to be continued!



      July 2013 wiring, wiring wiring... still not done!



      Fitment of the rest of the cooling system, tstat housing and electric waterpump



      -Paul
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      01-04-2014 06:06 AM #8
      October 2013, making PTFE spacer gasket for the intake manifold, by hand







      Finally getting a temporary alternator mount finished that will work for now





      Manifold modified slightly to fit (hammertuned!!)





      That more or less gets everything up to date...
      -Paul
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      01-04-2014 06:22 AM #9
      I can't say enough about the great work Jim @ Racecraft Fabrication has done for the car, without him none of this would have been possible.

      As you can all see the build is taking a long time, and most of that is just life getting in the way. Between family, work and side business commitments things get very busy and don't always leave much time for projects like this. This thread is a way to try and keep me motivated for the next few months and finally push this thing over the finish line!

      The shell itself is covered elsewhere, but will be prepped to be driven (a bit) but otherwise legal for competition for iREV and OGS all motor classes. That is if I can ever get time to get the car out! At the very least I'll terrorize my drive to work and Cecil County Dragway.

      Here is a quick rundown of the drivetrain specs for those following along at home:

      2006 Passat 3.6L 24v VR6, bone stock 36k
      • Custom KPTuned/Racecraft intake manifold with no minute design detail spared, runner lengths matched, plenum volume optimized for high rpm, runner diameters tapered, intake flange matches head *exactly* with no reduction in port cross section (choke), bungs for iat, booster vacuum, etc
      • 82.5mm Q45 throttle body
      • 4" intake pipe with Ford MAF
      • Ported stock manifolds with EGT per cylinder
      • Racecraft downpipe with Burns collector
      • MBS/Kurtis 3.5" aluminum exhaust


      Trans/drivetrain
      • CM Twin
      • CCM code trans with 4.24 final drive
      • Modified syncro dogs
      • 02J shift box
      • DG Sigma Shifter
      • DSS Stg 3



      Engine management will be handled by DIY's latest MS version, the MS3-Pro which will be installed and tuned by me. It will also be integrated with CAN-EGT and I/O Extenders for extra sensors. I am going to be monitoring a ton of stuff, not limited to wheel speeds, EGT, coolant temp and pressure, clutch pressure, acceleration, and fuel pressure.. and of course all the "normal" stuff!







      -Paul
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    12. 01-04-2014 12:46 PM #10
      Very cool Paul... excited to see this come together!

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      01-04-2014 01:05 PM #11
      Looks great.

      What muffler?

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      01-04-2014 01:12 PM #12
      I think its a Borla XR-1 but it has been three years since I bought it!

      Thanks for the kind words guys, keep me motivated!

      Maybe the last in a way, I cant imagine starting over again at this point.
      -Paul
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      01-05-2014 02:31 AM #13
      All I can say is,,,,,Wow. That will be one wicked setup. Looks like you have really spent some time on the details. It will be interesting to see all the different numbers you will generate with this(like weight, hp, et, mph and so forth). And all on a stock long block.And congrats on the kid when he/she arrives, they are amazing but can really disrupt other portions of your life. This won't be your last project, but the rest may be delayed due to life. GL
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      01-05-2014 06:08 AM #14
      Shooting for a class legal 2150 with driver (with ballast) and ET's in the 10's.

      Thanks for the congrats, I have three already so I know what kind of time commitment it's going to be. It really all depends if things get a true 33% more crazy, more, or less
      -Paul
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    17. 01-05-2014 08:43 AM #15
      After 5 it should't matter the older kids raise the younger ones. (so your almost there ) My dad was 1 of 18 and one of the last he was.



      you might as well put some baby kirkeys in there while your at it.
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      01-05-2014 11:32 AM #16
      Haha my oldest is 7 so we're getting there from a help point of view. Should have a few good years before she turns on us!
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      01-08-2014 10:56 AM #17
      congrats on the baby paul! we are having our 1st one and my cars been sitting on the sidelines as well for a while. just keep at it. it will put a smile on your face once it runs and you can enjoy it again

    20. 01-08-2014 11:32 AM #18
      never say last, this is the last project for now! I have been saying this for over 45 years the bug was going to be the VERY last but there might still be one more ? . anyway your project looks great take your time . PS thanks for the ms help

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      01-09-2014 04:55 PM #19
      Blah, blah, blah-- just get it finished, will you?

      Seriously, can't wait to see it at the track.
      Life begins at 101 kpa ...and so does poverty--Lugnuts Calhoun

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      01-09-2014 09:58 PM #20
      Thanks a lot guys. Just keep giving me **** and I will stay motivated!
      -Paul
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      01-09-2014 10:23 PM #21
      I'll do better than give you ****-

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      See you there in Sept.
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      01-14-2014 04:33 PM #22
      If you need any help with anything thing like moving the car around while it isn't mobile or whatnot just let me know I'm just down the road and can't wait to see it out when it's done.

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      01-21-2014 09:39 PM #23
      Thanks Chris! 6 days or less to baby and there is a mk4 with a pitted head between me and further progress... That and a foot of snow to shovel off my driveway.
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      01-22-2014 09:41 AM #24
      lol well good luck with the new baby and all I was gonna swing by last night bc I was out and about on my sled. I made a circuit of all the roads and fields I will be out again tonight Lex said she wanted to ride with me.

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      01-22-2014 09:55 AM #25
      Stop whining and get back to work.

      Seriously, best regards for the new baby!
      Life begins at 101 kpa ...and so does poverty--Lugnuts Calhoun

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