Discussion in 'Photo & Video Gallery' started by piddster, Dec 13, 2008.
learn to clean before you weld good sir. geeezz
Yeah, you hit that chord pretty hard today. Next time...
I could maybe drop by one day next week as I am done with school for a couple of weeks and wont be working full time
I pwn windsheilds.
I finally found a long enough blade to get the bottom bead. It happened to be on the floor of a Lexus, lol.
I pulled the one out of kelsey's GC, it was no fun at all.
Nice to see the intake done. First and last time I saw it, it was still in pieces on the floor. Was nice to see it from the beginning too, seeing how I saw it almost where it’s at now. I'll have to stop over soon and check it out. This thing is just going to be a monster when it is done. Glad you didn’t cave in on that brown for the color, would fit with the sleeper side, but she’ll look way better painted up custom like the last one.
Right on. The last one was a factory color, and that's what I'm painting most of this girl. I might paint the roof and trim in the Chrysler PXR like the engine bay, but it's still a debate at this point.
I spent some quality time at Nathan's welding the fuel surge tank together. Nice day for it too, lol. At least I can TIG weld in a T-shirt.
The tank went together well. Little contamination, and thick material is very forgiving. What baffles me is there are no pin-holes or any leaks whatsoever. I pressure tested the tank at 40 psi in the bucket of water, and there were zero bubbles after five minutes. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
I'm waiting on the mounting feet since I should probably see how it will play out in the car before I commit to the mounting scheme. Now I need to figure out the fitting and line situation, but my trunk is full of parts....
only cause it was my welder it looks so good ha ha aha ha
Your Syncrowave 250 has some snort, that's for sure.
The charge piping is 96% complete now, aside from a AIC tube and possibly a bracket reinforcement. I only had to modify the passenger side charge tube and I added a mounting bracket for the intake. There is over 1/2" of material over the body sheetmetal hole so I can tap it for a bolt from the inside. Otherwise, there is no way I would be able to remove it without removing the fender. With this setup, I can remove that part of the intake with only pulling half of the fender liner which takes about 2 minutes.
Also added a mounting point to the driver's side charge tube for reinforcement. There will be another bracket that bolts the charge tube to the intake. Since both connections are in the same direction, the force of the boost pressure is trying to pull the tubing apart to the tune of 250 lb at 25 psi. Pressure spikes before the BOV opens are significantly higher, and are the only time I've ever popped a coupler. However, driving without boost on a low compression engine is annoying but at least I can do it since I run a speed-density EM.
Some of the parts are painted, and that is the color I am going with. It is DupliÂ·Color "Cast Coat Aluminum" engine paint. I think it fits well with the black engine bay, since black plumbing would just blend in and not feature what counts.
Yes I want 3" charge piping. Maybe next summer.
Looking good man. One of these days I will have to stop by again.
Keep up the progress pidd! Wanna see this baby run
Pidde, get crack-a-lackin on this. I need updates or I'mma stop by and see for myself what you got going on. lol
The hot and humid weather this summer has killed the paint progress, which is the bulk of the remaining work. Otherwise I've been putzing with cleaning and reassembly of a lot of things.
A new job hasn't helped things either.
Can-it Nathan. lol.
Three to four coats of clear act a little bit differently than your average 12 minute Krylon. Solvent-pop is bad.
Been a while since I've had an update, but its due to minor hurdles that are not picture worthy. No apologies.
Reworked all the fuel lines for the new Outback rails and 1600cc injectors. 80psi of air ensured nothing leaks. I also wrapped the power steering lines in fiberglass, and then the Aeroquip silicone end tape, which bonds to itself. It was a serious PTIA, but it should work out. I think I will wrap those areas in aluminum tape to deflect the heat before it even gets to the silicone. The PSA will probably burn off, but that's not a big deal in my book.
That tape is a pain to work with, since it is completely unvulcanized and sticks to itself really easily. It should work out, however.
I have been wondering what happened to this project. Excuse my ignorance, what does the tape do for you? Heat barrier?
The silicone tape bonds to itself and provides a bit of a heat barrier, along with sealing in the fiberglass I put underneath it.
Aluminum over the top of the silicone tape should provide adequate protection from heat for my power steering lines.
Makes me want to clean my engine bay up. Your lack of ABS/Battery/Washer Fluid Reservoir makes me jealous. The complete lack of wiring is nice too, how did you hide that? hahaha
Magic. I found this new cloaking tape that makes it invisible. Unfortunately, it only works during a full moon.
Where is the update on this? Still a project?
Yes Dan please tell us it was finished long ago!
This car will never run.
What Happened to this BEAST?!
Life happened haha
There's always next year, and if not the year after that.
This is a shame. I want to see this car finished.
I was quite excited to see this thread in the new posts section tonight, but I'll drink another beer in the old car's name. Then one in the new one's.
It has forest green pearl paint on it now!
What? Something happened??
I know he's not on here much anymore, but yea it has paint on it.