Discussion in 'Photo & Video Gallery' started by piddster, Dec 13, 2008.
coming along very good!!!!!
This thread delivers:biggrin:
also... how much does the evap core weigh?
Not that much, like 10-12 lb or so. The whole AC system probably comes in under 100 lb. The compressor itself is under 20 lb.
I'm into motor stuff now. Started getting the EJ25D heads prepped for assembly. All the turbo lines are tapped and set, and I'm ready for cleaning. After that I'll check the valve lash, adjust if neccessary, and assemble.
All the spots for coolant and oil, just had to drill and tap for coolant and the oil drain.
A rough idea of how the lines will play out. I need a couple fittings, as always.
I buzzed the exhaust side with a small rotary tool and a worn red scotch roll-lock.
Measured and marked all the buckets/shims.
Decided where the brake proportioning valve is going.
And started messing with the new(ish) hood. All the studs in the scoop are spinning freely
I love this thing. It drilled a 37/64" hole through 1" worth of aluminum like it wasn't even there.
awesome, looks like you know what you are doing.
absolutely awesome, man! I didn't realize some N/A shells had the clutch master holes in them already? Boy, that would be kickass in an EA82. I'd swap to hydraulic so fast if it was a bolt-up thing (no EA82s ever came with one, so there isn't even a flat spot, and the pedal box is a bit different. there would be some serious retrofitting.....).
I was going to do a full clean on the heads tonight so I could get the motor mostly together this weekend, but I found that the heads need to be decked. There is a nasty groove around most of the combustion chambers. Bummer. Somehow the factory headgaskets dug in as they were torqued down. That's hotrodden baby.
Before I cleaned the combustion chambers.
Five minutes later (I'm not joking)...
Here you can see the nastiness. Hopefully it won't take more than .001-.0015" to get it out.
Also, the difference between EJ22T valves and EJ25D valves is quite hilarious. It's about 4mm on the intake vavles, and 5mm on the exhaust valves, lol. I'm expecting a 40-50whp gain on pump gas with my turbo switching to stock 25D heads.
that's really weird that the heads did that. I think I'm going to have to Link my car and put on the dohcs...I have all the stuff, I might as well...
Didn't someone tell you months ago to go with the 25D heads? Who was that masked man?
I believe your response was something akin to, "But I like the low- and mid-range power."
Silly piddster, low- and mid-range power is for 'Merican econoboxes.
Ya, ya, ya. I think that response was more due to a lack of motivation, lol.
Since i've got all this crap apart, it was a little easier to justify the work this time around, plus various parts and gaskets.
Actually, NBD, but eliminating the auto tranny wiring is actually a bit of a pain. I could have left it, but psshhhhhh, f that. I'm goin' hellaflushnessbaddassnessgangsta.
orly..... heads eh..... hehehehe yes, them heads gonna flow well. Ain't nuthin better than Double-D's.....I tell ya.
its coming along
It's starting to look like a motor. I set the intake and oil filler neck on just to look at a little bling blang.
My buddy and I also stripped the hood today.
Cut apart a subaru uppipe.
Weld a bracket to the other flange and bend to fit the turbo where you want.
Connect the dots, and violla, you have an uppipe.
I need to add the wastegate plumbing, and make my downpipe fit.
It is a lot more time consuming than it looks. In and out, in and out, in and out comes the piping. Kind of like the wheels on the bus..........
Where are you going to add the wastegate stuff? Open dump or are you going to plumb it back in?
Oh its getting plumbed back in. I hate the sound of an open dump, no offense to anyone. I'm re-using parts of the old downpipe and wastegate plumbing. Things are little different this time around. I'm going to make the downpipe not hang 3" down too far like last time, among other things.
I'm working on it right now if anyone is bored.
Wish I'd have known earlier. Got a date in a few minutes. I'll see if she wants to swing by and help. :laugh:
Don't worry about it. Get some.
How about that, THEN come help? :laugh::laugh:
Finished the wastegate plumbing tonight. All I can say is my welds would be prettier if I was a hair more sober, lol. But meh, they'll hold. I've never had a weld crack and I use leaded wire. I could turn the wire and voltage down a hair, but phu(k it.
I had to move the wastegate dump closer to the DP because it was touching the CV boot after moving the turbo about an inch forward. Oh well. It'll work.
Also, the up-pipe, turbo, and wastegate can be removed as one unit, which is FTW X 112324123421.
Here you can see just how much clearance I have to the firewall. Much more than before.
i'm a little jealous!
Don't be. This is the fourth time I've rebuilt my pipe set, so just learn from my mistakes for when you are ready to do your own.
A $400 welder can save you $10,000, or more.
Lookin good, Dan.
Nice work. Looks crazy out of car all in one piece like that!
Nice! Paint that engine bay already....
Being as you've got the entire thing out, you should make it so a WRX catback will bolt up to your downpipe to make sourcing a different/new exhaust easier? Or isn't that even possible?
That's how it's always been. I started with an ebay WRX exhaust, and all I had to do was extend the midpipe by 6" or so. I should be able to use almost any catback. In theory, that is...
Nice, I knew you were a thinker.
I stopped at Matt's after work since he is not too far from Lakeville, except when some ******* breaks down in the left lane in a construction zone.
I should be able to finish the charge piping this weekend after I finish my second final. Yay. Summer starts this weekend, lol.
Also, next weekend I'm thinking about a little shindig and jam session here on Saturday. The fam is out of town, so having people here won't bother anyone, even if you need to stay. And by jam session, I mean a grey scotchbrite and doorjams, lol. I'll supply plenty of beer and food off the grill if I can get an hour of jamming out of you. :laugh:
We ran out of gas halfway through the first weld on my charge piping, so I came home, drank some beers, and picked off some low-hanging fruit. I've been stripping stuff for paint. Rust-free cars from Kansas are indeed rust-free, but dirty. Like several women I know, I mean, uhhhh.
BTW, taking apart the green car all the way was key in not breaking every clip I came across. Also, butyl glue can kiss my ass. I hate the ****, and I hope it gets banned.
Looks almost ready for a jam session! You sure you don't want to repaint it that lovely brown?
Hmmm. Let me think about that. Nope. :laugh:
thought you were gonna come play on my welder?!?!?!?
I will, I just need to do some of it with supervision. I'm not nearly as proficient with aluminum as I'd like to be.
I still need to build the intake, so I'll definitely hit you up for that. Tearing down the body is going a lot faster than I thought it would, so it could be this week.
good progress. I have A T-leg that looks very much the same right now
I got the charge piping together tonight. I owe Matt a liter of Jag for putting up with me.
It went fairly well. Aluminum is tough, lol. I'd have to say I'm fairly pleased with how it fits. I was worried about things moving around between here and Matt's, along with how welding likes to pull things in funny places. The one really knarley spot is where I ran out of gas on Saturday. I kept trying and wondering why it didn't work, lol. I'll grind it down and go back over so it looks decent. I was getting the hang of it though. Its all about the rhythm.
I still need to build an intake that goes down into the fender well. Maybe this week,
Looks good sir!
Wow Dan looks really good!!!
Thanks guys. I have a long ways to go, in my opinion, and Matt's and Evan's, lol.
I like the piping!!! I can really see the DOHC power now!!!!!
Looks good, not having abs must be great