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What do you expect is your completion date?
 
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What do you expect is your completion date?
This build is his second build, and is simply being done as preparation for his 'Third Build'.. ;)
 
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He is going to spin the 'Third Engine' to +8,000 rpm.
Here is his new 'Trick Hollow Valve', which he will be putting into that 'Third Engine'..o_O

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So…….. true.

The truth is, at this time I am STILL waiting on the blower I ordered in January.
But the real other truth is that if it was on the stoop toDAY….. I’m still not ready.
If I get the blower in, say,two weeks… I *might * get finished in July(?)

Also. I made a spreadsheet. I’ve been putting the things on
it. But I have resisted the urge to insert the =SUM function. I see the numbers, I know it’s bad but I’m in denial.
Yesterday…. I turned on the SUM function.
I was stunned.

I can see all the numbers(!) and I was still stunned.

but I’m nearing the end; only a few thou more, right?
 

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So…….. true.

The truth is, at this time I am STILL waiting on the blower I ordered in January.
But the real other truth is that if it was on the stoop toDAY….. I’m still not ready.
If I get the blower in, say,two weeks… I might get finished in July(?)

Also. I made a spreadsheet. I’ve been putting the things on
it. But I have resisted the urge to insert the =SUM function. I see the numbers, I know it’s bad but I’m in denial.
Yesterday…. I turned on the SUM function.
I was stunned.

I can see all the numbers(!) and I was still stunned.

but I’m nearing the end; only a few thou more, right?
This is an interesting build, as it is a 'Big Buck's Build'..lol
And your also a capable person, who can deal with such a build.

The Dyno Numbers are going to be interesting, but most likely won't
relate to track performance, as your car has a 'Clutch', and also is
driven on the street.

Cheers
 

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New Magrides for the rear arrived Sunday. RockAuto 325 per. Spent more time on the coolant manifold… perfect example of the hair-brained ideas that I burden myself with. It will be cool when it’s done IF it turns out as i imagine, but damn, what a time eater. I haven’t yet torn down the transmission(!)

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Discovered that the tube of filler rod that i planned to use next was NOT the right kind… so THIS is how much filler I actually have…
 

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Can’t seem
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make a lot of progress these days. Cooling manifold is not yet completed and I already don’t care for how it looks.
Designing its replacement now, but I won’t build that ‘til after the car is on the road.
On a side note, I hesitated to order one of those fancy “-AN style” crescent wrenches but eventually did to use along with my open-end alloy AN wrenches.
Then I discovered that it has a surprise function as a mounted ‘captive’ Vee-block when bolted to my fancy Craftsman welding table! Who knew it would be so handy!
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Awaiting the blower shipment but actually conflicted, because I’ve got so much to get done otherwise.
Transmission tear-down ahead!
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finally finished up the welding of the coolant manifold after multiple redesigns and fabrication, didn’t like the look, tossed it and started over numerous times. The scrap bin is littered with stainless now.
Now i only need to polish it out. I MAY powder coat it if it doesn’t please my eye once it’s installed.
Next step is V-banding the headers and adding a bung or two (can’t have too many, right?)
Sheesh! I seriously need some TIG practice...
I'll make the NEXT one pretty, I promise
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Do you have an eta on the blower?
 

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Do you have an eta on the blower?
Gosh, I WISH!
No, the various (earlier) updates had stated that they were
1. waiting on the foundry
2. received bad castings from foundry
3. waiting some more then more foundry issues
4. (latest) they pulled the tooling from the foundry
and sent to different foundry
5. waiting on the (new) foundry

No ETA
No worst case date
No idea where I am in the ‘queue’ (not that it matters).
Not even a WAG.
I sincerely hope I get it this Summer.
Oh Well, maybe I’ll actually get all the other pieces and mods installed!
I’m just really really hoping that the manifold I made actually FITS!!
 

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Hopefully you'll get good news on it soon!

Looking forward to seeing the finished build.
 
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You can bet I’m incredibly anxious to finish this!
meanwhile, back to the other parts of the build.

Today’s project: Trunk tank hose install, plan where to put the EMP, plan modifications to the tank (it had a bilge pump inside so I need to refit it with ice screen, external pump, etc. Also installing rear Mag Rides, because i’m soon going to be putting the cradle back in, as I have finished the 15” conversion work. I’ve had the car in the air for months, needing to let it down to work on multiple things. I reconfigured the hoses on the fuel hat to neaten that up a little.
The magrides were an unexpected ass-pain (!) I had to remove the rear seat back just to access the front bolts. The factory was also kind enough to use a harness hold-down clamp within two inches of the front stud so as to make it interesting.
I’m working on routing the trunk tank hoses in a way similar to what Jesse did a write-up about, running hoses along (within) the rocker area. Somehow my car looks built differently than his pics… likely Sedan vs coupe detail.
I was able to fish the hose rear to front and then turn it up
into a void that let it pass into the engine outside the brake booster, hidden under the fender, and so far hadn’t cut or drilled anything. At the rear of the rocker, though, there’s a body seam that blocks the way, so requires cutting or drilling. I decided to use a burr to cut a relief in the seam and was able to make sufficient room without actually breaching the sealant so the boxed-in area is still sealed. Important for that NVH stuff, dontcha know. I then glued in a piece of hose that I split to tame the cut edge and protect the big hose.
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This is a coupe-exclusive I think…. with the batt disconnected, you have to make sure to have the windows down so you can open the door using the damned-near-unreachable manual release lever on the floor (or the handle in trunk if you forgot the windows.
To avoid fighting this constantly, cut a couple of short pieces of fuel hose, add some bright colored tape and place them
over the latch to hopefully prevent the damned door latching
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when my buddy’s c6 was down for a motor swap he flipped the latches down on the door to prevent them from being able to be latched for the exact same reason. He could still shut the door and keep dust out it just would not latch
 
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