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Not your typical pick-em-up truck... Ectotec in an '80 Chevy Luv

Old 02-16-2017, 07:08 PM
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the new sxe line is pretty amazing for the price.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:23 PM
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That's without a housing, but AGP makes one that adapts this turbo to a T3, so win-win.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:28 PM
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borg warner has a t3 housing for this turbo as well, but only a .83a/r
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:37 PM
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Oh. Never came across that. All I ever saw was T4.
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:10 PM
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Made my power steering and vacuum pump block plates and installed them tonight.

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Old 02-18-2017, 05:42 PM
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I don't even want to put it in the truck now...

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Old 02-18-2017, 07:52 PM
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Did you paint the whole block? Looks brand new
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Old 02-18-2017, 10:22 PM
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Yeah. Painted the block with Duplicolor engine enamel. And the cable cover is VHT wrinkle. That picture doesn't really show how cool the cover turned out. I'm quite pleased with both products.
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:04 AM
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definitely man. It looks good
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Old 02-20-2017, 07:42 PM
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ZZP mani showed up today.

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Old 02-28-2017, 09:24 AM
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So I got my turbo housing in. Went to mock it up with the ZZP mani, and noticed that there isn't a lot of clearance back where the coolant crossover runs. Almost none. Seems like the one that comes on the B207r doesn't have near as large of a bend as the LSJ ones. So I need to track down one of those...

Saab crossover...




Cobalt crossover...


Also...

Picked up the 5 speed trans that I will be running on Friday. Still trying to track down a bellhousing for it though.

Also snagged some seats from a MG that fit perfectly in this thing. They need some tlc underneath, but the vinyl is in great shape.

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Those seats are awesome for this build I think.
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Re: crossover pipe. Try finding someone doing an LDK swap. I don't know for sure if the LNF pipe will fit, but it's likely. Someone doing a different build snatched mine.
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:34 PM
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Those seats are awesome for this build I think.
Agreed. They look perfect in there.
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Old 02-28-2017, 01:54 PM
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i LUV this build
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:09 PM
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Sorry, I had to...
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This is bad ass. Can't wait to see more updates!
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So awesome!!! I love seeing people do things out of the ordinary! Keep up the good work!
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:07 AM
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Decided to avoid the coolant crossover issue alltogether, and have someone make me a 90* elbow to bring the turbo up and away from the motor, and into the fender well. That ought to make fabbing charge pipes and exhaust a hell of a lot easier, and look cooler in the end.

Haven't really touched the truck though, other than sanding out the bondo that someone caked on the driver's side fender years ago. Still looks like ass, but I prefer it over how it was. Obviously that will get addressed if I ever decide to bodywork and paint this heap.

Just after starting....

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Calling it "good" lol. Because patina

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Old 03-09-2017, 12:18 PM
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It doesn't look too bad like that. I like the patina look. But it should be fairly easy to hammer those out once/if you fix that rust.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:43 AM
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I would LUV a update
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:14 AM
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Uhhhh...

I repainted the valve cover, since I wasn't happy with it. Boring.

Hammered out the bearing races from the hubs and sandblasted those. Just need to press in the new bearings and paint them. Even more boring.

Started making an adapter plate so I can ditch the factory oil cooler and run an external one. Kind fun but not done yet.

Ordered rotors, turbo, intake, and exhaust gaskets. Not here yet.

Yeah, nothing exciting...
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:41 AM
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did you get a trans yet?
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:25 AM
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Yeah, picked one up 3 weeks ago. Still bellhousingless though.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:33 AM
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Do they make adapters?
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