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

Old 03-17-2017, 11:46 AM
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Looking for a Solstice housing. I can get a new one for $270ish shipped, but I'm looking for used int the mean time until I am 100% in need of one to make progress.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:49 AM
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that's still pretty reasonable. But I do understand you are trying to stay within a budget.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:53 PM
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Got the elbow adaptor for my turbo. Should look sweet chillin up there in the engine bay.

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Old 03-21-2017, 10:22 PM
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not gonna hit the wastegate?
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:43 PM
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I think I'm in the clear. That picture makes it seem closer than it is.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:08 AM
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hood exit waste gate?
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:28 AM
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Thought about it lol

Just called about my turbo, since they said it was supposed to ship 2 days ago. Now they are saying the 18th of next month because Borg keeps backing up their delivery dates.

Also ordered a Tial wastegate. Whoo!
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:23 AM
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exciting. So it will be running by june right?!?!
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:47 AM
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Lol, I might have a rolling chassis by June. Running by 2020 hopefully.

Wastegate fits just dandily.

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so beautiful
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looking good
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:19 PM
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That's really coming along good
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Loving the build. Any big plans on the interior?
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:03 PM
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Interior isn't roomy enough for big plans lol.

It's literally gonna be seats and a shifter for the most part.

Dynamat and new carpet
MG seats (for now, unless I find something better)
Mid 70s Camaro console
Sheet metal door panels and dash inserts

Gonna keep it simple and clean.
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:04 PM
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A bell housing finally popped up on eBay, with a slave cylinder for $160 shipped. Score!
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:24 PM
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Aaaaaaaaand my turbo showed up today! Had no idea it even shipped lol.

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Old 04-17-2017, 01:00 PM
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Looking to piece my oil feed/drain together. If anyone has any insight, comments, or better ways of making these, feel free to chime in. Not going to order anything for a couple of days. This is more or less just for my own reference..

FEED
ZZP -4an block adapter -> -4an hose end -> -4an hose -> -4an 90* elbow -> -4an to 1/4"npt adapter -> turbo inlet

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T3/T4 -10 an adapter -> -10an hose end -> -10an hose -> -10an hose end -> Treadstone ectotec oil drain fitting.

Assuming that my block has the same size hole as the LNF?
Cobalt SS 08+ Oil Drain Back Fitting- TREADSTONE PERFORMANCE





Also a link to ZZPs feed adapter.
https://zzperformance.com/ecotec/eco...d-fitting.html





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check the drain on your turbo and see if its threaded for a pipe fitting. over time the gaskets on the flanges will start to leak.
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:34 PM
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Lmk if the link is broken. Its acting weird for me. Should take you to ebay.
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Old 04-17-2017, 04:13 PM
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It works. Thats pretty nifty. That's worked out good for you? I'll have to check for threads when I get home.
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Awesome build. Cant wait to see this thing finished up. I always admire people who the patience to complete something like this. Keep at it man.
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:28 PM
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It works. Thats pretty nifty. That's worked out good for you? I'll have to check for threads when I get home.
yeah its awesome, just oil the oring and youre good to go
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Wow man can't wait till you finish this build, going to be a beast for sure!!
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:12 AM
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Hit up omiotec on the lines, love the "different" build. That thing is gonna fly. If you can keep the front end down.
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