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Old 12-03-2015, 01:46 AM
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finally some progress. ive finally got a clutch for the beast. the end result is i used the stage 3+ spec pressure plate i already had, got a spec 3+ disc for a 944 n/a, and with a few mods it all works together along with a fidenza flywheel. i also managed to work out the slave cylinder/release bearing. i used a slave cylinder from a 2005-2012 mustang, ive used them before in custom applications, they work very well because they have a lot of possible travel (actual travel is determined by the master cylinder) making them forgiving to set up. ive got the pedestal for it machined and bolted to the adapter plate.





ive also got the oil pan powder coated, so its ready to go on. all i need to do is make the steel line from the slave to outside the bellhousing and ill be ready to bolt it all together and cram the motor in for the final time.
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no i meant a sunbird



it started life as a 90 sunbird turbo convertable, it got an 87 z24 cavalier front end and 92 cavalier tail lights. the main reason we built it was because everyone said its impossible to put an ecotec in a 1st or 2nd gen j-body. it was actually quite simple, however nobody has been able to replicate it.
Damn!! That looks nice in there. Like it was factory installed. Good job man!
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:01 PM
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Looking good man, Keep it up
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Damn!! That looks nice in there. Like it was factory installed. Good job man!
thanks. that was almost 9 years ago. knowing what i do now i would have done some things a bit differently. it would have actually worked out better for packaging if we supercharged it, there was very little room in the back for the turbo. it kept melting steering rack boots and actually bubbled the paint on the hood.
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That polished valve cover looks gorgeous
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that was fresh from the polishing shop. its still on the motor, however its needing a re polish. i may just powdercoat it though, im not much of a polished fan myself, too much upkeep.
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its back in, and this time to stay








had to do some more machining on my slave cylinder mount. when i measured everything when it was in pieces and calculated the installed height i somehow made a .200" error and i couldnt get the adapter onto the bellhousing. woops. of well, at least it was .200" i had to remove and not add. so its in the car to stay now. hopefully with get the majority of my parts powdercoated tomorrow and can start bolting some stuff on.
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:46 AM
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That motor looks really nice mounted in that engine bay....
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:02 PM
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agreed. it looks ****. what turbo is that?
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Ooh la la me likey lol
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thanks guys.

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what turbo is that?
thats a borg warner efr 7670 with t3 flange and internal wastegate. its hp range is 375-650, so that gives you an idea what i have planned down the road.
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badass man
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wow awesome!
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managed to get a little more done today. turbo oil feed and returns are done, and built the hot side charge pipe.



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and the cold side charge pipe is done, aside from a couple bungs for iat sensor and meth nozzle




and im a little happier with my welding tonight

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Looks damn good dude. I love seeing custom fabbed parts like that
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Old 12-16-2015, 01:27 AM
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thanks

got my lower rad "hose" built tonight. managed to get it sealed with no pinholes on the first shot.



also started the downpipe tonight. it looks like there is a lot of room for it, but its real tight once you start snaking 3" tubing through there.

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woww dude those pipes look awesome!
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thanks. i love working with stainless. the stuff im using is all food grade stuff. its pricey, but ill never have to replace it.

got the downpipe tacked up the last couple evenings. thought this was going to be easy, turns out it was more complicated than the charge pipes.




gonna be a bit till i can get the rest done. on the way home after snapping those pics the cobalt decided the clutch master cylinder should no longer be attached to the firewall. gotta try and track down a new firewall plate. worst time it could possible for it to happen.
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im back at it this week. my boss decided we should take the week off, so im spending the whole time working on the car.

as of now, the exhaust is complete. the turbo manifold, turbo, downpipe, exhaust and water pump cover/thermostat housing are all in for the final time. got an air intake built, all the turbo plumbing is done.





im hoping to button up most of the mechanical stuff tomorrow. ive gotta build fuel lines, mount the fan, install the rad hose, bleed the brakes and clutch, and a couple other loose ends. hoping to start wiring it by thursday.
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Nice awesome build man everything looks sick!!
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Looking **** man. How you gonna bolt those coils down?
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2 of the coils actually line up with the valve cover bolts. the other 2 i drilled and tapped the valve cover and made spacers for .
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starting to get down to the last things. the car is now 95% wired, just need to terminate the oil pressure sensor wiring and make a battery cable to the starter. had the car powered up for the first time, ecu, dash logger, and all the gauges worked right off the bat, not a single issue. that was one good thing about waiting for parts for so long, it gave me time to really plan out the wiring harness. as it is, only 2 wires from everything i added are spliced into the factory wiring, and thats switched power and an illumination wire for the boost gauge.

tomorrow ill be finishing the wiring, making fuel lines, and hopefully bleeding brakes and the clutch. if everything goes the way im hoping, itll run before next weekend.
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Sounds awesome man! Can't wait to see this beast run!
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