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Old 03-01-17, 09:43 AM
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Solved it on mine by removing the silly long aluminum power steering cooler line and replacing it with a simple connection to and from a small inexpensive tranny cooler. Works like a champ and greatly reduces complexity.
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The hot side pipe doesn't line up straight across between the turbo and Intercooler. So I am going to swap out the straight pipe for a 30 degree bend. I measured out the fitment and I will cut the pipe to fit. After test fitting it I will send it to get powder coated
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Pipe in hand, work boots on white leather ottoman ....

Are you planning to cut the pipe on that nice rug?
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Pipe in hand, work boots on white leather ottoman ....

Are you planning to cut the pipe on that nice rug?
I was thinking of using a nice Kitchen Aid can opener to see if it would cut it... no one needs to know...
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The wife's sink needs more TB's being scrubbed in it..... sending some over soon
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Cut up some Intercooler pipe with a Rotozip saw. Using a multi use blade it got through 3 of the 4 cuts and the blade was finished. It was a used blade so I figured I would order one specific for metal. It arrived yesterday and it got about half way through a cut and stopped. Useless. I ended up finishing it with a Dremel. Was a little slow but it got it done. I still have some sheet metal I need to cut so I will be looking for alternatives.
Also this saw made a nasty cut. Look at the Burrs it left. Hit those with a file and cleaned up the cuts
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Old 03-06-17, 06:19 AM
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The 30 degree pipe bend replaces the straight 6" pipe. The 30 degree is cut to 7"
Which fits better also.
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Making an Intake as well.
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Might make some more cuts to the Intake pipe for more ideal fitment but it will work the way it is. I am also cutting an LRB Speed Radiator cooling panel to fit around the Vmount. Once I template that for the fitment I want I will cut the panel and then get everything powdercoated.
I'm still waiting on the Brakes and headlights from SakeBomb so I have time to sort out a few things. I removed the Downpipe to remove the old wrap and wrap it in new DEI Onyx wrap. I wrapped it dry so I may remove it and do it again wet so it stretches and fits tighter.
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Old 03-06-17, 06:31 AM
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Downpipe had an old wrap on it that was coming loose.
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The manifold is wrapped but looks to be holding up better so I will leave that alone. Just wrapping the areas that needed redone. Plus the black works better with the engine bay. I'm not sure how excited I am about taking this black wrap off and doing it again wet. My shirt was sparkling when I was done the first time that I looked like Neil Diamond in Concert.
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Btw here is the cut I was thinking of shaping up a bit better on the Intake. The coupler covers it but....
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Another look at the Intake progress.
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Picked up a nicer Elbow for the Turbo to hot side IC pipe. This will for better than that Upgr8 Janky one I was using for fitment purposes. Just needs cut to fit
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Also picked up some better fluid for the coming brake swap. I've used the blue in the past this is the same stuff but it's amber. They have always sold both. Made it easier to bleed Brakes when you had the choice of both colors. You could alternate between the amber and blue so when you bled your brakes you knew exactly when you got to the newer fluid during the bleed. I've liked this fluid for the reason that the wet boiling point isnt far below the dry boiling point unlike most performance brake fluids. This makes it perform best over its life than the more expensive fluids that only perform best the day you change it.
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Nice progress.
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that looks like it was chewed on by rabid vampire

Originally Posted by ZoomZoom View Post
Cut up some Intercooler pipe with a Rotozip saw. Using a multi use blade it got through 3 of the 4 cuts and the blade was finished. It was a used blade so I figured I would order one specific for metal. It arrived yesterday and it got about half way through a cut and stopped. Useless. I ended up finishing it with a Dremel. Was a little slow but it got it done. I still have some sheet metal I need to cut so I will be looking for alternatives.
Also this saw made a nasty cut. Look at the Burrs it left. Hit those with a file and cleaned up the cuts
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Old 03-06-17, 11:18 AM
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Yes it was an ugly cut. My next cuts will be using a friends Scroll
Saw. I want to cut a better angle on the Intake pipe and then cut out my radiator cooling panel. It will be very much like 1cleanCYM's Radiator cooling panel in his build thread. It's going to look about 90% the same. Let's see if I can keep from screwing it up. Will work on that this week.
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Old 03-06-17, 11:39 AM
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investing in a small bandsaw made my life much much easier when trying to cut most things.
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I had good luck cutting 3" metal pipe with a grinder and diamond wheel.
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Passed 40k views. Hopefully this thread has helped some folks forward their own builds or just do a project or two on their own cars.
Dropped off the parts this morning and picked up my Compressor housing from JP3 Motorsports
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Double checked the GT35R outlet size for the 90 reducer coupler I need to order.
Yep it's 2.5 inches.
Though I may put mine together with shiny pipes and polished elbow, looking at your build has me convinced I need to powder coat the SMIC, some of the pipes and possibly sand or bead blast the elbow to match the original "texture" of the stock look. Good job on your project.
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Old 03-17-17, 11:41 AM
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Thanks, the inspiration is contagious!
I've been busy with work as the weather turned bad. This week I was working 12 and 16 hour days. It's been cold and waiting for parts to arrive. I had the AP Racing brake rotors Zinc coated before having Sakebomb ship them. It's added a couple weeks of delay but they should be in the mail as of today.

The headlights are at least 3 weeks out and last of the Intake and Intercooler pipes are at the powdercoater. If weather is good next weekend the car may be back together and running including the new brakes. This late winter storm set me back even if I wasn't waiting on parts.
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Looking Good!

Does anyone make polished bead-rolled intercooler piping to order? I needed to cobble something up for my hotside to Greedy connection too. All I'd need is a custom-length straight pipe.
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Looking Good!

Does anyone make polished bead-rolled intercooler piping to order? I needed to cobble something up for my hotside to Greedy connection too. All I'd need is a custom-length straight pipe.
You can bead roll ends yourself. YouTube has some good videos.

This one is nice.

Or go ultra cheap DIY
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^ very cool. Thxs for sharing
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Very nice build! FYI i use a Protege 5 steering wheel with cruise control and i rewire it to fit the FD. You will have to reuse the resistance in the stock FD cruise control button and swap it on the Protege cruise control button.

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Old 03-20-17, 01:55 PM
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That's a good Tip on the Cruise Control. I just ended up removing mine. Not much use for it here in NJ.
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Yep, it starts. But not before trying to figure out why it would only click over. Jason realized the powdercoating was isolating the ground for the starter.
Then it would start. Bled the clutch, put on most of the hose clamps and vacuum lines. Big help from Jason (1cleanCYM) today. He showed up after work and fixed a fuel leak, found the ground problem.

Now it runs.

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Missing some hose clamps for now. Need to put nose on and install the BBK... but it's almost done.

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Looks great, congrats!
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