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Old 11-21-2017, 03:19 PM   #141
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I stopped by the machine shop for an initial parts payment and to drop off the camshaft and head gaskets. While there, I checked out the completed heads and new rods.


You can really see the duration on the exhaust lobe in this picture.




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[QUOTE=Turbo-Geist;1596016319]Sunday
I went by Jon’s shop to check out a monster build he is nearing completion on. The intercooler attachments also needed to be fully welded. I only have 110V available currently and 125A isn’t nearly enough for 1/8” thick aluminum. His welds look way better than mine and I was able to observe and get some practice in. The trip was worth it. This can now be installed for hopefully the last time./QUOTE]

Enjoyed the visit as always, Ben. Even if it is a little bit of a hike from your place. You're making great progress. All the hard work is pretty much done. Your list is some good smaller jobs for the holidays. How many meth nozzles this time? I mean you have effectively 2 charge pipes there!

No monster build going on over here. Just your average 427 TT gen5 zl1 build. These cars are heavy, so they need the extra boost
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Enjoyed the visit as always, Ben. Even if it is a little bit of a hike from your place. You're making great progress. All the hard work is pretty much done. Your list is some good smaller jobs for the holidays. How many meth nozzles this time? I mean you have effectively 2 charge pipes there!

No monster build going on over here. Just your average 427 TT gen5 zl1 build. These cars are heavy, so they need the extra boost
Yes, we seem to get a lot done. Imagine if we did it for a living?

Maybe I'll just line both sides of the each 3" pipe with nozzles till I run out of room. Is that legal for the pump gas invitational?

Well, it looks like a monster under the hood. Look at the incredible work in the engine bay. Great job. Everything is fitting together just like it did on your vette.
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I finally got around to mounting the waste gates this past weekend. The space is really starting to get tight inside the fender. For now, I'm going to vent it to atmosphere. I may get creative at a later point and tie it back into the downpipe if there is room.


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Here's a view of both of the up-pipes almost fully welded. I have 7 more SS welds to make for the hot-side piping and it can then be sent off for coating.




I also fully welded the 3.5" downpipes this weekend.
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Man, Your doing an awesome job, Very Very nice
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This project is shaping up nice Ben! Bet you're starting to get excited.
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This project is shaping up nice Ben! Bet you're starting to get excited.
Thanks. Excited but at the same time I'm ready to be done and put it to use. Like everyone else, there are lots of things going on this time of year. Hot side should ship out this week to be coated and I'm hoping to have the engine back before year end.
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Here are some pictures from this weekend of the almost finished hot side. It was nice to see these results after hours and hours of fab work.







The welds are looking better with every piece. I have two welds left to make for the passenger side T4 flange and then I'll bolt it all back on one last time to make sure fitment is still 100%.

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Looking good Ben! Won't be long now....


Just in time for boost weather...
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Just in time for boost weather...
Thanks, hopefully it sticks around that long. There have already been some nice days.
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Fikse FM5s were looking a little dull so I sent them out to be polished.

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Good progress was made this weekend. All stainless piping is now complete and can be sent to be coated. I also was able to finish welding all of the aluminum piping except for the charge pipe going from the intercooler to the intake.

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Piping from compressor to intercooler


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Looks real good Ben! I was talking to Jon and we were wondering when you think your going to have your motor etc...
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Looks real good Ben! I was talking to Jon and we were wondering when you think your going to have your motor etc...
Thanks, Jeff. I just talked to the machine shop and apparently Wiseco made a mistake on the pistons and has to remake them so it looks like end of the year has turned into next year.

I've got plenty of other things to work on so...
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six flags called, they want their roller coaster back
Seriously though, awesome work Ben.
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Thanks, Jeff. I just talked to the machine shop and apparently Wiseco made a mistake on the pistons and has to remake them so it looks like end of the year has turned into next year.

I've got plenty of other things to work on so...
Yeah they did the same to me on Flaco's motor. We were going to try and make the Winter Meltdown Dec.29th I think, and they dropped the ball big time. I was pissed! He was disappointed but he wasn't planning on racing the rest of this year anyways trying to change a few things on the truck, but we put everything in high gear to get it ready and that's what ended up holding us up etc... Sorry to hear it got you too. Sue Nash at Wiesco told me they were short on engineers and had a rash of sickness run through the company. So looking forward to your results though.
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