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#1 Watson

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:49 PM

Intro:

 

 

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Got the engine pulled.

 

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While disassembling it, I broke a couple of bolts and they were essential just rods of rust bonded to the cover so...

 

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...I had to pry it off.

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Guts all over the floor.

 


Edited by Watson, 16 March 2014 - 02:57 PM.


#2 NewZed

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:46 PM

Thanks. 


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#3 Watson

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:14 PM

Fixed! Sorry about that. On to more pictures with still no background information. I spend so much time working on the car (in addition to my day job) that I just haven't done an intro yet...

 

The day started with cleaning the block and internals.

 

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I managed to recruit the help of some neighbors.

 

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Thanks, neighbors.

 

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Before painting.

 

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After painting. I decided on a nice neon-vomit green.

 

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The pizza cart was put to good use.

 

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The cylinders were honed.

 

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The oil pan was cleaned, tapped for oil return, and painted.

 

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I began work on the ECU until the rod/main bearings come in for the engine.

 

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:59 PM

Got the bottom end put together. All new bearings, rings, and ARP hardware.

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 01:37 PM

I spent the morning scraping gasket (ughhh) and I got a new 35mm lens. Fun!

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:35 PM

I got a little bit of engine work done today.

 

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I had to take a field trip to a buddy's house to borrow a torque wrench since I loaned my out 15 minutes before I needed to use it. He was in the process of rebuilding an RX-8.

 

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I ran into some fitment issues with the timing cover and the new timing chain guides so I will have to hash that out tomorrow.

 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 03:22 PM

I finally started doing the video thing. First posted edited.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:19 PM

Love it.

 

Keep it up. I'll be watching.


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#9 Watson

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 04:30 PM

Got some more bits installed on the engine and after adjusting the valve lash, I thought it was time for a hefeweizen.

 

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I'm about sick of having to do this. This engine likes to eat bolts and force me to drill and tap new threads.

 

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It's coming along.

 

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Edited by Watson, 17 March 2014 - 04:34 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

It's not going to clean itself.

 

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I had to port the manifold to better suit the new 60mm throttle body.

 

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I'm no professional but at least it has a better chance at life now.

 

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Finished building the board for the ECU. Just got to make a few tweaks.

 

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:42 PM

I finally got the intake manifold all buttoned up and was getting ready to finish the engine when I realized I don't have gaskets for the exhaust side of the turbo. Piss.... Well, I guess I'll knock out the differential and floor pans until they come in. Tomorrow I'll start on that and I'll do another video. I think I'll do weekly video updates with pictures in between.

 

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As far as the rocker cover goes, I started sanding it to prep it for painting but then I decided it looks pretty cool like this. It has an interesting vintage look. I think I'll keep it this way.

 

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:39 AM

Engine update:

 



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:02 PM

I got the differential welded today. It was quite a task considering the half shaft bolts didn't want to come out, so I ended up welding it with it in the car.

 

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#14 Watson

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 03:55 PM

I finished the ECU and got it buttoned up.

 

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#15 Domzs

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:31 PM

Cool ! What is the cost of your build so far ?


 

78 LS1 w/ auto , 83 LS1 w/ T56 , 91 NA . :rockon:

280z sign.

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:05 PM

About $4000. $1000 for the car and $3000 in parts. There are miscellaneous nickle and dime costs though as with any build.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:11 PM

Yeah . And they do add up fast . What's your horsepower goal ?


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78 LS1 w/ auto , 83 LS1 w/ T56 , 91 NA . :rockon:

280z sign.

 

Dom .

 


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:30 PM

Tell me about it... After everything is broken in and tuned, 300 whp.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:31 PM

Today was not my day to work on Watson. I took apart the front of the engine to address the broken stud. I accidentally drilled the hole into the block too large and there is no room for me to expand the hole in the timing cover without risking cracking it, so I just had to put it back together.

 

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I then broke one of the studs while installing the exhaust manifold. I at least had extras.

 

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I was having issues getting the bolts to go in for the intake manifold so I just called it a night. I'll pick up again tomorrow.

 

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

It's finally starting to look like an engine.

 

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