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Old 03-20-14, 12:40PM   #31
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Are you going to run a shield between thr turbo and rad, pretty close. Just wondering of coolant getting to hot.
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Old 03-20-14, 12:43PM   #32
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Careful spraying 2 part, wear an air fed respirator.

Car looks good
When I was talking to tech guy at Kirker he suggested a charcoal respirator for a one time paint job. I got one from Homedepot. It worked well but by the time I was done spraying the clear it was getting hard to draw air through it.

Clean air delivery is the best way to go but I didnt want to spend the money for this one time job. I have a total of $750 in the paint job. That bought sanding paper, both epoxy and 2K primers, paint, clear, activators, reducers, and the materials to build the paint booth. There is still more crap in the paint then I expected but I think it will be ok after I wet sand it all out. Its not a show car paint job that's for sure. but im happy with it. Im ready to put this thing together and make some noise with it.
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Old 03-20-14, 12:58PM   #33
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Are you going to run a shield between thr turbo and rad, pretty close. Just wondering of coolant getting to hot.
I didn't plan on it but I can if needed. Since taking that picture I moved the radiator forward 1.5 inches. There is about 2" gap between the housing and the radiator now.
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Old 03-20-14, 01:05PM   #34
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Whoever told you to wear a charcoal respirator with 2 part hi build and clear should be punched in the FACE! 2 part is dangerous stuff.
It should always be sprayed with an air fed supplying fresh clean air.


Isocyanates are very dangerous.
Rember it's your brain that's going to pay the price.
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old set up-3250 LBS 69 firebird T-88 turbo 455 .030 CAT H beam rods, stock crank, stock block( 2 bolt) performer intake, 850 carb 6X-6 heads 114 cc ( unported) TH 400 and 3.73 gears = 9.76 @ 141 with a 163 short time = 725 RWHP and 878 HP @ the crank

new set up - same but with home ported heads and Gen 7 DFI, my custom SS headers
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Old 05-04-14, 06:47PM   #35
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Motor is about ready to go in.
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Old 05-17-14, 11:32AM   #36
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Looking good.

Does it feel weird to see your headers going forward?

I remember when I first did mine it felt strange to see them going forward, now I don't even notice it.
People at the car shows still comment on it though , like its some sort of voo doo
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old set up-3250 LBS 69 firebird T-88 turbo 455 .030 CAT H beam rods, stock crank, stock block( 2 bolt) performer intake, 850 carb 6X-6 heads 114 cc ( unported) TH 400 and 3.73 gears = 9.76 @ 141 with a 163 short time = 725 RWHP and 878 HP @ the crank

new set up - same but with home ported heads and Gen 7 DFI, my custom SS headers
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Old 05-17-14, 10:16PM   #37
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LOL. Ya it does look odd. One of my neighbors was looking at it and asked if the motor was for a boat.
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Old 05-26-14, 01:36AM   #38
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I took the car over to a local body shop and had them buff it. Nice and smooth now.

Dropped the motor in yesterday and started making the hot side. Header collectors are 2.5. Neck down to 2.25. 2.25 pipe through Vibrant turbo flex couplers. They will go into the 3.5 merge then into the T6. I got a 3.0-2.5 reducer from the parts store and used that to mount the 66mm WG. Hope to finish it tomorrow and get to work on the cold side.
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Old 05-26-14, 11:05AM   #39
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Very cool, I'm in the middle of my crossover pipe, I feel your pain! cut,tack,fit, cut tack fit..... Everyone hear tells me its worth it when done!
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Old 05-26-14, 01:45PM   #40
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It's fun making headers isn't it?

Trust me, no one has ever has ever said it wasn't worth it, that actually finished it.
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new set up - same but with home ported heads and Gen 7 DFI, my custom SS headers
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Old 05-27-14, 12:51AM   #41
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Hot side is finished. Wrapped in DEI header wrap. Turbo is mounted. Now to try and figure out how to get the exhaust out the back. I have a 5" to dual 3.5 " Y pipe from flowmaster. I was going to put the Y about 15"-18" after the turbo and run dual 3.5 on back. But now that the motor is in the car it looks like it might be easier to run the 5" until I get under the car then Y to the dual 3.5. With the midplate there isn't much room.
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Old 09-12-14, 01:01AM   #42
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Figured I would post an update. I had to have a minor surgery on my neck. Outpatient surgery that should have been about 30 minutes. Once in they found bone fragments in my spinal column that were putting pressure on my spinal cord. 3.5 hours in surgery, 2 days in hospital and $63000 later I got to go home. So it’s been a few months since I’ve been able to work on the car. I took advice from earlier in the thread and upgraded my ignition. Went to the MSD 6530 and 2 bar map. I have the 5” down pipe just about finished. Now to get the cold side made. I need to cut the 3” inlet and outlet off my intercooler and put 3.5 on.

How close to the carb should I put the nozzles for the meth injection and does it matter if the BOV is before or after the nozzles?
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Old 09-12-14, 02:32AM   #43
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Wow, sorry to hear you had such a rough time. 63k man I hope you had insurance.


As for the car, the longer the water meth is in the air the more it will be able to cool the air, you don't want it before the BOV though, in fact if its too close it can back up into and out of the BOV which can cause an underhood fire, since methanol is volatile. Keep in mind that the BOV blows that trapped pressure out into the atmosphere, so I'd suggest being at least 6 inches after the BOV just to be safe.

Here's a funny thing about meth, it's actually just alcohol that the government makes people put a poison in it so it can't be used for drinking. Why ? Money of course. They don't tax it and people would just drink it instead of paying an alcohol tax so they poisoned it.

Keep that in mind when your breathing in those fumes from the exhaust, it's poisoned by greed.
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old set up-3250 LBS 69 firebird T-88 turbo 455 .030 CAT H beam rods, stock crank, stock block( 2 bolt) performer intake, 850 carb 6X-6 heads 114 cc ( unported) TH 400 and 3.73 gears = 9.76 @ 141 with a 163 short time = 725 RWHP and 878 HP @ the crank

new set up - same but with home ported heads and Gen 7 DFI, my custom SS headers
Jeff Palazzo

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Old 09-12-14, 10:38AM   #44
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I would spray denatured alcohol on my turbo ta. It will not take paint off either! Cheap at home depot too!
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Old 09-28-14, 03:43PM   #45
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really nice job on your firebird man.
I also have aron's headers, but have yet to install them.
Had an incident a while back and have been redoing other stuff.
please keep the pictures coming on how your going to do the hot side to the turbo.
I have an idea of what I'm going to try, but it would be nice to have something to copy if it doesn't work out. lol
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