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  1. tastywheats

    Selling car or parting out as last resort

    Selling my 1997 v6 track car project. I race a 1992 3000gt VR4 and a 2007 Ford Focus zx3 and I daily a 2002 Ford Lightning. I don't have space and really haven't touched the car in years. Everything is still new. Still has break in oil in the engine. Would like $7000 for everything. Parting out...
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    Evolution of American Iron

    That was a concern for me as well. But UPR products eased my mind when they told me the lifetime warranty still applies even with my plan to road race. I still haven't tested it yet though.
  3. tastywheats

    Evolution of American Iron

    Well I have a solution for one and have not thought about the other. I couple of friends of mine in the drift community have use a sandwich adapter to run oil to their turbo but still run the return to the pan. For me since I removed the power steering pump giving me easier access to the high...
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    2011 stock, what to do first

    Well. Start thinking about what your goals are with the car. A tuner and wideband are never a bad option as these cars are coming well tuned to oem specs that no matter what bolt on you do you wont see much gains without a tune. Does your year come with the two piece drive shaft? If so that...
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    Evolution of American Iron

    Yep. That RX7 is going to be quick with a good set of tires on the back. It was already fast with the stock LS1 in it. Should be up and running soon.
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    Evolution of American Iron

    Slow progress but I was in the process of turning this turbo kit from internal wastegate to external. Decided to use tial products due to recommendation of my friend. Also realized the bends in the manifold were very narrow and sharp so he expanded them using stainless and straighten them out...
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    Evolution of American Iron

    Last time that I sent my kit out to be coated I was not impressed with the work or the service. It was not this company but it made me not want to send it out again. Have you personally done business with this company
  8. tastywheats

    Evolution of American Iron

    I have to keep heat down. That is my number 1 priority. This is a purpose built track car. I get the concerns but I will build new ones if they do get too bad. I am also gold taping the cold side.
  9. tastywheats

    Evolution of American Iron

    Yeah solid work to bad all his welds will be covered in exhaust wrap
  10. tastywheats

    Evolution of American Iron

    They are Mitsubishi 16g's. Same turbos that came stock in early gen Evo's. Power goal is around 320 for AI but I am expecting around 500 when I decide to turn it up. This original kit on a stock 2000 v6 made 417 hp at 17 lb of boost. with all of the improvements I am hoping to have a faster...
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    Evolution of American Iron

    I am determined to get the weight between 2800 and 2900 lb with me in it. If I am successful power will be between 310 and 325 hp. I will also plan on doing other events so I can boost it up in those.
  12. tastywheats

    Evolution of American Iron

    The other hiccup was I switched to a much bigger intercooler with larger openings and needed to create a new coldside. When we were looking at how to route it I noticed that I not only need to make a larger diameter tube connect to a small opening on the turbo but the turbo shoots the piping...
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    Evolution of American Iron

    Well as he is making the down pipe is tells me do to the small size of the manifolds and the bends being to sharp he was afraid it would cause excess heat in those identified bends. He told me the only way to fix it is to upsize the piping and adjust the bends to to not be so shallow. So I was...
  14. tastywheats

    Evolution of American Iron

    *Update* so progress has slowed down almost to a stand still. If you didn't know the turbo kit I have was made by Justin who used to be on this site and made some impressive numbers with the kit but the more I started working on the car the more I found problems. First, in my rule book for...
  15. tastywheats

    New mods??

    Some good cheap mods would be found in a pick and pull. You might want to look at an 8.8 rear end. I can usually find those for about $300 or a shell for $100. If you dont think you will be making that much power a set of rear gears and a Tlok will give you some pep in your step for the 7.5 rear...
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    New mods??

    If your patient those items make there way to the for sale forums every so often. I picked up my used VAP Windstar kit for $200. I pulled a 2002 3.8 out of a junk yard for $325.
  17. tastywheats

    Evolution of American Iron

    The top bar is removable. I have not weighed it vs the stock piece but it is stupid light.
  18. tastywheats

    Evolution of American Iron

    Happy New year. Introducing V mount 2.0. Had to make a few adjustment to the setup. First I changed the angle of the radiator and brought it up about 3 inches. Now I have 10 inches of ground clearance so now the rocker panel is the lowest part of the frame. Welded Dom plates to attach to the...
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    Evolution of American Iron

    The rule book states I need at least 5 inches of clearance. It currently sit at six wit the 245 45 17s on. I will be running 275 40 18's so that should give a little more wiggle room to lower the ride hieght.
  20. tastywheats

    Evolution of American Iron

    Well this is what we came up with. It is easily removable as well. The radiator and intercooler were to big the place them at the same angle as the one in the picture above. Once we box it in it should create turbulance between the two. I will not leave the fan where it is now just mocking...
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