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My twin turbo build

Discussion in 'Personal Projects and Builds' started by Sideshow Bob, Dec 28, 2014.

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    Well on Monday I pick up the block to plug the balance shaft oil passages. I tried a search and with not alot of luck. So i say i got this I found the bit tap and plug at O'Reilly's forget about Lowe's Home Depot they don't have them well the tap that is. So I'm posting my experience with photos if anyone would like to try this at home but I have to warn you it wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be for me anyway when the drill bit snapped off I knew I was in trouble the rear Passage is at an angle so I had to grind down to make it square so the drill bit and tap would go in straight I was sweating bullets thinking if I break the tap off in here but I think it's going to be okay after all is done Machining wise I will use red Loctite. I was careful not to drill clean through where the cam bearing sits so I stopped short about 1/8 in. Now i find myself a little under the weather and hadn't messed with it since. 20190508_150113.jpg 20190508_104705.jpg 20190508_154837.jpg 20190508_155155.jpg 20190508_155414.jpg
     
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    It's one way to hold the torque plate in place it's definitely tight up against the frame. 20190512_113150.jpg
     
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    Anyone use a electric oil prelude pump on their motors?
     
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    I got the JB weld done. I will wait until I pull the Windstar intake off the other car to match the ports right now it's still running and I might take it to the track. The Windstar uses o rings and I want to lay the flat gasket on it to see if it lines up correctly. 20190517_102803.jpg 20190517_102505.jpg
     
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    Got the frame rails tacked in place. I like how the man in the video said allow an hour and a half for each side so after about 12 hours of working on it and still not finished I guess his video doesn't take into account a 60 + year old laying flat on his back with a heliarc weld 20190518_111730.jpg 20190518_111339.jpg 20190518_111303.jpg
     
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    Had these guys off the car last summer to check for cracks and leaks. Could find no problems. The blue car still has that 10% differential between banks. The mystery will be solved soon when I pull the motor in a couple months I'm thinking burnt valve or something with the valvetrain. Plan to do a rebuild on its motor. Not to the extent I'm doing on the gray car just a basic rebuild. On the lighter side of thing when my wife looked out the window and saw the gray car back there she yelled out what the "Hello Kitty" is that. So now my kids and grandkids ask me how is "Hello Kitty" coming along. What can I say. lol

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