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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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    Why are you switching out of the blue car? Is it pretty rusted?
     
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    No not rusty actually it's probably in better shape then the 2004 it's kind of a long story that started back in 2000 it was my daughter's car when she was in college. In 2002 she got married and 2004 my granddaughter came along and my daughter started driving a minivan and my son-in-law started driving the Mustang. My daughter's plan was to keep the car for her daughter to drive but by 2010 the car started to become a little less reliable but she didn't want to sell it and I traded her for it a 2006 Corolla S my son used when he went to College and I was supposed to make it better for her daughter to drive but it has no side impact no abs no traction control so I got the granddaughter a 2014 Mustang that has all that and she's picking it up this summer as she just started driving a month ago. Now the plan was that my daughter would always get the blue one back someday because who wouldn't like to have their first car I know I would. So I plan to put it back the way it was and go all out on the gray car. "Off the hook" could be another way to put it. I told you it was a long story.
     
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    You are going to love driving the car with that frame stiffening. Adding the torque box strengthening is a must.
     
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    Yep I notice the difference when I put them on the blue Mustang I'm also thinking about welding in the K frame member can't find anything on the internet whether that's a good idea or not so I figured what the heck also plan on painting the engine bay along with the K frame because it's rusting in spots the K frame anyway it's a tubular one I got about 9 years ago
     
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    Check out what Tom at supersix sent me. Stage 3 with 918 Springs cam 224/224 next is the Scat connecting rods so I can get the block put together. 20190530_115036.jpg
     
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    For some reason it stops at year 2003 I don't know of a diff. between 2003-2004
     
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    This being my first engine build and not sure what I'm looking at. It appears someone has buffed imperfections out of this new bearing. I ordered new cam bearings from Mahle/clevite this is how one look right out of the box.
    Just wondering if this is typical this one being the worst in the bunch
     

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    Sending them back!!! Not worth the risk. All of them had something going on.
     
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    Oh well I guess cam bearings from clevite just come with this kind of scuffing. I ordered new from a different place and the scuffing is worse then the ones I sent back. lol
     
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    20190612_202842.jpg 20190612_203302.jpg Anyone go through anything like this?
     
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    I called the bearing company they tell me that's fine, but if I'm not satisfied to return. lol
    On the windstar I will make a templette to match the windstar the gasket is to large to use. I can't change the windstar to much without getting into the 0 ring. When I torque down the windstar without the 0 ring I notice a good amount of gap I know it needs a little for expantion, but seems excessive. The rubber grommets and O-rings are brand new.
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    Lesson I learned today not to put a deburring tool in a electric pencil grinder that only knows 25,000rpm Who knows maybe those marks will help with swirling. lol 20190615_102822.jpg