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Old 08-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #7026
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What about October?!!
Rock-tober looks good... Not in writing yet but looking good...

I spoke with the scheduler this am and she said they work with so...

As for Diamond, there is a guy that used to work in my spot and he is trying to get hired back on... So, he'll probably end up right where he was...
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:46 PM   #7027
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Good new... and I guess if I come down and need a two room suite I can just rent your new truck.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:56 PM   #7028
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Good new... and I guess if I come down and need a two room suite I can just rent your new truck.
I'll reserve the back seat for you.... I just need a credit card and the security code, how the name is written and the date of expiration... oh and the billing address...

Heck, I still don't know where I'm staying at yet.... I paid for the RV spot, and may just rent one for the wife and I and Corey.... If you want to come down, check hotels in the area... Beeville hotels are full, but there are some towns not too far away that still have rooms....
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:24 PM   #7029
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Robert if you are there brother I will be... I want to see this car run.... um I'm sorry I mean fly!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:54 PM   #7030
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As promised, here are a few new pictures of the drivers side....

We still have to box the frame back in, and clock the center section. We ordered the scavenge box and return pump...Turbowerx for the win... The Exa Pump....

One difference of note here is the pipe coming off the wastegate...

It dumps to atmosphere... so it'll be louder when venting, rather than dumping back into the exhaust pipe.... This will also allow more power....and quite the light show after dark... lots of flames rolling out of there....

Despite being bigger, these turbos are substantially easier to remove from the car if need be... The way Justin and Corey have fitted them in is amazing...
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:05 PM   #7031
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Best car porn I've seen in a LONG time. Holy Smokes.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:49 PM   #7032
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I'll reserve the back seat for you.... I just need a credit card and the security code, how the name is written and the date of expiration... oh and the billing address...

Heck, I still don't know where I'm staying at yet.... I paid for the RV spot, and may just rent one for the wife and I and Corey.... If you want to come down, check hotels in the area... Beeville hotels are full, but there are some towns not too far away that still have rooms....
Any word from Doug where they're planning on staying for the event?
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:06 PM   #7033
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Any word from Doug where they're planning on staying for the event?
No, haven't heard yet... One place they were discussing fell through.... I may end up renting an RV... Not sure yet, still want to make sure everything works out...

And Mlee, for reference, the waste gate pipes above are as big or bigger than most cars exhaust.... Those down pipes are 3.5 inches in diameter....
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:12 PM   #7035
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Sweet Jesus that is some serious car porn.

Looks amazing!!
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Turbo looks like it was born there, nice work!

And here's hoping the new job is twice the pay and half the BS
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #7037
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Sweet Jesus that is some serious car porn.

Looks amazing!!
sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:30 PM   #7038
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:19 PM   #7039
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Just makes my eyes water..... WoW
Step away from the exhaust...

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Sweet Jesus that is some serious car porn.

Looks amazing!!
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And here's hoping the new job is twice the pay and half the BS
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lol, no prob.... I'll wait til shes running....

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:38 PM   #7040
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Any word from Doug where they're planning on staying for the event?
Got an old friends house down in rockport off of Clam drive. I was hoping he'd offer us to stay there for free, but he sent me the $ per night.....$200 per night, two night minimum. Damnit...

But if everyone wants to go and we all split it, I'd contemplate it. Just don't feel like spending $100 to go for the weekend. Wish we had the condo...everyone could stay there for free.
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Got an old friends house down in rockport off of Clam drive. I was hoping he'd offer us to stay there for free, but he sent me the $ per night.....$200 per night, two night minimum. Damnit...

But if everyone wants to go and we all split it, I'd contemplate it. Just don't feel like spending $100 to go for the weekend. Wish we had the condo...everyone could stay there for free.
Four or five of you that would make it cheap....
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:58 PM   #7042
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:52 PM   #7043
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Teasers as we close in on finishing the passenger side turbo manifold....

That's a lot of metal in a small spot... This is the first in place fit of the manifold with the turbo attached.

We will pull it down several times to get it all fit perfectly.... It's dammit close in some spots so some clearancing will take place. Some of it was done right after these pic's were taken.

I'll have more as we progress... We still have to fit the wastegate and waste port tube, but according to Justin, "no problem."
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:26 PM   #7044
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I don't know which side of your car is prettier, Robert... the top or the bottom.
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Any concerns with the heat so close to the oil filter/pan? Blankets going on he turbos?
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I don't know which side of your car is prettier, Robert... the top or the bottom.
i wonder that as well, but the underside is pretty nappy right now... Still have the sooty residue of two blown turbos on her underparts... We'll start on cleaning it all soon as well... Actually that'll be Montye and I...he's a great guy that hangs around the shop like I do...

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Any concerns with the heat so close to the oil filter/pan? Blankets going on he turbos?
Not in this case... Note the hot side of the turbos is behind the front flange of the bell housing... Other than that, which is the only way to fit them without a ton of stuff hanging way below the frame, they are in the same basic location as the old turbos... They are probably less than three inches further forward... And when you get right down to it, there is no place under the hood that doesn't get scalding hot with the power we're pushing... These turbos can pretty easily push us over the 2 grand hp mark...There is/has been some discussion lately of fuel pump options...
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Ok "cool", (hot!). Felt like a dumb question, but hell, I learnd'ed somthing
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It just keeps getting better and better, there ought to be a law against car porn!
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Ok "cool", (hot!). Felt like a dumb question, but hell, I learnd'ed somthing
There are no dumb ones... I learn more about this car every day...
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I suggest a law for more car porn...
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