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Old 02-10-2012, 07:24 AM   #2276
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Wow! I don't think tires stand a chance! 100+ mph burnouts anyone?
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:37 AM   #2277
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I stopped at IPS this week and they had a Camaro in the shop that they had just installed a DSS 9" kit in (almost identical to mine, but with different gears). I made the same comment that yoy did, R... "that stuff looks HUGE in the car!" It looks really beefy!

You car is coming along great. I'm really glad you're all healed up and well enough for some play time at the shop with your car.

My car goes in to the shop for a cage next week. After that, they can start putting all the new goodies in it.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #2278
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The fact that he will work side by side with you in HIS shop says a lot about him, and your own skills.

.... or he's sucking up so you'll do all his stainless fuel line runs for him
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:16 AM   #2279
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I stopped at IPS this week and they had a Camaro in the shop that they had just installed a DSS 9" kit in (almost identical to mine, but with different gears). I made the same comment that yoy did, R... "that stuff looks HUGE in the car!" It looks really beefy!

You car is coming along great. I'm really glad you're all healed up and well enough for some play time at the shop with your car.

My car goes in to the shop for a cage next week. After that, they can start putting all the new goodies in it.
Awesome, be done just in time for a Spring Coming out party...

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The fact that he will work side by side with you in HIS shop says a lot about him, and your own skills.

.... or he's sucking up so you'll do all his stainless fuel line runs for him
I'ld do that anyway... It speaks mostly to how good of friends we have become....
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:19 AM   #2280
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That was just the first thing I thought of....... I still can't find words. Freakin' massive
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #2281
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:26 PM   #2282
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I'll bring it this evening, since I'll be in a pickup... Dont feel like going all the way to the southside so I'll probably head to Chris and Your place...
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:45 PM   #2283
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I'll bring it this evening, since I'll be in a pickup... Dont feel like going all the way to the southside so I'll probably head to Chris and Your place...
works for me ill suply the beer and mountain dew
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:14 PM   #2284
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Awesome, be done just in time for a Spring Coming out party...

You're "coming out"???? I must say, of all the people I know... I find that very surprising! ummm.... errr... Congrats!
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You're "coming out"???? I must say, of all the people I know... I find that very surprising! ummm.... errr... Congrats!
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:36 PM   #2286
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:33 PM   #2287
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You're "coming out"???? I must say, of all the people I know... I find that very surprising! ummm.... errr... Congrats!
I was talking about Smaug's coming out...
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #2288
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #2289
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:08 PM   #2290
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New turbos eh.. I cant wait to see the final product. I know it has been a long journey.

My journey will begin soon, thats once my car gets delivered.

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Went to the shop for a little while today...

We figured out where the catch can for the diff will mount, and I now have the third member mounted in the cradle... We are waiting on some specific metric bolts we need... They should be here Thursday...

They are a 12 mm 1.5 pitch thread 12.9 grade X 65 mm... Not a readily available bolt for sure... We tried Fastenall and another local vendor... to no avail... We could get them but would have to but a box of 50, and it could take a couple of weeks to get them... and we only need 12 of them... My vendor should be able to get them to us by Thursday.... I Love supportive vendors... you know, the ones that stand behind their product and take care of little issues and big ones... This is obviously a little one, and easily resolved....

Not a problem... Tomorrow we will start working on the plumbing for the new turbos, build the catch can for the diff and see where we go from there....We still have to pull of the cold side housing and cut and trim it... then weld the new elbow on and get it ready for clocking it in the new direction we determine to be the best...

We ought to have it together some time next week....

Glen, your diff is waiting for you if you're ready for it...
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:58 PM   #2291
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New turbos eh.. I cant wait to see the final product. I know it has been a long journey.

My journey will begin soon, thats once my car gets delivered.
When are you expecting delivery....

Yes, the journey has been long and it never really ends... but man its been fun...
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Nothing super exciting in this post, but I finished the modification to the drive shaft loop... With the size of the new coupling at the transmission, the original loop wasn't long enough and would have been unsafe if the output shaft or the coupler broke....

So, I took on the task of extending it to a longer length... We determined that we needed to add four inches of length to ensure the main shaft was encompassed within the loop so that no matter where along the coupler it broke, the shaft would not fall to the ground... Also,this is my first attempt ever at Tig welding... I've done lots of stick and Mig welding...

I added four inches of length (two 2" pieces) and fabricated and shaped the gussets along the sides... I had to stop and reshape the tip on the welder several times due to contaminating it, but overall, I'm pretty happy with the end result.... Corey was fitting and installing the new Turbo's while I was working on this... We may be able to get Brandi on the road Wednesday or Thursday.... Time will tell...
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #2293
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Nothing super exciting in this post, but I finished the modification to the drive shaft loop... With the size of the new coupling at the transmission, the original loop wasn't long enough and would have been unsafe if the output shaft or the coupler broke....

So, I took on the task of extending it to a longer length... We determined that we needed to add four inches of length to ensure the main shaft was encompassed within the loop so that no matter where along the coupler it broke, the shaft would not fall to the ground... Also,this is my first attempt ever at Tig welding... I've done lots of stick and Mig welding...

I added four inches of length (two 2" pieces) and fabricated and shaped the gussets along the sides... I had to stop and reshape the tip on the welder several times due to contaminating it, but overall, I'm pretty happy with the end result.... Corey was fitting and installing the new Turbo's while I was working on this... We may be able to get Brandi on the road Wednesday or Thursday.... Time will tell...
For a first time, that looks good to me!!!
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #2294
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Oh, and we are also going to be installing my shift light this week.... One more thing to not forget...

And a few other goodies not yet mentioned...
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:37 AM   #2295
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Let my camera at the shop today, so no additional pics, but....

We are just about finished with installing the new turbo's. We had to machine the oil return block to fit over the bolts that lock in the cold side housing.

I spent most of today fabricating the mounts for and installing the new oil cooler. Thursday, I have to build a shroud for it.

The diff, axles and drive shaft are completely installed.

Corey has been working hard on the intake piping for the new turbo's. Since the inlets are bigger, Corey ordered new silicone couplers and we have had to alter some of the piping. We are closing in on the finished product for this stage of the build...

We still have to mount the AMS 1000 Boost Controller and the shift light... But, for now we will mount the hardware for it and let Allan, the electronics dude take care of wiring it in....

Hopefully, by Friday latest, I'll be able to begin breaking in the diff... maybe by Thursday... but I would rather take time and make sure it's all correct first....

I'm headed to Houston for a meeting tomorrow that will determine the next stages for Brandi...

Great Meeting... Big plans...
Good Meeting... finish the cage and get some racing wheels and carry on...
Bad meeting... well.... Well finish what we are working on and I'll have a damn fast street car...

Actually, I am not worried about it... and I am looking forward to having dinner with two great friends if Mike (I hope so) joins Russ and I... Russ told me it's his favorite Steak House.. so, I'm looking forward to it...
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:40 AM   #2296
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Bad ass man. It's on it's way to completion! I can't wait to see it. Hopefully, we'll get a video when the time comes too .
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Bad ass man. It's on it's way to completion! I can't wait to see it. Hopefully, we'll get a video when the time comes too .
Most assuredly there will be some video's forthcoming... New Doors looking good brother... I've got several friends with them... Very cool...
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:07 AM   #2298
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Thanks man. I was hoping they would come out good. It's always scary with modifications like that.

I can't wait for that video. That car should sound beastly and will be packing some major balsagna to say the least.
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Well, I had my meeting today....and all is good....

I have no complaints and I do work for a Great Company...

The best part of the day was meeting with DangeruSS and mlee for dinner. We ate at Pappas Bros Steak House.

Wow, All I can say is Russ sure knows a Great Steak Place... The salad, the Wine, the Steak (16 oz Filet Mignon) I didn't know they made em that big...but they do...and the Au-gratin potato's... Topped off with Key Lime pie.... All in all, great company, great food... and a bit over three hours....

Back to Brandi... Corey finished and coated the inlet pipes. He isolated/removed and sealed up the coolant lines that used to feed the oil cooler block.... and we only have to finish the shroud for the new remote oil cooler and wait for the oil supply fitting for the drivers' side turbo to arrive. We will then fill the differential with fluid, and start the break-in of the new rear gears with at least two heat/cool periods on the dyno... This will allow us to heat the gears in a controlled environment rather than on the road.... and to monitor for any fluid leaks... We had a lot of stuff loosened and or disconnected and added quite a bit of oil coolant line. I'll then drive Brandi home for the night and then back to the shop on Friday and allow her to cool again and then back on the dyno for more gear break-in...

By Friday evening if all goes well I should be able to drive her to San Antonio for our Friday night gathering...
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