Progress Thread Slow Boat To China

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  1. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    I borrowed a pneumatic valve spring tool from a friend last night. Holy crap does it make life easy! I did and entire head in the time it took to use the el-cheap-o tool on one spring.

    I told work to p iss off today. I'm spending an entire day out there working on the car. Let's see how far I get.
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  2. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Not very but hey telling them to p iss off may just give you a whole bunch of time to work on it just no monies to work on it.
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  3. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Going to upload a ton of pics tomorrow. Got a ton of work done today and I'm quite happy with the outcome.

    And I think I'll have enough dough to order the turbo this week.
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  4. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    So then......what turbo are we gonna order?
  5. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    They make a 1.10 a/r and a 1.32 a/r s475. I'm leaning towards the smaller for a quicker spool, although I bet the difference would be negligible.

    I may still get the s480 too. Just can't decide. No billet though, out of my range.
  6. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    Again,.....where are you getting the BW turbo from?
  7. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Oh. Turbo Dave's was the cheapest by $100 that I've found at 639.99 shipped for the 1.32 and 750 ish for the 1.10
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    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    Sounds like a good deal.
  9. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    I still need to call your guy and see what he says. Just haven't had the time
  10. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    Schweet LSjuan
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Yesterday: Valve springs in, motor assembled and installed, hot side mocked up. BOOM.

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  12. 84Ttop

    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    Do you plan to mount the turbo off of the rad support or frame rail some how? I don't like the thought of all that weight hanging off the headers. Looks good by the way!
  13. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Definitely making a support. Those things are waaaaay to heavy not to
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    stangboy Founding Member

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    :jaw:What size turbo will you be using? The one in the pic looks like a 101mm or something HUGE like that!! I know you're just using it for mock-up but the one you're actually gonna use must be the same size or close to it, right?
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    I think something about this big should do....
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    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    It'll be a Borg Warner S400 series, just haven't made my mind up on a 75 or 80mm yet. I need to call and talk to Mike's guy. The last salesman I talked to was just that - trying to sell me something I don't need. Either way, they are big units, and won't be much smaller than whats in the picture.

    With that said, the merge to turbo pipe will probably end up getting cut down to fit the turbo under the hood. We shall see!
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  17. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    I'm driving to San Antonio to get an s475 for $350 tomorrow. Cross your fingers, folks. I hope the seller and I share the same opinion of 'lightly used'.
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    Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
  19. NIKwoaC

    NIKwoaC 中國製造

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    Yeaaaa, now we talking. Keep it simple.

    Have you seen this month's Car Craft? Some legit junkyard LS powered turbo cars in there.
  20. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    So this weekend, I bought a turbo and finished my hot side. I'll get pics up soon, but I have to say I'm quite pleased. Half price turbo and a sweet looking hot side? I'll take it.

    I also want to thank everyone that reads this for NOT coming in here and giving me crap about building an LS motor. Id hate to have to tell someone to go jump into a pile of d1cks.
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