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Old 03-10-2017, 05:40 AM   #701
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What exhaust manifold are you using for the turbo? Custom? Glad you got the noise taken care of!

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Old 03-10-2017, 02:20 PM   #702
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Not sure what fixed it as I replaced the plugs, exhaust gaskets, turbo flange gasket, and cut a thicker .012" TB gasket but the noise is completely gone. My money would be on a warped TB flange.
So we'll nv'r know, but must have been one of those
My guess was exhaust side too
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:09 PM   #703
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Congrats for finding the culprit - hopefully you will be on the road soon??
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:17 PM   #704
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Congrats for finding the culprit - hopefully you will be on the road soon??
Hopefully! I'll have to swap turbine housings and hope everything bolts up and works. Then fix a few nagging issues.

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What exhaust manifold are you using for the turbo? Custom? Glad you got the noise taken care of!

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Yep. Some custom thing that has been on a couple of cars. Not sure who made it. It's a weird design but it fits in the car. I'll post a picture later this weekend.
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Old 03-11-2017, 02:19 PM   #705
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This fits the car nicely and gets the turbo over close to the head. #1 spark plug access isn't very good though. It's easy to get the plug out but it takes a bit of finesse to get the new one in. The downpipe is a little more tricky than one 90* bend as well but it's all good the way it is. The wastegate setup is probably the most efficient way to do it and the dump fits nicely between the bottom of the header and the upper control arm. I think someone on this board made this stuff a long time ago and then sold it to a friend who sold it to another friend who sold it to me.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:21 AM   #706
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This fits the car nicely and gets the turbo over close to the head. #1 spark plug access isn't very good though. It's easy to get the plug out but it takes a bit of finesse to get the new one in. The downpipe is a little more tricky than one 90* bend as well but it's all good the way it is. The wastegate setup is probably the most efficient way to do it and the dump fits nicely between the bottom of the header and the upper control arm. I think someone on this board made this stuff a long time ago and then sold it to a friend who sold it to another friend who sold it to me.
Thank you! Always looking for ideas for the manifold.
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:45 AM   #707
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Can you 122 guys not get away with a 90+?
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Old 03-12-2017, 02:23 PM   #708
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I'm not sure. I had two different top-mount headers so I never bothered to test one. I think you could with the engine mounted vertically.
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:28 AM   #709
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Can you 122 guys not get away with a 90+?
I'll be testing that out when mine arrives. I have both so I can test what will work best.

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Old 03-14-2017, 10:39 AM   #710
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Rick uses a td04 with a 90+ on his b23et, and others have done it before him. It's not exactly ground breaking stuff.... Especially without a steering column in the way like Rick has.


And the one hub has is upside down on the flange for his ebay stainless manifold, and a different shape again to this one. So not comparable.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:45 PM   #711
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I'm not sure. I had two different top-mount headers so I never bothered to test one. I think you could with the engine mounted vertically.
Sure! but then the intake needs work, a matter of choise.
BTW, the rumour is that heat wrap is performance and heat wise a good thing but making the manifold rust (reeeeallly fast) ... any experience on this issue?
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:20 AM   #712
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This is the first time I've ever used it to be honest. I'm sort of hoping that part of the exhaust will stay so hot that it will never see any real moisture but I guess we'll see. This header is mild steel so it was a bit rusty when I got it and I didn't want to pay for ceramic coating so I painted it with some VHT and then wrapped it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:56 PM   #713
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Hello Andrew, I'm the same opinion as RolinOldies:
Never wrap mild steel headers!
The rust will be amazing fast and deep. The condition outside isn't important.
Realy bad experience I have with this. I will never wrap a mild steel one again. Nothing is much better than that what you did.
Good luck, Kay
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:56 PM   #714
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Fixed my leaking v-band with a different turbine housing which finally allowed us to tune the car some. Kyle came and gave me a hand with that and the car finally got some miles on it for the first time in three years. He was able to get it idling well (have to find and fix one vac leak) and tune it to cruise. The rest will come soon. I have several loose ends to tie up, the biggest being adjusting the preload on the pinion and that annoying vac leak. Probably gonna bleed the brakes one more time just to be sure it's free of air.



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Old 03-26-2017, 11:38 PM   #715
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:46 PM   #716
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Me gusta, it sits just right. Saw the pic on IG and couldn't believe it. Awesome!
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:29 AM   #717
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I'm super excited about it. Honestly with just a few small tweaks it can make it to the mountains in two weeks. I'll swap out the rear tires as they've dry-rotted and I'm not confident about that. It needs a bit more tuning before I'd try to get into boost but Kyle really made it into an actual car that starts and drives.
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:33 AM   #718
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As I said on FB, extremely happy for you! Love the build and look forward to when you add boost!

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Old 03-27-2017, 06:29 AM   #719
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Good for you!!
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:05 AM   #720
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W00t! Next up boost tune. And seatbelts lol.
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:42 PM   #721
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Seatbelts are for chumps!
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:44 PM   #722
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:02 PM   #723
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Legit 122 is legit. Nice work.
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:01 PM   #724
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Nice! It looks so good!
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:12 PM   #725
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Thanks dudes! So I started knocking things off the to-do list this evening. One of the most noticeable things was how much noise came from the rear end. There aren't any bushings back there, only heim joints, so I wasn't super surprised that it was noisy. But I started to worry that the diff was just worn out since no real work was done inside it before putting it in the car. Here's a couple videos for anyone who has any experience with these rear ends. Does this seem normal for a factory-locking diff? I'm not sure if it might be a normal amount of noise that's probably being amplified through the spherical rod ends + no carpet + no backseat or what. If it's noisy because racecar, then so be it. I can live with it. I just don't want it to become a point of failure due to lack of proper setup or maintenance.



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