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Unread 09-08-2012, 09:26 AM   #166
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Working on the inter cooler tubing today. And I made my self a use full tool. And the best part is that it only costed $10 bucks

Load in Vice


Insert tube


Tighten vice and rotate and you get this


It can accept any size washer and exhaust clamp so it will do almost any size tubing.

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Unread 09-08-2012, 11:31 AM   #167
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Intercooler tubing coming along.



Had to flip the intercooler to fit the tubing better. Now just to remount it and then bead all the ends of the tube.
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Unread 09-08-2012, 06:29 PM   #168
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Got my cutting brake and Brake Proportioning Valve mounted


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Unread 09-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #169
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Very nice, that will come in handy
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Unread 09-09-2012, 02:24 PM   #170
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Fantastic job. It took me three days to get the electrical tape off my wireness and in your spare time you drew up the wiring schematics .lol. awesome job.



When do u estimate this beast will be running? Cant wait to see and hear it.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 02:31 PM   #171
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Hey on your intercooler pipe and the flange once in the vise did you use a pipe wrench and turn the pipe ?

Is this flange end necessary on non intercooled such as mine?

Great idea
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Unread 09-09-2012, 06:03 PM   #172
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Hey on your intercooler pipe and the flange once in the vise did you use a pipe wrench and turn the pipe ?

Is this flange end necessary on non intercooled such as mine?

Great idea
Mine wont be running till end of Nov. Or at least that is what I am hoping for. Once I finish the cage - end of September. I will tear down, paint and powered coat. Then final assembly.

And what you do is clamp down on the vice then you release the vise, rotate the pipe a little, then re clamp. And repeat till you get all the way around. That is why I have those springs in there. That way when you un screw the vice it will spring open so you can rotate the pipe a little.
I got my idea form this.

I just wanted to make something that would be easier and faster to work with. Thats when I came up with the tool I did.

I would recommend it with any turbo set up. When you are running that kinda of boost it is easier to blow a pipe off when there is nothing for the clamp to grab. At least do it on the outlet pipes from the turbo to the intake.
To bad your not around the area, I would let you barrow it.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #173
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So today I made the brakets and mounted the head lights


Then I finished up the hood pins



After that I worked on the front suck down winch.




Just need to make the axle tie down point for the rope.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 07:30 PM   #174
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Went back out tonight and finished the front suckdown winch.

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Unread 09-09-2012, 08:35 PM   #175
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Awesome fab work , are you going into the 4bt ? Does the 4 bt suffer from the kdp issues the 6 did ?
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Unread 09-09-2012, 10:16 PM   #176
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Awesome fab work , are you going into the 4bt ? Does the 4 bt suffer from the kdp issues the 6 did ?
Not sure what you mean by going into.
If it means performance whys, I plan to do a new fuel pin and gov spring.
I took care of that dowel pin a long time ago.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 05:28 AM   #177
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Not sure what you mean by going into.
If it means performance whys, I plan to do a new fuel pin and gov spring.
I took care of that dowel pin a long time ago.
I had a gsk 3000 and the difference in the engine was amazing , it felt like a different beast under the hood . How high are you going to go ? I was wondering more if you were going to stud the head or O ring it . I dont have a CTD anymore , but I sure miss the clatter .
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Unread 09-10-2012, 06:14 AM   #178
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I had a gsk 3000 and the difference in the engine was amazing , it felt like a different beast under the hood . How high are you going to go ? I was wondering more if you were going to stud the head or O ring it . I dont have a CTD anymore , but I sure miss the clatter .
I plan on going with a 3200 spring. And right now I dont have any other plans to stud or o ring it. I just want to get it running again. Maybe later on but I doubt it.
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Unread 09-12-2012, 04:58 PM   #179
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I plan on going with a 3200 spring. And right now I dont have any other plans to stud or o ring it. I just want to get it running again. Maybe later on but I doubt it.
I dont blame you , when a project drags on it becomes less fun . Keep up the good work .
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Unread 09-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #180
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A sneak preview of the rock lights. Only 9 of the 18 under there.

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