Jacob's goon build

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by Laecaon » Sat May 11, 2019 10:18 am

Exhaust work continues! For now...

Here is the exhaust tunnel piece tacked in. Its actually full welded in now. Holy crap I had such a hard time welding to the floor pan. Essentially I just turned the heat way up and tacked it all together. Some spots looked good, some spots looked like boogers. Meh it will hold, seam sealer and paint will cover it.

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Here is a piece of (shitty 409 stainless) 2.5" pipe in the new cutout. You can see the distance from the driveshaft and the tunnel, it has the same clearance upwards in the car. Oh and it is really above the frame of the car.

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So I got a little bit lucky. The Turbo elbow ends... well randomly. I didnt cut it at all. I slipped my V-band on it and it was in a really easy to access spot, so ok.


This is one side of the V-band flange on the turbo elbow, it had a mild press fit, which was nice for mocking things up.

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So looking down at the back of the turbo, you can barely see the V-band here.

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This is only a little further down, here you can see the clearance to the firewall. The clamp is kinda close, but the pipe itself isnt too bad.

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Now from under the car, Pretty much the same thing as before.

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Here is looking up at the car, you can see the clearances. Whats gonna be annoying is that the Transmission fill is on this side. Im thinking I may do a second V-band at the back to allow super fast removal.

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And this is looking forward. Here you can see the height relative to the "frame" and that it is pointed straight back to the tranny mount.

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So Ill have to leave the exhaust there for now. Well most of that will get welded. I am going to use a flex piece so exhaust relief, but the one I got (shown awhile ago) isn't 304 stainless. Its 409 center, and aluminized steel cups. So I have a 100% 304 stainless one coming sometime. Gotta figure out where exactly I am putting that. Then I am going to run a pipe straight back, and leave it there for awhile. I dont NEED a complete exhaust to run the car.

And that brings me to my next point. The car has to be out of the garage before July 1st. My mom is selling the house. Sooo, time to make it run! Short cuts will be made. Ill have to revisit some things. But Ill try an make it easy for myself.

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat May 11, 2019 10:59 am

Ugh. Sorry to hear about the time crunch. Future housing plans?
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Post by Laecaon » Sat May 11, 2019 11:11 am

A house for sure. Not sure exactly. But I need a garage, and no HOA.

So basically, you may see a lot of action here shortly, followed by not so much in June, and probably non existent July/August... as I will still live here, but more or less live out of my car to keep everything slim until the house sells.

Draynor and I do have a project in mind so that may keep me busy. (Hint, it involves 510 wagons, and we plan to sell kits).

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Post by Laecaon » Thu May 16, 2019 6:45 pm

Flex piece came in yesterday. This one is from Verocious Motorsport. Just randomly threw it on the end of the piping.


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So I took everything to work to get as much as I could tacked together. And ended up with something like this (I will add a heat shield for the tranny mount):

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And hear is the lowest point on the exhaust, the flex piece because of its much larger diameter is sticking down maybe a 1/4"

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And the pipe extends all the way to the back seat. Here you can see that its above the frame rails:

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I think this will all get full welded Monday/Tuesday. I got some other stuff in. Finishing up the rear axle is needed. As well as brakes... And I would like the oil pan done...

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Re: Jacob's goon build

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Post by wayno » Thu May 16, 2019 8:10 pm

Looking good!!!

At first it looked like a single pipe going in and a dual pipe coming out if the flex piece, but it is an optical allusion because of the lines on the pipe.
I don't have the patients to make anything so nice.
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Post by Laecaon » Fri May 17, 2019 2:24 pm

Its really not easy to take pictures under here. Its dark, and there isnt that much room. And I am using my phones night photo settings so that everything comes out well lit.


I really dont want to do things twice, so I am trying to make it the best i can.

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Post by wayno » Fri May 17, 2019 4:34 pm

I take my time making the pipe coming off the turbocharger to the hole just beside the torsion bar, then I lose interest and use flex pipe to get me to the exhaust shop.
I had to cut my floor board right next to the tunnel on my 520 ute as I had to pipe the exhaust above all the cross members as the truck is so low, but it was only a small section about 12" long.
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Post by Laecaon » Sun May 19, 2019 9:56 pm

In my quest to make the car actually a legit rolling chassis again. Lets start with the axle!

Pulled out the axle shafts. I then had fun removing the bearings. I actually read in the FSM that the retaining collar is pressed on at 4-5 tons. The first one came off fairly easily. The second one didnt want to come off until it met Mr MAPP gas.

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Then I had remembered that I had some S13 rear brake dust shields. So I needed to get that to fit... With the bearing retainers I made some time ago...

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But then I realized that the dust shields may cause too much axial slop for the axle. Which it did... Damnit. So now I am taking the bearing retainers back to work to shave them down a bit. I need to fix this issue before I press the new bearings on.

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Post by Laecaon » Mon May 20, 2019 6:59 pm

Fixed the bearing retainers! Not too bad to do. Already test fit, Its gonna work! I need to pick up the appropriate bolts for this though. Will do that tomorrow since ACE Hardware is closed, and Home Depot/Lowes barely have metric hardware.

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