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Old 07-23-2012, 12:38 AM   #61
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I've quietly been trudging along with a few unexpected road blocks here and there. Somehow I still managed to make some progress.

Exhaust manifold and Turbo assembly...



I REALLY wanted to use the CT-26 to T3 flange sandwich adapter in these next two pictures because it was a very well designed CNC piece but couldn't due to the DP being situated too high and causing some bumping and smacking into the oil filter and oil pan.



Engine bay after mounting the exhaust manifold, turbo. Clearance issues have been a recurring theme with getting things mounted considering the amount of room available in a MKII deuce. What started off as an open space in the engine bay has quickly turned into a very busy and chaotic mesh of parts.


To alleviate the clearance concerns I winded up going with an ugly rusted steel piece (not pictured) but fixed my issue as you can see. Form over function, right?



On a less "bling-bling" note, this is what $60 dollars looks like when you turn it into rubber.

^^^ Unfortunately, in the process of dropping my gas tank and installing a Walboro, I discovered the fuel inlet hose had gotten brittle and ripped/snapped after 21 years of use.

Old fuel inlet hose...


While I was mounting the turbo I decided to go ahead and finish up the exhaust too. One of the things that's is a tragedy on a modified car with a beautiful exhaust is that you usually only get to see the exhaust tip/s and would have to put it on a lift to fully appreciate it. MR2's are one of the few cars that I feel are a great platform for showing off an exhaust system. As you can see though... it's kinda' working against me right now since my exhaust is so nasty looking.



So, there ya' go... I think I've gotten most of the major component installs behind me and the car is starting to take shape... FINALLY! Just gotta' keep kicking that can I guess...





P.S. I like A&W cream soda

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Old 08-22-2012, 12:50 AM   #62
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OH MYLANTA!!!! She started up for the first time today. THANK THE CAR GODS!!!

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It kinda sounds like an old tractor.
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That's Awesome! Congrats on getting it running again...
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It kinda sounds like an old tractor.
It really does. The 8yr. old kid across the street said it sounded like an overgrown dirt bike.
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That's Awesome! Congrats on getting it running again...
Thanks, was starting to wonder if I had made a huge mistake throwing money at this car. Hopefully the persistence keeps paying off.
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