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  1. #31
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    Interesting thread untill it became a thread on swiming pools

    Ken

    93 SC Whipple powered 11.648 @ 119.6
    Twin Turbo, air intercooled..yet to see

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    LOL I was thinking it should be renamed to "DrFishbone Swimming Pool Build Thread 2017"

    We went from some great block, head and gasket pics to kids in a sand pit?

  3. #33
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    lol...yeah, I know I know.

    Swimming pool is done now...time for the engine again.
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

  4. #34
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    Got the pushrods installed and had some help setting the valve lash.

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    Bought a few more things to try help reduce crankcase pressure..........will require some test-fitting.
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

  6. #36
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    Now we are back to meat and potatoes. Good job. Had some help as well when I set mine

    Ken

    93 SC Whipple powered 11.648 @ 119.6
    Twin Turbo, air intercooled..yet to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenewagner View Post
    Now we are back to meat and potatoes. Good job. Had some help as well when I set mine

    Ken
    Is your turbo motor solid lifter?
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrFishbone View Post
    Is your turbo motor solid lifter?
    No It is still a hydralic stick.

    Ken

    93 SC Whipple powered 11.648 @ 119.6
    Twin Turbo, air intercooled..yet to see

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    Ordering my new IC piping now.... $$$$


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    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    Stripped it down even further....getting a new FMIC w/Stainless piping, even larger aluminum radiator and cleaning up / fixing some things along the way.

    I hand-cleaned all of the wire looms in the engine bay....have them bagged up/masked off and will be pressure washing the engine bay area with the intention of painting the bay prior to the new engine going in.

    I have a few more hours of dirty work under the hood, I think. Then....it's all clean and new stuff!!

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    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    Hmm....these don't look like the picture....

    Oh well!

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    In all seriousness....it feels weird putting such shiny stuff on my car...lol.
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    Radiator and FMIC will be ordered this weekend I think. I need to get the engine buttoned up and set in the car before I can start on all of this, but I wanted to make sure it was "on-site" well before the Shootout. Don't want to be waiting on parts during crunch time!

    The radiator is going to be wider and shorter than the old one...hoping to tuck it under the core support to free up some room.....for no reason at all....
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    Decided to take the clean-up and tidy-up a few steps further....should be ready to pressure wash the engine bay and then move it into the garage for paint and the start of "crunch time".

    Decided to rebuild the steering rack and rework the power steering hoses and cooler with AN fittings and stainless hoses. I'm getting a newer, slightly larger power steering cooler and the new lines....just because I hate all the those lines bolted to the subframe ...well, and the original ones leak pretty bad.

    Besides selling and delivering the old FMIC and radiator setup, the only thing I was able to get done this weekend was getting the brake lines around the master cylinder cleaned up. Back when I did the conventional brakes swap, I was too nervous to try to do any bubble flares on the lines. Looks alot better now, but it was well past dark when I finished up last night, so no pictures yet. I think I shaved 0.25lbs off the weight of the car by shortening the lines! lol If -100lbs leads to -0.1s in the 1/4.....I guess that's good for -0.00025s.
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    Here's the before(2009)/after(2017)....more dirt and less tubing!

    Also, eliminated several pockets!

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    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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    Ordered a bunch of stuff for the SC and the Navigator from Rockauto....5% discount was over $20!! lol

    One thing that I've not heard of any giving a shot is a DIY power steering rack rebuild...I'll probably discover a good reason the hard way....

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    It looks simple enough....probably should have checked the Shop Manual first though.
    Matt Haub
    Shootouts: '09 SS 1st | '10 Mod1 2nd | '11 Bracket 3rd | '12 Bracket 1st | 2013 | '14 Bracket 3rd | 2015 | '16 Bracket 1st & Mod2 2nd
    Black '89 5spd - 281K miles, MPx, E85, Alky-Inj (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.521, MPH:107.23mph
    35th Anniversary Auto 46k miles | Red '93 Auto 186k miles
    My Garage

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