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Lightning's Transformation

Discussion in 'Photo Forum' started by white-lightning, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. white-lightning

    white-lightning FEOA Member

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    Got more done. Had an issue with the one water pump bolt/stud. I had to notch the fender apron after tilting the engine to get it to go in. All I need to do now is put the upper rad hose, intake, and battery in. The spi controller needs a power source for it. I think I am going to wire in a fuse holder and run a 15 amp fuse to it.
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    Got the intake manifold on today along with my egr tube and some other stuff. The tube fits tight but works.
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    white-lightning FEOA Member

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    Got my weapon r intake tube cut down and it fits fine. I will hopefully be able to fire it up this weekend.
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    Firing up will happen tomorrow after work. Hope all goes well.
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    we'll keep our fingers crossed for ya!
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    white-lightning FEOA Member

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    It runs!! I took it out for about a 2-1/2 miles drive to see how it did and to heat up enough to burp the cooling system. I am about to go out in an hour and gas her up.
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    I need to make a spacer for the dip stick tube in order to put my strut bar back in. I also have a problem that was from before but that is a new thread: https://www.feoa.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=629127#629127
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    Awesome, congrats!
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    That's great man. Enjoy.
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    whats with the 1.9 valve cover you sly devil you?
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    Don't worry about that valve cover. It looks nice on there.
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    I'll have to post some updated pics. I'll do it later this week when I get a "new" part. hehe
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    Here's the "new" part:
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    At first looking at it I thought the brass fitting would be a problem but it turns out the gauge touches the vc once installed. It doesn't leak right now, but after adjusting to the proper psi and checking for leaks I reinstalled the stock one till I get an extension fitting.
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    Here is an example of the fitting I'll get: http://www.palmer-pursuit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=13

    Here is the most current pic of the engine.
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    Since the pic is small I tell about some other not so noticeable tweaks. I modified the throttle cable bracket to sit 3/8" further back, as the adjustment on the cable was maxed out and still had slack. I also slapped in a modified 3rd gen fuse box bracket as well.
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    white-lightning FEOA Member

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    Got the extension piece Friday at my local True Value. After $2.61 and some Teflon tape the fpr and gauge are in. I now will know for sure that my fuel pressure is correct, so that it can perform the way it should. I haven't noticed any difference performance wise, so I can assume the the old regulator was functioning properly.
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    duude DIRTY build!! +10 !! congrats.

    now VIDS or GTFO lol
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    Update:
    So far I have had no issues with the swap. I did have a cel 800 miles later, but that was due to an egr hose being loose to the dpfe. Right now it gets about 26mpg in town and 36mpg on the highway. I can't complain about it. I have yet to re-gap my plugs the 0.060 I had on the 1.9, which seemed to make a difference with it, so I hope to get a little more power out of this 2.0L engine once doing so.
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    Well last week I had any unusual thing happen. On of my fuel rail's mounting tabs was found broke. So I had it tig welded. My insurance put a new windshield in the week before last due to a rock hitting it. Just got my directional fan-blades and tires on a few minutes ago. Link to tires: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Ecsta+AST&partnum=05HR5EAST&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes I also have about 2k miles on a new set of Duralast Gold ceramic front brake pads and 1.6k miles on 5w-30 Castrol Edge w/a Fram Extended Guard filter. Being getting on average 34-36mpg so far and even 37.8 once.
    Tig welded fuel rail tab
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    New tires and wheels on
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    Worn out Bridgestones (28k miles on them)
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    Last pic of my parts car
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    amazing dude. those tires weren't as Bald as Silex's old set haha it was hilarious great work man wish i had money time and patience to do this sorta stuff
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    wow dude, i never knew you had this much into your car, very nicely done, and i love the 1.9 vc, its sneaky lol

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