Got a new wastegate today should be installing it tomorrow plus mounted the turbo. Had to hammer the firewall and it still just fits have to hammer more tomorrow. The brake line runs right in back of the turbo but the heat shield is still there so should be ok.
UPDATE: spent 1 hour trying to start the car today and wouldn't start. had fuel and spark and checked timing. replaced plugs to and still no start. well then I realized that I never took the cover off the turbo so the system wasn't getting air because I installed the piping so its a closed system now. LOL :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead: well after removing the plastic cover it fired right up and I moved it down the street.
going to be replacing the headgasket tomorrow with 2 ABA headgaskets. was going to do stock compression at 10psi and when I wanted to go higher run E85 but I had the head machined so its higher then stock because it was warped. so tomorrow the headgaskets should be replaced and I have some 80lb injectors coming in so i'm going to drop those in with octane booster.
It's up and running at 5psi. After 2 days of diagnostic on the spark cut and stalling when I went into boost. Problem was I damaged the coil wire when reinstalling the intercooler piping. After 2 days of looking for the problem I found it and repaired it and it started boosting fine. Now just have to retune it and cut fuel. Currently getting 9:1-10:1 afr under boost. Still have to get it alignment should be able to get it Saturday
UPDATE: got a alignment done finally now it drives straight. Went and removed fuel from the ve table now builds boost faster. Also replaced the intake boot today to a 3.25in to 2.5 90 degree bend and it fits a lot better. Might paint the car blue this color but haven't decided yet.
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