finally building my ka :-)

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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by S14wayz » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:28 pm

Do you know of any problems with the cork oil pan gasket appose to rtv? I got one thats coming in a gasket kit don't know if I'll use it or just rtv. Everything looks good brotha! Keep it coming :)
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Post by signals13 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:51 pm

Only thing I know of is to not over tighten cause then you can tear the cork gasket, I did about 2-5lbs of torque and also added a lil bit of black rtv silicone to both top and bottom to help seal better. Thanks bro yeah I've got some more stuff to finish I just installed my intercooler I'll post pics tomorrow when its light out. Also need to ceramic coat my exhaust housing and manifold :)

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Post by signals13 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:13 pm

Took the turbo exhaust housing to get powder coated at Ram Pro Line, here are pics of ic installed. Sorry no step by step pics was pretty easy tho. Trimmed the bumper support and the headlight brackets, also used "L" brackets for the top need to see what I will use for the bottom. Pretty sturdy with just the top brackets, let me know if anyone needs more pics.
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oh yeah did decide to paint it black too :)

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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by drunknmunky » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:07 am

what kind of paint did you use on the short block?

it's already chipping. I want to paint my block white too, easier to see things.

Did you bake the paint on?

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Post by signals13 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:10 am

its a high temp white i didn't bake it on i would have liked to maybe at least use a heat gun on it.

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Post by S14wayz » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:35 pm

how did you go about choosing what thickness for the head gasket ?
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Post by signals13 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:36 pm

Stock head gasket size plus whatever was removed from head and block, example: .045+.020=.065 just about 1.5mm

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Post by signals13 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:38 pm

Yes, so I just picked up my manifold and turbo housing they look great cant wait to throw it on along with the clutch and did change up my oil feed. Also did some wiring for my e-fans and a couple of broken dried up wires in the engine harness, anyone ever have problems with the solder coming off the wiring with excessive heat in the engine bay?
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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by hpipro4 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:32 am

looks good! ceramic coating?

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Post by supakat » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:30 am

Looking good. Keep it up.
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Post by signals13 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:54 am

@ hpi yea ceramic coated
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Post by drunknmunky » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:00 am

keep up the great work!

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Post by signals13 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:40 pm

mounted my manifold and turbo:)
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also re-did the oil feed line
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cant wait :))))) heres a teaser of the downpipe
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just need to get heat wrap on the oil feed drain and coolant lines.

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Post by signals13 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:41 pm

oh yeah need to do something with my valve cover anybody any ideas??

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Post by MidwestJeff » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:35 pm

Isn't the 02 sensor extremely close to the turbo/heat ? I'm just going by what I've read, not flaming or anything ! Sweet build, keep the updates coming please :)
I love that copper/bronze tone on the mani/DP

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Post by signals13 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:36 pm

MidwestJeff wrote:Isn't the 02 sensor extremely close to the turbo/heat ? I'm just going by what I've read, not flaming or anything ! Sweet build, keep the updates coming please :)
I love that copper/bronze tone on the mani/DP
I'm not too sure that's how it was when I bought it. I could always heat wrap it or move it further down. Thanks the color is called "piston grey" yeah I'm actually going to update again right now lol.

So I'm very excited things keep getting better and better, closer and closer just tying up loose ends and motor is going in soon. On to the pics :)
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Coolant return and oil feed line wrapped with heat wrap from "All Hose"
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Coolant feed and oil drain wrapped and ready.
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Under side pic of coolant feed and oil drain wrapped.
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Here's the coolant return and oil feed line nicely tucked behind the head never mind the red bolt lol :)
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And finally the clutch is on!!!! :D
I will continue to update thanks for watching everyone and for commenting. All advice is taken into consideration let me know if you guys have any questions and concerns it helps me out a lot.

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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by S14wayz » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:36 pm

what down pipe is that?? looking good bro..get that puppy in thurr :)
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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by signals13 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:47 pm

I never really checked but it could be go tunning or circuit sports.

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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by mewantkouki » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:23 am

It's a circuit sports bellmouth downpipe. I've got one for my SR.

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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by signals13 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:40 pm

@mewantkouki thanks :)

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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by drifting1two40 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:40 pm

yeah that downpipe is playa

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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by signals13 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:15 am

Thanks guys, motor its in :-D will take day time shots tomorrow.

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Post by signals13 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:57 pm

Sorry for the late pics guys here ya go!! :)
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SR20 Pfft!!! Who needs that lol!!
So whats left?? We'll IC piping, exhaust install, vlsd install, fuel pump install, some wiring, coolant lines, and boost and a/f ratio gauge's to be installed, pretty sure I'm missing something thanks for looking.
P.S. A buddy of mine recently got a s13 with SR and he let me drive it can't wait to see how my coupe feels when its running :)

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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by shift_down » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:05 pm

Woooo! Great job! We should race.
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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by signals13 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:40 pm

But you live in Oklahoma

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Post by signals13 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:23 pm

Been doing pretty good, wired up my e-fan, boost gauge, and air fuel gauge. Need to install downpipe, and cat-back next.
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Re: finally building my ka :-)

Post by Rb26kouki » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:49 pm

Looks good. Only bad thing is the white painted block you will be able to see all the dirt quick

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Post by Rb26kouki » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:50 pm

What turbo you be running
Gtx turbo would be nice with that bottom mount manifold

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Post by signals13 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:55 pm

Yeah that's kind of what I want for the block in case of a leak, I'm running a china t28 I will be saving up for a gtx or brand name t28.

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Post by signals13 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:09 pm

Progress has been slow, downpipe and cat-back exhaust is all bolted up along with j30 vlsd. Car is on all 4's now and waiting for radiator install, ic piping, turbo timer install, and fluids, then I can start it :)

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