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Old 07-24-2007, 07:19 AM   #7
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Day 5

Start time: ~1:00pm
End time: ~1:00am

Today started off really slow.
Yesterday I drove back from South Carolina after seeing my bro-in-law's basic training graduation.
I've been dragging for most of the day, but did manage to get 90% of the intercooler piping done.
Tomorrow I'll finish it up by fully welding the pipes and painting them.
I also baked most of my high-temp painted parts in the grill to help curing and lessen the stinky curing process.

I spent the morning running around buying various parts.
My local Napa sells exhaust pipe by the foot, so I bought some extra 2.5" and I'm glad I did.
I also bought 24" of 5/8" oil hose that's good to 200*F...
Anybody know if this will suffice for an oil drain line?
I think I'll run it and if it seems to deform etc I'll buy some silicone online.

The intercooler piping was definitely a challenge.
There is very little room to work with, and fat 2.5" pipe doesn't help.
Numerous times today I asked myself why I used 2.5" vs 2"! :wallbash:
For my relatively low power levels 2" would have worked just fine.

Tomorrow should wrap up the IC piping, and I hope to get a decent start on the exhaust.


Lower IC pipe:

Lower IC pipe and ambient pipes crossing:
There was no way around this.
They don't actually touch.

Ambient piping:
Man this was a huge pain.
(before BPV pipe)

Ambient piping again:
Shot of the EVO inlet pipe on the stock Focus MAF housing.

Ambient pipe with upper IC pipe:
Radiator hose will serve to connect my BPV.

BPV return pipe welded:
This is where I stopped for the night.
'04 Mach 1. Built. Turbo. 667whp/631wtq
'06 Focus. Built. Turbo. WMI. (sold)
'03 Mach 1 : 12.61 @ 106.59 (sold)

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