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.
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.