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"I would have thought you'd have given up by now. I did."  - George L., the previous owner

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March 4 -10, 2000

It's been quite a while since my last update. Very little has happened in the past six weeks. In fact, I didn't even go in the garage between the Super Bowl and March 4th due to several business trips for work. It was kind of hard to get "back on the horse", so to speak. After a
month, it took me a while to even see where the horse had wandered. But, once I got working again I fell back in the groove pretty quickly. I'm at a full gallop again.

Soooo... on March 4th, I visited the previous owner to pick up a brand new dual-turbo kit. I'm working on the turbos now... I have the non-emissions version. I don't know how old they are, but they've never been used. They were all packed in newspaper. No date on the paper, but
there was a special on "Campaign '88". 

I may redo the exhaust pipes. If things work right, I may be able to put a pair of SuperTrapp mufflers on there... in stainless, naturally. Maybe black stainless... I thought about adding an "H" pipe to equalize pressure between the cylinder banks, but with the turbos... I don't know if there would be any benefit. Oh, and these turbos are the older version. There are no pressure sensors, no catalytic converters, and no provision to mount the O2 sensor. I'll be having that welded in shortly. I'll be able to bypass the emissions requirements with a classic plate in PA, though, so I should be okay. 

 

Unpacked, there are about a billion pieces to the Island Twin Turbo kit.  It's a great kit -- all nuts, bolts, clamps... everything you need are all included.  A rodent of some type made a nest out of the instruction sheet, however.  Luckily, in the literature Eleanor sent me about purchasing the turbo updates, she included a new instruction sheet.  Bless her soul!

 

Another angle...

 

I stripped the light coat of black paint off of the manifolds and the exhaust pipes, then redid them with 4 coats of high-temp black. I baked them in my oven for 2 hours at 550 degrees to cure them. Smells BAD in my house now. Glad I'm single sometimes... =)

 

I also finished in the coil cover box with some off-the-shelf black foam weatherstripping.  Looks pretty good, if I say so myself...
 

Costs for Week 20:

Date Purchase Store

Price

04-Mar-00 Wide stripe kit eBay 156.70
04-Mar-00 Antifreeze K-Mart 25.96
04-Mar-00 High-temp black paint K-Mart 4.99
04-Mar-00 Twin turbo kit George L. 2,000.00
06-Mar-00 100843 Clutch slave cyl. DMC Houston 103.75
06-Mar-00 (2) 102167 7mm stud  DMC Houston 11.90
06-Mar-00 102149 Waterpump hose DMC Houston 7.98
06-Mar-00 102481 Heater pipe hose DMC Houston 4.79
06-Mar-00 (2) 102146 O-Ring seals DMC Houston 2.48
06-Mar-00 (6) 102168 O-Ring seals DMC Houston 11.64
06-Mar-00 (4) 102152 Flange gaskets DMC Houston 3.36
06-Mar-00 108205 Accel pedal cover DMC Houston 2.78
06-Mar-00 Exhaust cutoff tool Pep Boys 24.99
06-Mar-00 Foam weatherstrip Pep Boys 3.99
06-Mar-00 Air Filter Pep Boys 6.49
06-Mar-00 O-Rings Pep Boys 3.18
06-Mar-00 Bolts Pep Boys 3.96
06-Mar-00 Molded hose Pep Boys 5.49
06-Mar-00 Exhaust pipe (used in turbo mod) Pep Boys 1.99
06-Mar-00 Case Synpower oil Pep Boys 26.94
06-Mar-00 Felpro oil pan gasket Pep Boys 13.48
06-Mar-00 Exhaust gaskets Pep Boys 20.80
07-Mar-00 Work light Wal-Mart 8.96
07-Mar-00 Smoke alarm Wal-Mart 4.82
07-Mar-00 Die grinder Wal-Mart 19.94
07-Mar-00 Die grinder bits Wal-Mart 11.92
07-Mar-00 Rivets Wal-Mart 6.96
07-Mar-00 C-clamps Wal-Mart 11.91
07-Mar-00 Hose clamps Wal-Mart 7.00
07-Mar-00 Radiator flush Wal-Mart 1.27
07-Mar-00 High-temp silver paint Wal-Mart 4.57
07-Mar-00 Propane Wal-Mart 3.50
09-Mar-00 110076 Windshield & shipping DMC Houston 472.71
09-Mar-00 (8) 110253 WS spacing block DMC Houston 2.64
09-Mar-00 (8) 106611 R window spacer DMC Houston 12.32
09-Mar-00 109034 Prk brake ret. DMC Houston 18.85
09-Mar-00 (2) Windshield wiper cap DMC Houston 3.94
09-Mar-00 105642 Nut DMC Houston 1.24
Week 20 Total: $3,040.19
Running Total: $10,239.35

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