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2 turbos on a civic. one big one small. build.

Old 07-06-2010, 03:17 PM
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dont waste your money on a tubing bender. tubing benders can only bend thick wall tubing which is not used on auto exhaust. bending thin wall tubing will just crush it. you see those benders at exhaust shops with the kinks in each bend from the benders crush bending the tubing. in order to bend thin wall tubing (0.060" wall thickness) you will need a mandrel bender. mandrel benders start at 20,000 or more. not worth it when you can buy each mandrel bent tubing piece for 10.00. your home made bends are nice but the downsides to it is time for fabrication, restrictions due to multiple cuts/welds and tight sharp 90 degree corners.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:13 PM
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dont waste you ur time saying things cant work.

Have a new job and the car is going back into the garage. Small turbo is off and to a the local turbo workshop to get rebuild. raidiator that was on when the headgasket blew crasked the plastic tank. plan to move the raidiator to the rear hatch lid. since i'll mostly drive this car offroad anyway the raidiator to too low and in a danger area in the front anyway, plus i can run just about any raidiator when i put it in the back.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:40 PM
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Nice work!
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:16 PM
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Hmm just to document my build im going to add my update.

I'm all done with college for now and have a career now so I bought some parts and got this project dusted off and i made progress over the weekend.

AFR gauge

What I did so far. I pulled the car back into the garage looked over everything. Looked at the documentation in the car and saw in the log book I had just sat some of the part in place during storage. I gave it a once over and tightened up the parts I found loose. Then it wouldnt start. Old bad gas. I loosen the rail line and pumped the bad gas out. Fired up and drove around the building a little and verified it ran the same as last time I worked on it.

Then I proceeded to swap to the new dizzy. The new dizzy has proper color wires and went on without a hitch and fixed all the error code/limp mode problems. The old dizzy is just some bastard part that has off color wires and is prolly bad anyway. with the new dizzy there was no doubt about what plugged in where.

The radiator is broken and I plan to move the the radiator to the rear window. Free up that space for an intercooler.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:03 PM
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Very cool project.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:28 PM
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I'm actually still actively working on this car but don't have the time to post...at least ill keep telling myself that so I can keep being lazy.
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