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Old 04-22-2011, 12:03 AM   #51  
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thanks for confirming that no one really has a clue as the ACTUAL breaking point of the NA wrist pins: http://twinturbo.net/net/viewmsg.asp...cal&dtSearch=0

We have a clue, but no actual first hand experience with slapping turbo's on an N/A long block. As we could spend less money and just get a TT motor for the same price if not less then the N/A motor.

I actually broke two wrist pins (amongst other parts in the motor) in my black N/A some years ago.

And before you hop on the JWT wrist pins look like N/A's, they are not. They are thicker on the edges and are tapered to be thicker in the center. (most likely just machined TT wrist pins.)
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Pretty sure it was CarlM (RacerZX) who broke the wrist pin. He had pics posted on TT.Net.

Are you guys trying to do this in Colorado or at sea level?
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Pretty sure it was CarlM (RacerZX) who broke the wrist pin. He had pics posted on TT.Net.

Are you guys trying to do this in Colorado or at sea level?
we're over on the western slope
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:19 PM   #54  
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We have a clue, but no actual first hand experience with slapping turbo's on an N/A long block. As we could spend less money and just get a TT motor for the same price if not less then the N/A motor.

I actually broke two wrist pins (amongst other parts in the motor) in my black N/A some years ago.

And before you hop on the JWT wrist pins look like N/A's, they are not. They are thicker on the edges and are tapered to be thicker in the center. (most likely just machined TT wrist pins.)
how much thicker? any measurements. They look very similar in size to me. Dont really notice much of a taper, either, but if you say so. ConVerTT seemed to be running ~13psi just fine on pump gas through two gt28rs turbos. I think with proper tuning, headstuds, valvesprings, on e85 we should at least get close to our goal
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I am also skeptical about the build direction here, and by looking at the pictures I know that you'll be going broke just making this car look respectable again, let alone modded up. So good luck. To paraphrase another member, just build it and let the car do the talking.
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That is the plan.....

Anywayz. Cruised over to denver on monday and picked up a 90 vg30de w/ 151k miles to throw in the car while the current engine is being torn down to replace the valves/springs/studs, etc. also picked up a new driver's lower control arm for cheap.
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Went a little overkill on the engine hoist.....
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got the z on the ramps, everything torn off ready to pull the engine tomorrow
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Damn intake pic
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Our buddy stopped by in his 2+2 TT (full vg30dett) z32. He's getting some 1000cc injectors and we're gonna be tuning it on e85 shortly:
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Should have the other engine in by next week, current engine on the stand, and most of the new parts ordered

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:06 PM   #57  
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I am also skeptical about the build direction here, and by looking at the pictures I know that you'll be going broke just making this car look respectable again, let alone modded up. So good luck. To paraphrase another member, just build it and let the car do the talking.
oh.....and we have the front bumper, side skirts, fenders, all torn off the car.... It not like my buddy got the car looking exactly like that
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Got the Junkyard special vg30de in an running. Still needs a lot of body work. Threw the stock bumper back on it (have veilside front bumper and side skirts in the garage). Tearing down the other engine this week. Here are some pics. Shytty cell phone pics
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Other buddy's z at the car wash.
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Hopefully be boosted in the next couple months.

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Old 10-04-2011, 05:49 AM   #59  
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And.... its back on craigslist again (this is the 4th seperate time I've seen it on there). No single turbo after all? Priced high as well.

http://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/2630676398.html
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Rofl!!!!

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what ever happened to this build?
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:43 PM   #62  
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what ever happened to this build?
Never got started and they sold the car from what I hear. (no surprise)
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That sucks, I wanted to actually see what happened. Probably not far off from what everyone was saying though lol
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Wow. Just got done reading this post for the first time. I have 2 ideas of what happend to this build. I could be wrong, but I thought I'd throw my own opinion in there.

Idea A: From everything I read they were going to do to it they might have ran out of money for the build. It looked like they had at least $7k-$8k on their build sheet.

Idea B: They actually completed the build and blew the motor on the first high rev. With all the talk on how great it was going to be, I would be pretty embarrassed to get back on here and tell everyone they were right. Especially after they told everyone they were wrong.

Just my 2 cents lol.
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well, this guy may not have done it, BUT, there is a build that makes all of you monkeys look like Infantile jackasses!! And, he did it on a stock block......
Like apples?
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #66  
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well, this guy may not have done it, BUT, there is a build that makes all of you monkeys look like Infantile jackasses!! And, he did it on a stock block......
Like apples?
More of a fan or grape fruit, stock block doesn't mean ****, stock N/A long block would be a different story, but even then nobody is saying it can't be done, but will be very inefficient and ALOT weaker then just using a TT long block.

Like grape fruit? How about my ***** in your mouth?
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #67  
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well, this guy may not have done it, BUT, there is a build that makes all of you monkeys look like Infantile jackasses!! And, he did it on a stock block......
Like apples?
And where might this build be anyway? Wouldn't mind checking it out, but like hoov pointed out stock block doesn't necessarily mean anything.
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well, this guy may not have done it, BUT, there is a build that makes all of you monkeys look like Infantile jackasses!! And, he did it on a stock block......
Like apples?
Hey I'm happy with my build. Still going to upgrade as I go also.

One thing I can say about my build...IT RUNS! It also only took me 8 working days to complete it with no electric or air tools or even a little shade tree.

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Wow! That entire first page is just...wow!

Would have liked to see what this would have turned into.
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Love reading these old threads and laughing at these so called experts who had zero idea about what they were talking about.

10.5:1 is too high of compression for boost... lol... GTFO
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