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Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:30 am
by LilSparkPlug
LOL that curtain rod is badass! Paint looks good on the manifold and VC as well but why did you paint the MAP sensor?

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:27 pm
by yellowpatrol
LilSparkPlug wrote:LOL that curtain rod is badass! Paint looks good on the manifold and VC as well but why did you paint the MAP sensor?
I left the sensor in so I wouldn't get any paint on the actual connector part. That sensor is broken anyway :thumbup:

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:34 am
by yellowpatrol
Every time I call my contact at JE it goes to voicemail. They've had my piston for just shy of two weeks now. This is gay.

Anywho, I'm thinking KC meet at my place some time very soon. Photoshoot, cruise, etc.

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:47 pm
by yellowpatrol
Blaze red color matched lettering on the vc today. I don't know if i want to do the "16 valve twin cam" or not, I'm thinking no. I like accenting the "turbo" aspect.

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Yes I did it with Q-tips because I'm a resourceful mother fucker.

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:03 pm
by latief
Color the '16 valve etc...." text in light grey!!! it will look awesome

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:39 pm
by welchspro
^agreed, silver wouldn't look too bad me thinks?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:43 pm
by yellowpatrol
latief wrote:Color the '16 valve etc...." text in light grey!!! it will look awesome
perfect. that sounds amazing. I like the way you think.

You guys like the red? ;)

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:28 pm
by Chris's 02
love the white and red
maybe even the "16 valve twin cam" in red?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:09 pm
by LilSparkPlug
I like the red, I agree with the gray/silver idea. It would be a nice touch. It looks incomplete without those letters done in some way shape or form. :)

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:12 pm
by contagious18
damn dat is fucking beautiful

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:42 pm
by MyNeonSaysHi
contagious18 wrote:damn that is fucking beautiful
:withstupid:

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:35 pm
by yellowpatrol
Well I'll be damned.

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The tech at JE got both locks on. Now I just have to somehow get the piston on the rod without taking them off :rofl:

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:47 pm
by yellowpatrol
I knew there was a catch! It came back today, fully assembled as described. As I was unwrapping it I thought to myself "could I really have been that stupid?". Just then a metallic plink plink plink sound broke my train of thought. I looked down and there on the ground sits my round wire lock. Immediately I turn the piston both ways to see if it fell out, but sure enough they were both there. So all along it was that damned round wire lock that was too big of gauge to fit in the groove. Yeah, the same one that I asked them to send me because I thought that was the problem. So apparently they sent me another one that was the wrong gauge. Ah well, at least after all that I have the correct gauge wire. *sigh*

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:15 pm
by moparman00
i was just looking through the project/progress threads, and found this.....i read through most of it, and you've sure been through alot with this one!!! glad to see that your still going with it though! any updates? when do you think you'll be done?

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:17 am
by yellowpatrol
moparman00 wrote:i was just looking through the project/progress threads, and found this.....i read through most of it, and you've sure been through alot with this one!!! glad to see that your still going with it though! any updates? when do you think you'll be done?
No, right now I'm just waiting for free time to finish it. I have no idea when it will be, hopefully within a few months.

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:42 am
by MyNeonSaysHi
Argh. So whats next? Are you going to have to buy another set? You can't just buy one piston or can you? You have ran into a ton of problems. Huge learning expierence though. Hopefully all turns out well man. Keep us updated and take your time. :thumbup:

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:34 pm
by yellowpatrol
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Argh. So whats next? Are you going to have to buy another set? You can't just buy one piston or can you? You have ran into a ton of problems. Huge learning expierence though. Hopefully all turns out well man. Keep us updated and take your time. :thumbup:
No, the pistons are fine. The whole time they kept giving me the wrong round wire lock. They finally realized it when they actually tried it themselves.

So now I'm waiting to get the head back from the shop, but apparently the first place that did my engine work a long time ago lost the lash adjusters. So I have to get new ones.

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:52 pm
by LilSparkPlug
They lost them and YOU have to pay for them?

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:50 pm
by yellowpatrol
I doubt I have a strong case since it was like 4 months ago that I picked it up.

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:16 am
by hul kogan
i admire your perseverance on this project. you will be happy that you stuck with it in the end.

believe me. if i had a project log it would be full of problems/issues, too. haha. but as previously stated, it provides one hell of a learning experience.

stick with it, your doing great.

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:16 pm
by yellowpatrol
Little update in case anyone is still following this besides me-

I was going to buy the lifters but I realized they are like $15 ***EACH*** (x8). So I called the shop, they were playing stupid, and now they took their phone off the hook. I'm currently going through the attorney general for a resolution.

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:32 pm
by kc2005ptgt
I have been watching behind the scenes...almost done wit school!

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:17 pm
by 03blackrt
<- Can't wait to see the final results!

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:42 pm
by MyNeonSaysHi
*shakes head*

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:58 pm
by moparman00
<-------Follows loyally...haha
yellowpatrol wrote:Little update in case anyone is still following this besides me-

I was going to buy the lifters but I realized they are like $15 ***EACH*** (x8). So I called the shop, they were playing stupid, and now they took their phone off the hook. I'm currently going through the attorney general for a resolution.
try contacting the better business bureau

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:41 pm
by ZeroChad
Crossing my fingers for ya man. This has been a long haul.

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:37 am
by yellowpatrol
Thanks guys.

Updated the topic title btw.

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:07 pm
by yellowpatrol
Update: I went ahead and bought lifters online rather than wait around for the resolution through the attorney general. When I get the old ones I'll just sell them and take the hit on the difference in money. Got all 16 for about $130.

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:10 pm
by MyNeonSaysHi
Supposed to be warm out this Sunday!

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:37 pm
by yellowpatrol
nice