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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyFri Mar 04, 2011 5:37 pm

Finally got the new cradle sprayed. Good thing because mine right now is definitely getting more noisy during turns with any speed. It's a very uncomfortable sound.

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1k primer already done

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laying the jet black - went through two quarts of paint
I wasn't sure what to do about clear. I just decided against it. I have a virtually unlimited supply of undercoating I also considered but paint is definitely not my expertise. Any Ideas?


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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptySun Mar 06, 2011 9:54 pm

I would probably throw some UC on there if you have such easy access to it. I have a feeling it's one of those 'throw everything in the book at it' things where the more you get on it, the more it might help. But they rot from the inside out, so if you haven't been able to spray the insides with something, all you spray on the outside may make no difference in the long run...
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 19, 2011 2:24 pm

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The block-off plate's totally done. Thanks to Andrew, Terry, and myself. It's the smallest things that need the most attention sometimes.

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I hope that today, I'll get the plate glued in and the vent cavities filled and smoothed against the case rotor bores. Then I'll probably wait for the JB weld to cure and reassemble the blower. I have some extra eaton bearing grease, the GM anaerobic sealer, and new oil ready to go.

EDIT: all done! Only problem is the f**king tube of GM anaerobic sealer busted shortly after I started using it so I had to go run and find some scrap wood and a clamp to hold the end seam of the tube shut.

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I'm also done with the lower intake other than cutting out the one coolant passage. I need to come up with some efficient way of doing that now.


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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptySat Apr 02, 2011 4:20 am

She's cute. Who is she?
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptySat Apr 02, 2011 7:56 am

Great stuff Codith, The blower and LIM look sweet, so I'm guessin' that the plate funnels the air in more efficiently, creating more power, but what is the HP gain? Also, where did you get the cradle, looks fantastic, any chance of you taking some pics of the installation?
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptySat Apr 02, 2011 2:14 pm

BMD wrote:
Great stuff Codith, The blower and LIM look sweet, so I'm guessin' that the plate funnels the air in more efficiently, creating more power, but what is the HP gain? Also, where did you get the cradle, looks fantastic, any chance of you taking some pics of the installation?

The plate is just something to hold the JBweld fillings for the silencing vents secure. You'd think by eliminating an intentional boost leak between the blower and intake manifold which is kinda what the vents are, you'd gain efficiency but not really. Doesn't hurt though.

Cradle came out of a low mile '98 Aurora in TX and I then stripped, primered, painted, and undercoated it. I promised to take pics of the install which, by the way, is going to be very interesting now that my buddy with the shop got laid off and I'll be doing it all in my garage, possibly between tomorrow and Tuesday.
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GM racing torsen limited slip differential with all the upgrades
Single largest purchase yet for this car. This should be a great enhancement to the overall driving experience and performance - no more one-tire b.s. It should be getting installed in the next month or so.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed May 18, 2011 12:10 pm

Hey turtleman: I'm a litttle cornfused here...Is this the same car you have in your signature line and if so, where are the stripes on your front fenders? I always admired them as a nice touch...much better than the fake portholes so often seen on these cars. scratch


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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed May 18, 2011 12:27 pm

The older pictures were from before I added the poison stripes and maybe some of the newer ones may be without stripes. I know I removed them and re-applied them later in a slightly different position. Anyway yeah, only one car.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed May 18, 2011 12:45 pm

what did the diff set you back?

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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed May 18, 2011 12:52 pm

Wow. Hope you found a good deal on it!

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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed May 18, 2011 1:04 pm

$1400 - Not terrible considering it's a priceless part at this point and the last bill for it was $1850 from dynotech. One of my favorite things about this one is I don't have to do anything with it but put it in. I didn't really want to buy it right now but I can't really count on one of these coming along later.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed May 18, 2011 1:23 pm

If I had the money, that's the one to get. Info: http://www.torsen.com/files/Torsen%20T-2%20Technical%20Sheet.pdf

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed May 18, 2011 2:11 pm

Are these units available for the series 1??
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed May 18, 2011 3:24 pm

Can you install these without dropping the transmission?

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


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Because cool


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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed May 18, 2011 3:31 pm

robotennis61 wrote:
Are these units available for the series 1??

The 4T60 and 65E-HD have the same carriers so I think it could be fitted. I wanna say the axle splines and the spider gears need to be switched along with HD axles. It can be done but consult someone who knows their shit because I haven't researched much on that.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed May 18, 2011 3:34 pm

AA wrote:
Can you install these without dropping the transmission?

It's supposed to be like a 1-2 hour job so I wanna say yes, at least on a w-body. I assume the install would be the same deal on a riv. I'm not doing it though. I'd prefer not to learn how to do this for the first time right now seeing as the stakes in cost are pretty high. I'm going to bring it to Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyTue Jun 14, 2011 7:56 pm

this car is no turtle with the supercharger! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyMon Jun 20, 2011 6:21 pm

I've decided the smart thing to do with the perpetually rising gas prices is to convert the car to N/A. So I drove down to Danville, IL and picked up this beauty out of a 2006 Lacrosse with 79,330 mi on it for a very reasonable price.
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyTue Jun 21, 2011 5:40 pm

^i call BS lol. Hear comes the turbo turtle twisted
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyTue Jun 21, 2011 6:18 pm

97 park ave wrote:
^i call BS lol. Hear comes the turbo turtle twisted

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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyTue Jun 21, 2011 8:19 pm

97 park ave wrote:
^i call BS lol. Hear comes the turbo turtle twisted
I agree i cant believe you would put all that time and efforts in and then drop in a na motor??? i call BS dude. So what car is that motor going in? If that is going in your car what are you going to do with it?
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 22, 2011 9:55 pm

Oh HOW NEAT... Would you look at this?!?! a L26 motor! LOLOLOLOLOL its 9.4:1 compression... vs. L67/L32 8.5:1 .. BRB codiths gonna be the new king.. L8R beta FGTS
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PostSubject: Re: tortuga   tortuga - Page 5 EmptyWed Jun 22, 2011 10:26 pm

yup. top swapped high compression goodness. Gonna be sick.

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