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PostSubject: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyMon Apr 18, 2011 8:21 pm

Well I finally got all my ducks in a row for the install of all my engine upgrades that have been collecting dust in my closet. I got my SC, and and LIM back recently from getting a PP(Karma Style). It will probably be getting started on this Easter weekend. Here's some pictures to get you guys going, and I will add more as the swap over goes along.

Custom block off plate and PP SC

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Custom PP intake manifold

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Yella Terra 1.8:1 RR's

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2.4" SC Pulley

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Many thanks go out to Karma for helping make alot of this possible for my Riv!bow Many more pictures to come. canada


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Very nice,you lucky dog, you!!! 3gears
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 3:48 pm

another member of the Karma plate club!

Lookin good dude
On for nice bump in performance there
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 9:52 pm

Prepped the SC for it finishing touches before installing. I polished each fin on the SC as well as the plate seperating the snout from the SC housing. I took them to 320 grit and masked evrything up nicely. So far I'm still on pace with my project but I forgot to order my lower intake set today. sad

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I will apply the first coat of black tonight, after I pull the pulley and mask off the end of the shaft.happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 10:01 pm

Lookin' good Klix, can't wait to see it.
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyTue Apr 19, 2011 11:47 pm

looks damn nice! patience of Job on the tape job
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyWed Apr 20, 2011 12:38 am

Yeah the taping and polishing definately ate up some time. Luckily I was able to borrow my fathers lapidary dremel he uses for his hobby. It has a 3ft long cable style attachment so you don't have to deal with the bulk of the tool (in this case anyway). Made the stripping of the paint relatively effortless, unfortunately polishing with emery cloth isn't as exciting. Naturally I spent most of my time doing that. sick The work should pay off in the finished product tho I hope.
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyWed Apr 20, 2011 12:43 am

Stripping! ugh! I just bought a H.B soda blaster.I hope I never have to sand again.
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyWed Apr 20, 2011 10:54 am

There were prob a few layers of paint to go through, since it looked like the reman process just slapped new paint on top of the stock coating.

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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyWed Apr 20, 2011 11:13 am

Looks like it's gonna be a work of art...KUDOS !!! clap
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyWed Apr 20, 2011 12:19 pm

I had some trouble getting the pulley off lastnight, the shaft turned out to be a little rusty under the pulley. shout When I finally got it off I wasn't in the mood to paint. I managed to get the 1st coat on it this morning though and I am very pleased so far. I'm going to give it 1 more light coat for sure, and we'll see where we're at. I will have to handle this this thing with so much care when installing it. wink

SC refinishing project= owned

Painting in the workshop:
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And Viola!!!!
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Not perfect, but much better than I dared hope. banana
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyWed Apr 20, 2011 3:14 pm

Looks good!
I'm hoping you plugged the hole where the vacuum T goes? (right by the boost actuator)

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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyWed Apr 20, 2011 3:24 pm

Yeah, I stuffed some masking tape in there a little ways. I couldn't push to far or I was worried I might lose it in there. I really didn't know how else to plug it. There was a little blow by but you can still see the grey that Cardone used to paint it in there, so I should be safe. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyThu Apr 21, 2011 11:26 am

Tapped out the 1 bad hole for the throttle body to mount on my SC (bad thread in 1). Everything worked slick as could be. I mounted the 2.4" pulley last night and trimmed down that nasty red PCV gasket so it doesn't look so sloppy. Then I laid it atop the intake, looks sharp IMO.

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Also I was wondering if you guys thought if it would be wise to replace my lifters and rods when I do this swap over. I will have it all opened up anyways, and there is 224,000Km on the car. Is this necessary to do or can I get away without trouble if i skip it?


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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyThu Apr 21, 2011 4:46 pm

If there were no running problems before putting the car under the knife,might as well leave the lifters and push-rods alone. The less that gets changed in one go, the less things to rule out when troubleshooting if there are issues. IMO

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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyMon Apr 25, 2011 6:48 pm

Well we started the tear down of the Riv late this morning. We accomplished quite abit today to my surprise. My GF made all the difference in things getting done today and keeping me on track. We should have everything all done by the weekend I hope. wink
Before:
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The airbox was pretty dirty, i will give my K&N a good bath tonight.
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Looks like alot of fun.I'm loving that clean garage!
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyTue Apr 26, 2011 12:01 pm

Well so much for the clean garage... evil I had to soak the RR's in oil over night so I had to find suitable containers. I didn't want it to be something we may use again (tupperware) so i found some aluminum pie plates. Thinking to myself, this will be perfect as a throw away method! So i proceeded to pour the oil in. I get up this morning and go out to the garage to check on stuff. Yeah, apparently pie plates do not hold oil. I had it all figured out how I was going to recycle the oil to, because it was a brand new liter of Syntec ($14 per L here). I managed to salvage about 0.5L, so it wasnt a terrible spill, but a nice holiday morning headache none the less. rolleyes
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Damn that sucks! Were the pie plates previously used? If so they are so damn thin that chances are someone accidently cut right thru it when trying to get the pie out lol. I learned just how thin they are a few years ago when I was changing my oil and dumped the used stuff in a turkey pan. I destroyed the bottom of the pan on the drivewaywhen I dragged it out from under the car. Live and learn I guess. Sorry about the mess, good luck getting it all cleaned up.
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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyTue Apr 26, 2011 2:06 pm

Thanks man, I hope it won't be to bad to get out, I think the GF may have used them before yeah. Lastnight I had a look at my throttle body and inlet on my original SC from my Riv. They are original equipment, but man the insides are really , REALLY black and dirty. I can only assume this would be normal for a high mileage car? Or is there something else I should be looking at while I have it appart. I can post pics if necessary.


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PostSubject: Re: New Top End for the 95!   New Top End for the 95! EmptyTue Apr 26, 2011 3:09 pm

Black is normal. Your EGR dumps in around there, makes a mess with the oily PCV return added to it. Clean the TB up with a toothbrush and some TB cleaner (sensors out of course).

oh and, more progress pics! smile

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I'll post more pics tonight or tomorrow. I have some things at Grizzly trail Motors atm in the parts washer. I just cleaned, masked off, and painted aluminum all the bolts to match the intake. Gunna make the valve covers look all pretty tonight. Then install the new LIM and caller a day. I will do the RR's tomorrow and install the finished VC's, then button the SC and the rest up for the weekend. UFC (GSP vs. Shields) on Saturday so I need to have nothing on my plate that night. happy
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Here are some pics of the VC's ready for paint:

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Black & aluminum stripes, ready for a shot of clear coat:

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More pics and progress tomorrow I hope. happy


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Should look nice all put together.
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