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So my original plan of getting a JDM twin scoll flange welded to a USDM downpipe will not work. The opening at the end of the pipe requires too much massaging for the flange to line up. Thankfully, P&L Motorsports came to … Continue reading
The motor cleaned up pretty well and I proceeded to install the Gates timing belt kit following Meaty’s Youtube series. Interestingly, I found the Gates Racing belt to be much tighter than the standard Gates belt I installed on my … Continue reading
I flipped the motor over and found a dent in the oil pan due to the weight of the motor resting on it. If you’re getting a motor delivered freight expect to find similar digs on the oil pan and/or … Continue reading
Today I began tearing down areas of the motor to check for any problems and do some cleaning. Of course, these things are not required, but they are much easier to do with the motor outside of the car. When … Continue reading
Getting the motor in the air was a lot easier than I anticipated with the help of the Harbor Freight crane and a safety harness. For anyone doing a similar swap, here are some good/stable mount locations from which to … Continue reading
After digging around on NASIOC, I found a reputable source for the version 8 motor I’ll be using for my swap, JDM Racing Motors. They were great throughout the entire process – providing me with pictures, compression results, or anything … Continue reading