I've been stretched thin lately....
But, still moving forward!
I fitted another set of Irate lines I purchased onto the long block at the garage.
They fit good, Im pleased. I wanted to fit them up out in the open so I could see what I needed to do under the hood when the time comes!
As you can see, the Turbo isn't on that motor any longer. I got it off, and tore it down.
Found out the compressor housing was trash, because there was water in the turbo. Not sure how, or why, but it was there, and also filled up #8 cylinder on that motor as well, so Its due for a Hone, and Re-Ring. But thats another story.
But, I rebuilt that Turbo, it was in good shape otherwise. Put a 360* kit in it, along with the Wicked Wheel 2.
Grabbed the compressor housing off the bad turbo from the last attempted rebuild and put it on this turbo.
And, its done.
I am going to be ordering a Deleted Pedestal, and High-Flow turbo outlet, and getting rid of the EBPV. It's leaking on the 3 pedestals I have, and it makes it a ROYAL pain to get the turbo off the truck, so I am just going to axe it totally. Also ordering up-pipes for it since I am this deep into the project, so I wont be having to worry about those anymore. 409 Stainless bellowed up-pipes are what are getting installed.
I still need to order Filter bases, and a few fittings for the fuel system. Ill be ditching the Fuel Bowl, and Factory Fuel Pump. Don't need that garbage.
Moving along, I finally installed the splash shields on the front axle that I have had sitting around for a few weeks.
But, I had to spend money I had budgeted for this truck, on the F350... The Hedman headers finally gave up the ghost, after a 3 year run. They are trash, rusted out. I wont EVER buy anything hedman again.
So, I ended up buying these...
Which has its own set of issues. Had to buy gaskets, an adapter flange for the rest of the exhaust, a new EGR tube, and EGR gasket, new header bolts. And I purchased a drilling guide JUST IN CASE I snap some bolts, which I have a feeling is likely.
So, Thats the project for the next week or two, as long as the weather holds off...