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  • dvallis
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    No hood vents yet, but I can definitely see doing one over the turbo.

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  • 2mAn
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    I love how much attention you’re giving to isolating the heat that will be generated, I think the hood had vents too, didn’t it?

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  • dvallis
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    Plug wires done



    Down pipe is going to dive right next to them. I re-thought the heat shield.



    Heat shield evolved. Jedi Master fabrication level.



    That's better



    Ready for the downpipe now

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  • dvallis
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    Thanks man. I was pretty paranoid about the cables, since we had exactly 6 plug wires, 6 boots and 6 crimp-on connectors. One shot to not screw it up. We had a nice ratchet crimp tool with 8.5 mm die, but it failed the "yank test". Was able to pull the fitting off. Ended up using the 8.5mm to pre-form around the cable, crimp with #16 die in the hydraulic, then finish with the 8.5mm to fold in excess aluminum. Worked perfectly.

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  • 325e '87
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    Damn right. Nice crimp. My day job is CT and MRI, love a good cable job.

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