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Old 10-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #361
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I should have taken a picture before I covered it all up...
Damn right! Now you're gonna have to take it apart so you can get the photos for us!


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Old 10-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #362
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I should have taken a picture before I covered it all up...
Damn right! Now you're gonna have to take it apart so you can get the photos for us!


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Old 10-02-2013, 08:00 AM   #363
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I should have taken a picture before I covered it all up...
Damn right! Now you're gonna have to take it apart so you can get the photos for us!


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Hahaha!! I will take one off tonight and take a pic

So, got my intercooler plumbed mostly, just need a 3" to 2" reducer to connect to the turbo. The intercooler is out of a 6.0 superduty (bigger than the stock fullsize intercooler) and the tubing is just an ebay universal kit, lol... You just cut the prebent parts as needed. I am thrilled with the way it turned out, it was NOT easy to get it snaked through everything and keep it from rubbing. The driver side is completely done (sorry it's so blurry) and I just need the reducer for the pass side and then to clamp things down.



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Old 10-02-2013, 08:57 AM   #364
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That should help keep things cool. I curious on how much it helps as you cross country.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:07 AM   #365
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Same. Especially since I'll be pulling a trailer. If it knocks 100* off my egt, it will be worth it. I'm also bringing the old parts with, just in case it doesn't hold up I should clarify, I didn't have ANY intercooler previously, just the crossover tube going straight from my turbo to the intake.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:06 AM   #366
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The intercooler will help with EGT's and should even give you a little more HP and/orMPG. Cooler, denser intake air can make quite a difference. Also improves performance at higher altitudes.

Nice looking job on the install. I am looking at somehow stuffing a similar system into the narrow little nose of my '46. Should be...interesting.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:17 AM   #367
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SHHHHH!!!! There is a part of me that is hoping for some noticeable gains, both in power and economy, but I'm trying to stay realistic ;)

And yes, that will be a challenge for you!
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:27 AM   #368
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Getting some little things taken care of. Had my Dad over last night, so I gave him a couple projects. I lost the panel that goes over the front passenger side heater, so I had him make one, and then he made the channel for the wire-way going to my console. In the pic, you'll see water damage above the window, but I believe I got that leak fixed now. I then got the new furnace installed (woohoo), and I also got some of my fancy "trimming" (caulking, haha) done in the overhead storage in the bedroom. Making her look purdy!!







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Crunch time is a beotch isn't it?

caulk idea looks good
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Oh man, is it ever. I have a list of all these little details that will make it really feel like a home, and it's important to get those done. I didn't put this much work into it to have it feel unfinished on our first trip!!

The best part about that caulking is that it is extremely durable AND flexible. It's also paintable and designed to span large gaps. Super easy to smooth with your finger.

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