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  • #16
    Originally posted by R2.8Samauri View Post
    6l80 origami, I thought I would have room to add a cup holder in the new tunnel. I think that ship has sailed.
    Wow that’s much taller. But the 6l is a big trans. Looking good

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    • #17
      How is it doing along? Any progress?

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      • #18
        Yes, I have been working on tons of odds and ends. Fuel lines are done, brake lines are almost done, driveshafts are in, transmission lines are almost done, I started on the grille, and the light bar helps hide the fact that the radiator is not under the hood. I also added limit straps to keep the rear driveshaft alive. I am almost to the point of ripping it apart for finish welding and paint.

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          • #20
            Fred from dirt every day would love my transmission lines protecting the plastic oil pan.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by R2.8Samauri View Post
              Fred from dirt every day would love my transmission lines protecting the plastic oil pan.
              Yes he would! Lol

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              • #22
                Looking great!
                Driveshaft looks tight. But most of them are like that.

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                • #23
                  I put the air filter the only place there was room. It was a little lower than I wanted so I built a box and mini snorkel.

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                  • #24
                    Should get nice cool air up there. Looking good

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                    • #25
                      I thought Cummins Red was only one color of red, I was wrong. Incase someone is curious Cummins apex Red does not match the r2.8 Red. I am going to leave it this way for now.

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                      • #26
                        I was brave enough to drill and tap for an EGT probe the other day. No cracks from drilling and tapping.

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                        • #27
                          That looks great. When do you think you'll be driving it?

                          Any tips for drilling and tapping? Do you have to worry about debris from drilling?

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                          • #28
                            It is going together pretty quick, it might take quite a bit of time to rewire everything. Hopefully it will be moving in another month.

                            for the drilling I used all the drill bit steps in sizes I have and went really slow with the tap. I took the turbo loose and taped the inlet so no chance of anything getting in there.

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                            • #29
                              Sounds like great progress. I got my engine installed pretty quickly and was surprised how much time it took me to do all of the "little" things. There were also items on backorder when I purchased my kit or else I probably would have willed the project together faster, with likely more problems in the end though. I checked fit and made adjustments so many times and I knew the basic placement of everything before I installed it. I still have to finish up my gauge cluster so it looks sort of presentable, but driving a vehicle with a proper engine kills my motivation as it's much more fun to drive and use on a daily basis than almost anything I see driving around.

                              Is there like a metal gasket of some sort between the turbo and the manifold to watch out for?

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                              • #30
                                Yes there is a metal gasket in there.

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