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Old 11-01-2019, 07:39 PM   #2581
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:38 AM   #2582
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So took her for a drive and even under heavy load it holds at 190. So going to keep this setup.

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Ya, i got a box of 16AN parts and hoses now.

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man that looks really great. you took your time but dang it turned out nice! I like that the plumbing is out of the way so you can see the smoothed bay.

looks like you figured out a good option for that upper radiator hose, too. everything fits nicely and looks so fresh!

youll want a turbo blanket once eventually the housing starts getting surface rusty...
Already planning on buying a turbo blanket from Mishimoto. It's actually in the cart already :P But going to wait... things to fix first. And someone else mentioned how the rad those takes it away from the heat / exhaust, which is cool.

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Thanks folks! Finishing the bay actually made me want to fix other parts of the car that are ...... "showing it's age". example: those dam rust spots on the pillars of the back side windows/doors.

Discovered this yesterday......... haha. The shroud in the light came off on one side. So glue came unstuck... (I don't even remember how i secured these in there). Shitty part is the light will have to come out and be taken apart to fix this. And to take the light out the bumper has to come off. And that means the intercooler taken apart...... haha. Oh my.... I can see her just staying apart for the whole winter now.




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Old 11-02-2019, 09:23 AM   #2583
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Very nicely done. On the bay and pumpkins. What did you use for your lower radiator hose? I am thinking of converting that to steel braided. But then I might have to get a new radiator that has the 16an on it. Or go get it welded on.
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:38 PM   #2584
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Very nicely done. On the bay and pumpkins. What did you use for your lower radiator hose? I am thinking of converting that to steel braided. But then I might have to get a new radiator that has the 16an on it. Or go get it welded on.
Ya Grumpy. These 16AN fittings and hose are the real deal. Welded a 16AN bung on to the lower and upper rad (cut the old ones off), and on to the thermostat and block fitting. Only way to do it is to have a shop weld the ends on to these items. Real hose with real ends... measure 3 times and cut once. As you see with the upper hose, that was try #5 i think. A lot of money on a useless mod, but looks is what i was after. PS - don't try the braided hose that pulls over your current hose, they suck.



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Old 11-04-2019, 06:31 PM   #2585
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Yaaaa. fixin' er.......

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Time to take apart. I use the heat gun. & it's never fun.








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Old 11-04-2019, 07:34 PM   #2586
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Is that the Gatling gun shroud? I keep going back and forth on if I want to open mine back up and black house the reflectors or not. Looks good.
I don’t think I’ll convert the upper hose, but I do like the lower hose and I would do it the real deal like you did. I just hate opening up the coolant system. It’s always a mess and I hate the smell of coolant, almost as much as I hate the smell of power steering fluid.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:01 AM   #2587
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Is that the Gatling gun shroud? I keep going back and forth on if I want to open mine back up and black house the reflectors or not. Looks good.
I donít think Iíll convert the upper hose, but I do like the lower hose and I would do it the real deal like you did. I just hate opening up the coolant system. Itís always a mess and I hate the smell of coolant, almost as much as I hate the smell of power steering fluid.
It is the gatling gun mini's. I tried the 2" ones and they are simply too large, too much cutting involved to make them fit. And if you are going to do the lower hose you may as well do the upper :P But if you do, go with the black ends like most modern folk are doing
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:20 PM   #2588
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I just hate opening up the coolant system. It’s always a mess and I hate the smell of coolant
Haha, same. I've dealt with radiators enough times it's gotten to the point where I dread that smell more than just about any other in the world.
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:45 AM   #2589
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Well guess we can do something over the winter Let's do the MTEC Industries shift spring kit.



We know the spring is easy access and is in this piece. This one is from the spare M2A4 I have.


Comparing the M2A4 (left) to the T2T4 (right) you can even see how the internals are different for the section where the spring is held. More re-enforcement / built into the casting.









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Old 12-24-2019, 10:55 AM   #2590
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:30 AM   #2591
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good to see you are still around and wrenching on this beautiful car. its been quite a while since ive been active daily. but i still have my coupe and never intend to get rid of it. nice work Raf.
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Old 12-29-2019, 11:30 AM   #2592
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Old 01-03-2020, 06:28 PM   #2593
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Thanks all for the kind words

And still giving the rad hose angle a lot of thought. 45deg, are too less of an angle and was thinking 60deg would work perfect, even if I could just get the end off the block at a better angle....

but looking at these pics... i don't think so. The hose I'm using now I hung over something with some weights to get it not to crimp. I guess you could use one end at 60deg. if you lengthened the hose... ahh. So now I'm debating on purchasing one 60deg hose angle to see if it will work. But it's a $100 risk.


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Old 01-04-2020, 12:34 PM   #2594
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I like the MTECH springs, but always wanted to know how they improved the shifting from someone on here before I purchased them. Thanks for posting about them and let us know what difference they make.
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Old 01-04-2020, 02:23 PM   #2595
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I like the MTECH springs, but always wanted to know how they improved the shifting from someone on here before I purchased them. Thanks for posting about them and let us know what difference they make.
Basically takes the "spring" of the shifter back to OEM. If you bend the springs in your hands it's very noticeable, but slightly less noticeable when handling the shifter. But definitely a difference!

And.. not that the shifter didn't spring back to Neutral in the past, so this is more of a $100 mod that is not really needed.
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Something to consider with those 'photoshopped' images of the rad hose is that the fittings you pasted over the image aren't to scale. Enlarge them a bit to try to more accurately match the fittings you have installed and it looks like it'll bring the hose ends closer together, further limiting your available space and tightening the bend in the hose - is the hose that flexible?
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Basically takes the "spring" of the shifter back to OEM. If you bend the springs in your hands it's very noticeable, but slightly less noticeable when handling the shifter. But definitely a difference!

And.. not that the shifter didn't spring back to Neutral in the past, so this is more of a $100 mod that is not really needed.
I second this. I installed them as well and noticed a difference. If anything your replacing 25 year old tired springs.
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:00 AM   #2598
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Something to consider with those 'photoshopped' images of the rad hose is that the fittings you pasted over the image aren't to scale. Enlarge them a bit to try to more accurately match the fittings you have installed and it looks like it'll bring the hose ends closer together, further limiting your available space and tightening the bend in the hose - is the hose that flexible?
This is as flexible as she'll go, for a -16AN hose. I'm starting to think even with having the upper rad hose connector straight on with the block connector the vertical / height difference between the radiator and block is too much for the hose to bend. Oh. Ordered a IACV off ebay and also some braided hose couplers / joiners).
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:46 PM   #2599
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I've always toyed around with the idea of getting those shifter springs but I never knew anyone that actually had them. Hearing your results I may pick up a set for myself.

I'm curious, with your upper radiator hose, why are you not choosing the short straight shot from the neck to the radiator? Too close to the downpipe?
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I've always toyed around with the idea of getting those shifter springs but I never knew anyone that actually had them. Hearing your results I may pick up a set for myself.

I'm curious, with your upper radiator hose, why are you not choosing the short straight shot from the neck to the radiator? Too close to the downpipe?
I have tried several ways now. Also straight on the fit was so tight it may as well been an engine mount. But put such force on the rad and rad mounts too.

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