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  • Well the HKS EVC is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow! I'm stoked.

    A little update on the engine... well there is no update. I've been trying to get a hold of the builder at Wagamon Bros. and he seems to be a busy guy. Hopefully I get a hold of him tomorrow as I want to finalize my pistons he was going to look into CP, Wisceo and Diamond Racing to see what setup he liked better and provide me with a recommendation. He still thinks CP is the way to go, but he said he'd see what was up.

    The cold weather has kind of slowed me down with wanted to go out in the garage and work on the car. I need to get myself a set of those wheel dollies so I can swing the car around in my garage and give myself a little more room and then I'll fire up the trusty propane torpedo heater.

    The last thing I need to do is put insurance back on the tour and drive it up to the paint shops and get a final quote for the work. I'm hoping to do that this Friday weather permitting.
    -Mike
    If you are wondering where the avatar came from look here... Link
    98 SVT Contour - HoK TruBlue|CF roof|#49/6535 DOB 3/25/97|550whp here I come|Follow my extremely slow 3L/turbo build here Link
    85 Camaro - 1969 350ci, 503BHP

    Owner - RIES PEFORMANCE

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    • Do you know what your doing with the stripe and colors on the exterior yet?

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      • Originally posted by SJon85 View Post
        Do you know what your doing with the stripe and colors on the exterior yet?
        Keeping it T-red for sure. As for the stripes not yet... I have something in the works though. Not going to drop the bomb here quite yet until I see some quotes back, but if it happens everyone will want in :D
        -Mike
        If you are wondering where the avatar came from look here... Link
        98 SVT Contour - HoK TruBlue|CF roof|#49/6535 DOB 3/25/97|550whp here I come|Follow my extremely slow 3L/turbo build here Link
        85 Camaro - 1969 350ci, 503BHP

        Owner - RIES PEFORMANCE

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        • Well HKS EVC 6 is here. Everything is in good order. Can't wait to install the thing. I need to try and get ahold of the Easy Writer software for it so I can map the boost levels on my laptop and upload it to the EVC.

          Finally got a hold of Thad, my builder at Wagamon Brothers. He says that everything cleaned up fantastic. They honed out the block and it sitting at the high end of the normal tolerance for the 3L cylinder bore. He has quote inquiries out to Diamond Racing, CP, and Wiseco... however he has not heard back from them. I guess there is a big show this week for piston manufactures so they have been slow getting back to him. He's hoping Monday he gets a little more info.

          Until then I'm letting my car sit in the garage with all the snow outside. I need to figure out how I can manuver this thing in the garage when I start to work on it. I'm thinking it may be in my best interest to invest in some of those wheel dollies.
          -Mike
          If you are wondering where the avatar came from look here... Link
          98 SVT Contour - HoK TruBlue|CF roof|#49/6535 DOB 3/25/97|550whp here I come|Follow my extremely slow 3L/turbo build here Link
          85 Camaro - 1969 350ci, 503BHP

          Owner - RIES PEFORMANCE

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          • Originally posted by CSVT#49 View Post
            Until then I'm letting my car sit in the garage with all the snow outside. I need to figure out how I can manuver this thing in the garage when I start to work on it. I'm thinking it may be in my best interest to invest in some of those wheel dollies.
            Do it. It'll be totally worth it in the end. Makes it super easy to move the car!
            Ian
            2012 Hyundai Accent hatchback
            1996 Zetec ATX - Retired but still running (barely)
            Aircougar Performance

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            • get heat in that garage and i'll come help you get your 2.5L out if you'd like mike :)
              R.I.P. CSVT "clockwork" totaled 10/29/10 n/a 3L 220whp 212 trq

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              • Originally posted by CSVT#49 View Post
                He has quote inquiries out to Diamond Racing, CP, and Wiseco... however he has not heard back from them. I guess there is a big show this week for piston manufactures so they have been slow getting back to him. He's hoping Monday he gets a little more info.
                PRI is going on in Florida, largest high performance show of the year.

                I will be interested in how this plays out myself. I want to do one so let us know how it turns out.
                Don Higgins
                Crew Chief Pro Drag Racing Software
                http://www.crewchiefpro.com
                1999 3.0 Turbo CSVT ** 2013 American Dragster with 1100 Horsepower 7.28 @ 185 mph

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                • Originally posted by TRicker View Post
                  get heat in that garage and i'll come help you get your 2.5L out if you'd like mike :)
                  I already have one of those torpedo style propane heaters... which really warms out that whole garage. I'm just thinking I'm going to be a little short on space to get any real work done. I think I'm going to pull the front bumper, fenders, and support. Then I need to test fit the piping and make some markups on them to send them back to Joey for some adjustments for the recirulating valve installation. Once this is finished I'll start prepping the motor and then one weekend (hopefully a warmer one I'll have the car hanging out the garage to give me enough room to pull the engine.
                  -Mike
                  If you are wondering where the avatar came from look here... Link
                  98 SVT Contour - HoK TruBlue|CF roof|#49/6535 DOB 3/25/97|550whp here I come|Follow my extremely slow 3L/turbo build here Link
                  85 Camaro - 1969 350ci, 503BHP

                  Owner - RIES PEFORMANCE

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                  • Well Christmas came a little early. I picked out and ordered one of my gifts. Should go nicely with the DIS-4 I picked up from TRicker.

                    -Mike
                    If you are wondering where the avatar came from look here... Link
                    98 SVT Contour - HoK TruBlue|CF roof|#49/6535 DOB 3/25/97|550whp here I come|Follow my extremely slow 3L/turbo build here Link
                    85 Camaro - 1969 350ci, 503BHP

                    Owner - RIES PEFORMANCE

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                    • Do those actually do anything different then stock? besides yellow caps?

                      I can't imagine they do...
                      '98 SVT E0 BLK/MNB#1663 Forged Ovalport 3L Supercharged

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                      • Originally posted by Beans View Post
                        Do those actually do anything different then stock? besides yellow caps?

                        I can't imagine they do...
                        Thats what i was thinking. The stock ignition is more than good enough. And please tell me thats not a accell lol

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                        • Originally posted by contour2gq View Post
                          Thats what i was thinking. The stock ignition is more than good enough. And please tell me thats not a accell lol
                          Read the URL it is linked from. It is an Accel SuperCoil.
                          Ian
                          2012 Hyundai Accent hatchback
                          1996 Zetec ATX - Retired but still running (barely)
                          Aircougar Performance

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                          • I'm more then doubling the horsepower for what the stock system was designed too... so yes I'm replacing the coil with my engine/turbo installation. At the price the coil cost, why not? Does anyone really know what the stock coil is rated too? I'm guessing not. I've heard people say on here numerous times... you'll never push the limits of the stock coil. Sure... but what are the limits. For $55 I'm replacing the coil since the one I have on there was what the car came with when it rolled off the factory floor in March 1997.
                            -Mike
                            If you are wondering where the avatar came from look here... Link
                            98 SVT Contour - HoK TruBlue|CF roof|#49/6535 DOB 3/25/97|550whp here I come|Follow my extremely slow 3L/turbo build here Link
                            85 Camaro - 1969 350ci, 503BHP

                            Owner - RIES PEFORMANCE

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                            • Originally posted by CSVT#49 View Post
                              I'm more then doubling the horsepower for what the stock system was designed too... so yes I'm replacing the coil with my engine/turbo installation. At the price the coil cost, why not? Does anyone really know what the stock coil is rated too? I'm guessing not. I've heard people say on here numerous times... you'll never push the limits of the stock coil. 7.
                              Buy a new OEM coilpack. Look at boosted Zetecs. Everyone uses the stock coil, even when they quadruple the stock hp. I wouldn't poke Accel with a 15 foot stick.

                              Heres a recent example.


                              95 SeVT 3.0L
                              Audi A4 From Hell

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                              • Originally posted by 2000ZxT View Post
                                Buy a new OEM coilpack. Look at boosted Zetecs. Everyone uses the stock coil, even when they quadruple the stock hp. I wouldn't poke Accel with a 15 foot stick.

                                Heres a recent example.


                                Agreed! Accel makes horrible products. And just cause youre doubling hte power over stock doesnt mean anything. How do you know what teh stock ignition can handle? Now plugs sure I would def use turbo app plugs. I used to be big into thunderbird turbo coupes that come with a 2.3 turbo, and i seen them with 500whp with a bad ass MSD ignition system and they couldnt get it to run right . They put the stock ignition system back in and it ran like a champ

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