Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

It's starting to look a lot like and engine...

Today was a continuation of the motor piece together and it was littered with both great and horrible things, I won’t get into horribleness today because the lighting wasn’t the best.

Since the oil pan was off the block I looked under its skirt to see if I did indeed have the awesome oil-squirting block, I did…

Engine assembly

Here is Josh’s handy work with the new turbo oil drain.

Engine assembly
Engine assembly

And here is how the engine sits with the oil pan now installed

Engine assembly
Engine assembly

Then I FINALLY got my collector edition of GT5 in, and of course I was forced into the dilemma of racing vs. real.

Gt5 vs real engine

I chose real and installed the intake manifold as well as YoshiFab’s tensioner, getting the tension right will be a job for tomorrow.

Engine assembly

Then started on the exhaust side with the removal of the exhaust bolts

Engine assembly
Engine assembly
Engine assembly
Engine assembly

During the process, of course, one of the bolts snapped in the head… another thing I’ll be working on tomorrow.

Engine assembly
Engine assembly

Test mounted YoshiFab’s exhaust adapter plate and noticed that bolts that come off the 16v head are a bit too long. So I ran to the hardware store and picked up some bolts (I want to say they were M8x1.25 at 30mm) and washers. Then it got kind of cold and dark so I decided that the best course of action was to just pick up where I left off early tomorrow.

Then about 30 minutes ago my monitor mount finally came in!! So GT5 action is soon to come after a nice shower, some food, and some vodka+

GT5 is here

-‘till next time