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Old 01-08-2015, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default my turn for a 20B... finally...

So I'm going to see how this goes... I'm not typically one for a build thread. That is mainly because I forget to post updates as they happen and/or forget to take pics to show progress... not to mention delays in projects that I know annoy people trying to follow along with a build thread... the delays end up annoying me too and i'm the one doing my projects!!!

But, I'm going to see how this works out for me this time... hopefully this will help me keep moving forward on the project.

So... at DGRR 2013 I had the crazy idea that I would do a 20B! I already have a v8 FD... I've had it for years and I'm known for having it... I've also had a rotary FD and a handful of rotary FCs... so my original idea was to do a 20B project over the next year, keeping it as quiet as i could and then just show up with it at DGRR 2014... well, that plan didn't work out... and the other deadlines i tried to set for myself didn't work out either... so yeah, glad i didn't start a build thread back then...

Anyway... I didn't just buy a 20B and then it sit... since I got it, I slowly started collecting parts, thinking about the project, collecting more parts... changed my mind about which car would get the engine, etc...

So the idea:
- NA 20B with triple throttle bodies in an FD

Parts list:
- A Series 20B
- S5 NA Rotors (balanced by Mandeville)
- Street port
- triple throttle body intake w/ air box (purchased from other member)
- Defined Autoworks header
- Defined 20B mounts
- Electric water pump (due to the intake I purchased from member in Australia)
- Haltech PS2000
- PXL Wide band
- Rebuild by Liberty FD transmission
- 4.3 gear final drive LSD
- 6x LSx coils
- Sakebomb 25 row dual oil coolers
- aluminum radiator

I picked up the 20B through AllRotor93, sourced the NA rotor from an old s5 engine of mine and 1 from RotaryResurrection... Intake from Alister... Header from Justin (in Canada)...

A local builder helped me tear down the 20B several months back and confirmed that all parts were in good/great condition and it looked like a fairly low mileage engine.

Now... after several months of dragging my feet and letting other things get in the way, I'm hoping to hear back from the builder about meeting up with him within the next few days to reassemble my engine, Saturday I go and look at a roller...

And I know people like pictures... so here are a few... in my Google+ account:
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:14 AM   #2
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Heck yea man, awesome. Will you be at the gap this year?
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:45 AM   #3
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Heck yea man, awesome. Will you be at the gap this year?
i'm sure i'll be in the area... i'm always in the area!!! hahaha... would love to see it done by then, but we'll see how it goes
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Awesome Tray!
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Don't be lazy with the pictures Tray!

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lsx coils suck, igns or FC much better
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thanks for the info jamin... the LSx coils were free... but i'm not opposed to sourcing others.

went today and checked out first hand a roller a friend of mine has... she's a little rough in some spots but right in the price range and has the bits i need... he has a few little things he would like to finish up on it before I bring her home... so now the car is found... and i'll post pics once I bring her home.
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So are you keeping the NASCAR motor in your current FD and getting another FD?

I'm cornfused.
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i had planned to pull the v8... but now i've decided it will remain in there and i'm picking up another FD shell... i was considering buying an FD from Jamin but I've decided to just get a roller for about 1/2 the price and doesn't leave me with an engine just sitting around afterwards...
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:11 PM   #10
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tomorrow at noon I go to the builder's to put the engine back together... hopefully i'll remember to snap a few pics... if not, then you will get pics of the assembled engine
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:35 PM   #11
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UPDATE!!! Got the engine put back together today with the help of the local builder...

now the next things on the to-do list:
  • get the roller here to the house
  • get the header ceramic coated
  • mate the trans to the engine

here is a teaser from today... I only ended up taking 5 pics total... if you've seen one engine going together, you've seen them all...





the other 4 were added to the album... click me to see more pic!!!
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Nice!

So, how ugly is the roller anyway?
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Good luck with that. How much did you pay for the kit and build???
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the roller is pretty rough at the moment... multiple colors... needs a little bit of work done on the rear quarter.. i'll post pics when it's here at the house...

which kit, levi? ooh... just a fun fact, the diff i got from you (levi) will be going with the 20B...

in other news, got my v8 fd back from the transmission shop today... time to get back into driving it...
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so, i picked up the car this weekend... and threw some body parts on it to test fit. looks like I need to play with the front support a little, might be bent down a little bit... not completely sure. The roller does need some body work and repair on the rear quarter panel... so just have to talk to the body guy when the time comes...

I got the roller from a good friend (and parts seller) Jim (tomsn16) in Cleveland TN... if he has a part you need, do not hesitate to do business with him. Every time I've gotten parts, communication is great, quality is spot on and price is fair. He's a great seller!!!

I also was able to bolt on my side-mount alt bracket. hopefully get the engine dressed up a little more this week when some I have some block-off plates and few gaskets show up.

Main goals for me right now are to finish up dressing the engine, get my header ceramic coated, depower the steering rack, and hopefully having the drive train set in the car within the month. I hope for good weather this week so I can get the 4.30 diff installed and axles.

My RE-A AW7 wheels showed up, I will eventually need to get them rebarrelled so they are wider.

now for a little colorfulness...




Total of 8 pics added to the album... I plan to get some more pics over the week as I continue to dress up the engine.

And just some notes for later... the oil port on the front cover of the 20B is an M16 (like the FC) NOT M18 like the FD front cover.
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