I'm glad your enjoying and can make some use out of the thread! I wish you luck.Great job and very inspiring. I have my 87 apart in my garage and the engine is on the stand getting some overdue maintenance on it.....timing chain, oil pump, valve springs (again), etc. Pretty much a lot of the same things that you did. I have a bigger turbo to replace my stock one and a Janis rebuild on my transmission with a 3500 stall L/U converter that's been in a box for years. I will be installing alky injection because I don't really want to go E85. I need to get busy so it's back on the road for cruise season. I will copy a lot of the engine bay painting and engine part cleaning and painting tips that you and others have done. I want it looking good and running well before summer gets here!
Did you happen to have the list of fastener sizes you bought from Allen Fastener? I hate making my car looking like a rolling hardware store.
Here's my list so farNot a big deal Jon. If you had them all written down, I'd ask for your list. I can measure as I go.
I did discover that. However, in this case the casting is so messed up that a nut has no room to spin or fully seat without rounding itself off. You can see in the picture that all the other bolt heads are actually hanging over the edge. The casting for this was pretty low quality.On the Bowling Green Customs wastegate elbow, the nut for the stud needs to be screwed on as the elbow is being installed. The nut can’t be installed after the elbow is tight to the turbo.