So I’ve been buying parts here and there with no rush to work on my car…I’m taking my time.
Got a custom manifold made from Alex over at Neukin (http://www.neukin.com/) for my s13. I originally ordered it as a bottom mount T3 manifold with a 4-bolt turbine inlet flange, so i can run my gt3071r turbo as a bottom mount opposed to all the other top mount manifolds. But instead i had him weld on a TIAL V-band flange for the turbo inlet, so no more turbo bolts coming loose, no more gaskets to blow, and the tial housing flows so much better then a regular t3 flanged housing. All i have to worry about is checking the tial vband clamp periodically. Also the reason why i went bottom mount is because i feel its the most reliable (no worries about catching the brake reservoir on fire) and also keeps that heavy ass turbo down low which helps the center of gravity…lol
Here is the manifold originally with the 4bolt t3 inlet flange.
And here is my Tial V-band manifold he made for me (still needs to get the external wastegate flange welded on). Right now its one off so if any of you are interested go ahead and email ALEX at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you tell him Jeff Wolfson sent ya.
Also my sexy style kit finally came in….
and i finally got my FD running good. It needed a new ABS pump, air separator tank, and a few hoses that needed connecting. Put on wheels i had laying around so i can drive it to get smogged.