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Roots Radical : AMR500 Supercharger

Sometimes you take on a project that you think is going to be great, but it turns out it just isn’t. This is one of those failed projects. Chronologically, I did this right before the EFI swap. The AMR500 is … Continue reading

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EFI and Road Trip

Throttle Body Rejection (TBI to EFI Swap) This project started when I found a 1.8 turbo port injected intake for sale several years ago, and started slowly piecing things together for an eventual swap after that. Since all the factory … Continue reading

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Wagoning.

It’s hard to believe it’s been over two years since an update. The wagon is still daily driving and has been great; no real problems at all. It still gets attention and is fun to drive. My favorite comment lately … Continue reading

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Wagon Work 2.

The latest and greatest wagon updates, which I’m going to try and keep relatively brief… What’s been going on? (since the last update) It’s not a SOHC without a cracked cylinder head and blown head gasket! Just like all the … Continue reading

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Another lump update.

Since I haven’t done an update for … over a year, I figured it was time. Again, not because I haven’t been doing anything. Well, nothing too exciting anyway, but here goes. Wagon: The day before moving into a new … Continue reading

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Update.

It has once again been a long time since an update, but not due to lack of goings-on. The wagon has returned to daily driver status after a lot of work over the winter and spring, which I will detail … Continue reading

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Wagon wheels.

As previously mentioned, I picked up a set of used wheels for the wagon recently. It had 13″ steel wheels with 175/70/13s originally, and the new 16″ wheels have 195/55/16s … The tires (Sumitomo) are some inexpensive ones from Tire … Continue reading

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WIP: wagon in progress

It’s been a while since the last wagon update, mostly because it did a lot of sitting over the winter. Things are moving forward quickly though, and it is now registered, inspected, and driving! It’s the polar opposite of my … Continue reading

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20SEH cam swap !

The Setup: The GM/Opel/Vauxhall SOHC 8 valve Family 2 engine is not popular in the US by any stretch of the imagination (except for possibly a handful of turbo LT3/C20GET fans,) particularly when it comes to modifications and upgrades, which … Continue reading

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Research and Development Mishap.

Several years ago I machined an adjustable cam gear for the 2.0. It was a single piece of aluminum and adjusted by having offset holes for the cam dowel in the center to alter the cam timing. To make a … Continue reading

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