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    Costello’s GT-R / SC Coyote Build

    3" stainless exhaust is fab'ed and in place. Because the tips are exiting through the tail, I'm saving the final welding on tips and flex section until the body is fitted. Found some stainless doughnuts that were really helpful in being able to cut the exact angle needed. Was also more cost...
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    Mark's GT-R Build

    Great feeling having the motor go in for the first time, congrats!
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    Costello’s GT-R / SC Coyote Build

    CF interior tub arrived today. Some minor damage during shipping, but should be able to re-clear.
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    Costello’s GT-R / SC Coyote Build

    While I initially thought I could squeeze a pair of Borla XR-1's (5x21") on either side of the Graz clearance was just too tight. So my first welding project mufflers! The XR-1's I purchased are single core straight throughs, 5" round with 15" case. I decided to mount them above the Graz...
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    Costello’s GT-R / SC Coyote Build

    Big red box arrived last weekend. Having never welded before I've been equal parts excited and terrified. But this being my first car build I've really enjoyed the learning and problem solving the project has taught me so far, so no reason to stop now. ...just cut me some slack :laugh...
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    Costello’s GT-R / SC Coyote Build

    Mounted the low temp supercharger radiator where the stock air box would have been. Also installed the huge air intake tube.
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    Costello’s GT-R / SC Coyote Build

    The GT-R comes with some nice LED taillights, but are about 1.5" smaller than OEM. RCR ships a nice trim ring to compensate, but it wasn't quite the look I wanted. I found some 8 1/4" stop light lens, LED neon tube, reused the innards from the RCR taillights and packaged them in a 8" stove...
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    Costello’s GT-R / SC Coyote Build

    Had to take a step backward on the AC compressor. After making custom brackets, tensioner, and machining S/C plate & timing chain cover I had overlooked that the ports would be facing down and would shorten the life of the compressor. So decided to just buy one that mounted to the stock...
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    Costello’s GT-R / SC Coyote Build

    I've been tackling a bunch of miscellaneous tasks. While none are 100% there yet I wanted to post some progress. The Graz is in I initially tried using the clutch alignment tool mentioned in the wiki, but the diameter of the tool was much smaller. A machinist friend made this one for me...
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    H Craft GT-R

    Jaw is on the floor! Can't wait to see where this build ends up :lurker:
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    Stephan's SLC Build Log

    Re: Stephan's SLC Build Threat Congrats on SL-C delivery, looking forward to another PA build! I've been building a GT-R with a buddy for last couple months just a few minutes from you in Furlong. Will have to meet up sometime.
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    Graziano air gap

    By lean I just mean you have to manually push on the bearing face to get it to collapse. I made the false assumption that the bearing wasn't under pressure and in a inherently collapsed state, so my initial measurements were off. But like Fran said there really is no gap as the bearing wants to...
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    Graziano air gap

    SOLVED: Needed to lean on the bearing a little to get it into it's collapsed state, it inherently wants to expand. Afterwards gap measurement was inline with expected.
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    Graziano air gap

    Thanks Fran, will double check measurements tomorrow. I was at .560" with the bearing empty/compressed. Thought a few more shims might be needed.
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    Graziano air gap

    I'm getting ready to mate the transaxle & motor, but wanted to check here first if anyone knows the proper air gap between the throwout bearing and pressure plate fingers?
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    Costello’s GT-R / SC Coyote Build

    By modifying supercharger inlet manifold, some interference with the stock fuel rail was created. I picked up some new rails from Holley, but in turn those didn’t clear the Intercooler. Swapping out the injector top hats from 14mm to 28mm provided the right clearance. Also replaced half...
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    Costello’s GT-R / SC Coyote Build

    Couple backordered parts came in this week. Most of the mechanicals are wrapping up and will be able to start on the wiring soon. The replacement hubcentric wheel spacers. And the Coyote/Graziano flywheel & spacer. The holes on the flywheel are realllly tight for the stock 19mm...
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    Costello’s GT-R / SC Coyote Build

    Had a minor setback earlier this month while installing the e-brakes. I’m sure most builders especially first timers have had some “learning” moments, so I thought I’d share mine. Because e-brakes are an option the mounting holes aren't predrilled. Allan had a great video on locating and...
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    Pedal Assembly Modifications

    Ran into the same issue on my GT-R build. There are rear pivot MCs, that would make for more compact assembly, but you'd have to modify the pedals. I wasn't comfortable with being out of lateral alignment so didn't investigate any other route. Not sure if it would buy you much more space, but I...
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    Gearz wraps up the Superlite SL-C story this weekend!

    Just wanted to second that sentiment. The cars looked great and are a testament to your talents. Thanks for being ambassadors of the brand and community.
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