4AGE 20V Blacktop

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85/6 4AGE -> 4AGZE

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Air Intake Filter
Clutch Slave Cylinder
Clutch Master Cylinder
Coolant Flush
Distributor O-Rings
Exhaust Manifold
Fuel Filter
Fuel Pump Cut-off Switch
Ignition Timing
Oil Cooler Hoses
Oil Filter Adapter O-Rings
Oil Pan Gasket
Oxygen Sensor
Radiator Removal
Throttle Body Cleaning
TPS Adjustment
Water Pump


87+ Brake Upgrade
Caliper Rebuild-Front
Caliper Rebuild-Rear
Dust Shield Removal
Parking Brake Cable
SS Braided Brake Line


Ball Joint Replacement
Bushings Install - Front
Bushings Install - Rear
Steering Knuckle Removal
Struts/Springs - Front
Struts/Springs - Rear
Sway Bar End Links


87+ Antenna Replacement
Clear Turn Signals - Front
Clear Turn Signals - Rear
Door Hinges
Interior Door Triangles
Interior Headliner Painting
Interior Trim & Light Lens
Power Window Regulator
Rekeying Trunk Lock
Rust PM - Battery Bracket

Rust PM - Front Wheel Wells
Seats - MK3
Seats - Aftermarket
Shift Boot

SideMarker Mod

Sunroof Rattle
Wiper Switch


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20V Blacktop Project - Day 26

Decided to put off the timing belt until I receive the new one, which should be here Monday. So, friend came over and we welded up the exhaust.

The Trueno downpipe worked fine. Don't ask me why I never tried it before...I suck. So, welded the flange back onto it. Now, there's no need to use a flexpipe, since the Trueno has one built into the downpipe.

Next welded the cat and muffler to the 180* bend. Then we laid everything up with axle stands, marked and cut everything to size. Then tack welded the joints, including the 3 hangers using the stock holders.

My friend then seam welded everything. He's got a cheapo wire feed MIG so there was lots of spatter. We covered the muffler and cat with a wet towel to keep it off of them. I'm not going to use the tip that I have, it was too big anyhow. I'll find another one later.

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