The first of the Chinese parts arrives!

Very exciting–the first shiny things show up.  The “LS1 turbo headers” appear to be nice pieces despite what some folks on the internet say about them.  I did find one pinhole by the v-band of one of the headers but decided to pretend I didn’t see it.  I know there are better options available but I also know that I’m building to a budget and I’m doing this as my hobby, not my livelihood.  Pictured next to the shiny header is a 38mm wastegate with an 8psi spring.  I have a Mityvac that does vacuum only, so I hooked it to the dome and pulled a vacuum.  It took over 20Hg of vacuum before either wastegate cracked open (about 10psi).


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