I spent the next two weeks fixing the damage and reassembling. I did some of the “while you’re in there” project while I was at it. Anyone who’s done a DIY project is familiar with “while you’re in there”. It can quickly turn into a hole with no bottom. Luckily I was too rammy to get into too many side projects, those tires weren’t going to burnout by themselves.
The side projects I chose this time were the setup of my boost controller and the methanol injection plumbing. The boost controller was easy–extend a wire from the ECU to the boost controller, drag in lots of rubber tube, done. The methanol plumbing was another story. I spent a while at the local hardware store picking out high pressure line and fittings. I went with a McMaster Carr nozzle as per this guy: http://www.turbomirage.com/water-alcohol-injection-parts-list.html. Another trip for more fittings specific to the nozzle and we were ready to roll. Since I had the intake off to pull the heads I took the opportunity to drill and die-grind an oblong opening in the bottom of the intake tube for my methanol nozzle. I put it in at about a 45* angle point into the intake. I put the nozzle about two inches from the intercooler so there was a decent amount of time for the water and methanol to flash to vapor before being pulled into a cylinder. Plus it fit nice there too. I still hadn’t decided on tank and pump placement yet, but, you know, “while I was in there” it made sense to put that nozzle in.