here are some pics as it started coming together
yes before someone asks that was the stock tII turbo. i did not last long! i was going to use it just for break-in while i saved money for the the garrett dbb but it didnt make it through the first voyage. she blew a seal on the ex side and wasnt a pretty sight!
just a tip that i found out the hard way! yes i made the ex mani but here is a way to SAVE some BIG money! to keep you from doing what i did, and that was way over pay for something! i think it may have been from jsg i dont remember for sure but thats where i bought my ex mani peices from. the laser cut plates where worth every penny but i was veryy upset when i saw what the tube peices where. they are "black" "weldable water pipe" go to lowes of home depot or even your local hardware and pick those up for near nothing, but the near $25 per piece that i paid! it was sad to say but they where eve made my the same company when i went to lowes to check what i alreay thought! so now you know!
now here is the secret to how i made one oil return work! the line you see going from the block to the head is no longer there. i removed it from the head and now the block side goes to my pcv (may be piced later) and vac source. the reason is simple, the rings need vaccume to seal and hte head doesnt need it. so simply to get the oil out of the head i put a crank case filter on and existing port on the valve cover and the only vac. to the head is now though the oil return therefor sucking the oil out of the head back into the oil pan!
here you can see the tee and its how well it worked out for me.
here is the oil psi gauge that i talked about earlier. also you can see my only oil return tapped into the head. again 20000 miles and NO problems with the one return! and i do live in a very mountainus region so i'm always stopping for stop signs and lights at odd angles.