Hey everyone, it's been a few years since I've logged in here. I was out of the country for a bit setting up and managing a company in Kuwait called Bullet performance, all High performance exhaust systems and turbo systems. Recently I got back to south Florida, working on a few things, and getting my own high performance exhaust and turbo system company set up!
You could say I'm a master fabricator and welder, so you all will enjoy seeing me put together my car.
Heres a few pictures of some recent work of mine for those of you who like seeing high quality custom fab parts.
My Instagram is @zanderguerra if you want to
Ok ok enough of all of that.
So so I got my old Miata out which had (literally) shot some engine parts into i95 about a year ago. It was really dramatic and hilarious, a huge explosion of fire, Rods tumbling on the highway, just epic.
So ive got this 2002 engine, 60k on the block and a refurbished vvti head, so let's call her half new. I'm going to run her at 10psi on this lower end, but I'll throw a built block in later and turn the boost all the way up. Expecting 250whp or so at 10psi, but with a built motor I'm guessing 450whp? We'll find out.
So so the turbo manifold is the first thing I'll start making. Building her a totally equal length turbo manifold in schedule 10 stainless pipe. 1.25" to start but it will actually go up to 1.5" before merging, a true stepped runner design. Again this will be a twin scroll manifold. Now even though I don't have ac and power steering on my car currently, I want this manifold to be able to fit with both ac and power steering, as I plan on producing this manifold In production, so.. It's gunna be a tight fit! Kind of a side mount setup design.
Here's a little work I started on. Didn't like how my exhaust housing didn't have a way to center my Vband, so I lathed a little grove for the tube to center on. Also took the time to machine off the stupid lip on the Vband itself that allowed it to work for 3" or 3.5"... Let's be real 3" flows way enough.
Heres a page of some sketches I've done on the turbo manifold
Heres a box of stuff I ordered. More stuff on the way.
Stay tuned! Gunna pull the old motor tomorrow and start dropping in the new motor Saturday. Figure I'll finish her up within a week or so after that.
Side note too. I'm at a maximum $2000 into this to make her work completely. That's including the motor with its included ms1 I'm getting from my friend. This includes things like a nice new tial 44mm wastegate, all beautiful and new Mandrel bends and such. So goes to show, things aren't too expensive when you build them.