Finally she runs again!
Here's the short story leading up to the first drive as a turbo car.
Some new pipe:
Some old pipe to steal v-band flanges from:
Out with the old:
Test fitting the new:
Loving the turbo positioning relative to the engine:
The hood/bonnet isn't though
All done and ready to bake on the 2000*F paint to cure it:
(For those of you with a keen eye you'll notice the collector still needed to be ported at this point)
While that was baking I drilled and tapped the sump ( worst job ever! took me 3hrs
Waiting to be re-assembled:
Didn't take many pics as I reinstalled as i had a leaky oil feed to replace and a couple other small issues... but now she runs and drives!
Another bad cellphone video:
After I was sure it worked and drove as it should, it was time to do some bodywork to fit this unorthodox turbo mounting position.
In addition to deleting power steering the hood had to be modified.
Suddenly a wild NACA Duct appeared to channel air into the turbo mouth
Then the guy spray painted my hood with tentative placement for some hood vents that should help with hood to turbo clearance, heat dissipation, and pressure drop in the engine bay to allow more efficient airflow through the heat exchangers up front.
Me overseeing the hood carnage, while my friend Jacqui looks away. She said she can't believe I painted the car and then let a guy cut and scratch the hell out of the hood
thinking to go with this style vent, what do you guys think?
I'll be back to update once I get the hood sorted and run a line to the wastegate so I can actually go on boost, tune and hit the track