dirtyboost 1.6 homebrew - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-10-2007, 12:44 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Whales Vagina, CA
Posts: 99
Total Cats: 0
Default dirtyboost 1.6 homebrew

heres the deal, its my first build, and its a smidge ghetto. I spent just over 1100, including an extra t3 and injectors. its just a basic sr t25 and band aid build, with the addition of a saab bar and plate i/c. i have a wideband for tuning, but im waiting on a fuel pressure gauge before the fuel is worked out. I cant wait until this thing is up and boosting. if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Thanks to Joe Perez for the pre build help and my roomate bill b.













dirtyboost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 12:49 AM   #2
I'm Miserable!
iTrader: (5)
 
bryantaylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: jacksonville, fl
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 0
Default

damn, i have a liecense plate heat sheild too!
bryantaylor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 01:06 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
LOLA - 92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: SWAMPS OF FLORIDA !!!
Posts: 1,161
Total Cats: 0
Default

Hey Dirty --
Those pictures aren't of California are they? If they are -- What county or city in California?
LOLA - 92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 01:41 AM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Whales Vagina, CA
Posts: 99
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LOLA - 92 View Post
Hey Dirty --
Those pictures aren't of California are they? If they are -- What county or city in California?
no sir,

car was turbocharged at my school in Michigan (northwood U), though I hail from Vista, Ca.
dirtyboost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 01:52 AM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,900
Total Cats: 0
Default

looking good... I'm tempted to weld a bunch of my old license plates together and make a full heat shield. seems like a fitting use for the scrap material.
Arkmage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 06:52 AM   #6
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Atlanta93LE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 2,198
Total Cats: 1
Default

Looks nice; less ghetto than mine, certainly!
Atlanta93LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 09:16 AM   #7
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Saml01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,730
Total Cats: 2
Default

DIY manifold and downpipe? How did you run the intercooler piping, im having a tough time figuring how you got it to work.
Saml01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 09:22 AM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
TurboTim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chesterfield, NJ
Posts: 6,484
Total Cats: 248
Default

What's up with the gun stickers? You a gangsta?

Nice job on the turbo kit.
TurboTim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 10:29 AM   #9
Elite Member
iTrader: (39)
 
Zabac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: High Point NC
Posts: 4,854
Total Cats: 8
Default

props to you for spending only $1100 and still using t-bolts..you my hero, lol
Zabac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 10:48 AM   #10
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 2,084
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saml01 View Post
DIY manifold and downpipe? How did you run the intercooler piping, im having a tough time figuring how you got it to work.
i dunno, but i'm gonna copy this design

Name:  Saab20IC20kit.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  65.7 KB
mazda/nissan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 11:13 AM   #11
Senior Member
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Raleigh,NC
Posts: 912
Total Cats: 0
Default

+1 for heat shield
supra441979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 01:03 PM   #12
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,900
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mazda/nissan View Post
i dunno, but i'm gonna copy this design
I like the clearance dent
Arkmage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 02:28 PM   #13
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Whales Vagina, CA
Posts: 99
Total Cats: 0
Default

those are painted on AKs, not stickers


Downpipe and mani were purchased from bell for under 200 bucks, t25 cost me 80 bones too. i/c is a saab and runs under the rad
dirtyboost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 02:35 PM   #14
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,860
Total Cats: 1,788
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mazda/nissan View Post
i dunno, but i'm gonna copy this design


I'd copy my design:

Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 02:56 PM   #15
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
TurboTim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chesterfield, NJ
Posts: 6,484
Total Cats: 248
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dirtyboost View Post
those are painted on AKs, not stickers
DAMN!

Hood pins on the trunk is nice too.
TurboTim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 03:10 PM   #16
Elite Member
iTrader: (39)
 
Zabac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: High Point NC
Posts: 4,854
Total Cats: 8
Default

damn scott, that would constitute 11 couplers=22 clamps...holy shizznit, you can pull your motor out without disconnecting the intercooler you got so much movement...lol
but i though you were running a differnet intercooler, is this your old set up?
Zabac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 03:13 PM   #17
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 2,084
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
I'd copy my design:

the difference between the one i posted and this one is just the under or around approach right? Yeah i wasn't planning on running it under the radiator anyhoot, but its nice to have a visual, thanks!
mazda/nissan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 03:35 PM   #18
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,860
Total Cats: 1,788
Default

you dont have to use all the couplers, but it gives you an idea on how to route it using pre-fabbed bends.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help - Stock Balancer and Fastforward overlay pulleys Frank_and_Beans Supercharger Discussion 13 09-12-2016 09:17 PM
Going back to stock. Need some 1.6 parts. Trent WTB 2 10-01-2015 01:15 PM
Charlotte - 1.6 ECU/Injectors, '94 R Pacakage Stuff Dustin Miata parts for sale/trade 4 09-23-2015 11:34 PM
1.6 clutch/flywheel on 1.8/6spd concealer404 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 8 09-17-2015 01:04 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:50 PM.