DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:30 PM
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As some may remember my 1.6 is dieing and so I am using this time to swap to a 1.8.

After some talking with Ben, I got a 99 short block in great condition.

I am picking up a fresh rebuilt 94-97 head, intake and fuel rail tomorrow. I am going to see if I can get the FM3 manifold and DP tomorrow also.

The plans of right now:
* means I have/pending pick-up
99 short block *
94 head(yes I know I wish it was the 99 head) *
50trim T3 turbo *
FM3 manifold w/ adapter * -minus adapter
Modified FM3 downpipe * - minus modification
either the FMU/MS (depends on money) * have FMU
FD intercooler and strip piping kit(to start with) *
external wastegate (5psi to start with)
supra 305 injectors
ARP headstuds
1.8 flywheel and 6 puck clutch(still looking into what company)
looking at using the FM 1.8 conversion
probe valve cover

The idea is to make this a budget build(ie super cheap) with out cutting any real corners. So far I am finding deals on parts left and right

I got a few question that maybe able to answer.

A)Can the 1.6 FPR be swapped to a 1.8 fuel rail?
B) same with oil dip stick

Sorry for bad Photo, but waiting on the new Lens for the SLR so cell pix..FTL

The short block

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The free T3 turbo

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Don't mind the sponge I am cleaning up the block to get a new coat of black paint and currently that is the only SOS pad that is in my house.

More pictures to come as I get parts or I get the new Lens
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