So, after 18 months of sitting in storage and untouched, I have been able to tinker here and there, but nothing serious until this weekend. Timing belt and cams got done Friday, but Today was the big work. The DP and intercooler piping.
This is how it sat almost 2 years ago with my old turbo kit on it...
In storage disassembled(built engine installed and cleaning up engine bay...not that it did much good after sitting for 18 months... :
This will be my 3rd Turbo 'setup' ive had on this car. I see something new and HAVE to make changes. The manifold, I'm sure you recognize, but I had to modify the DP some to fit my setup alittle...and the intercooler piping, run reverse from the 'typical' orientation. One step closer to completion. I hope to have it done in the next month or so and up to TS to tune.
My inspiration/model: (slightly modified)
First pic is my initial welding attempt using Flux-core wire and 'winging it'..not too big a deal because its going to be wrapped anyway...
Pictures from todays work:
(note: Second time welding...had a buddy come and show me some basics..with gas, and the rest..trial by fire...and two burns to go with it...damn hot pipes...
We put the MAF down low because it gave us the most straight piping before and after and i like it being tucked out of sight.
Making sure it fits with the headlight in:
Hot side intercooler tucked inside the traction bars:
And mach-up with bumper on:
And yes, there is about 2 inches of clearance behind the headlight and about 1/2-3/4 inch on top between the hood.
Now, off to powdercoat and buy new couplers(that fit).
Adding a 2nd muffler(magnaflow) to the exhaust and finishing the DP connection...
Still to come: (shooting for completion in 2 months)
-Traction bar install(completion)
-Inpro ST170s back on(have to clean up the lenses and reassemble)
-Custom Side mirrors remaking another set of the ones i use to have on(see 1st pic)