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I have at long last bolted my cobbled together turbo setup onto the car. It leaks boost all over the place and there is a piece of pipe wedged into the exhaust between two flanges to make up the difference (downpipe was/is for long cat car, I have a short decat). But it works. and it was all done in one day. Ill post some pictures tomorrow as it was dark by the time I got home.

MASSIVE thanks to Barry Spiers for helping with fabbing all the brackets. He should be selling the intercooler hanger it works so well. I couldn't have done it without you man. Or at least not nearly as well.

And a HUGE thanks to my man FR3NZY for keeping me motivated throughout the last year as I collected all the parts for this. And by supercharging his much faster than I did, forcing me to get on with it. (and for having a pwr steering belt in his basement at 9pm on a sunday when Halfords was of no use).

Anyway thanks you two. Ill throw up a few pictures tomorrow.
 

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hell yes! blaize you HAVE to take me out for a spin!
i bet your well happy!
 

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So then, kiss and tell - how does it drive?
 

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haha that was epic. Glad you got beyond the issue of drilling the sump.. but i suppose once you'd drilled the hole there was no going back

Cheers for having tools on hand for me all day too.
 

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Well last night I had to drive to Mel's place from Barry's to get the pwr steering belt as I ended up removing my dead A/C during the install and of course didn't have a belt. So that was 15 miles in the rain at night with VERY heavy steering, in a car I "just" put the turbo on, with boost leaks all over the place, after 10 hours of work to get it all on. Then went to and from work today with the belt on but nothing else changed. It was occasionally hitting 8 psi but for the most part around 5-6. Well once I got home tonight I got out there and tightened everything down and took it for another run. 9.5 psi Fades a bit as the revs rise but pretty solid. only driven it a few miles this way but it is feeling goooooooooooooooood

anyway here are the pics



Thanks to Barry for the I/C mount-



And my idea for the heat shield, wotcha think
 

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Love the heat shield Blaize, very authentic
 

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Welcome to the dark side


No air flow meter I see, I guess you're running a piggy back ECU? did you change injectors? tell us the specs!
 

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Thanks Barry, its the old plate from my VW camper. I also have a smaller one from the motorcycle, might try to work it in too.

As to the specs, sorry didn't occur to me to list it - Megasquirt of course. The turbo is off of a Mitsubishi Eclipse (U.S. market car) I got it, both the D/P and manifold, and both braided steel oil lines from a guy on miataturbo.net. I had the turbo rebuilt once here but still made out like a bandit. The injectors are 450cc units from the same model car, and yes they are on resisters at the moment. I will build the driver board in a few months to run the PWM properly. and the intercooler, piping, BOV, and air filters are all eBay specials.
 

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Very nice Blaize. Welcome to the dark side. Feels good doesn't it? just need to sort out the niggles and you will be well set up.

How much you think you will be making?
 

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Well once I have all the bugs worked out I will wire up the EBC and wind it up to 12 psi. Seems to me this combination should be good for 220 hp or so but time will tell. Its starting to pull bloody hard now and I have only started tuning it......

And yes after a year of ammassing all this stuff it feels great to finally drive it.
 

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Nice one Blaize!
 

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Tell me more about this intercooling mounting solution because mines on a home made makeshift bracket at present. Although secure it it's far from pretty!
I'll take a picture this weekend, I need to reinstall the mouth trunking anyway so I'll be working on that area.
 

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Sorry about the lack of pictures. Wife has had me going for walks and watching movies all bloody weekend. Once I did have spare time, I had to get on with more pressing matters and still haven't.....

Oh f*&k it, went down and took a couple of shots, here is both ends-





and across the top



There are threaded holes already there so if you build it out of nice solid steel, and tighten it down it stays in place pretty solidly. Its hard to see in those pictures but the little L brackets are flanked on both sides by little ridges in the body. So it will stay in place on its own and not swing front and back. Looking closely at those pictures I am going to need to get it apart and paint it as it looks like British weather is having its way with the steel already.

If memory serves the long bar across the top is 27 inches and a bit, but best to measure of course.

Also braced up the turbo with this-



like this-


More detailed description here

As usual big thanks to Barry for helping with the fabrication work.
Also I used an idea I saw here to get a washer bottle in there (turbo heat would have killed the std. one)



?12 delivered from eBay. the pump it comes with is not as strong as the mazda one, but they are the exact same size so the stocker popped right in there. Search "universal screen-wash bottle".
 
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