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« Reply #300 on: May 31, 2012, 04:47:56 PM »
only full trackdays that are on MRC at the mo :)
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« Reply #301 on: May 31, 2012, 05:07:54 PM »
:mmmm Nice work there Grant, always good to see some pics!

:mmmm:mmmm Steve, looking forward to seeing what you\'ve done to your RX-8 at Oulton and Snetterton:)
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« Reply #302 on: May 31, 2012, 05:34:31 PM »
Carl i can see you looking, what you think about using a haltech?

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« Reply #303 on: June 07, 2012, 12:37:54 PM »
finally got my ebay manifold moddified so that the turbo clears the LIM on my engine.
 
i bought a Racing Beat header flange from Clive (thanks again Clive;) )so that it coul be welded to the exhisting flange to move the turbo further away from the LIM, i have seen someone in the states do exactly the same as me and have no problems and he is running a BW turbo and also a supercharger, i also bought a true T4 flange as the flange on the manifold has been opened out for some reason and is a complete mismatch for the flange on the turbo, however now it is bang on. the manifold has become heavier but most of the weight is bolted too the engine but i will also be bracing the turbo to help spread the weight as big turbos like the BW366 i have are also quite heavy.
 
anyway picture time of the manifold and the welds, which my friend has done for free, he is a tutor at barnsley college so knows how to do his stuff good.
 




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« Reply #304 on: June 07, 2012, 12:44:52 PM »
the second picture shows he has actually welded inside the flange too like i asked him, he said it was really difficult but he has done and amazing job in such a small opening!! Thank you Craig.
 
the last picture looks great, awesome beads from his TIG welding skills :D you can also see the blueing effect on the metal which goes to show how much heat is produced from welding stainless steel.
 
i have asked him a while ago if he would make a manifold from scratch but he said he wouldnt know where to start as it is not the kind of welding fabrication he has done. which is a shame :(
 
i was going to get the mani mounted and the turbo bolted in today for some pics of it in the engine bay but the weather is crap and i got to work at 2 so not enough time, more pics will come as soon as its all in bolted up, and maybe with some bracing for the turbo too. this will also allow me to finish the intercooler piping off too, of which my friend will be welding

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« Reply #305 on: June 07, 2012, 12:52:49 PM »
got a couple of pictures of a beatiful GTO drag car at the main event last weekend, didnt take many pictures as i was too busy watching the racing and sticking my fingers in my ears, and most of the car were hidden under camoflage covers as i couldnt find half of them when walking around the pits, anyway this car was running " 88mm turbos attached to a big v8, man i love these cars!
 
 

 
holes in the bonnet are for air for the turbos, not for catching bugs ;)

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« Reply #306 on: June 13, 2012, 04:38:23 PM »
so i have got a few days clear with no work in sight for the moment, which has given me time to get things mounted onto the engine.
 
a few pics of the turbo and fanimold bolted together

 
i really like this shot for some reason
 

 
spinny spinny:Giggle with compressed air dont know how to load videos but hopefully this link will work.
http://s1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/?action=view¤t=a6be603d.mp4
 
a few engine bay shots with the turbo mounted,

 
 
 
 
 
 

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« Reply #307 on: June 13, 2012, 04:46:22 PM »
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got a couple of pictures of a beatiful GTO drag car at the main event last weekend, didnt take many pictures as i was too busy watching the racing and sticking my fingers in my ears, and most of the car were hidden under camoflage covers as i couldnt find half of them when walking around the pits, anyway this car was running " 88mm turbos attached to a big v8, man i love these cars!
 
 

 
holes in the bonnet are for air for the turbos, not for catching bugs ;)


The motor is coming along nicely :)
saw this same GTO at the Autosport show

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« Reply #308 on: June 13, 2012, 04:48:58 PM »
as you can see there isnt much room between turbo and LIM but theres loads compared to what it was before which was none existent. tommorrow i am going to pick up and swap my front housing for one that has a 90* bend on it, of which borgwarner turbos give as an option not a welded on jobby, to help simplify the pipe work for the CC and look a lot neater.
 
i also need to mount my alternator thingy to see how much lower i can drop the CC so that the filler neck, which can be seen on the end of the blue 90* silicone bend on top of the CC, clears my bonnet when closed. I probably dont need to drop it as it will push down and not damage anything but it will just bug me if i dont as it wont be quite right.
 
need to build brackets for mounting my davis craig EWP (electric water pump) which i might do 2moro.
 
i have also re-wrapped my wiring harness and chop old crappy wires out that were broke and replaced with new, and i have heat shrinked it all. someone said heat shrinking an old harness couldnt be done, well i did it and looks the nuts compared to what mazda made, still got a few wires im not too sure if i need or not, such as the ones that go to the gear box. when the car is running i will know if they are not needed and chop them off to smarten everything up.

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« Reply #309 on: June 13, 2012, 04:51:23 PM »
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The motor is coming along nicely :)
saw this same GTO at the Autosport show
thank you its getting there slowly but trying to do things once so the build is taking longer:(
 
 there were many other beautiful cars at santa pod but didnt take photos, will hopefully get some at the next event.

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« Reply #310 on: June 13, 2012, 05:21:21 PM »
Looking good Grant:mmmm

Cant wait to hear and see it:Thumbsup!

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« Reply #311 on: June 13, 2012, 05:27:50 PM »
where did you get the manifold from Grant? was it a stock gen 2?

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« Reply #312 on: June 13, 2012, 05:43:40 PM »
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where did you get the manifold from Grant? was it a stock gen 2?


The manifold was something that Carl had. I take it you mean the lower inlet manifold? It is a cast piece, it says simplmaz on it. The TBs are from EFI hardware.

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« Reply #313 on: June 14, 2012, 07:42:01 AM »
Looking good Grant.
 
Like the quality of your work.
 
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« Reply #314 on: June 14, 2012, 08:43:10 AM »
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Looking good Grant.
 
Like the quality of your work.
 
Chris
thank you, hopefully my quality of work will match your quality and detail you have done on your car.
 
really wish i had a TIG welder and knew how to use it as i could get all of the CC piping done today.