Dave's turbo car number 2

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Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by icehouse » 04 Apr 2010 23:43

Well me and Dave had so much fun building his yellow turbo car he decided to do another one. Which I agreed to help (I love datto projects!) So here are some pics of what has happened so far. I figured I better post his rig over here since it's L powered :) Frank did the engine bay paint G did the outside I helped with wiring, headliner and stuff like that. Anyways here are the pics.

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had to do the pearl rising sun hood.
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Some pics are old some aren't just figured I'd post them all.... I thought I started a thread on his car but maybe not, the search didn't yield an answers so here is a new thread either way :)


O and yes he drove the engine around carb'd for a while. The comp was so high it needed some race gas mixed in to not ping. Now that it's turbo'd it's defiantly going to need race fuel :) haha
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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by 510rob » 05 Apr 2010 23:14

Dave's Turbo car #1 was a blow-through L16 with a $16 turbo from pull-a-part...

Dave's turbo car #2 is getting a Garrett disco potato ( GT28RS ), EFI, Megasquirt, and other things...

You guys better drop the compression so the cranking pressure is below the current 250psi (yikes!)

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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by icehouse » 03 May 2010 10:41

Finished the mani over the weekend. Damn I got some serious hours into it. I think it ended up pretty good for my first one :)

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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by Byron510 » 03 May 2010 14:10

Jeff, I heard "The Jig" got back safe and sound, how did it work for you?
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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by icehouse » 04 May 2010 09:27

Byron510 wrote:Jeff, I heard "The Jig" got back safe and sound, how did it work for you?
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The jig worked awesome! Thanks for letting us borrow it :) It's amazing the work it takes to turbo EFI an L series... Maybe more work than doing an SR swap....
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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by icehouse » 04 May 2010 20:26

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A little polish :)
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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by McShagger510 » 04 May 2010 21:50

Yowzers - that plenium looks goooooooooood. Heres how it looked on Thursday. That exhaust is nice too. :mrgreen:

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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by duke » 04 May 2010 22:02

Damn Jeff the intake manifold is looking GREAT! Been practicing your aluminum TIG skills I see. Very nice.

I might have to agree with you about the turbo-L being harder than the SR. Hell, if you get the right stuff an SR is almost bolt in, with very little fab required. To turbo an L-series you have to have skillzzz!
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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by icehouse » 04 May 2010 22:54

duke wrote:Damn Jeff the intake manifold is looking GREAT! Been practicing your aluminum TIG skills I see. Very nice.
Shit I'm no robot but it doesn't look bad. It's funny my buddy at work has been a welder since the 60's and he's told me time and time again it's impossible to do a perfect weld. Your standards just keep going up. His welds look awesome especially compared to mine :) One thing I have learned is that a alright weld looks like an awesome weld after its polished :)
duke wrote: I might have to agree with you about the turbo-L being harder than the SR. Hell, if you get the right stuff an SR is almost bolt in, with very little fab required. To turbo an L-series you have to have skillzzz!
Ever corner turned on an L series turbo build is another problem to sort out. With a SR fitment is the big issue, fuel and all the turbo stuff is mostly taken care of. Doing an L series still has turbo fitment issues then on top of that there is the fuel delivery issues. All in all I'm happy with the results of everything on this project so far. Dave thinks I take everything one step to far. He keeps reminding me it's just the engine bay :) I agree in a way, it's just fun trying to build something fancier every time :) Plus the engine bay is my favorite part of a car.
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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by 510rob » 05 May 2010 01:50

"L-series & Pogo-Sticks!" hehehe...

That looks really good polished - so much for black crinkle/wrinkle paint!

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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by icehouse » 05 May 2010 09:26

510rob wrote: That looks really good polished - so much for black crinkle/wrinkle paint!
I know! That thing is going to have so many man hours in it by the time it's on the car! Which I guess kinda makes it cool :)
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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by Pedro » 06 May 2010 05:11

That manifold looks mint. Lovin this L series banger turbo.

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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by icehouse » 03 Jun 2010 00:02

A few update pics.


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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by 510rob » 03 Jun 2010 00:22

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Re: Dave's turbo car number 2

Post by two_68_510s » 03 Jun 2010 05:05

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