FloPro's Single Turbo GTS (PICS!!!!!!!)

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    I wonder if I could fit that same intercooler in my 94 cobra with the radiator and condenser in place without removing the front bumper?
     
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    I'll start with the bad news. I guess the pic does not need any explaining.

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    what happened man?

    something go crunchy crunchy?
     
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    Ok, I guess I'll tell the story. I got my chip and air filter in the mail today and finished my car. I set my timing to 6 and my FP was about 39 psi. So I back out of the driveway and make my way to the gas station with a HUGE grin on my face. It drove and sounded AMAZING. I'm in love! So after I get gas, I drove around and still no leaks or any problems. Then I decided to give it a little gas in second gear at like 3k and the boost INSTANTLY SHOT to around 6 psi. I was only at like 3/4 throttle for about 500 rpm before letting out. Then I look behind me and the largest white cloud I have ever seen come from a car was present. Oh, and my car shut right off when I let off. So I pull over and I found some coolant in the engine bay. I was ****ED. So I called and buddy and a flat bed and $20 later, I was back in my garage farther behind than ever. So I pull the oil drain plug and PURE coolant starts pouring out along with what appeared to be gasket material. I couldn't believe it.

    Sooo, I'm obviously pulling all the turbo stuff and putting in the gaskets. I am kind of tempted to put new rings in to though. I do have 130k miles on the short block and I don't what to just put gaskets in to realize that I had done worse to the pistons, rings etc.. I also still need to put a clutch in, so maybe pulling the motor would be best. Any opinions???

    Now for the good news. Everything came out awesome and looking better than I could have imagined. See for yourself:

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    Luckily I'm an optimistic person!!
     
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    That sucks to hear. I wonder what your total timing was? You said 6* base but how much did the chip pull out up top?
     
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    Yeah, I'm not too sure, becuase my tuner didn't call me back today. I thought I was more than safe and I was not going to take the car above 4k for whatever reason. Like I said, I had at least 6 psi instantly at like 3K, but it was way too late obviously. I didn't even get to feel it pull before it blew. I should have just gave it all. Just kidding!
     
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    I don't really think it would fit with the condensor. It would be a tight fit, but would PROBABLY work. Removing your bumper wouldn't be necessary, but why the heck are you so worried about taking the bumper off???
     
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    How hard is the bumper cover to remove? I prefer not to remove the front cover or fenders as I don't want to mess with having to line everything back up. If I have to I will, I just prefer not to.
     
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    It's only four bolts and if you take JUST the cover off, there is nothing to really line up or adjust.
     
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    aren't there some rivets that hold it on?
     
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    No, ther shouldn't be. Just four nuts. It's that easy. It takes about 7 minutes.
     
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    Wow I cant believe it blew so easily! I drove/raced my car for like 7 months without a chip before I blew anything. Thats nuts, good thing your not giving up though!
     
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    that sucks about the coolant and all, but like you said it all looks great :nice:

    What are you gonna do for a finish on the piping? Ceramic coating or paint?

    once again, looks awesome, can't say it enough
     
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    blowing a hg, or worse, blowing up my engine is my biggest fear. i too am surprised that it blew so easily.

    i guess that's the thing about turbos ... it's either no boost or all boost ... there is not much opportunity for 1/2 boost ... :shrug:
     
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    Glad I left your house when I did or I wouldve really been late.
     
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    I am paintin just about all of it. I think I'm going black on the hotside and silver metalic on the cold side.
     
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    Rivets hold the bumper to the headlight panel. You can just take the bumper off with the headlight panel attached. At least thats how I took mine off.
     
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    If you do have rivots, you don't need to put them back on. I don't have any. My stock bumper might have though.
     
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    Putting in rivots is fun though....i just had to do some for my gas hood lift cylinders. Not hard at all.
     
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    should of left the spout out LOL

    take the more apart, go through it so you dont have to do it twice.
     
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