Progress Thread Raceoholic330's Restoration Thread. Dart 331, Turbo, Irs, Etc...

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  1. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    The pictures are a little misleading. It's not as close as it seems. I do have a blanket for the turbo though, and I'll probably end up wrapping the downpipe as well after I get the car tuned and everything.
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    madmike1157 I neutered myself. >=-O SN Certified Technician

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    Shiny, but still looks tiny:hide:
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    Is that a custom turbo setup or is that a kit?
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    pure sex!
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  5. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    I want to know now why you orientated the turbo like that could you still put a filter over that?
  6. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    The kit started its life as an HP Performance kit. I had to chop it up and re-design much of it to work for my needs. The modifications to the kit are on pages 3, 9, and 11.

    I wanted to be sure that the turbo inlet was getting fresh, ambient air and not heat-soaked engine bay air. I also like the way that orientation looks compared to other kits that have the inlet directly facing the back of the passenger headlight.

    I bought a special filter from S&B that has an angled neck. Fits great. Here's a picture when I mocked it up.
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  7. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Yeah i figured that was the reasoning when i go turbo ill probably orientate it the same way it looks crowded when turned to the headlight at least i think so
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    Damn sexy.


    I expect 900+ outta this thing.
  9. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Thanks Grover. 800hp is my goal. I'm not going to be running the meth on the car right away, if at all. One less thing to worry about right out of the gate. Those Comp turbos do make some serious power though, so I may be surprised. The 80mm Comp 331, AFR 185 setup that Rick built made over 1100hp on the dyno.
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    Rick 91GT SN Certified Technician Site Sponsor

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    All through a tko900...

    One thing I do a lot of to stop scratching the top of the shock towers since you'll be making caster and camber adjustment to align the car is add UHMW tape to the bottom side of the caster camber plates. I can throw a couple feet in the mail if you need some....

    I shot you an email ;)

    Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk 2
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    MeanGreen Founding Member

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    Amazing build thread! Very informative, especially for what I want to do!
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    This car is going to be so epic when done. Good work, sir.
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    dam bro love how u set that turbo system up!!!! just keeps getting more and more interesting looking forward to more!
  14. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Thanks a lot guys. Much appreciated!

    The painter picked up the doors, fenders, hood, hatch, and spoiler today. Not sure how long it will take to get them back painted, but as long as they look as nice as the body does, I could care less how long it takes them.

    I've been working on the fuel lines in the engine bay trying to plan out the best route for everything. I think I have it all nailed down, but I need to get a few more fittings to finish it all up. It's really tough to lay all this stuff out while trying to hide everything as much as possible. There are a lot of AN fittings and lines crowding in the back of the engine bay!
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    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Kind of like me i have a lot of wire loom coming from the trans tunnel
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    Ya know, That's one thing I see more than anything that makes engine bays look tacky. People have fuel lines running around and laying places that make absolutely no sense. Baah.
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    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Yea, I have a 1.5" hole drilled back there for all my wiring to poke through. It's going to make it even more congested! Still tossing around the idea of using a large quick-disconnect connector back there, compared to just installing a grommet and running the wires straight through.

    It's one thing on a dedicated race car to have hoses and lines all over the place, but a street car with hose spaghetti just makes me think the person didn't put any time into how to best route any of the lines.
  18. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    I mean if you do the connector it will be hard to get the trans up in there my engine haeness is the only thing in there and it came through as one large loom then dispersed after that
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    welp, i'm hard once again. good job. i need to follow this thread more closely instead of every few months. also, if i ever visit my old home in pocono lake again, i want to come by and see that thing!
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    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Sure thing man. Let me know if you're ever in town.

    I didn't get much work done on the car this weekend, but the glass guy called me today to let me know he was in town. I was not ready for the rear glass, but he said it wasn't a problem to just get the windshield in. Looking more and more like a car one piece at a time!
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    I need to strip the moldings and shoot them with trim paint before I re-install them. I plan to wax the car first before I do that though.
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