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Noob Turbo L-16 from Hell

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Dunno if you had your hands on the awesome book called maximum boost yet,

Incase you don't have money: http://www.mediafire.com/download/x9cu2659042w750/Maximum+Boost+-+Corky+Bell.pdf

really awesome book, has helped me a big time to determine all the stuff for my turbo project  :thumbup:  All the best for your project, I started mine when I was 16 :rofl:

 

Also few quotes from the book:

''Water injection is best used when boost levels over 6 psi are desired but no intercooler is present. Do not allow a situation to exist where the water injetor is used as an excuse for improper air/fuel rations.'' 
- Chapter 5, page 74

''Typically, a correct air/fuel ratio will create about a 45F temperature drop when the fuel vaporizes in the carburetor. This temperature drop, combined with a cool, damp day, will frequently cause throttles to freeze wide open when operating under boost. A fine circumstance, cured only by adding yet more intake heat''

- Chapter 8, page 103

 

not saying how to do things, just throwing things to think about 

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Yeah, 'cause that is what's gonna blow this motor up...   :rofl:

LOLLERSKATES!!!!!

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ive seen guys make manifolds out of thick plumbing pipe and it lasted a long time

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It's not 'thick plumbing pipe', and are available in stainless also.

They are called schedual 40 butt weld fittings.

Try to use regular pipe, you will end up with another mess.

 

You can find them on eBay cheaper than these people:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-metal-butt-weld-pipe-fittings/=13buw5a

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Ahh... Yeah that's what I am planning then. Anyone have a thick header flange plate for sale?

make one out of steel plate and a gasket.  use a plasma to cut it out, (if you have access to one) or have a machine shop water jet it.

 

good luck.

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I like learning the hard way haha I've noticed that makes you 100% aware of the consequences mistakes can bring you. Until you realize and fully understand consequences, you abuse the luck you're granted when you keep playing with fire.

 

Anyways... Just got my college life together as a freshman and got a job again. Bought some weld els online and have some short 90s my dad had. Got a thick flange from McShagger510 woop woop shout out to him. So I joined welding club at school, and they offer any type of welding which is awesome and you can create your own stuff.

 

My plan is to tack it up at home following a jig for placement and I'll be MIG ing it up at school. I will ask the professor what MIG I can weld it up with and if not I'll stick weld it. But I'm ready for this and excited to do it the right way.

 

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Want a similar shape to the first one I scrambled up, simple design

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Using a merge collector for easier flow and less restriction to spool the turbo. Bought on eBay, will be welded to steel with a special alloy.

Also bought some more elbows and stuff

 

 

 

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If you can just get it tack welded, you could easily find a welding shop to finish the welds for you. I understand wanting to do everything yourself, but pick your battles.

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Where possible, don't invest in others, pay yourself to learn to weld. You get to keep this knowledge/skill forever. Next time you need it, it's there waiting and it's paid for.

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I honestly want to do it myself, if I keep learning then I'll know how to weld proficiently...a skill I can keep for the rest of my life. Rather do it myself at school

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Sometimes this isn't possible and better to get a professional but like mechanical work... you have to work 5 hours at your pay to pay a shop mechanic for one hour of his time to rebuild your carb. This is counter productive. Hell he's has probably never had an Hitachi apart, soyou know about as much as he does, more actually as you removed it. You are paying him to learn.

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I prefer Tig welding personally......

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I understand, but it's a manifold... I've had 3 manifolds break in my life time and they were all pretty nicely made.

 

I'm all for learning, I promise... but not really having the equipment or know-how and then jumping to level three is just asking for trouble.

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I have the equipment at school, and there are some pros teaching me with practice, before I decide to weld it up. And MIG is pretty easy honestly

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You need to control the heat.. otherwise it will just crack.

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Got collector in mail, and all my elbows. Tacked up that tird because damn Flebay seller sent it in pieces. Will weld it up later with TIG or MIG.

 

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Hard to tack it evenly flat on edges when the heat bends it out of place so quick

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So got out of school early today and you got to think when your alone, but want to get stuff done. Soo... Only had enough time to position the turbo in my ideal place and tack up the JIG for it.

 

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So here's a front view of how it'll look with my hood popped open

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BTW, using my Dad's two door cause there's finally space around it, the manifolds are off, and I need my car to drive everyday.

 

I used a drilled plate with t3 and t28/25 pattern so I can test fit the turbo on my car. PS. RELOCATING COIL AND RESISTOR, removing the windshield resivoir.

 

Pictures of my jig tomorrow my friends, and my T3 turbo is one day shipped by tomorrow for a test for on my car also.

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Soooo I'm too excited about doing a top mount for an L-series. No matter what I am making this manifold and it's gonna be awesome. There's a few reasons behind my reason for doing top mount.

 

-1 it looks so cool

 

-2 no one has done it, so far as posted online

 

Does having the turbo right beside the intake count as "top mount"?

 

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Ok here it is yee-haw. I have like 12 man hours put into just cutting, grinding, and tacking it up. It's simple but super tedious

 

Made first Cylinder piping about 5 inches shorter than the rest of the header. Subaru Rumble sound from uneven header.

 

 

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Looked close enough

 

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Holding the compressor on its own weight for the first time how cool

 

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Imagine this hoodless...and cleaned up...big boy popping out

 

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The Miller at schools welds so smoothly

 

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Did piece by piece keep in mind folks

 

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When doing a mani from simply scratch, industrial magnets r yur frends

 

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Halfway done

 

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Porting on the sharp turns will be done after most of it is welded up (: cut again and dremel the welds to a round shape...

 

 

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Took me two tries to get the right angles

25° on one side and 13° the other side and after a bit of grinding down I got the perfect size.

 

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Dummy me the whole 3 pieces were so flushed fitted I was able to squeeze them together and held in by themselves. I was so excited I even showed my brother..but didn't even take a picture /:

 

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How my baby sits

 

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OK MY TACS r ugly in some places, before I got the auto dark mask and plus the trigger on my dads MIGger is kinked so it arcs when the feed hesitates inconsistently, melting the metal out of the tip, just dripping out. Or it just splatters out ugly sometimes.

 

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One last one to go, maybe tomorrow or Wednesday but I am soo busy this week, and got damn homework

 

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Mocked up on spare thingy

 

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Plan to stick weld the big gaps at the runners, and want to MIG the rest of it. Let me know what you guys would do.

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