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Turbo FC nearing completion...


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Well guys, I'm almost done with my car so I figured I'd post some pictures. I posted basically this same thread over on MNSC but I figured you might like to see it. It's been a long, expensive process but there's light at the end of the tunnel. I've built the car 100% myself with the welding being done by a (talented) friend. Going into this I'd never really built a car and am pretty much learning everything as I go. There's been a lot of ups and downs and a few points where I wanted to say "fuck it" altogether, but I finally pulled through.

I'm expecting to have the car running by early next week and tuned the week after. I'm expecting 6-700RWHP at 15PSI and high 9's in the quarter. Full weight should be 2,700LBs.

L33 (5.3L/323ci, 9.9:1, aluminum block, 799 heads)
LS6 cam (204/218, .551"/.547", 117LSA)
ARP head bolts
GM LS9 MLS 7 layer head gaskets
Patriot Gold Extreme valve springs
Comp Cams 7.400" Hi-Tech pushrods
LS6 Intake manifold
Ported stock throttle body
Lokar throttle cable
Lokar throttle cable bracket
Lokar braided dipstick
LS1 coil packs
MSD 8.5mm wires
NGK BR7EF plugs gapped .020"
Granny's Speed Shop engine mounts
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering oil supply adapter
Kurt Urban Performance LS water vapor system
Speedway, Inc. alternator relocation bracket
-20AN radiator setup
-12AN Moroso ventilated catch can

Siemens Deka 80lb/hr injectors
2 Walbro 255LPH in parallel/in tank
Fuelab 525 fuel pressure regulator
Fuelab 818 10 micron fuel filter
-6AN feed, -6AN return
Russell screw on fuel rail adapter

Turbo setup:
Turbonetics TC76 (.96 A/R, 65mm F1 turbine wheel)
Turbosmart 48mm Pro Gate EWG
Turbosmart 52mm Race Port BOV
24x12x13 FMIC
2000* Jet-Hot coating

- 1.80 straight cut planetary gears
- TCI hardened input shaft
- TCI transbrake
- TCI manual valvebody
- Lokar braided dipstick
- -6AN lines to 12x10" cooler
- Granny's Speed Shop crossmember
Granny's Speed Shop 8.8" solid axle conversion
- Torque arm
- Narrowed 3.2" per side
- Ford 9" outers
- 3.55 gears
- Strange spool
- Granny's Speed Shop driveshaft
- Strange 31 spline axles
- Moser 5/8" wheel studs
- LPW Extreme rear cover with torsion bolts
- Extreme duty Watts Linkage & 4130 chromoly lower control arms with HD heim joints
- Strange single adjustable coilovers
- Aerospace Components rear 4 piston brakes

Enkei RPF1 17x8.5 with Nitto NT05 (F, 235/40/17)
Enkei RPF1 17x10 with Nitto NT05R Drag Radials (R, 275/40/17)
BC Racing coilovers (F)
Strange single adjustable coilovers with 195LB springs (R)
Rebuilt 4 piston Mazda calipers with Hawk HPS Pads
Mazdatrix stainless steel braided brake lines

Auto Power 4 Point roll bar
Acura TSX HID retrofits (OEM housings, 25w 4300k bulbs)
CorkSport front lip
Shine Auto Project roof spoiler

AEM Huego Digital Wideband O2 Gauge
AEM 35PSI Digital Boost Gauge
AEM Digital Fuel Pressure Gauge
Garmin GPS for vehicle speed
OEM gauges all functional except speedometer



Words cannot describe properly how much awesome I see sitting right there. That thing is PHENOMENAL. Can't wait to see it in person.


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Glad to see this finally coming together (and you posting it over here too). I assume Carl's tuning it?