Turbo FC nearing completion...

Discussion in 'Project Cars' started by DavidPHumes, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. DavidPHumes

    DavidPHumes New Member

    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.

    Motor:
    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

    Fuel:
    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

    Drivetrain:
    Powerglide
    - 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

    Wheels/Tires/Suspension/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

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

    Gauges:
    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

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  2. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

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

    ohsixspeedsix Owl Exterminator!!

    So... Much... Win... Seriously cool. Great work man.
     
  4. escort1991

    escort1991 New Member

    Oh damn! That is wow!
     
  5. JohnnyT

    JohnnyT New Member

    Glad to see this finally coming together (and you posting it over here too). I assume Carl's tuning it?
     
  6. Cmezz331

    Cmezz331 Member

    Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed update ugh
     
  7. matt8478

    matt8478 New Member

    Looks good, cant wait to hear it.
     
  8. DavidPHumes

    DavidPHumes New Member

    Well here's where it's at now. It's pretty much done, just need to finish the interior and then it needs to be tuned. I never did get around to finishing it this summer - just too much going on in my life.

    First start up: http://youtu.be/hko9WXcErsA

    Exhaust video: http://youtu.be/na51wiBA2jM

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