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Old 03-14-2017, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default Foxbody notch lq4 turbo build

Well here we go again. Some of you may remember the recent build thread where I went through the LS swap. Ran the car at the track best Et was 11.9 and 120 on motor and 11.3 on nitrous. Now I'm going turbo!!!
Got an intercooler kit from CX racing.
Turbonetics 7668 ball bearing turbo. Should be good for 550 wheel.











Truck manifolds with v band flanges.

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Nice, will be watching
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That was quick, looks like you are about done with this one. Did you find out what broke on the white one?

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That was quick, looks like you are about done with this one. Did you find out what broke on the white one?

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White one?
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Some shots of the car. Plan for today and it work on work on joining the exhaust into a y and connecting the turbo flange with the turbo in its final location.








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I got this t4 flange off eBay from a company called monkey fab. It's stainless and seems to be pretty good quality.




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Installed the manifolds and got some bends from the exhaust shop.








If anyone is interested I'm selling my complete exhaust full 3 inch for an LS in a mustang.


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My actual turbo arrived. It's a 76 68 billet wheel ball bearing .96ar.
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White one?
I'm sorry, must on been another guy. He had a 95, I think, that got wrecked. He said he had a coupe to transfer everything over.

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curious on your 3" setup..as i have to put one on my ls notch..are those the speed eng. headers? if so mine look like the d.s. header exhaust pipe cant go straight back to the rear as the stock crossmember mount (at the sub-frame) will be in the way? are you still using stock location trans cross member? thanks for the info!
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curious on your 3" setup..as i have to put one on my ls notch..are those the speed eng. headers? if so mine look like the d.s. header exhaust pipe cant go straight back to the rear as the stock crossmember mount (at the sub-frame) will be in the way? are you still using stock location trans cross member? thanks for the info!
I used the factory four cylinder trans cross member with the 4l80e just had to move it rearward and make some mounts for it. The exhaust fit with no issues.
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Cut into the frame so I could move the turbo out away from the water pump. Later I'll box it up.





It was a little tricky but we made a S and U curve off the passenger side manifold to the flange.



Merge pipe complete I think it came out really good. I still need to put a flex joint.





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I know the hole looks big but I plan on cleaning up the engine bay when I build the motor so I'll make it look pretty later.



This is just below the turbo mount on the passenger side plenty of room for the waste gate. Just need to get some tubbing to mount it it and it's pretty much done.



I was gonna drill a hole in the fender but decided it would be much cleaner running it towards the ground.









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dam you are moving right along! nice job!!
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This is just below the turbo mount on the passenger side plenty of room for the waste gate. Just need to get some tubbing to mount it it and it's pretty much done.
Don't put that WG at 90* to the pipe.
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Don't put that WG at 90* to the pipe.
Thanks for the heads up. How about lower along the U?
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How you mount it is more important than where. You want it to be at an angle in the same direction as the exhaust flow. A picture is worth a....you know.

http://www.turbosmartusa.com/technic...egate-fitting/

As for where, I have a preference to put it right after the 2 pipes merge, but space, turbo placement and the merge collector design forces your decision.
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Today I was able to mount the waste gate. To me this was the best place and direction I could think of considering ground clearance and limited space I had to work with.



5/8 fitting going into the front of the oil pan for the oil drain.
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Fired it up tonight. Pretty much done just need to fix a small oil leak on the turbo drain then off to the dyno hopefully next week.

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