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Old 12-12-2017, 12:46 PM
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Looks great!

Think you'll have issues with heat build up in the fenders?
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Good question. I'm having all of the hot parts ceramic coated and will be running a turbo blanket. The fender has an opening in the cove area and it will also be open at the bottom. I've thought about also applying some reflective material on the backside of the fender.

Are you thinking more along the lines of heat damaging the fender or something else?
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Damage… or fire depending on the length of time you’ll be running them hard. I’m sure an 1/8th or 1/4 mile deal would be fine. Lengthy highway or ˝ mile or longer stuff would have me worried a bit.

Reflective tape on the inner fenders or even some fire insulation (like from under a hood) would be a good idea IMO.

This stuff works really well I hear…

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Ceramic-F...IAAOSw1DtXEY5e

Might heat wrap the whole chunk a few times (welding blankets work well) and secure with SS wire.
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Originally Posted by Forcefed86 View Post
Damage… or fire depending on the length of time you’ll be running them hard.
Fire or damage due to the fender catching on fire from exiting exhaust gases or due to thermal heat from the system?


There are similar cars out there that have used this location.







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I was thinking radiant heat. Drag buddies have installed turbos in fenders on several cars without issue too. That’s quick blasts w/ steel fenders that don’t look as confined. After a ˝ mile blast on a buddies mustang the fender surface temps were hot enough to burn you and the paint was discolored. Might keep an eye out for it is all I’m saying. Take a few extra precautions while it’s apart and easy to access. Can’t hurt anyway...

I’m not speaking from personal experience with C5’s though… Might be fine! Blankets wrap/coatings etc are all great and help a ton. Just highway cruising on a hot day with my twin “under hood” setup I’ll see 375*+ temps. I’d think confined to a tiny fender area and subjected to long WOT blasts it would get VERY hot in there. My hotside is wrapped w turbo blankets as well.


Good luck!

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Thanks Forcefed86. Appreciate the input. I'm just asking questions to try and drill down to what needs to be considered. This is my 1st experience with this location on a C5. I'm beginning to wonder if I should make the downpipe stick out a little further. I am planning to install an exhaust trim ring.
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Good progress was made this weekend. All stainless piping is now complete and can be sent to be coated. I also was able to finish welding all of the aluminum piping except for the charge pipe going from the intercooler to the intake.

Bung for wideband O2 sensor



Piping from compressor to intercooler


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You should use alot of heat wrap in the fender
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Pistons didn't show up until last week so I've lost any momentum gained at this point. The stock engine life was way less hassle. Wiseco is probably off the list for any future builds.
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The hot side parts showed up from Calico Coatings exactly as quoted and on schedule. They did a great job and quality is top notch.




I dropped these parts off locally to be powder coated. They will be done in "Caveman Black".

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In the interim, I've been I've been working on a single turbo kit for a 72 Nova.




I'm finally getting a good consistent bead and color for stainless. This was a mix of carbon and stainless with 309 filler.

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If you dont mind, roughly, what'd the hotside cost to coat?
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Originally Posted by baggins View Post
If you dont mind, roughly, what'd the hotside cost to coat?
~$320 for the parts shown in the picture. They do good work and their pricing is in line with the quality.
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I picked up the cold side from powdercoating on Saturday. This is Prismatic Powders Caveman Black. Speedkings Custom Cycles did the work.




The battery relocation kit also showed up from Mechman.

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Nice work. I love C5s.
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Everything looks awesome so far. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. You're getting close!
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Originally Posted by 2ndGenLSX View Post
Nice work. I love C5s.
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Everything looks awesome so far. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. You're getting close!
Thanks. It felt really close but then life threw a curve ball.

Here's the most recent update. I got hurt at work on February 2nd and the machine shop called on February 5th to let me know the long block was ready to pick up. Perfect timing.

I picked up the engine on February 11th and stored it for what will probably be a month. It's Day 17 now of the injury and it's all I can do to even walk.

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Originally Posted by R_trim 93GT View Post
The hot side parts showed up from Calico Coatings exactly as quoted and on schedule. They did a great job and quality is top notch.



I dropped these parts off locally to be powder coated. They will be done in "Caveman Black".

Sorry you got hurt. Hell, I'd LIKE to get hurt at work to get me the hell out of here for a bit.

Are you seriously gonna show a picture of that bike and pretend that it's not even there? WTF is that thing?
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Sorry you got hurt. Hell, I'd LIKE to get hurt at work to get me the hell out of here for a bit.

Are you seriously gonna show a picture of that bike and pretend that it's not even there? WTF is that thing?
Looks like a Busa to me. Nice build!
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Sorry you got hurt. Hell, I'd LIKE to get hurt at work to get me the hell out of here for a bit.

Are you seriously gonna show a picture of that bike and pretend that it's not even there? WTF is that thing?
Thanks but be careful what you wish. This hasn't gone the way I would have expected. Day 17 and I still can't walk normal or do anything else. The car would almost be running if not for this setback.

The bike is eye catching for sure. It was at Speedkings Custom Cycles. They are capable of doing builds from mild to wild. This is a busa with a 20" rear wheel and 19" front wheel, custom paint, stereo, lights, air bags, etc. It still has the stock engine and is more of a show bike that the owner takes out for cruises.
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