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more progress pics

Posted: Nov 16, 2020 5:10 PM
by kingoftarmace2004
got the turbo and intercooler plumbed. waiting for a driveshaft....
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Re: more progress pics

Posted: Nov 17, 2020 10:25 PM
by mike_e30
Nice plumbing! Do you think this size intercooler will be effective enough? I've always wondered why our intake manifolds have a big chamber instead of direct intake to runner design.

Re: more progress pics

Posted: Nov 18, 2020 12:27 PM
by kingoftarmace2004
well its from a tdi VW and says its capable of 300hp, so I think so. -Paul

Re: more progress pics

Posted: Nov 20, 2020 9:34 AM
by gadget73
intercooler fits there nicely.

The big intake chamber thing might just be for ease of casting reasons. Need to collect the individual runners into one area for the turbo connection, and it needs to be a large enough area so it doesn't restrict airflow out of the turbo.

Re: more progress pics

Posted: Nov 20, 2020 2:52 PM
by kingoftarmace2004
my driveshaft is coming wensday. so hopefully I will be able to road test this thing thanksgiving day. or anytime between thursday and sunday. 4 day weekend! -Paul

Re: more progress pics

Posted: Nov 23, 2020 11:08 PM
by Robbum04
Nice plumbing, very clean. What size turbo? No vacuum pump? Did you put in an electric?

Re: more progress pics

Posted: Nov 24, 2020 12:12 PM
by kingoftarmace2004
hx30w. I have a hella electric pump. just havent gotten around to it. -Paul

Re: more progress pics

Posted: Dec 01, 2020 2:52 PM
by kingoftarmace2004
drove it for the first time on thanksgiving after 8 months and all the work. It f-ing rips! 16psi of boost with the pump on an semi aggressive setting. slight black haze on wot/boost. 5 speed is great! really throws you back in the seat and transforms the car! could not be happier. if you want power. I have to recipe! -Paul

Re: more progress pics

Posted: Dec 02, 2020 2:15 PM
by tschultz
Did you have to use headstuds for that boost pressure?

Re: more progress pics

Posted: Dec 02, 2020 3:34 PM
by kingoftarmace2004
yes. arp head studs. and a mls head gasket. -Paul

Re: more progress pics

Posted: Jan 14, 2021 12:00 PM
by LuckyHenriksen
This is awesome, thanks for sharing! I'm glad to see the HX30 works well, as I have one sitting on the shelf to use on my M21 eventually. Keep us updated!