Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Adelaide,SA Australia
Re: Turbo info needed
ok well I have planned mine to a tea and are simply awaiting avalible funds to get it underway
Here is a break down:
Electrics: I am choosing to stay with a standard Ford ECU but with a differance. A mustang 5lt A9L ECU will be fitted and a maf sensor installed this allows sequential injector firing and a custom programable ECU for half the cost of the basic crap assed replacement ecu's. I'm fitting 36lbs Ford Motor sport injectors also from the states.
This would be a pain in the ass for an auto setup though.
Turbos: I have choosen to fit 2 vg30 turbos (nissan maxima/patrol turbo's. Why? Because the vg30 is a good size, easy and cheap to get a hold of (350 each rather than 800+ for a second hand t28) able to get ball bearing ones and easy to swap parts with. Also with 2 of them I can easily start with about 4-5 PSI and safely move up to 17psi (from each turbo) with out much trouble.
Manifolds: I have mates that tube weld so this is the cheapest part for me. I have pics of some designs made by a local magazine project car and a 3d render of my own design.
Exhaust: Fitting 3" truck mufflers to replace the standard setup. 1 muffler and 1 resinator. A highflow 3" cat will also be installed (most likly the GTS HSV Item as I can also get these on the cheap)
Intercooler will be a custom unit created from a mack truck cooler as they are by default a huge garret plate item.
Battery will be moved to the boot to make space for the custom air box on the other side of the motor and an EF falcon induction manifold with custom piping will be installed. I was a bit dubious about the location of the inlet pipe on the ef manifold but they flow so well that the bad location (compared to the current one at least) is worth it.
Depending on avaliblity of mates I may make a custom manifold as well.
Engine: While a standard rebuilt motor would be fine for lowish boost I'm rebuilding an EA motor I have with the following:
Ea block to be blue printed and tested then acid diped to keep it all nice and clean.
EF crank and rods to be fitted but the rods will get shot peaned before fittment and the crank will be balanced, blue printed and fully tested. ACL race pistons will be fitted along with high quality bearings some good quality rings (not the no gap ones though because they can suck the valve seals out of the head in some cases)
The EA head is being fitted because once a protrutsion is removed believe it or not the ea heads have the largest chamber out of all the heads.
The head will also be custom ported and flow tested. A custom cam will be put together by a place in brisbane called sure cam I think (have it written down some where)
Heavy duty clutch and pressure plate will be fitted of course to a near standard 5spd ED manual I have (with any luck I'll be able to fit some better componants to this box before I blow the one I have at the moment with the power this setup will have)
Standard diff will be fitted 2.83:1 low ratio for traction however this may not last long and a 3.27:1 is standing by both LSD.
Power: well from what I've been told I can expect about 320hp at the wheels with that sort of setup at around 5psi. To be honest I don't want that amount of power and I'm only making the motor strong for reliablity as this will remain a daily driver.
Then after all that the brakes will get a big upgrade.
Thats about it really. Hope thats helpfull.
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