Turbo Brick

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by Kurre86 » 06 Sep 2010 09:11 pm

Very nice job! That IC looks perfect, is it custom made?

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by brick340 » 06 Sep 2010 10:02 pm

It's a forge motorsport universal intercooler, I made some mounts that use the bonnet brackets. It sits nicely behind the original grill so should have a clean flow of air.

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by brick340 » 06 Sep 2010 10:49 pm

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When detonation wasn't kept under control on the previous engine.

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by brick340 » 30 Jan 2011 10:23 pm

I got bored of the shit suspension and lack of choice in springs so I did this...

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After a bit of paint.

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Escort top mounts.

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Top spring seat.

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65mm top out spacer.

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by volvosneverdie » 30 Jan 2011 10:28 pm

Good goin fella.

Impressive.
Get some pics up when its back on its feet. Be interested to see the stance.
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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by valman » 31 Jan 2011 11:16 am

those look brilliant mate! which conversion kit did you use??
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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by brick340 » 01 Feb 2011 11:54 pm

It's a compbrake 2.5" kit, I converted using a 2.25" kit last time but that required a lot of messing about cutting the struts. The struts aren't quite far enough up in the car so I'm re-engineering the top mounts to pull them further into the suspension turrets.

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by brick340 » 08 Feb 2011 12:11 am

Re-engineered top mounts, much happier with these.

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by mrsoundcraft » 08 Feb 2011 11:37 pm

keep it comming!

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by brick340 » 16 Feb 2011 12:14 am

My anti-tramp bar didn't fit so I made it adjustable.

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Bargain seat £27 and only 6kg.

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Shit photo, but here's how it sits.

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Think I need some Wellers!

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by tomsdubwerks » 17 Feb 2011 01:14 am

Mate I'm liking the DIY coilovers!
Oldskool Rules!

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by foggyjames » 18 Feb 2011 12:31 am

Awesome work. I'm guessing you work in a machine shop...?

For those worrying about the B14...I'll put a tenner on it that the carb is a bigger enemy to the lifespan of the engine than the CR or weaknesses in the bottom end...at 10psi, at least. You can get away with murder with a really accurate tune in a programmable EFI system. That's not to say that putting stronger bits in is a bad idea...but (to take an abstract example) the number of people who put forged pistons and H-beam rods in T5 engines, then run them on maps which are not optimised for their hardware baffles me.

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by volvodspec » 19 Feb 2011 10:36 am

yeah i've been turned around a bit reading about this, though it seems to stay intact at 10psi it's not as good/strong as the complete 5GTT engine though. i've compared B14 vs C1J internals and everything just seems more refined and durable in the C1J, especially the head design.
the fact that it seems to hold AND that i have a complete kit of 5GTT hardware lying spare does make me think about doing it on a stock B14 too :D

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by brick340 » 21 Feb 2011 11:08 pm

Cheers James. I don't work in a machine shop but I'm lucky enough to have a lathe and mill at my parents house, my dad used to restore old bikes.

Completely agree with you about the carb. I basically blew the first engine due to a slightly weak mixture, well weak for a turbo (14:1). It would detonate at high rpm and high load, I also ran it briefly on the standard ignition system which caused it to make some very nasty noises under boost. It's been running at 10:1 lately, which is a bit rich. I'm guessing ideally it should have a mixture around 12:1, I'm probably loosing a few bhp due to this.

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Re: Turbo Brick

Post by foggyjames » 22 Feb 2011 01:55 am

Yeah, that's absolutely right. Much better to be rich than lean...although you'll probably be losing a bit of power as-is.

With an accurate tune in it (if you can get that out of the carb setup), I bet it'll be fine on the standard engine. That's not to say a C1J wouldn't be safer still, but in your (relatively) low boost application, I reckon the B14 will survive just fine as long as you avoid detonation.

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James
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'89 740 Turbo Intercooler
'88 360 Turbo Intercooler
'85 360 GLT
'81 343 GLS R-Sport
'79 343 DL
'70 164
...and some modern FWD nonsense to get me to work...

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