Crispy's Project Overkill: Turbo 5.3

Old 02-20-2019, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by crispy View Post
.... No exhaust=no half pipes in my cross member.


Err, no exhaust? I thought this was a street build? I know you're gonna use a turbo but won't you need some sort of exhaust system? Going with a straight pipe out the hood after the turbo outlet? Zoomies?

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Old 02-20-2019, 10:46 AM
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Err, no exhaust? I thought this was a street build? I know you're gonna use a turbo but won't you need some sort of exhaust system? Going with a straight pipe out the hood after the turbo outlet? Zoomies?

Beautiful build by the way.
Thanks!

I am certain that a 3.5" DP is not going to make it to the rear bumper. There just isn't room, and I was aware of this since the beginning. The exhaust will likely be forward of the cabin with a resonator. Exact location is to be determined
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Old 02-22-2019, 10:14 PM
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Mechman 270A. Going to build a bracket and get this mocked up so that I can start on the hot side turbo piping.
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Alternator bracket. Simple and effective.



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Old 02-25-2019, 07:14 AM
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Simple is the word for sure. So electric water pump then?
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:51 PM
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Yes, electric pump. Rear radiator.
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Small update. Well actually this is a big update for me since this is uncharted territory and every bit of progress takes a decade. There has been a lot of time spent cutting, grinding, welding, etc for every little bracket or flange.

Intercooler is mounted up. Also noted is the tubular removable core support that I fabbed up a while back.




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Nice ... a very out of the box build. I have enough traction issues with my LS3 NA ... you are going to have LOTS of fun. 👍
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I built a bracket to mount the turbo to the frame rail today. The amount of planning that went into the turbo placement and angle was ridiculous. It took all day. At this point it appears that the intercooler piping is going to be about 8" pre and 8-10" post. The hot side piping is going to be fabbed up next.
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Also, I am not sure if I mentioned previously that I am using cast truck manifolds flipped forward.
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