Twin Turbo LS2

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by mwhizard, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. luv2drift

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    most people use cast manifolds because you don't have to worry about cracking. i have had friends who used turbo headers and it gets so hot that the pipes will just crack. a cast manifold will never have that problem.
     
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    looks great:cool: keep the progress pix comming....
     
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    To answer some questions, I am a licensed motorcycle mechanic and an apprentice elevator constructor. My dad brought home an arc welder when I was 11 years old and I have been building things ever since. I will for sure be running this car at Rivers edge in the solo sprint class. The reason for the manifolds is indeed strength. Thats also why I am using the schedule 10 stainless steel on all the pressure side hot side plumbing. It is nice and sturdy, holds up to heat and expansion well, and won't tend to leak like headers can. I am always ready to accept free beer.... here's some more pics..
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    I was short shipped 1 intercooler so here's one of them, ready for fab work.
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    Here's the 2 pipes that go to the waste gates. Again had to bore out schedule 40 to get my schedule 10. These are 1.5"
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    Excellent! See you there!
     
  5. mwhizard

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    Mounted the wastegates today and built 1 downpipe. After the spiggot was welded onto the main pipe, I just ran a holesaw through the middle, then cleaned it up with a carbide bit die grinder.
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    Are those VB&P control arms with the transverse leaf on the front?
     
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    No transverse leaf. They came with the car. I do plan on replaceing them sometime.
     
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    Completed the down pipes today. Just the dump pipes left to go on the hot side then it's on to the intercooler pipes.
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    This is one hell of a build. Great work!
     
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    nice mounting point for the waste gates. very clever using a hole saw after it's welded to cut a perfect hole. should make the flow a lot better than if you had tried to cut it in advance because the hole will fallow the id of the pipe better.
     

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