Jump to content
HybridZ
Sign in to follow this  
auxilary

Wankel's in the car now

Recommended Posts

Guest ON3GO

well judging by some pics that Aux posted up of himself i would call the car "The Shocker"

 

am i right Aux..

 

:D

 

mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dude, your Z will be faster than mine. Remember, no torque of hte line, no boost until 4krpm, and my torque curve will look like the peak of K2. It's not going to be TT because turbos won't clear the frame rails.

 

I'm towing it to mike's shop on saturday to get frame rails sleeved and reinforced, and mount the motor with professional grade motor mounts. Then I need to pick up a turbo (still figuring that one out) and start finishing this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest j2-real.com

Cosmo? In the US? I thought they weren't in the US. I'm confused.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Driver_side_mount.sized.jpg

Complete driver's side mount. These are 1/4" steel.

Pass_side_mount_4.sized.jpg

Passenger side mount

Driver_mount_weld_closeup2.sized.jpg

Weld_close_up.sized.jpg

Quality of the welds. Astounding!

Enlarging_coolant_plug_hole_2.sized.jpg

Mounts being touched up and modified

Mike_welding.sized.jpg

Mike_welding_2.sized.jpg

Mr. 73botiz himself tig welding in action!

Naked_Z_2.sized.jpg

There really is a long block in there!

Naked_Z_5.sized.jpg

Look at the cute motor!

 

Big thanks to Mike for taking time to help me out with this, and big thanks to jumbo240ez (Jon) and my friend Rob for killing a full day designing and making original mounts with me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that is unreal :shock: those welds are fantastic! if the radiator doesn't take up too much space you should be able carry a full set of spare tires! one in the back, two on either side of the engine and one between the engine and rad!! :wink: and talk about low centre of gravity!!!

 

very cool!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why not just run the header to the front of the engine and mount them (the turbos) there, then run the pipes back under? It's not like you'll have a heat problem as you have plenty of room to make a hood with slots and scoops and room for a monstrous fan :shock: I've seen forward mounted turbo setups done on other cars, with the exhaust wrapped to retain heat I think it would work just fine :D Would also make oil drain easier since you could run straight to the pan without having to make sharp bends. Just my $0.02

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought about doing that, but exhaust tube would be extremely long and cause lots of turbolag before the turbo would start spooling. Plus, it would interfere with coolant lines and such. I can mount it off the side, here's a general idea:

 

turbofit.jpg

Rough cheesy photoshop

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hm, interesting, but the exhaust ports are closer to the frame rail than that, I don't think that would fit all too well. What type of header is that, and who makes it?

 

header.jpg

real rough sketch of a base idea of a header. Main pipe would be 3" in diameter, with a 1.5 or 2" pipe from each exhaust joining into it. It could be easily made from common jcwhitney/summit tubing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...