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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.

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

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

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Passenger side mount

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Quality of the welds. Astounding!

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Mounts being touched up and modified

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Mr. 73botiz himself tig welding in action!

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There really is a long block in there!

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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.

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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!!!

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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

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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:

 

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Rough cheesy photoshop

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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?

 

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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.

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Everything looks awesome so far ecspecially those welds.. like butter!

 

I did a rough acad rendering of your header( I need the practice!).

 

It should give a little bit of an idea of what your working with.. I love 3D!

 

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Good luck with everything, Sam

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I hope it brings you better luck than Roy Holmes! My great grandfather was mysteriously killed over the patent of the first rotory motor. As we say in our family "Wankle garbage". No offence to you or your Z. It actually looks really good. I just hope one day to see an Irish Holmes rotory motor. Good luck

 

Try and center everything.

Ray

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dang that thing is small....

 

that could probly fit in the back with and audi transaxle.....

 

or maybe a porche tranny convertion....

 

:::drool:::

 

I bet that thing will fly in the corners. And will take boost like a stoner to drugs.

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Well, got the snail from James Thagard, but I've had flu for a week, started a new job, and went to MSA :( haven't made much headway in the past month because I got caught up on a bunch of projects, including regular maintenance on the daily driver that had to be done. Still gotta do the timing belt and brakes.

 

I need to get the machine exhaust gasket template from Mike so I can start building the exhaust manifold, and I'm just collecting parts (gauges, turbo, fpr, etc)

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It's amazing how useful ABS piping is.

 

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Hopefully now that my dryspell of not working on the car's over, I'll get some stuff done. That's the mockup, and the only things that would be changed are the pipe thickness to 3", and length shortened by about 2". I left extra space just in case.

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