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some more updates, I finished modding the intercooler, adding a 2.5" outlet to an otherwise stock subaru wrx intercooler, it's plumbed reverse flow from stock & I still need to make some blockoff plates for the stock inlet holes.

Also, I've got my custom megasquirt ecu (V2.2 PCB with a MS V1 processor, running MSnSnExtra 024s12 Firmware) from teamswifter fireandfuel ( http://www.fireandfuel.ca ) already setup with some t3 450cc fuel & timing maps along with a flyback board (for low-z injectors) and boost controller ciruit :cheers:
Dave was also really generous in providing a really professional wiring harness. I'm pretty psyched, he emailed over a complete set of directions & software matched precisely to the hardware they put together ...
as a few of you guys know, my soldering skills aren't too bad & I tried assembling a v.3 pcb kit, I do NOT recommend any novice electronic geeks try...
it's worth going with the pro's on this one, still a fraction of what it would cost you to buy/setup a more traditional namebrand ecu...
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http://www.fireandfuel.com isn't the website you think it is.
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You probably want http://www.fireandfuel.ca :wink:
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Very nice


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more pictures uploaded to <a href="http://www.teamswift.net/album_personal.php?user_id=77">my gallery</a>, the remaining good silicone couplers/reducers arrived along with my mandrel bends and header wrap, so I fitted & tacked together the intercooler plumbing tonight ..
<a href="http://www.teamswift.net/album_page.php?pic_id=6394">Image</a>

beware of cheap silicone couplers/reducers on ebay, if you need some for your own project, while they're a bit pricey, reinfoced multi-ply couplers are worth every penny.
I bought mine from http://www.boostcontroller.com/index.php?category=34
after buying and tossing the hard plastic ebay bargains :P

I also picked up some Thermo-Tec Generation II Copper Header Wraps
(Exhaust Wrap, Copper Coated Thermo-Tec, Gold, 2,000 Degree F, 1 in. Wide x 50 ft. Long x 1/ 16 in. Thick) from summit racing along with my mandrel bends, both were really inexpensive & the header wrap has some really positive reviews..
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Looking great Kris.. The Top mount IC worked out really well, Super short intake plumbing, should have great throttle response.


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what a monster! :twisted:

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I plan on putting a similar turbo mani on my g10. How does it look for being able to remove and replace spark plugs? Of course I should probably wait until you get it in your sprint.


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I plan on putting a similar turbo mani on my g10. How does it look for being able to remove and replace spark plugs? Of course I should probably wait until you get it in your sprint.

it's no worse then the stock manifold, maybe better ... the heatshield built into the exhaust gasket is the biggest PITA, also I believe jardamuth/turbinetech has changed the design a little... mine's the original and a true equal length, while the newer ones aren't quite as matched, but a more compact smoother design.

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Any updates?

Would love to see/hear it run.. I just got ours running again and it sounds mean with that extra point of compression and a nice tight block.. also removed the resonator so its 2.5" straight back to a dynomax race muffler it sounds pretty deep for just 1liter.


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just finished fiberglassing the porsche dash and fitting all the gauges, still waiting on the machinist to get my trigger back, the mounting hub needed another modification still ..

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a shot of the dash, still a lot of work to go, but it's been fitted to the firewall now with a bit of room on either side to make it easier to fit again later after I put a cage in, probably could have left it another ~0.8" wider as the gaps on each end do look a little off..
overall the fit is really nice and I'll be extending it down a few inches for heater controls and the stereo/head unit ..
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Hi N1tro,

Looking very nice dash that is!
Do you think you can make one?
I will just need instrument binacle.

I will try to make one myself but I don't have spare Porky...

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I will try to make one myself but I don't have spare Porky...

"porky" is that british or japanese slang ?
the dash is a modified fiberglass piece for a porsche 911 and quite common, now that I'm nearly done, I'll be able to post some more results and instructions shortly.. I'll try to make a drawing for you as it'd be easier to start with a more complete aftermarket part.

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Hi N1tro,

As far as I know Porker/porky is British.
Some of you might tell me otherwise.....

I got my cylinder head back now and I will be bolting down to my head soon.
Then I can tell you that all hell will be loose.... :twisted: .
Let cutting begin!

Will be nice if you can actually make one of glass fibre copy and send it to me! :oops: .

Ofcouse it will need to be right hand drive!
Let me know how you can help me, other wise I will be using cut out of aluminium plate from school oven tray for my gauges!

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miniswift wrote:
Will be nice if you can actually make one of glass fibre copy and send it to me! :oops: .

Ofcouse it will need to be right hand drive!

:lol: well I don't think I'd be able to help you then :P
I don't think I can take a mold off it now that I've extended it a bunch anyways, I'll post some more current pictures soon.

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N1tr0...i think i'm in love with your dash. have you posted any results/instructions/drawings yet? I'd love to try building one. Or better yet, if you want to build me one.

Keep up the good work. You're an inspiration to all us Mk1 T3 owners out there.


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any more pictures/instructionns? how'd you get all the gauges to work? also, the picture of your old AFR gauge (just 10 leds) - how'd you get that to work?

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the 10led gauge is a custom job, http://autospeed.drive.com.au/cms/A_0217/article.html
I'm not using it anymore, found an extra autometer afr gauge in the one of the bins at work :)
if anyone wants my old gauge pre-mounted in the surround, make me an offer :)

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a couple more updated shots ...
the dash is all extended and fitted, just needs to be secured in place and a few more holes/slots and stuff added to it ...
<a href="http://www.teamswift.net/album_page.php?pic_id=7474">Image</a>
and the engine's almost ready to drop back in
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Kris any chance we might see the Red Rocker
@ the rally on the First ?????
Maybe we could road trip from South center to the shop (care-a-van)???

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Hey n1tr0 this is a super wicked projection. :shock: How far are you before you are done with it? would like to come down see it ! :thumb2: got a pm.

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That dash is real purdy!
We all really wanna see this bad boy runnin.
cya on the 1st

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I spent the day working on the wiring, finished splicing the mk2 gti steering colum switches/ignition into the mk1 harness, just a handful of the dash wires left to remove and some more relays to finish up and the main harnesses will be done .. I'm still hoping to make the meet on the 1st, but I may have some family obligations up in BC (and some more t3 parts to pick up) ..

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here's the harness stripped down to a leaner meaner track ready version :) but... still haven't had the heart to rip out the rear defrost circuit...
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and all the fat that's been removed ! :D
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