|08-30-2010, 06:33 PM||#71|
5th Gen Master Builder
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
The passenger side turbocharger connector pipe finalized...
The driver side turbocharger connector pipe almost finalized, the wastegate pipe coming together...
Ben mocking it up...
Ben finalizing the driver side pipe...
A sample of Ben's final welds on the connector pipe...
View from inlet to outlet...
The turbochargers in place;
With flash to show detail...
The new subframe crossbar fabricated, with intake passage tubes in place...
The hot-side intercooler end tank completed...
The intake system coming together. The routing;
Front to rear view...
Rear to front view...
Chris getting the driver-side intake tube together...
The compressor wheel view through the intake tube...
The hot-side charge routing being fabricated...
(look behind the intake tube)
Where it's exiting out the front of the crossmember...
The compressor cover outlets cut off, and ported...
New outlet elbow port matched and ready to be welded on...
Chris welding the elbow up...
Turbocharger intakes and subframe removed so I could get a better shot of the hot-side charge pipes...
The passenger side...
The hot-side end tank of the intercooler nearing completion...
Rear to front view of the turbochargers in place, with downpipes. The dumptubes are completed, but are uninstalled at the moment...
Torque converter dust shield, sides left open for cooling...
And I realized I never did post a picture of the Hendrix Engineering 9.00" rear end installed with the axles;
Nice and clean, like stock...
The aluminum air directors in place, these panels will keep the air movement directed in essential focused locations...
The new radiator support brackets...
Chris fitting the intercooler...
The modified subframe finalized, it looks OEM...
The car moved out of the fabrication bay back into Crawford's bay for finalization...
The Hendrix Engineering 9.00” housing, axles and driveshaft in place. Once again, I cannot stress enough the quality of these components, the fitment is perfect…
Also, in case anyone is curious as to why we chose to use the factory manifolds instead of tubular manifolds, read below;
This was a topic taken under heavy consideration in the design phases of the build, we made a conscious decision to progress in the direction we chose.
We looked at designing and fabricating tubular turbocharger manifolds (our technicians are obviously proficient to properly complete the task). However, after looking at the path the runners would have to take in order to accommodate the accessories and engine bay constraints, we essentially would have ended up with log-style tubular manifolds. No reason to do so, when we have perfect log-style cast manifolds in place already.
A large portion of our logic was that the factory cast manifolds are proven to be resilient and durable to heat cycles. Structural integrity with turbocharger manifolds is obviously of extreme importance, especially at the EMAP levels that will be present on the 1,200hp setting. Since the target horsepower will easily be achieved with this design, we decided applying the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) method was the best policy.
Many setups have achieved 7-second passes on the OEM cast manifold turbocharger system design. They will support our power level requirements with ease.
|08-30-2010, 07:36 PM||#74|
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS - Black on Black
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Jackson, TN
that was an epic collision between two studs but if you watch it again you will see it was much closer to a stalemate than a walk over....but Tebow is a human plow --- but if Berry would have had a running start it would have been a fatal encounter
|08-30-2010, 07:51 PM||#75|
Drives: '11 DTS, '11 Yuk' Denali
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Long Beach Island, NJ
Seriously, everyone else can just give up now. I put a cherry-scented air-freshener, from Pep Boys, in my Denali over the weekend.
l o l
|08-30-2010, 08:39 PM||#77|
Drives: 2010 Blk Supercharged 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Westerville, OH
Kooks 1 7/8 LT's & full 3" exhaust, Roto-Fab CAI & painted engine covers, TVS 2300 3.4" pulley, MSD BAP, MBRP square exhaust tips and AEM Boost & A/F gauges, Eibach lowering springs, Eibach front & rear sway bars.
|08-30-2010, 08:42 PM||#78|
Auto-Crossing A Boat
Drives: 2002 Lexus GS 300
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oklahoma City
If he wanted the final product to be an auto why didnt he buy an auto instead of a manual?
|08-30-2010, 08:48 PM||#79|
Drives: 2SS/RS CGM 6M, 2007 Harley Deluxe
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Dallas Tx
regarding the build; Speachless, just too beautiful for words.
regarding your story; The story brought tears to my eyes, evoking feelings of reverence for great human beings with humility, charity and kindness in their heart. I am humbled to be in a forum with such good people, I know there are great people out there. I feel these feelings usually for veterans of war, active duty personel, EMTs, firemen and police officers. I have seen men and women put themselves in danger or even make the greatest sacrafice for the wellbeing and immediate saftey of others. Thank you for bringing a clear perspective with honesty and sensitivity. Truely I am greatful and humbled.
Who doesn't love puppies and beer?
Last edited by Z28RockStar; 08-31-2010 at 03:36 AM.
|08-30-2010, 09:14 PM||#80|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ridgefield, CT
holy bawls those welds are beautiful
Chevy by heat, ford by wallet, american all the way:
2005 Mustang GT
CAI, LOng tube headers, x pipe, Xcaliber tuner, Short throw shifter, Shaker 1000, American Racing Rims front:245 rear:285, Custom Red Stripes, 4.10 Rear, Tinted Windows, 325 rwhp, 320 rwtq
|08-30-2010, 09:17 PM||#81|
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fargo, ND
The only thing that would make this build better is if there were some pictures...ha ha! Great fab work, and keep us posted with lots more pictures and eventually some videos!!! Great work guys, im pretty sure my heart stopped a few times looking through these pics
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