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Old 03-07-2021, 09:54 AM   #121
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Question: Are you going to put a little scoop or something over the turbo holes to try and direct some cool air towards the intakes? It might not be much, but I can see them sucking in some warm air. Might not be a big deal, but it might be something to think about.

Also, that exhaust setup is going to look and sound MEAN.

Random thought; is yours still registered for road use? This will be the most fun errand runner ever.
I need to figure out a way to get some cold air in there, although its a track car so it'll probably be getting plenty of cold air at 100mph+ just with the openings.

It is actual registered and insured for the street but hasn't been on the street in a long time. It attracts way to much attention for me. Next year itll be 25 years old and registerable as classic in VA so that allow me to bypass the state inspection which it of course would not pass.

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Old 03-07-2021, 09:59 AM   #122
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I made some progress on the trunk yesterday, I'm really excited about how this is turning out. The factory humps in the trunk really line up perfectly with the turbos which was super lucky. I can't wait to see it all together with the exhaust.

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Old 03-09-2021, 04:16 AM   #123
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OK one more photo because I'm just so pumped about how this is turning out. And yes it'll be wrapped like the rest of the car
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The oil circuit including the coolers is finally done and its...well...complicated

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Old 03-15-2021, 06:17 AM   #125
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The oil circuit including the coolers is finally done and its...well...complicated
Oil cooler and after cooler? Thank you for sharing with us this awesome story :-)
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Old 03-15-2021, 06:38 AM   #126
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What a phenomenal build this car is! Man I wish you were my next door neighbour...
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Old 03-15-2021, 07:21 AM   #127
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Wow. How much oil is this going to need? The plumbing looks amazing.
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Old 03-22-2021, 07:56 AM   #128
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Oil cooler and after cooler? Thank you for sharing with us this awesome story :-)
Thanks for the kind words guys! That photo is actual of the engine oil cooler and the transmission cooler.
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:02 AM   #129
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Wow. How much oil is this going to need? The plumbing looks amazing.
I have no idea... I can probably do some math and get close
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:14 AM   #130
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The fender intercoolers are done, definitely more work than I anticipated and I still have some metal clean up work but its all plumbed up and looks like it'll work.



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FYI, I bought the same radiator as the one you're using in the frunk and was very pleased with the build quality for how cheap it was. The only problem with it is the pressure valve on the cap is too weak. It will release pressure around 190 and continues to drip even when the car is cold. I'm going to weld it closed as it's not needed for my situation. I also plan on installing a radiator hose with a cap built into it at a high point in the system to help relieve air pockets.
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:56 AM   #132
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I have a major setback, I rotated the engine before I bolted the transmission up but now with everything assembled it won't rotate....ugh. I'm going to pull the transmission off tonight and see what the deal is. Did any of you guys swapping Audi V8s have a similar problem?
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When I first mated an AUX (40 valve) with a Boxster 5-speed transmission I had that exact problem. It required a small spacer between the engine and transmission to provide enough clearance for the flywheel/clutch.
It's been a few years, but I had these links bookmarked:
https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/766013-Audi-Engine-To-Transmission-Spacers-Function-When-Are-They-Needed
https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/508044-V8-Models-What-Flywheel-And-Clutch-Combo-Are-You-Running/page2?
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If the spacer is the issue, you might be able to fabricate one based of the bell housing and specific clearance you need. Here's what I just found on eBay, but not sure of the thickness...
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If the spacer is the issue, you might be able to fabricate one based of the bell housing and specific clearance you need. Here's what I just found on eBay, but not sure of the thickness...
Thanks again you are the man! I followed your advice and bought that very one. It seems like its going to fix the problem, I'll know tomorrow.
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Old 06-20-2021, 01:37 PM   #136
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Itís off the jack stands, itís off the jack stands! As it sits itís 17Ēs wider than stock😬





The Boxster also picked up a new stable mate...can you tell what it is?

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Nice! Does it run and drive now?
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Old 06-20-2021, 02:43 PM   #138
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Nice! Does it run and drive now?
Lotus Esprit?
Yep, 1990 Lotus Esprit SE Turbo. It runs and drives, no real problems. I sold my 911 and bought it last week. Its a hoot to drive at any speed, I never considered these as mini-super cars but the year this was made (1989) it was faster to 60 than a Countach..also the exact same width and 6's longer than the lambo. Whether or not its 90s supercar territory it definitely scratched the itch for me.




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with video proof!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/kC-j2bTyntg?rel=0

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I kept pushing the replay button.. your video is too short
Sounds awesome! Congratulations!

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