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V8BRICK
10-26-2004, 02:35 PM
A few people were wondering about the exhaust routing and ground clearance issues. I went with 4" for the full exhaust because it was actually cheaper, went to a truck salvage yard and got about 10 mandrel bends for 25 bucks, then bought 10' of straight pipe, a summit muffler, kept the whole exhaust right at 200 bucks, I was happy :)

the rat nest of wiring...
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/nmammare/fall%202004%20car%20show/DSC02593.JPG
interfooler
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/nmammare/fall%202004%20car%20show/DSC02594.JPG
muffler shot with trusty band clamp bracket
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/nmammare/fall%202004%20car%20show/DSC02598.JPG
side shot with very little clearance
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/nmammare/fall%202004%20car%20show/DSC02599.JPG
and my favorite shot, exhaust, volvo mudflap, ipd rear bar, and my goofy feet on the other side of the car
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/nmammare/fall%202004%20car%20show/DSC02600.JPG

stylngle2003
10-26-2004, 02:42 PM
very sweet!!!
is that beast gonna make it to the strip before the end of the year?

va bricksters are movin on up!

mfpmax
10-26-2004, 04:31 PM
That composite bonnet still giving ya problems?

V8BRICK
10-26-2004, 04:46 PM
I have ran it once at Bristol dragway. Best run was a 13.5 @ 108mph with a 2.38 60'. That was with a safe 11.5:1 a/f and 7psi.

I put a different gasket under the composite bonnet and I think that helped a little, I haven't hooked up the compressor to the system recently to pressure test for leaks, I'm sure the crappy bonnet is still leaking though.

DavoS40
10-26-2004, 04:51 PM
That's freakin sick, got any vids?

mfpmax
10-26-2004, 05:11 PM
Yeah I was glad to find your post on TurboMustangs cause I showed a friend, but EV never responsded to his email about the pressure ratings. So I told him not to try for it after reading what you posted.

wildmanben
10-26-2004, 07:25 PM
Wow, it's looking great! I sure hope I get to see it when I'm back in Richmond in December. Also, I see I'm not the only one who has a hose-clamp for an exhaust hanger ;-)
-Ben

grebnut
10-26-2004, 07:35 PM
thats really awesome! i love seeing that creativity and design work. love what youve done and mad props! as said before, a video would be awesome! :-D later,

ben

o yeah, and are you going to put some exhaust wrap or some sort of heat shielding on the downpipe? or does it not come that close to things?

fast850turbo
10-26-2004, 09:16 PM
whaa whaa..its not a volvo engine...lol..j/k. thats awsome..i'm all jealous now. what kinda motor is that? looks carbuarated..

Three Fat Tigers
10-27-2004, 12:54 AM
Amazing!

Just as amazed at the weight you reported earlier of 3120, my '92 245 recently weighed in at 3140 with a full tank.

V8BRICK
10-27-2004, 02:46 AM
Thanks, I'll try to get a video soon. That weight with 3120 was before all this turbo stuff. That was with no a/c, power steering, or condenser. I'm sure all that stuff weighed at least 50 lbs, it all got added back plus a few more with the turbo. I'll try to weigh it again.

The piping isn't really near anything so it be ok, I did have to wire the turbo drain away from the collector area and a spark plug boot was melted a bit because I didn't bend it up away from the header. I really could use the wrap though to reduce temps under the hood.

thanks for all the comments

isaac
10-27-2004, 12:09 PM
That car is f'ing insane! Please keep up the updates. Do you have any pics of the turbo mounting?

V8BRICK
10-28-2004, 12:11 PM
That car is f'ing insane! Please keep up the updates. Do you have any pics of the turbo mounting?

Yeah I have a few more, there are also some on my site http://filebox.vt.edu/users/ebailey/v8volvo_tpics.htm

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/nmammare/fall%202004%20car%20show/DSC02596.JPG

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/nmammare/fall%202004%20car%20show/DSC02597.JPG