Hey everyone, welcome to my page featuring my 65 fastback. I am currently in the process of finishing the twin turbo setup for the 289 as well as putting the... Show more car back together. Hopefully it will be running in a couple weeks and finished within the next couple months. I'll add more info and pics when I have time.
Ok just a quick update for everyone, I got the cold side tubing finished along with lots of other little misc. items and finally started it up! No test drive as of yet due to problems with the clutch linkage but it sure sounds sweet just revving it and getting the turbos to whistle a little bit. : )
Here she is before teardown
Here's how it pretty much looks now
and here is the latest pic of the turbo setup
That's me, holding down the stool. Notice the extremely organized work area! ; )
Yay for exhaust, the Ultraflo mufflers in conjunction with the turbos really quiets the car down, nice and stealthy.
just a quick pic of the e-brake I added to replace the stock crappy underdash pull handle. It's from a 90 Mustang.
pic of driver side downpipe, both are 2.25"
pic of driver side turbo, it's a 60 trim T3 with .42/.48 A/R. The exhaust housings from both turbos are from Dodge turbo 2.2s and have a funky bolt pattern, upgrading won't be a simple bolt on.
pic of passenger side downpipe, I wrapped the downpipes later.
pic of upper rad hose and alternator mounting. I mounted the stock lower bracket to the A/C bracket and simply swung the alternator up. The bracket got in the way for the upper rad hose so I used a 90 degree t-stat housing from a 5.0 and a stainless flex hose, it's a tight fit but works.
pic of bonnet, y pipe and tubing from turbos. The y pipe is a Flowmaster piece, bonnet is K&N. For the tubing from the driver side turbo I used 2" flexible exhaust tubing and the passenger side turbo is a 90 degree silicone piece that goes into the y pipe.
pic of passenger side turbo, this one's a 45 trim T3 with the compressor housing featuring the odd 3 bolt inlet. I had a flange made for it and I will run a j bend of 1 7/8" tubing to run it under the turbo and out to the air filter in the wheelwell.
pic of where the air filter will be on the passenger side, just above the bumper brackets.
driver side exhaust to the turbo, I was pretty much forced to use the stock (and restrictive) C6 logs since nothing else will fit when you bolt them in facing forward. From the manifold it's pretty much just a 90 degree bend up to the turbo, I used 2" tubing for both pipes.
passenger side tubing, this side was a little tougher due to where the downpipe would be exiting.
view from the passenger side, yeah those welds need to be cleaned up
here is the passenger side downpipe, it runs along the subframe to where that ends then turns in where it goes to the h pipe and then gets tucked up next to the driveshaft.
Finally installed the back window, I had it tinted to keep from baking the interior and occupants in the summer.
Here's the latest pic, threw a fender on and it suddenly looks like a car again
now with both fenders and front sheet metal
driver side air filter installation
finally a pic of the car mostly assembled Show Less