Page 5 - Project Boost
Pic of the new Phantom series Autometer boost gauge...
Powder coated manifold with blower
Manifold with blower...side
Pic of the motor w/o the rear valve cover. Yeah, way to break the valve cover Scooter!! We had the blower COMPLETELY on, and he went to saw a nub off the rear VC. He got halfway through, and thought it'd be ok to hit it w/ a hammer...Not good, this broke the VC, and the whole blower had to come off.
Picture of the work area...a little crowded, but there's a method to the madness
Side pic w/o the rear valve cover
Ported heads...although a little carbon buildup, but whadda ya gonna do?
Pic of the blower installed...Holy crap it fit!! Too bad we had to ROCK THE MOTOR...
Uh, yea "Geoff", that's not gonna work. Notice how if you actually tried to put the throttle body there the IAC would totally smack the thermostat housing? His solution: Just move everything! My solution: No thanks, I'll have that plenum cut and rewelded.
Pic after we brought the motor back up.
How we dealt with mating the throttle body to the mass air flow sensor. Ah, trusty fernco's
Belt pic, although we still have to run the PS hoses. After that, the last thing we have to do is design a bracket for the bypass valve.
Custom bracket I had made coming off the fuel rail so it'd mate nicely with the FMU.
Here's a front shot of the blower all finished
I decided to get a JDM AFPR along with the 12:1 FMU. That way, I can just change the fuel pressure by turning a screw. Not to mention, it came with a bracket that mated to the fuel rail.
Here's a picture of the power steering lines when I finished them up.
Smaller 2.25" pulley to run ~8 lbs of boost
Out with the old 220 cc injectors, in with the new Mazda Millenia S 280 cc injectors. ;)
New Millenia S injectors all snug in the rails.
This is how she idles after the new injectors. Just a tad rich...15 mpg, here I come! :P
Another angle of the lovely 11:1 or richer a/f ratio.
Megasquirt v3.0 standalone fuel/timing computer. (Uninstalled Vortech FMU)
Millenia S connecting rods, Wiseco 9.5:1 .020" over forged pistons, and Toga rod and main bearings. Too lazy to take a picture of all six. :P
And last but not least, the throttle cable bracket had to be modified. I know what you're thinking...this kit have to be modified?? You're kidding right? Yeah, the throttle cable bracket that he sent was holding the throttle partially open all the time. You can imagine what this did for the idle...
That's pretty much it. This kit took some very extensive modifications to get it to work, but I do have to say it was worth it. The car idles very smoothly, and she definitely moves out. We're still doing a little bit of tuning with fuel pressure and whatnot, but it's all minor at this point. The hard work is done. If anyone has purchased TKT's kit and is having trouble installing it, let me know and I'll be glad to help you. My kit is almost identical.
Thanks for looking!