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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:09 am 
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Yep, fully legal...

What the engineer wanted to see was...

Intercooler solidly mounted, tidy standard looking pipe work
Intercooler not lower than cross members
Quiet exhaust... it has only one muffler but is fairly quiet
Heat shields over turbo/ protecting brake master cyl
All wiring standard looking
Non adjustable wastegate ( no boost controller )
Battery securely mounted using standard guage wiring or better
and there was other stuff he was going on about that i forget now..

Basically as long as its tidy and looks fairly factory you shoudnt have any major issues... he was accually very impressed which I was pleased about... I was totally sweating while he looked over it... and under it
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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:14 am 
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nice, did it need the emmisions tests?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:17 am 
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thats awsome man

* shakes ya hand


ferk, i want one!
NOW!

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:41 pm 
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Thanks, but I wouldnt say its awesome... ok for a backyard job though
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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:25 pm 
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Quick Q CHEF, whats the bottle squeezed in against the battery? The drink you put down while taking photos?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:36 pm 
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thats what I used as a oil catch can for a few days
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Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:20 am 
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Is that the stock cast manifold with a flange welded on for the turbo? Did you do that yourself? What welding equiptment was used to make the manifold? It doesn't look pretty in that pic, but it was functional! I'm sure it looks rather sexy finished!

This is so awsome, it's really inspiring! Wish i had the cash to hurry up and finish my turbo torana off.

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:55 pm 
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Yeah its the stock manifold... I cut off the lower outlet section, grinded out all the runner partitions and blocked it off with a stainless steel plate section, then I cut a hole in the side and welded a 3in 90deg steam pipe with a flange on top.

Yeah looks dodgy and nasty but painted up it looks more presentable, though the welding is still visably lumpy... but it flows very well.

Tools I used... a basic arc welder, grinder and some drill attached grinder bits
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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:09 pm 
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what would you do differently next time?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:24 am 
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congratulations Chef

Im amazed that it passed an engineers certificate - not having a crack at your setup but because i thought they were so strict and that emissions tests were impossible to pass!

Congrats

What are the laws surrounding fitting a turbo?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:31 pm 
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hey CHEF what was the engineers report worth if you dont mind me asking?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:34 pm 
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keep in mind NSW laws are different to Vic laws.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:56 pm 
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EFFalcon wrote:
keep in mind Victorian laws are different to Vic laws.

to NSW laws you mean?

Any ideas on vic rules etc?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:11 am 
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CHEF wrote:
Yeah its the stock manifold... I cut off the lower outlet section, grinded out all the runner partitions and blocked it off with a stainless steel plate section, then I cut a hole in the side and welded a 3in 90deg steam pipe with a flange on top.

Yeah looks dodgy and nasty but painted up it looks more presentable, though the welding is still visably lumpy... but it flows very well.

Tools I used... a basic arc welder, grinder and some drill attached grinder bits


Wow! Doesn't sound like it would be too hard to replicate your zorst manifold! Definatly a cheaper alternative to getting a custom made manifold from a zorst shop. I got a quote for the zorst for my torana's turbo setup, 3" off the turbo, going into 2.5 and a 2.5 straight thru muffler, about $600ish. More for stainless or to goto 3". Not sure if i can fit 3" around the diff yet.

Did you replace your cat with a better flowing item? what's the size of the rest of your zorst system?

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:28 pm 
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Yeah, I put a 3in stainless cat. At the moment its the 3in off the turbo, into 3in cat then into a 2.5in mandrell bent Lukey "off the shelf" system, just the one muffler at the diff. Its nice and quiet but I plan on upsizing it soon... thinking of 3.5in off the cat, into a dynomax muffler and whatever I can fit over the dif... maybe twin 3in pipes over the diff, or twin 2.5 like the APS xr6t system... in stainless too
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