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I finally got all the peices to my turbo puzzle. It's time to get this puzzle together. Hopefully next weekend will be the weekend everything goes into the fleetwood. I test mounted the intercooler today made some brackets t keep it in place...

















Its right behind the bumper. I'm a little iffy about that. I'm considering cutting 2 rectangular holes on the bottom face of the bumper to let some air in about 2X8" each...
 
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Pretty cool Eddie! I can't wait to see it all done!!! :D

You let me drive it at E-town?
 
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I think the Cut ducts would help alot! And it wouldn't look to bad if you made it look like a early 90's 2500 chevy truck. something like this. 2500 truck

Anouther 2500

[ 02-09-2007, 12:16 AM: Message edited by: MrCadillac (Magnum) ]
 
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Nice!!! Good idea Cory... Anyone else??? This thread might become productve for me...
 
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stick some fans on the back on it? :D

Or maybe you could cut a section out under the grille. Leaving a section where the trim bit goes. Kinda like all the ricers have?


I think every one of those I see with that is a Diesel... I donno if those where turbos, or what... or if it was for brake ducts. I do remember seeing an 80's caddy with those ducts for brakes. It was the 2004 Car Craft winner for looks, dragstrip, turns, comfort, finish... Looked very nice.
 
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Or what if you made a custom support, so you could put the intercooler RIGHT behind the grille, and then put fans on the back? As I now see that there is no way to fit a fan on it without relocating the Trans cooler. You gonna add an oil cooler in there?

Sorry, my brain is spinning...

Or you could add some baffles like an AirForce1, but it's under the intercooler like a Chin spoiler?

new style 2500.

Or instead of the Ricer style front grille, you could go back to a 77 Deville look. 79 Deville

Ok, I think I'm done.

[ 02-09-2007, 12:37 AM: Message edited by: MrCadillac (Magnum) ]
 
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Originally posted by MrCadillac (Magnum):
stick some fans on the back on it?
Or on the Front get pusher fans instead of pullers.

I think every one of those I see with that is a Diesel... I donno if those where turbos, or what... or if it was for brake ducts. I do remember seeing an 80's caddy with those ducts for brakes. It was the 2004 Car Craft winner for looks, dragstrip, turns, comfort, finish... Looked very nice.
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That was Jeff Schwartz's 82 fleetwood bougham. I know it well I have the hot rod it was featured in. Great car. those ducts were indeed for the brakes. The vents in the 2500 were for the diesel (intercooler). My brother has a 2001 GMC sierra diesel. Same thing only better aero design.

[ 02-09-2007, 02:55 AM: Message edited by: brokencaddy ]
 
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If I were you I'd tuck the intercooler back against the A/C condenser and work with the factory cooling system. Look at European luxury cars with turbochargers, they have very efficient cooling systems without cutting holes in the front fascia. Most of them have small grills and are designed to be bottom-breathers, as well.

I've learned Volvos fairly well from helping a friend here in town where I live. I've been particularly impressed with the cooling system on the 940 Turbos. The intercooler, condenser, and radiator are in a neat stack - with the oil cooler vertically mounted off to the side for maximum cooling (oil coolers need the most air mass flow to work since oil is so terrible at transferring heat).

Good luck!!!
 
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The 2X8 cut outs in the bumper sounds like a good idea. You can also rig a "mist sprayer" to cool it down as well.
 
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Yeah, I just have to figure out how to finish off the metal so it won't look like the rest of my car...
 
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ed why dont you just leave it there and if anything make some kind of air deflector or scoop...i even seen them mounted facing straight down on some f bodys and they seem to work without air going straight thru them ,i think youll be fine..leave your bumoer alone its 600 from the dealer..
 
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I know they're expensive Dan. But worse comes to worse, I know where you park...
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Originally posted by FASSTWOOD:
Yeah, I just have to figure out how to finish off the metal so it won't look like the rest of my car...
what if you use a trim piece like the doors have? you know, that piece for when you open your door into anouther car... It hurts there car, but your metal trim bit takes the heat. The kinda stuff convo used around his head lights, for his bimmer lights.
 
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Nah. I grinded off the sharp edges and sprayed the brackets with cast blast... They look okay now and they won't rust.

On another note I was pulling everything out from storage when I take a good look at the slp header thats gonna go on the right side when I realize that its a left side header... So I'm screwed as of right now. Iwanted tostart this project on friday. I already had my exhaust guy on stand by. But now I'm on the hunt for a right side shorty header... Or tubular manifold...
 
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Looks awesome, maybe we can swap cars for a day when you get it done! ;)
 
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Maybe not...
I've been halted on my install this weekend due to having an incorrect header. I am workin on it... Hopefully something will come through this weekend...
 
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How loud and good do those air horns sound? I see the kits on ebay.
 
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