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    Thread: New build adding FT04 etc. to my 1.8t powered Porsche 356 replica!

    1. 02-08-2012 03:30 PM #1
      Finally taking the plunge and upgrading my turbo to an FT04T setup. I will post progress here.

      Plans:
      Bug Doug at FT endlessly until I understand just what to get. Done.
      Order FT04 setup. Done.
      Order some Green Giants. Not done.
      Order an AWIC system. Done, got a 350HP kit from Frozen Boost on the way. It should fit.
      Decide on a local fabricator to redo some piping. Not found, any suggestions for the Olympia, WA area would be appreciated.
      Decide on how to tune and with what ECU. Choices in hand are the Bosch 3.8.3 already working in the car and supplied lightly chipped by Eurospec with the engine build in 2008, a spare ME7 box I have or a Megasquirt 2e system I have with a wideband innovate O2 sensor.

      more to come as I progress.

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      Last edited by 1.8t_356; 02-08-2012 at 07:19 PM. Reason: spelling
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      02-08-2012 09:38 PM #3
      Exactly what he said.....we've done roughly 6 or 7 and also done them Mafless....really makes a fun little turbo set up.

      And please...feel free to pester Doug I do it weekly just to keep him on his toes.
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      02-08-2012 09:49 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by iTech View Post
      Exactly what he said.....we've done roughly 6 or 7 and also done them Mafless....really makes a fun little turbo set up.

      And please...feel free to pester Doug I do it weekly just to keep him on his toes.
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    5. 02-09-2012 12:34 AM #5
      ordered green giants. Now the parts just have to arrive!
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      02-09-2012 03:20 AM #6
      Post some pics up of the car/swap when you get a chance.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dave926 View Post
      Post some pics up of the car/swap when you get a chance.
      this
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      02-09-2012 12:50 PM #9
      Should be interesting. +2 for pix!!!
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    10. 02-09-2012 03:32 PM #10
      when I try to imbed links to my picasa photos they do not work and when I try to attach pics I get a message that I do not have the permissions to do so. FAQ is no help as it references creating albums with a menu I don't think exists. I used to be able to post pics.



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    11. 02-09-2012 08:15 PM #11
      Intermeccanica Porsche Convertible Roadster D replica built in 2008 with 911 suspension, brakes and transmission coupled to an AGU 1.8t. Upgrade in 2012 - 2013 to T3 super60 turbo. Triple Laminova AWIC cores in custom intake mani, 550cc injectors, Megasquirt custom tune by Jake at JRM Fabrication in Covington, WA. Dyno'ed at DriftOffice LLC in Auburn, WA @ 294 WHP / 236 TQ / 20PSI boost. Dry weight is 2300lbs.

    12. 02-09-2012 08:17 PM #12
      Received the AWIC stuff today and it exceeds my expectations in terms of mechanical quality. Frozen Boost does a nice job sourcing the AWIC itself and the Shaman radiator and Bosch pump are solid. Can't wait to pipe it in place.

      Going to get a Moroso 2Q reservoir (Aluminum) with fill cap and sight tube to add to the AWIC system. Anyone got something similar they want to sell or donate(?) to the project? Also going to relocate the round overflow tank and may just go with two of the same cans. I don't use the in tank temp sensor so this will be easy-peasy.
      Last edited by 1.8t_356; 02-09-2012 at 08:21 PM.
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      02-09-2012 08:24 PM #14
      car looks so slick!
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    15. 02-09-2012 08:32 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Big_Tom View Post
      car looks so slick!
      Thanks much!

      Now, how can I get permissions to attach pics?

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      ^^^ you just have to put the direct url between image tags. the direct URL
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    18. 02-09-2012 09:04 PM #18
      Thanks, now works! I was being an idiot.

      Quote Originally Posted by Big_Tom View Post
      ^^^ you just have to put the direct url between image tags. the direct URL
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      02-09-2012 10:28 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8t_356 View Post
      Received the AWIC stuff today and it exceeds my expectations in terms of mechanical quality. Frozen Boost does a nice job sourcing the AWIC itself and the Shaman radiator and Bosch pump are solid. Can't wait to pipe it in place.
      Nice - I've been seriously considering one of their AWIC kits. Thanks for the info. Sweet car BTW
      KO3 @ 30psi...

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      02-09-2012 11:00 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by All_Euro View Post
      Nice - I've been seriously considering one of their AWIC kits. Thanks for the info. Sweet car BTW
      Pretty sure Aaron runs a setup from them

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      02-10-2012 03:25 AM #22
      Gawd... I love it.

      Can you please please post a link to an album with LOTS of pics of that?

      My all time dream car is a beige 1954 356 with white interior and Porsche crest moon caps....

      I will likely never own an original, but there are some awesome tube frame replicas out there. Id love to slip a 1.8 in one!

      I'm guessing it's running every delete under the sun to stuff it in there
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      02-10-2012 10:11 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8t_356 View Post
      when I try to imbed links to my picasa photos they do not work and when I try to attach pics I get a message that I do not have the permissions to do so. FAQ is no help as it references creating albums with a menu I don't think exists. I used to be able to post pics.



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      Very nice!
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    24. 02-10-2012 10:44 AM #24
      Thanks! A link to a few more pics is here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ed-356-Porsche

      Lots of deletes of course and the car has no instrument cluster or real VAG ignition key so the ECU was a challenge.

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      Quote Originally Posted by groggory View Post
      Gawd... I love it.

      Can you please please post a link to an album with LOTS of pics of that?

      My all time dream car is a beige 1954 356 with white interior and Porsche crest moon caps....

      I will likely never own an original, but there are some awesome tube frame replicas out there. Id love to slip a 1.8 in one!

      I'm guessing it's running every delete under the sun to stuff it in there
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    25. 02-10-2012 11:53 AM #25
      Here is the bag of parts for my AWIC install. Missing the pump bracket and the remote fill cap which are both on order. Decided not to go with a reservoir as this holds plenty of liquid and is always low pressure so expansion is not an issue. Have to decide now on pump control sense point and wether it will be proportional (PWM) or on-off. Simple is good and I will probably just switch it on with ignition.



      The cooler and fan will probably replace the existing S4 IC that is currently behind the RHS rear wheel.

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      02-10-2012 02:03 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8t_356 View Post
      Thanks, now works! I was being an idiot.
      no doubt man, it's all good

      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8t_356 View Post
      Thanks! A link to a few more pics is here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ed-356-Porsche

      Lots of deletes of course and the car has no instrument cluster or real VAG ignition key so the ECU was a challenge.

      Tomm
      thread is sick!

      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8t_356 View Post
      Here is the bag of parts for my AWIC install. Missing the pump bracket and the remote fill cap which are both on order. Decided not to go with a reservoir as this holds plenty of liquid and is always low pressure so expansion is not an issue. Have to decide now on pump control sense point and wether it will be proportional (PWM) or on-off. Simple is good and I will probably just switch it on with ignition.



      The cooler and fan will probably replace the existing S4 IC that is currently behind the RHS rear wheel.

      Tomm

      simple is usually the route i take as well when it comes to cars. keep up the good work, the car is SO CLASSY
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      I'd like to request more pics under the boot please.
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      02-10-2012 05:29 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by groggory View Post
      I'd like to request more pics under the boot please.

      ^^^ I'll second that!!!
      KO3 @ 30psi...

    29. 02-11-2012 11:00 AM #29
      Dyno done in April 2009 at 034. This is my starting point.

      Last edited by 1.8t_356; 02-12-2012 at 01:18 AM.
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    30. 02-11-2012 09:50 PM #30
      Since some of you requested, here are some engine bay pics:

      Overall view of the business end of the car:

      Looking up at the turbo:

      Intercooler in RHS wheel well, soon to be replaced by my AWIC radiator:

      Detail of LHS of engine bay:

      Detail of RHS of engine bay:
      Intermeccanica Porsche Convertible Roadster D replica built in 2008 with 911 suspension, brakes and transmission coupled to an AGU 1.8t. Upgrade in 2012 - 2013 to T3 super60 turbo. Triple Laminova AWIC cores in custom intake mani, 550cc injectors, Megasquirt custom tune by Jake at JRM Fabrication in Covington, WA. Dyno'ed at DriftOffice LLC in Auburn, WA @ 294 WHP / 236 TQ / 20PSI boost. Dry weight is 2300lbs.

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      02-11-2012 10:31 PM #31
      To say... Do a timing belt change can you pull the whole rear clip off?
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    32. 02-11-2012 11:25 PM #32
      Nope, no rear clip, this glass body is all one piece bonded to the main frame rails with aerospace adhesives and big headed aircraft rivets. I have not thought about a timing belt change but suspect the easiest is to lift the car up, drop the engine out the bottom, change the belt and reverse the process to reinstall. One could support the engine on a jack and remove the tail mount and all exhaust and IC crossover plumbing and maybe do a TB change but it would be in a very tight space and from under the car.
      Intermeccanica Porsche Convertible Roadster D replica built in 2008 with 911 suspension, brakes and transmission coupled to an AGU 1.8t. Upgrade in 2012 - 2013 to T3 super60 turbo. Triple Laminova AWIC cores in custom intake mani, 550cc injectors, Megasquirt custom tune by Jake at JRM Fabrication in Covington, WA. Dyno'ed at DriftOffice LLC in Auburn, WA @ 294 WHP / 236 TQ / 20PSI boost. Dry weight is 2300lbs.

    33. 02-13-2012 10:33 AM #33
      Drove up to meet Jake, owner of a fabrication and tuning business here in WA yesterday. Other than scratching the sh*t out of the side of the car in my garage, it was a very good trip. Nice day for a tops down cruise with heat blasting and a wooly cap.

      Jake looked over the project, suggested a few possible changes, test drove the car and came back with a big SEG on his face. Said, 'the steering is responsive, isn't it.' Glad I stayed at the shop.

      Anyway, as soon as the turbo parts get here, Jake will start on the install and fabrication then on to the tuning with the MS I have. Did I mention he has 5 years of MS under his belt? I saw several of his MS installs and they (1) worked well, and (2) the attention to detail in the wiring was superb.

      If you are in western Washington, and need fabrication or MS tuning, you might want to check out Jake. His website is http://www.jrmfabrication.com/
      Intermeccanica Porsche Convertible Roadster D replica built in 2008 with 911 suspension, brakes and transmission coupled to an AGU 1.8t. Upgrade in 2012 - 2013 to T3 super60 turbo. Triple Laminova AWIC cores in custom intake mani, 550cc injectors, Megasquirt custom tune by Jake at JRM Fabrication in Covington, WA. Dyno'ed at DriftOffice LLC in Auburn, WA @ 294 WHP / 236 TQ / 20PSI boost. Dry weight is 2300lbs.

    34. 02-13-2012 07:44 PM #34
      In discussing the mounting of the frozen boost AWIC in my car, Jake, the fab man, brought up the always interesting question of using Laminova cores in a custom intake manifold. I was holding the FB AWIC and an idea started percolating:

      Why not slice of one end cap, which is on the long dimension and TIG weld it directly to a similarly butchered intake manifold? The throttle body would be mounted on the remaining AWIC inlet and you would have a low flow resistance 'poor man's Laminova!'

      I'm ready to start cutting and welding, what do you think?

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      02-13-2012 08:12 PM #35
      I'm wondering if this will be good for equal flow characteristics to each cylinder..

      Awesome idea though
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