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Re: SVO: IC rigging???

On Thu, 13 Nov 1997, Samuel M. Hanks wrote:

Ive done it.  Its not a bad core, vut the piping is a few lite years from
2.25".  Its onty 1 7/8", which is too small IMHO for a 2.3.  Before
anyone says, "Yeah, but the TSi was a 2.5 or 2.6L", let me jus say "Yah,
and look how lousy they run."

> I just got back from a small salvage yard that I recently discovered in 
> town.  The have an '87 Conquest TSI - complete motor/turbo setup.  I 
> noticed that it had a rather large (3" X 16" X 8") front mount 
> intercooler.  The plumbing looked like 2.25" daimeter.  Based on a quick 
> talk with the yard owner, I think that I could pick it and the plumbing 
> up for about $75.
> Has anybody seen or tried a similar setup?  Is it feasible?  This 
> particular piece was in front of the radiator...is this a must?  Any 
> ideas on mounting locations?  How hard/expensive is it to bend/plumb the 
> new lines?  I don't know of anyone around here that can do mandrel 
> bends.  What other sorts of businesses might have tubing bender (other 
> that muffler shops)?
> Sorry about the 20 questions....just brainstorming!
> Sam
> 85$86 SVOs


-71 Pinto, stock 2.3 turbo, 13.67@98, radials
	Big intercooler ON!
	T4 Compressor soon to be on!
-85.5 Escort, SOLD! 
-85 Merkur, let the modding begin!