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Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Sat May 10, 2014 1:36 pm

Hey all, i've decided to start my low boost turbo project this weekend,ive been collecting parts now for a little while waiting for some better weather to kick in!.
Anyway I'm new to turbos so alot of this is going to be a learning experience for me :)

(just realised have not got a pic of the Puma to go with my intro - not a good start!)

Anyway i spent all morning removing the exhaust manifold, Cat and heat shield etc etc! tight fiddly job!!
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Pic of my exhaust manifold
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manifold + Turbo
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As you can imagine i was very keen to see if the turbo and manifold fit behind the engine and i am very happy to confirm they do - oh yea my earth strap from the engine broke lol
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Pic from below, you can see i need to rotate the turbo now which i have never done before so i need to learn this next
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exhaust also needs trimming down :)
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So thats it for today, just place holder stuff to make sure the turbo + manifold fit really
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby jodylee4444 » Sat May 10, 2014 1:50 pm

Top work so far, keep us updated :grin:
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Puma Lee » Sat May 10, 2014 5:34 pm

Looking good so far, im looking to do a turbo conversion also so will be good seeing how you progress, where did you get the manifold made up from or is that something your've made?
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Sat May 10, 2014 5:41 pm

hi mate, no i didn't do the manifold i got it made up from LMS - http://www.lightningmotorsport.co.uk/

seems to have taken care of one of the hardest parts for me :)
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Puma Lee » Sat May 10, 2014 5:54 pm

yeah it does, i was looking at having the car completely done by lms but think i would like to try it myself
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Flying Scotsman » Sat May 10, 2014 8:37 pm

Will be watching this with much enthusiasm.
Good to go with the LMS exhaust manifold, good inlet angle of attack.
I would strongly recommend using reflective heat protection on the firewall before bolting that's all in place.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby russv » Sat May 10, 2014 11:21 pm

Cool, following with interest 8-) what do you expect the total cost will be? LMS manifold looks nice.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sun May 11, 2014 9:07 am

What turbo are you using? I can see that 1&4 and 2&3 cylinders are grouped; are you scavenging exhaust as well for better response?
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Flying Scotsman » Sun May 11, 2014 9:53 am

Wild E. Coyote wrote:I can see that 1&4 and 2&3 cylinders are grouped


All 4 go into the collector.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sun May 11, 2014 10:37 am

From the image it seemed to me that the they might be separated at the housing inlet as they tend to be with some of the turbos…. :?:
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Flying Scotsman » Sun May 11, 2014 11:12 am

Wild E. Coyote wrote:From the image it seemed to me that the they might be separated at the housing inlet as they tend to be with some of the turbos…. :?:


Ive seen these manifolds in person, theyre very well made.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Scott134 » Mon May 12, 2014 9:37 pm

This project sounds great. Good luck with it and I am sure you will get all the advice you need here.
Following with interest.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Scott134 » Mon May 12, 2014 9:37 pm

This project sounds great. Good luck with it and I am sure you will get all the advice you need here.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby PumaNoob » Wed May 21, 2014 9:47 pm

Nice to meet you the other day mate, looks like your doing a great job with the conversion, looking forward to more updates.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:32 pm

Flying Scotsman wrote:Will be watching this with much enthusiasm.
Good to go with the LMS exhaust manifold, good inlet angle of attack.
I would strongly recommend using reflective heat protection on the firewall before bolting that's all in place.



advice taken, i have some reflective heat material + exhaust wrap waiting :)

Some updates:

I had a few issues with the rotation of the turbo which caused me more delays than i want to admit to :), massive thanks to PumaNoob for saving me, heres how it looks now:

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I started mounting the intercooler:

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Bumper on to make sure it fits and how it looks:

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Next on my to do list this week:
Install oil sandwich plate and look at oil feeds
Relocate Battery to boot - no room/restrictive angles
Start fitting intercooler piping

Will update soon!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Flying Scotsman » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:36 pm

corley wrote:
Flying Scotsman wrote:Will be watching this with much enthusiasm.
Good to go with the LMS exhaust manifold, good inlet angle of attack.
I would strongly recommend using reflective heat protection on the firewall before bolting that's all in place.



advice taken, i have some reflective heat material + exhaust wrap waiting :)


Get yourself a Turbo blanket too
Something like this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 1304446917
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:48 pm

Flying Scotsman wrote:
corley wrote:
Flying Scotsman wrote:Will be watching this with much enthusiasm.
Good to go with the LMS exhaust manifold, good inlet angle of attack.
I would strongly recommend using reflective heat protection on the firewall before bolting that's all in place.



advice taken, i have some reflective heat material + exhaust wrap waiting :)


Get yourself a Turbo blanket too
Something like this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 1304446917



Cheers just braught it :)

hopefully the reflective heat material + exhaust wrap + Turbo blanket will take care of the heat issue and keep the engine bay protected.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Flying Scotsman » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:52 pm

Yeah hopefully, I would also say consider some sort of ventilation out of the engine bay.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Puma Lee » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:57 pm

what downpipe are you using? Is that from a saab and this might be straight forward for some but what happens to the lamda sensor due relocate that or isit not needed
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:39 pm

lee2313 wrote:what downpipe are you using? Is that from a saab and this might be straight forward for some but what happens to the lamda sensor due relocate that or isit not needed


down pipe is from a Saab, there is a hole for the lamda - i will see if i can take a pic and post it soon to show.

ok heres some pics, i have just unscrewed the lambda sensor and its a direct fit
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let me know if you need any more info mate
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby PumaNoob » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:44 pm

Good progress mate, it's taking shape now. Hopefully it will be up and running before we know it.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:23 pm

cheers for the support mate!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Puma Lee » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:48 pm

looking good so far intercooler looks better behind the bumper looks more like a sleeper
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Flying Scotsman » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:34 pm

Bit of a crap picture, lambda cables in the way, but since you're not using the standard manifold, you could look to mounting the two lambdas on the downpipe
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:37 pm

I've just come back from a weeks holiday in Wales - the local sheep coudnt get enough of my ST lol and would visit the car every night :)
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Puma updates - im at the start/stop stage now where i start some jobs need a part then stop and wait for it to arrive which is adding to the time this taking :)

battery relocation complete:
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more space!
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fitted oil sandwich plate and made good progress with oil feed, pretty much complete now. Really need to start oil return got all the parts just struggling with the sump removal at the moment.

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started work on inter cooler pipe work
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check to see it it fits behind bumper and it does
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to do list now
start/finish oil return
fit and install oil cooler
continue inter cooler pipe work
cut down and finish work on exhaust
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