MONTE CARLO "COPO" Monte Carlo SS - Turbosaurus Build

motorheadmike

motorheadmike

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Damn! Summit got this here fast through FedEx.

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Everything is great except the rad cap... which seems unusually small. Quarter added for scale.

What is this? A radiator cap for ants?!

 
TURNA

TURNA

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Those vise inserts work great.!!!!
 
motorheadmike

motorheadmike

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Fuel lines! As I mentioned earlier I really hate disorganized braided lines jutting all over the place.

Firstly, I built a bracket for the bulkhead fitting this was to support the full flow elbow and the y-fitting to the rails, and help isolate it from vibrations.

After that I built the two feed lines to the rails. I wanted these to snake as low as possible to visually hide them and I wanted them to feed the rear cylinders first as they are the ones that tend to lean out (another reason to prevent steam pockets with four corner steam ports). Another advantage of this layout is it keeps a lot of access behind the intake where it will get tight once the wiring goes in.

Lastly, it was just a simple short line off the regulator to the bulkhead.

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motorheadmike

motorheadmike

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This oil drain line took hours to build.

Hours!

It all started when the 1/2" NPT fitting refused to screw into the drain flange on the turbo. Sooooo... out came the grinder and off came the turbo, and then I started chewing on the turbine housing. Quiet some time later the bloated T4 flange was the size of a normal T4 flange. I must have taken a quarter inch off three of the sides... what a mess.

No pics - because F that noise. But, you can see traces of the work below.

With that done (and cleaned up) I could focus on actually building the line. Which was pretty straightforward.

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One thing I had to solve was the excessive play around the bolts for the drain flange. So to limit any potential misalignment I made a couple of shoulder bushings out of some hardline... added bonus is they keep the washers in place.

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motorheadmike

motorheadmike

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I hate getting hosed.

Honestly this is the worst. First order of business was to make a bracket to support the oil drain line.

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Next up was building a set of transmission cooler lines. These were an interesting endeavour. Usually I will cut the hose with a thin cut-off wheel (through a zip tie) - but for some reason this -6 stuff frayed (even with the melted nylon). Wierd.

So I tried something new: cutting it with a sharpened chisel. Just wrapped it with some electrical tape... and tappy-tap-tap. Amazingly it worked very well.

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TURNA

TURNA

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Get that line of the exhaust pipe!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Turbo Zach

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I think you should rename this car "Bag Of Snakes". Will not be long and you will be scaring small children and waking the dead!
 
motorheadmike

motorheadmike

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Get that line of the exhaust pipe!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL - nothing is touching or enough near to the exhaust to be a problem. Hence all the brackets and clamps. There is still a bunch of heat shielding and and wrap yetnto be added.
 
motorheadmike

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I think you should rename this car "Bag Of Snakes". Will not be long and you will be scaring small children and waking the dead!
Hopefully not a big bag of leaky snakes... it is going to be a riot when this thing lights off and it pees everywhere.
 
motorheadmike

motorheadmike

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Built/ran the return line, and modified/hung the catch can - moar Big Boost Purple!

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And no - the fuel lines are NOT rubbing on the steering column shaft.
 

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