Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Binghamton, New York
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I could probably get pipes made for dirt cheap if not free...I can get used turbo's for 49 bucks and intercoolers for 30... On the duratec the rear exaust manifold looks like it might have enough room to install a pipe onto it and direct it to a turbo and back out.. It would be a tight fit but I think Its possible....however can you rely on just one header?
I personally wouldnt boost more than 6psi if more mods to the engine wern't made. My question is where would you tap into for oil and coolant supply on the duratec? Should turbo be timed to "run" when only the secondaries are open? I can get free exaust work done, The education center I work for may weld for free, and some things can be machined for free as well... dont worry I dont have my hopes up for anything...
As far as supercharging.. Installing a supercharger in the batteries location could work if a bracket is madethat would hold a pulley, a rod, and another pulley on the opposite side for the supercharger..dont no how strong what would have to be...but that would be much easier specially with a self contained supercharger....
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