Looking good Bob. I sure am jealous of all you guys with turbo motors. I think my missus would go mental if a turbo block landed on the door step after all the money I have spent this year.
Bob- all you need are some nice Recaro or Sparco seats and you will walk away with probably every trophy in Vegas '04.. except maybe the 1/4 mile thing.. Dave seems to have 1 heck of a 391rwhp Mk2.... Jay B
All that's left at this point is to wire up a few things and make up a custom downpipe (Dave's a welder)....should hopefully be finished early next week....and of course, coolant. Engine oil is already there. I also have to hook up a few gadgets (got my boost controller yesterday, need a harness for the turbo timer).
Mods (came with them): HKS MHG with ARP bolts, rebuilt head with mild port and polish, new water pump, custom intake pipe (stock one modified to eliminate narrow spots), Greddy oil filter relocator/oil cooler, custom-made intercooler, HKS SS BOV, Fluidyne radiator. The bottom end is stock. A/C system should also work (fingers crossed). I've bought a custom elbow with better flow, and a high-flow cat.
The short shifter arrived last weekend - it'll be going in soon, also.
Wade: Not sure, they were on the motor when I bought it (forgot to list them and the 550cc injectors in my last message)....they probably are about the same - there's more metal than the stockers but they're aluminum instead of cast iron....likely a toss-up.
Everything they've said is true...once you have boost, you don't want to go back!
Even at stock boost, this thing has got plenty of guts...it's a hell of a lot of fun to drive. I still have a few things to do (install boost gauge, program boost controller, plus a few other upgrades I have planned) .
Thanks to John Nguyen for an excellent job building up the motor, and to Dave Shepherd for doing a really professional job dropping it in.
Anyone in SoCal looking to do this swap should talk to Dave about doing it....!
Can't wait till you get this motor tuned to it's full potential!!!
For those of you who were there in Vegas & saw me running John's car on the dyno, his car did very well (he had 2nd highest HP, 7M-GTE, MKII, behind Dave (onedic)). This motor did 323.8 HP at the wheels, & 402.8 torque. Unless Mr. Culbertson finally get's Agatha running right (he only did 271 in 2002), you & Dave are going to be the ones to beat!!!
I think the great NW has a few surprises in store for the MKII community Top Secret mods are being hashed out on at least 3 cars that I know of :wink: Though not sure if 04 will be the year they appear in Vegas.
Bob,ot's great to here you have boost.Congrats to you and all who have helped you get there. 8)
Bobs 7m will be a contender next year --- Johns torq # are a bit off do to boost spike (spike to 1.2x bar and fell to .8 bar thats about 20 psi to 13 psi or so.) but Bob will be making more power this coming year and if money comes threw i will be making more power too.