Thread: Clint Cooper's Turbo 3.5 Rover V8 Project

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  1. #11  
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    Clint check this out

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=323683941
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    Paul,

    Pretty cool, but I think I can do better. I really want a single turbo and it to be intercooled. Custom Fabrication is all the fun. I am also looking to run 3 inch exhaust from the turbo back.

    Good find though!

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    Clint,

    Curious why a turbo was chosen over a supercharger for a V8.

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    Jack,

    Good question. The last 7 years have been spent tuning and working on Turbo 4 cylinder cars. Here is my AWD Turbo 4cyl Galant VR4 http://www.galantvr4.org/ubbthreads/...page=0&fpart=1 . My knowledge and understanding of Turbo systems is vast and to me the potential of a turbo system is far greater. These are my own opinions of course.

    Also it is very different and we here at The Wedge Shop love to be innovative.

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  5. #15  
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    Clint

    If it is even close to the Gallant it will be spectacular.

    http://img.galantvr4.org/47000/47677-0-0-0.jpg

    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWedgeshop
    ... I am also looking to run 3 inch exhaust from the turbo back.
    Clint,

    Is it actually possible to fit a 3" pipe over the rear axle?

    Martin
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    Familiarity makes a lot of sense.

    Thanks,

    Jack
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  8. #18  
    Quote Originally Posted by bsa_m21
    Quote Originally Posted by TheWedgeshop
    ... I am also looking to run 3 inch exhaust from the turbo back.
    Clint,

    Is it actually possible to fit a 3" pipe over the rear axle?

    Martin
    Martin,

    We will find out. I am assuming it will, but have not taken a good look at it to be honest.

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  9. #19  
    Martin,

    Took a peak under the car today and don't see any reason why a 3 inch exhaust wont fit. Looks like lots of room. They make oval style piping as well that I might be able to use if I run into trouble.

    Got the TR7 subframe converted over to a TR8 and all prepped with POR-15.

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    Took a pictures of the short block. Nothing special. Using a stock 3.5 rebuild with chrome top rings and ARP head studs along with the Cometic Head gaskets.

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    Should be putting the motor in with the trans this weekend or next. Stay tuned for more pictures.

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  10. #20 Turbo Rover V8 
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    While I can understand the initial desire to run 3" pipe from the turbo back, in my experience it isn't really necessary. Some years back I was production manager for Stebro Stainless Exhaust. The company management has some problems, but the product design was excellent, and relied on physics much more than bling. We could build a centre section for a Ferrari 575 which was no more than a 2.5" pipe pressed into an oval which then had an effective area of a 2.25" pipe, and provided a measurable increase in power to a large high revving v12. We had worked on some larger diameter turbo setups, and the outcome was a sonic resonance which created and uncomfortable sonic howl, without increases in power. The mufflers and cats (which aren't required in this instance) are the biggest challenges to overcome when designing a performance exhaust, as we had found over the years that maintaining high exhaust velocity within the pipes was critical to increasing performance....no matter the application.
    Just some thoughts.
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