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So it was time to snake the charge pipe through there. Yea I had to do a little grinding on the fan shroud. No biggie. The pics don’t really do the angles justice. It had to be able to be removed easily too....which was no easy thing to do. I refuse to cut the frame rails like ive seen other people do. Just not my style.



Here’s the top part where the blowoff valve goes and the fast acting iat sensor goes. He decided on a turbo smart blowoff and we are using a tial wastegate. Btw, DONT cheap out on wastegate. Blowoff, no biggie. I welded all these fittings on. Not the best welding, but not the worst I’ve seen....or




Bung for iat sensor.



Blowoff valve porn...mounted

 

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I was kinda enjoying welding the aluminum. I’m trying to get better. Although I didn’t do to well on this, the air intake. I gotta practice some more.



It’s a different length on each side do I engraved it so whoever is working on it will put it faced correctly.



Here’s the charge pipes on the turbo side



 

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So I made a booboo. I reused some stainless pipe I had and I didn’t clean it. Welds turned out like shit. Pretty embarrassed. I grinded the shit back off and I’m gonna reweld it. Yuck.
It’s time to run the wastegate dump. I dump it back into the exhaust because we don’t want to hear it.

Did I mention I’m embarrassed? Ugh





 

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Wait, who cuts their frame rails?

Cutting frame rails in a GTO is stupid. That metal is soft as smurf and buckles easily. Weakening it by cutting holes to run turbo piping is the most FPFQ stuff i've ever heard of.
 

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Wait, who cuts their frame rails?

Cutting frame rails in a GTO is stupid. That metal is soft as smurf and buckles easily. Weakening it by cutting holes to run turbo piping is the most FPFQ stuff i've ever heard of.
I did it to route the oil drain lines. I understand the sentiment, but we aren't talking about 1964 250 GTOs here....
 

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Wait, who cuts their frame rails?

Cutting frame rails in a GTO is stupid. That metal is soft as smurf and buckles easily. Weakening it by cutting holes to run turbo piping is the most FPFQ stuff i've ever heard of.
Who cut the actual frame rails ?
 

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Wait, who cuts their frame rails?

Cutting frame rails in a GTO is stupid. That metal is soft as smurf and buckles easily. Weakening it by cutting holes to run turbo piping is the most FPFQ stuff i've ever heard of.
man ive seen more than one turbo gto that hole sawed the frame up by the radiator and ran the charge pipes through it. I refuse to do that.
 

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Wait, who cuts their frame rails?

Cutting frame rails in a GTO is stupid. That metal is soft as smurf and buckles easily. Weakening it by cutting holes to run turbo piping is the most FPFQ stuff i've ever heard of.
Well i'm not bashing this guy because he was the inspiration for my build and helped me out along the way. but in this thread, pic 20 shows a hole cut through the frame rail by the battery. (post 28)
 

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I got the o2 bungs welded in and the cold side done. I had to redo some stuff because I had to add the maf sensor in. The guy he’s bringing it to to get tuned doesn’t want to tune it in speed density. He said the maf is easier. Whatever. I was going to tune the car but I just want it gone so I can move on to other projects.



And the throttle body motor on these cars just get right in the way of where I can fit the maf.

 

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That MAF is very close to a bend, and also that transition in size.....I wouldn't like to be tuning that
Yea I know. The sensor part IS in the air stream . I had no choice but to do it this way. I do t like it but the tuner said he’s not messing with it unless it has a maf sensor. So maf sensor it has. No other place to fit it.
 

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Yea I know. The sensor part IS in the air stream . I had no choice but to do it this way. I do t like it but the tuner said he’s not messing with it unless it has a maf sensor. So maf sensor it has. No other place to fit it.
might be a dumb question but how is the maf tuned when used as a blown through? just curious. its still same hz tables so what gives it a boost reference?

VE would be easier since it has the expanded table?
 

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might be a dumb question but how is the maf tuned when used as a blown through? just curious. its still same hz tables so what gives it a boost reference?

VE would be easier since it has the expanded table?
Bruh, I'm kinda sour about the whole tuning situation. Its much better to do a Ve based tune (SD) vs a maf tune, but thats what the tuner wanted. He tunes with efi live so maybe theres something diffrerent. You can scale the tune to make the maf work. The SD tune allows things via boost tables to be activated. I prefer SD but i'm not tuning it. I may end up doing it because the guy that was seems like he doesnt really want to fool with tuning anymore. If that happens, the Maf is going bye bye.
 

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bruh when you sent me that picture and i saw the maf, I was a little confused. I didn't ask anything, but I was wondering.
who is doing the tuning? why efi live for a ls? most shops its hptuners
 

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bruh when you sent me that picture and i saw the maf, I was a little confused. I didn't ask anything, but I was wondering.
who is doing the tuning? why efi live for a ls? most shops its hptuners
I think he uses efi live or tuner cat because he doesnt have to pay for credits. I text you who the tuner is. I'd rather not broadcast his name.
 
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