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Old 09-06-2010, 03:05 AM   #76
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First rule of owning even a cheap Porsche. Nothing is cheap

Are you parting out any of the stock parts? I need a few things.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:14 AM   #77
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First rule of owning even a cheap Porsche. Nothing is cheap

Are you parting out any of the stock parts? I need a few things.
I call it the "Porsche Tax"

What are you looking for parts wise?
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:18 AM   #78
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I call it the "Porsche Tax"

What are you looking for parts wise?
Do you know how many miles were on your AOS? Mine is at 74k miles and smoking a little. I need some Savanah Beige seats, mine are shot. And a non Lithtronic R side head little with amber turn signal. HVAC controls too.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:25 AM   #79
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BTW, 996 GT3 RS brake ducts fit and are only 40-50 bucks.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:41 AM   #80
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BTW, 996 GT3 RS brake ducts fit and are only 40-50 bucks.
Yup, learned that from building Boxster Spec cars.

As for the other parts, I don't have an AOS that I would trust sending to someone, just a spare that I keep around incase of emergency. The headlights were toasted from the AZ sun on the test car so I tossed them. I do have an HVAC controler that might still have a good display still.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:45 AM   #81
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PM me what you want for it, mine is a giant orange blob. It still works, but I can't read anything on it.

And thanks for sharing your cool project with us.

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Old 09-06-2010, 12:12 PM   #82
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this might be just the ticket for what you have there EM wise

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1694627

although there seems it might be vaporware
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:24 PM   #83
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My son uses speed density on his modded 04 sti with the factory ecu and he seems to get by fine.

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Old 09-09-2010, 06:53 PM   #84
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That exhaust is amazing. Very clean.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:33 PM   #85
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The wiring harness has been reduced to only what is needed to make the engine run.... hopefully.

And here's what wasn't used...
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:13 AM   #86
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Hats off to you, that's a lot of work.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:40 AM   #87
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holy crap!!! thats insane! good work
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:45 AM   #88
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The wastegate dumps were done like that because I didn't want to just dump them straight down under the car in front of the rear bumper. I want all of the exhaust gasses to exit behind the car not under it. If I decide to go with a flat bottom and rear defuser, I don't want to have to go back and fix this later. As far is it being a Euro thing... I don't know about that because I'm not into Euro cars really. I just thought it would look cool, and so far, you are the first person who hasn't cared for the look. (which is fine)

As far as the headers being "long"... While it's true that they are longer than the aftermarket EL Subie headers, they aren't a whole lot longer in reality once you factor in the up-pipe. Also, I did a lot of test fitting, and analyzing before I settled on this turbo location, and truth is, there is really nowhere else in the chassis for it to go. You have to remember, in these pictures, there are a lot of suspension pieces and other parts missing that restrict turbo placement, especially with such a relatively large turbo.

Like I said before, I really wasn't trying to sound very judgmental and I can tell you are a very experienced fabricator. I was just curious if you had any room for a different placement of the turbo, but like you said there is no where else for it to go! I really respect your work, and from what I can see your welds are nice and clean!
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:06 PM   #89
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With the room behind the crank pulley, there is plenty of room to do an H6 swap. That would be another alternative for some.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:25 PM   #90
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Great idea. EJ swap after IMS failure.

Are you concerned with the rear bumper melting with the turbo so close?
Plans for heat containment?
Is there a reason why the turbo was placed on the left side of the car vs. right?


For an idea with the above mentioned 'rear impact' post, you could make an angle brace that runs the rear quarter of the car, next to the turbo, to add as a level of protection from a light hit. I doubt it would weigh much as well.


Please shoot me a PM whenever you get a kit together for engine mounting/wiring/etc for a swap. This is a very cool & financially reasonable move to have a high powered Boxster. Even the 986 is a great chassis, although many think that it's more of a girly car than a dirty girl in the right hands.

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Old 09-10-2010, 04:24 PM   #91
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With the room behind the crank pulley, there is plenty of room to do an H6 swap. That would be another alternative for some.
Yes, plenty of room. I bet the EG33 would even fit.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:29 PM   #92
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Great idea. EJ swap after IMS failure.


Is there a reason why the turbo was placed on the left side of the car vs. right?




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Yes, on the Boxsters, the cables for the shifter run along the right side of the transaxle and I don't want to have to worry about heating the cables with the heat from the turbo and exhaust. With the way everything is routed right now, the only parts that are exposed to close contact heat are steel or aluminum. The left side CV joint will see some heat (there's no way around that) and the rear bumper might get a little warm, but everything will be shielded and wrapped so I don't foresee any issues.
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That is a good idea keeping the heat way from those cables. I wasn't sure of the schematics of it being on the left (thinking weight distribution).

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Old 09-10-2010, 05:18 PM   #94
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That is a good idea keeping the heat way from those cables. I wasn't sure of the schematics of it being on the left (thinking weight distribution).

Nick

Weight distribution was a concern of mine as well, but shifter cable reliability is more important IMO. Also, there is a local track that is talking about imposing a strict sound limit, so having the turbo on the left side means I will have plenty of room for a muffler on the right side.
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Question, I understand the adapter to bolt up the engine to the belhousing of the the trans.

but how do you make the clutch system work? is there somekind of adapter you made? Input shaft > clutch adapter? How is clutch depressed, etc?

If so do you have pictures of that I am really interested.
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Question, I understand the adapter to bolt up the engine to the belhousing of the the trans.

but how do you make the clutch system work? is there somekind of adapter you made? Input shaft > clutch adapter? How is clutch depressed, etc?

If so do you have pictures of that I am really interested.
It uses a custom flywheel, a Porsche style clutch kit and all of the stock Porsche clutch slave/master cylinder system. I'm not going to be sharing any pictures that relate to the adapter kit beyond what I have already posted. I have to keep some things a secret while I still can.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:57 PM   #97
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Yep,
You've got to be very careful with your distribution when you release this. If you don't it will end up in Kennedy's hands really quickly and suddenly all of your hard work goes out the window as someone else takes it mass market. Talking to a patent lawyer wouldn't be a bad idea...
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It uses a custom flywheel, a Porsche style clutch kit and all of the stock Porsche clutch slave/master cylinder system. I'm not going to be sharing any pictures that relate to the adapter kit beyond what I have already posted. I have to keep some things a secret while I still can.
I thought you were just making a one off didnt know you were going to mass produce. I was just curious as i have an appreciation for custom work. Anyway im following this thread and cant wait see the completed project.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:28 AM   #100
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I got the first round of primer sprayed on the prototype fiberglass roof scoop. Once I'm happy with the shape and finish, I'll make a mold off of this part. The plan is to make the scoop removable so I can get to the rear trunk and remove the fiberglass hard top to get to the top of the engine. Also, now that most of the rear window will be blocked, I will probably just fill it in and mount a rear facing camera somewhere and an LCD display where the rear view mirror would go.
I know the shape of the scoop may not be the most attractive, but it will definetly serve it's purpose of getting a lot of cool air to the intercooler which will be in the rear trunk and will vent down over the transaxle and through the license plate area in the rear bumper.




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