Phase 8: Turbocharging The Rear Engine 
The start of the MegaSquirt build up process.
The start of the MegaSquirt build up process.
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My father has a Master degree from Electronic Science, so it will be an easy peasy job for him :-D.
My father has a Master degree from Electronic Science, so it will be an easy peasy job for him :-D.
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Components getting soldered on the board.
Components getting soldered on the board.
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Pretty much finished (for now).
Pretty much finished (for now).
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DB9 (data) connector side.
DB9 (data) connector side.
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DB25 (engine loom) connector side.
DB25 (engine loom) connector side.
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And the bottom side.
And the bottom side.
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Since there's loads of room in the "rear engine bay" and time is of more importance than turbo lag to us, we've decided to go the easier way - a turbo up-pipe.
Since there's loads of room in the "rear engine bay" and time is of more importance than turbo lag to us, we've decided to go the easier way - a turbo up-pipe.
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It has been made after previously having loosely positioned the turbo in it's place ofcourse :-).
It has been made after previously having loosely positioned the turbo in it's place ofcourse :-).
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A close-up look at the custom turbo mounting flange.
A close-up look at the custom turbo mounting flange.
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There's a reducing sleve inside, for a very smooth transition from the up-pipe to the turbo.
There's a reducing sleve inside, for a very smooth transition from the up-pipe to the turbo.
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Turbo mounted on the up-pipe, together with the custom turbo exhaust flange.
Turbo mounted on the up-pipe, together with the custom turbo exhaust flange.
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A close-up. What you cannot see is the smooth shape of the insides - loads of machining work went into ensuring the best possible flow is achieved.
A close-up. What you cannot see is the smooth shape of the insides - loads of machining work went into ensuring the best possible flow is achieved.
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Up-pipe and turbo temporarily mounted up on the car.
Up-pipe and turbo temporarily mounted up on the car.
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After trying out lots of turbo positions and orientations earlier during the construction, this has proven to be the best configuration (with this turbocharger ofcourse!).
After trying out lots of turbo positions and orientations earlier during the construction, this has proven to be the best configuration (with this turbocharger ofcourse!).
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Loads of space left for a nice downpipe section.
Loads of space left for a nice downpipe section.
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