**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/31/09 04:59 AM
Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

VIDEO OF THE FIRST START UP.

Galant+VR4+Forward+facing+manifold


After seeing the STM manifold I have not been able to get my mind off of how cool that would look on the Galant. So finally my brother and I, got started.


Here is the Mock up.








Materials.

Custom One Off Head Flange - Brother CNC Machined it






304 SS Weld El's Sch 40.
click - acestainless.com


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/31/09 05:04 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Here is a ghetto moch up of the pipes. We are just trying to plan everything out before we start tacking stuff together. So dont poke to much fun at the awesome blue tape .



GVR-4
(Creative Name Huh?)
05/31/09 07:12 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

I've always wanted to do this on a Dodge Colt project car. My ideal setup would be a twin scroll manifold facing forward and a ball bearing turbo with a water to air intercooler setup.

Looks good. Keep us updated.


GVR-4
(Creative Name Huh?)
05/31/09 07:14 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Oh, I forgot to mention, that flange is a REALLY nice piece!

bazeng
(work in progress)
05/31/09 07:19 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Wow, that flange is incredible!

CarRacer
(Giant Sack of Ginger)
05/31/09 09:26 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Prison Rape Industries?

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/31/09 10:40 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Flange is sweet.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/31/09 10:47 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

And since I'm contributing to the design process I'll get you my address for a PRI flange.

Toybreaker sent me these a while back the car ran at the Pinks event last year in Colorado.




turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
05/31/09 12:08 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Finally, a real reason to use a Honda radiator. That looks killer. Prison Rape?

onesickcrx
(Brother of the Year)
05/31/09 12:12 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Very cool I loved the STM setup. should be really nice when finshed

DarkDevilMMM
(if I want a potential headache, I rather just get another GVR4)
05/31/09 12:13 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Quoting curtis:

And since I'm contributing to the design process I'll get you my address for a PRI flange.

Toybreaker sent me these a while back the car ran at the Pinks event last year in Colorado.





I love how well that engine bay looks but the exterior paint is all messed up. people won't even give a second look at the "run down" car until you open the hood and will be like HOLY SHi.......

and to OP, those are some really nice constructions. hope it doesn't suck in too many bugs


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/31/09 12:40 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Quoting CarRacer:

Prison Rape Industries?




Yep it is an inside joke. My brother and I always try to mess around when building parts, and we figured it would be awesome for people to look at the manifold and be all "Prison Rape???" LOL.

This is our first run at building a manifold, so who know how it will turn out. I figure the material are pretty cheap, so for me it is a why not.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/31/09 12:43 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Quoting DarkDevilMMM:

hope it doesn't suck in too many bugs




We are going to cut out a K&N pannel filter to stuff in the grill, and just find some jimmy fuck way of attaching it to the turbo. So right away I am going to just use a sock as my filter .


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/31/09 03:07 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold




naca ducts on ebay with a aluminum lip on top for a K&N recessed in the grill.


TylerAdamson
(circles method)
06/01/09 11:41 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Do you plan on back purging? What size turbo are you planning on running?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/02/09 02:20 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Quoting TylerAdamson:


Do you plan on back purging? What size turbo are you planning on running?




I have no clue what that is. I have a Welder that I use. I can tack stuff together but that is about it. So I pay money to have it done the right way.

As for the turbo it is a 37r.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/02/09 07:50 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Acestainless FTW!

"Backpurging" is the act of filling the pipe with Argon gas, in order to completely "Purge" any oxygen remaining in the "Back" of the pipe.

This way, when you do your final welds, the puddle will be contaminant free, and ultimately increase the strength of the weld overall.

Ebay manifolds are thin-walled, and do not get backpurged, hence why they fall apart all the time.

Killer project!


TylerAdamson
(circles method)
06/02/09 08:59 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Quoting TheBoz:

Quoting TylerAdamson:


Do you plan on back purging? What size turbo are you planning on running?




I have no clue what that is. I have a Welder that I use. I can tack stuff together but that is about it. So I pay money to have it done the right way.

As for the turbo it is a 37r.




I was under the impression you and your brother would be welding it as well.

Looks like an interesting idea, I've always been a fan of the forward facing manifolds that I have seen. Please keep the thread updated with progress, I would like to see how it turns out.


jepherz
(Too Clean)
06/02/09 09:33 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

That is a baller flange! How much would he make one of those for?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/02/09 10:29 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

I hate to jack, but you can get a cnc flange in steel or stainless from www.bmcrace.com

Them plus www.acestainless.com make great resources for building your own manifold.

However the "Prison Rape" brand flange *is baller!


slugsgomoo
(god hates stupid people)
06/02/09 10:56 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Did you consider running it as a top mount? Given your mockup & turbo positioning, it seems like it would be easier to get longer runners (and equal length) if you were to drop the tubes down and then come back up to the turbine housing. Just a thought.

The flange looks pretty slick and I had to at the name.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/02/09 03:32 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Quoting jepherz:

That is a baller flange! How much would he make one of those for?




Thanks. As far as making them, this part would cost alot because it was a complete billet piece. AMS sells a cast part that would do the job just fine.

click

The reason we did not go that route is because my brother loves to CNC stuff, and he wanted to try some new stuff out on the mill, so we were like hell ya lets do it.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/02/09 03:35 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Quoting slugsgomoo:

Did you consider running it as a top mount? Given your mockup & turbo positioning, it seems like it would be easier to get longer runners (and equal length) if you were to drop the tubes down and then come back up to the turbine housing. Just a thought.

The flange looks pretty slick and I had to at the name.




Ya, we are looking at all kinds of options for mounting this thing. That is why right now it is just Zip Ties and Blue Tape FTW!. The hard part with the Galant is there is not very much vertical clearance and not much space between the radiator support and the head. Plus I still need to have a wastegate and a full 3in exhaust up in there. So space is very tight and it just makes things a little interesting .


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/03/09 04:03 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

That things looks great! Good job getting on the ball and going for it.

bazeng
(work in progress)
06/04/09 07:39 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

I think you'll need more than a 3" dump with that thing.

The bigger the better!!


GVR-4
(Creative Name Huh?)
06/20/09 08:40 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Any updates?

Terrance362
(needs moar imput)
06/20/09 09:40 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

wow very nice

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/20/09 10:22 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

im very offended by "prison rape" because of the show seventh heaven .

i would be appreciative if you would re brand your exhaust flange with "surprise sex". its simply more politically correct.

seriously that is bad azp. have you considered converting the entire grill part into a filter? i guess you wont see the shweet turbo..

GOOD JOB!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/19/09 12:33 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

I just got the first video up. The manifold is complete along with the downpipe, now I just need to do the radiator and the intercooler and it will be done.

VIDEO OF THE FIRST START UP.

Galant+VR4+Forward+facing+manifold


bustedsm
(trying to feel really special)
07/19/09 12:42 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Very impressive, sounds awesome. Is it hooked up to a full exhaust, if so get a sound clip of the back of the car.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/19/09 01:06 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Just the Downpipe for now. I still need to VBand the catback.

strokin4dr
(fighting them with a large needle)
07/19/09 04:37 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Looks great, glad to see it getting finshed. Can't wait to see the final result.

+1 for doing something different.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
07/19/09 07:53 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

I likes alot.....BUT





Do not put your hand near that MF again....Insert picture of our boy after the turbo ate his middle finger.....I'll see if I can find said picture...


strokin4dr
(fighting them with a large needle)
07/19/09 08:00 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Yeah, I got chills when he reached it front of the turbo.

Here's the pic Curtis is referring to:


Terrance362
(needs moar imput)
07/19/09 10:14 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Nice

Woody
(Junior Member)
07/19/09 11:51 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Thats one of the mods i was gonna do if i was going to keep my car, love how it came out but you should make the oil return alittle better.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/20/09 09:15 AM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Quoting strokin4dr:

Yeah, I got chills when he reached it front of the turbo.

Here's the pic Curtis is referring to:






LOL first thing I thought also when I saw your hand in front of the turbo.. Nice work..


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/20/09 01:23 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Quoting woody:

Thats one of the mods i was gonna do if i was going to keep my car, love how it came out but you should make the oil return alittle better.




Yep I need to modify it to shrink it down. I figured I would go longer and I could shrink it later . I will keep posting updates. I figured I have about 3-4 weeks until I am 100% running and all good. I still need to do a new intercooler, and radiator. We are running all -20an for the radiator .


464/2K
(<3s Rance and self distrusts)
07/20/09 02:25 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

I'm hoping that by next year I'll join you with a forward facing mani.

Woody
(Junior Member)
08/11/09 03:04 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

Any update.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/12/09 01:05 PM
Re: Building a forward facing Turbo Manifold

haha that flange is amazing!

I thought stainless exh mani flanges were a no no?



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