So who can tell me what fittings, plugs, etc I will need to order to feed/drain the oil and coolant for my single turbo conversion?
I'm definitely heading more towards a restomod type of build than I expected. I love this car too much to gut it and only track it so I'm going to make it a comfortable, street driven, track monster.That may be too nice of an interior for a track car, especially you changed the rear seats too lol!
I think thats just the angle of the photo playing tricks coupled with the fact that the turbo is just sitting on the flange unsupported in that photo. The turbo's outlet is facing straight down in order to retain the factory PS reservoir. It is still high enough that all I used was a 90* coupler and a 90* aluminum bend(cut and bead rolled) to attach the turbo to the old charge piping in the bumper. We tried to mimic the location on some of the more popular manifolds that were supposedly "direct bolt on" for the R32 chassis in order to retain the PS reservoir. Despite our best efforts I still ended up relocating the reservoir to better route the PS hoses away from the turbo manifold.Looks good, but just being very honest here, I think the turbo's location and orientation is a bit strange. It sits very close to the valve cover and the exit is pointing straight down. Is there a reason why it's set up that way?
Absolutely, I can have the turbo in/out in about 10 minutes.That is pretty much the case with all single conversions, always little quirks need to be worked out and all different with each setup. No "right way" to set it up, not even better or worse way, just different, and also comes down to how to deal with the power steering or A/C unit. It does free up tons of room for servicing though.