Turbo and engine bay clean up….
With the bigger unknowns figured out it was time to fit the turbo. The turbo with the SR in stock form was a botom mount setup. With the steering shaft now in the way there wasn't much room for the turbo. So we bought a simple top mount cast manifold and put it up top. It's also nicer to look at...
We welded up the internal wastegate flapper and went to a 38mm external gate.
Once these things (and a couple more) were figured out the engine came out and we put a coat of fresh black paint on
Top mount turbo and manifold in place.
E30 M42 radiator will work.
Intercooler in place
Charge piping in the works.
Cleaned the bay and shot some new paint.
MUCH better than before.