02/09/07 – Building a
Next, I built a jig to mount the turbo... Yes, I know what you are thinking about turbo inlets... the answer is MAYBE...1
I included some frame reference planes and a motor mount clearance simulator, so that When I start drawing this in CAD, I will know what I need to avoid, without having to keep taking measurements on the car...2
The jig idea worked
perfectly. I simply
brought it to work and used it for
the next step… The pieces of shee metal simulate the frame rail, the curved part goes over the motor mount.
(1) A lot of people did NOT know what I was talking about. I was referring to a duct the replaced one of the Bimmer headlights and rammed straight into the turbo.
(2) Sure it looks pretty ugly, but it worked out well. I should have also included a plane to represent the motor, as the manifold ultimately wound up very close to the engine.