With no projects, boredoms been setting in. Made an engine stand using 1" square tube and scraps today then set to work finishing mounting the turbos.
The stock manifolds are not a brilliant design but,”use what you got” is the theme here. They were flipped upside down then cut back as far as possible, they open up into 2.25 at the flange but further back is closer to 2" or less. The t3 turbo flange was already welded to 2.5" tube from a previous project so after quite a bit of, “shaping”(hammering in a vice) they fit together.
The engine stand was not thought out much until hitting the chop saw, this is evidenced in the afterthought triangulation with scrap metal. It’s a tad wobbly but should be good to start this engine up and see if it runs, itll be a good project to make wiring harness again knowing everything learned from the first debacle with the sc400. Except this time the megasquirt is setup and tuned to run this motor.
Although this is mostly to keep busy it will hopefully be a part of the lotus 7 project if I ever start. The lotus chassis sits about 14" high so the turbos would be able to hang outside it.