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Post by DSPXR4ti » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:49 pm

What I was trying to do is shortening the length and keeping down the amount of turns going from the turbo to the intake runners to keep up the air speed, I guess, it all makes sence to me :roll: .

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Post by RatFink » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:31 pm

DSPXR4ti wrote:What I was trying to do is shortening the length and keeping down the amount of turns going from the turbo to the intake runners to keep up the air speed, I guess, it all makes sence to me :roll: .

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Makes sense to me too. Innovative, nice work!
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Post by LS2XR4 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:58 pm

very similar to the way I had mine rotated also..
http://www.merkurtech.com/merkurtech/in ... ric005.jpg

http://www.merkurtech.com/merkurtech/in ... ric003.jpg

it made the intercooler tube about 1 1/2 feet shorter..

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Post by DSPXR4ti » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:10 pm

Thats the way I have my FMIC because of the SCCA rules, I can't cut holes, or mod the body to put in a FMIC.

The only differents is..I 120ed my upper intake
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which saved more intercooler tubing.

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Post by Ray » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:43 am

What are you doing for an idle air control valve Ben? That's almost identical to how i want to build my upper intake, but i plan on using either the stock TB or a mustang TB.
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Post by John Brennan » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:51 am

hEaT wrote:One thing to take into consideration to is if you rotate the compressor side and still use the factory flanged inlet, it's going to be pointing in a weird direction.
There are different ways of dealing with this, but one is to make an adapter which has the effect of rotating that inlet back to the right orientation. Or, buy Richard Thompson's, if he's still making them;

http://www.merkurxr4ti.com/myparts.html

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Post by DSPXR4ti » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:29 pm

Ray wrote:What are you doing for an idle air control valve Ben? That's almost identical to how i want to build my upper intake, but i plan on using either the stock TB or a mustang TB.
Hey Ray,

Throttle body, idle air control, TPS all came from a 99 ford explorer, with the 4.0 V6. The main reason I went this way was because I didn't want to cut/shorten my throttle cable when turning the upper intake. The thing I liked about it was the fact that it's shorter then the 5.0 throttle body, which meant that the turn into the throttle body had a nice radius, not a very sharp 90.

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Post by coupelx » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:49 pm

DSPXR4ti wrote:
Ray wrote:What are you doing for an idle air control valve Ben? That's almost identical to how i want to build my upper intake, but i plan on using either the stock TB or a mustang TB.
Hey Ray,

Throttle body, idle air control, TPS all came from a 99 ford explorer, with the 4.0 V6. The main reason I went this way was because I didn't want to cut/shorten my throttle cable when turning the upper intake. The thing I liked about it was the fact that it's shorter then the 5.0 throttle body, which meant that the turn into the throttle body had a nice radius, not a very sharp 90.

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i really like that throttlebody. its alot shorter than my SC throttlebody. whats the bolt pattern like? it match up to anything else?
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Post by DSPXR4ti » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:58 pm

So I had some jack up upper intakes laying around and cut the base flange & the TB flange. So the bolt pattern I used is the stock XR TB bolts pattern and redrilled the TB to fit, It looks as though it's just like the 5.0 bolt pattern but not sure.

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Post by DSPXR4ti » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:16 pm

OK I just looked up the part number and it actually go to a 87-93 5.0 mustang, Sorry about that. If you look under Feabay you can see them look under item #280587243771 for a used one.

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Post by anglin » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:53 pm

RatFink wrote:It's the stud and nut under the elbow.
I totally had that one as soon as I saw it. Just didn't see the thread until now. It was probably easy for me to spot because I worked on this model just the other day!

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That is a cool picture, BTW.

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Post by hEaT » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:32 pm

Anglin, what's the bung in the side for? BPV that close to the turbo?
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Post by C-Rock » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:24 pm

This looks like a NEW front mount RS 500 Style Intercooler set up, with a 90 degree intake. Set up with a rotated turbo and using a Cosworth turbo housing and the 3 inch down pipe. This looks like it is a total Area 51 project.

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Post by RatFink » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:53 am

anglin wrote:
RatFink wrote:It's the stud and nut under the elbow.
I totally had that one as soon as I saw it. Just didn't see the thread until now. It was probably easy for me to spot because I worked on this model just the other day!

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That is a cool picture, BTW.
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Post by anglin » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:33 am

hEaT wrote:Anglin, what's the bung in the side for? BPV that close to the turbo?
That's what Rapido used it for. Combine the use of this location for the BPV and and 3/4" diameter BPV and you realize how underdesigned Rapido's bypass valve system was. I have a plug in mine. There's also an undrilled bung on the back side that's more properly sized for thermocouple or something.

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