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The heavily modified '84 Turbowagon of Tech Works


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#1 techworkseng

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 05:54 PM

It's the ultimate winter-beater, an '84 Turbo with a pushrod 1.8L.

Upgraded turbocharger (dual ceramic ballbearing)
In cab adjustable variable boost controler (11psi).
Bosch blow-off valve
Intercooler with custom heat shield and custom intake piping.
2.5" SS custom downpipe.
2.5" SS mid-pipe and muffler
Stainless steel header and up-pipe.
RS style fiberglass hoodscoop.
5-speed conversion with 3.90 rear diff.


We hope to cage it soon for rally. We're warming up doing the local Winter Autocross Series. In the first event I believe it finished 4th behind a Mazda GTX, an Isuzu Impulse, and a WRX.

See below for more photos.

Any comments?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 05:56 PM

Under the hood!

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 05:58 PM

Im not the only one!!! Red T-wagons rule! Im planning on all the mods you have done so far (some finished) plus some more extreme ones most people probably wouldnt do. Would you be able to get some pics of the parts you made for it? Yes, lots of detailed pics to drool over! Im very interested in the turbocharger its self, can you tell me more about that?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 05:58 PM

Stainless Steel Header

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:07 PM

That is beautiful! I was thinking that when i make my own, I will need to get the driver's side pipe really short, or make the passenger's side long because I would want an equal length header. Any chance of you making one of those for little old me?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:10 PM

Sweet :eek:

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:25 PM

Ah CFreak, did you notice it says ej 18T?
Their website covers a lot of ground (lot of 2.5RS stuff) and has an email address if you are interested


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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:27 PM

Upgraded Turbocharger

You can see we had to perform several modifications to accomodate the different turbo, including a different downpipe flange, different oil lines and a changes to the inlet and outlet.

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:32 PM

It's not within .10" like our Impreza header but the header is actually very close to being equal length.

I may be quoting the wrong engine code. It is a pushrod 1.8 liter turbo. I think it's called an EA81T, perhaps.

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:53 PM

like how close are the runners in length?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 07:03 PM

Did you keep the old intake? And if you did, did you remove the Air Relief Valve?
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 07:51 PM

carfreak85

I will have to check with the designer for the difference in the lengths. He is lecturing to an engineering design class this evening. Can you wait until tomorrow? I'm interested to hear what other mods you have planned, especially the more extreme ones.

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Again, I'll check with the designer/fabricator to see about the air relief valve. You might be able to see it in the Under the hood shot or Snocross10c.



Here's another view of the header.

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 08:47 PM

keith, Sent you a PM. How does that turbo work for you? not too big for the engine is it?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 09:13 PM

nice fab work. good to see some quality stuff put together. I like the snow IC.

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 09:44 PM

rallyrus

You'd be surprised at how many people think that is snow. It is actually a ceramic wool sheet placed between the stainless steel heat shroud and the intercooler to further isolate it from the heat of the turbo.

Everyone, thanks for all the positive comments. It's Tom's car and he did all the work.

Old School rocks!

Keith

PS I won't tell you that I drive a '97 OBS.

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 09:58 PM

Skip, you been smokin wacky tabacy again, where did he state that is was an EJ18T?? I read in his first post that it is "an '84 Turbo with a pushrod 1.8L." I looked at the web site show at the bottom of his first post and didn't see anything about this car.

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 11:51 PM

Originally posted by Dr. RX
Skip, you been smokin wacky tabacy again, where did he state that is was an EJ18T?? I read in his first post that it is "an '84 Turbo with a pushrod 1.8L." I looked at the web site show at the bottom of his first post and didn't see anything about this car.



In the fourth post on this thread the filename of the pic refers to the engine as an EJ18T.

Though I can't begin to guess about Skip's mental status, I can say I've never seen him smoke the waky tabacy. :)

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 12:14 AM

Is that whacky tobacky
Only the whackiest
ej18t is the filename

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 12:39 AM

Sorry for all the confusion on the engine code. I initially labeled the photos wrong.

Now I'll really confuse you with my 6.9 Liter OBS!

You have to look at the photo closely to do the math.

Heading out to the Cryo facility earlier this week.

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 01:05 AM

Let's see there is an EJ22 under the hood. A EJ25 block and a EJ22T block on the back. So that 2.2+2.2+2.5 = 6.9

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 01:58 AM

Nope, cant see it in any of the shots, alot of mods in the engine bay. Its kind of buried behind the manifold and under the plenum.

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 02:14 AM

Wow... Thats pretty cool, i'm trying to get mine running again! Now all you need is some sweet wheels!

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 10:13 AM

:eek: :slobber: :eek: :slobber: :eek: :slobber: :eek: :slobber: :eek:

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 03:57 PM

Originally posted by XSNRG
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 04:14 PM

now for my .0000002 cents
in the turbo pic that looks alot like a saab b.o.v or at least a bosch one

well that and a ceramic bearing turbo would be cool to have

how well does that intercooler work set up like that
seems like it would not get alot of airflow
but then again i did not study the pic very close




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