dream of building a trunk-mounted intercooler is finally being
realized. It's my design, but I am not the creator. The
fabricator of this beast is Jeff Herstine, my friend, my
mechanic, the man behind the beating of Hyde's heart. Within a
week or so of this page being created (Aug 10, 2005), the heart
that Mr. Herstine built will be tuned to hum by Bryan "NoShoes"
Moore ... and we will see where this path has lead. I suspect we
may finally reach 400 horsepower at the wheels!
first purchase was the actual intercooler core. It's 24" X
12" X 4" unit and it cost $185 + shipping.
there I bought 3" aluminum intercooler pipes in straight
lengths, 90s and 45 degree bends. These ran about $15 each. We
used a total of four 90's, one 45 and two straight 24"
pieces (About $105 + ship).
red silicone hose connectors were supplied www.turbohoses.com.
worm drive clamps were bought from McMaster's for about $6/each
(total of 20 for about $120).
also bought a Subaru hood scoop for $22 on eBay that will be
used for venting the air out of the trunk:
also purchased a 90 mm Q45 Infiniti throttle-body on eBay for
a member of the MR2 Board (www.mr2oc.com) I bought a Ross
Machine Racing intake manifold.
What we were
shooting for was this set up:
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