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Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by RegionThr33, December 8, 2017.

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    1. RegionThr33

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      I'm hoping to avoid melting stuff. I've already relocated what wiring I could. The only thing I worry about is that alternator.
       
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      Update!! Engine is about to come out so I can install the turbo drain fitting in the oil pan. I'll also gap the rings, port the heads and install roller rockers.
      I figured I should check header clearance before I got too far.
      Passenger header just clears the shock mount. Driver header has lots of room after I put a couple of u-joints on the steering shaft. I've had to redesign my turbo layout due to space constraints. It will now be mounted on the passenger side with a 3" downpipe on passenger side. Still a long way to go but I'm pretty stoked.

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      The above pic is not how the turbo will sit. I just wanted to throw it on there just to see it.
       
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      That steering shaft won't be to much of a problem.

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      Mocking up my hot side with some scrap pipe. I should be able to finish up the mockup on Sunday. I'll update as I go.

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      I'll be running electric fans of course.
       
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      do you have anything to shield the heat from the turbos, or get any of the hot air out, or are you planning on adding a cowl hood, or vents?
       
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      Yeah. I'm using a turbo and downpipe blanket and wrapping the headers and crossover pipe. I'm working on getting a hood scoop from a 2015 gt500 mustang and forming it to the explorer hood.
       
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      UPDATE***
      Nearly finished with the mockup! And the hood shuts.
      I'll have a side mount intercooler in the old battery location.

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      Got my new air to water intercooler kit today. Too big for under hood unless I do an abs delete. I'll probably mount it in the back. Who knows. I'm always changing my mind.

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      That is a huge IC. The space under the hood is mighty tight, only the little amount near the hood is unused above the engine. You already have an intake arrangement, it would be tough to change directions now. Keep going.
       
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      I can spin my elbow around any way I want so that's not a problem. Ill figure it out.
       
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      Maybe an abs unit relocation? I really don't want to delete it all together. I might though.
       
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      Almost forgot about the Innovate scg-1 kit I picked up today. Wideband and boost gauge/controller with built in lean/over boost failsafe.

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      The ABS are self contained in Fords since the early versions, but these 98-01 PCM's require the 98-01 Explorer ABS modules. My suggestion would be to move your ABS module, to a lower place if you can do the wiring etc. I don't think there is room below the MC, but you do have that clear of exhaust now right? The SN95 Mustangs have their ABS right behind the radiator on the right side, I'm putting a 99-01 module in my 92 Lincoln there soon(those are 4-channel though.)
       
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      Looking awesome!
      With the placement of the turbo where it is, how about a A/A intercooler? It wouldn't increase the boost side tubing volume too much, and keep simplicity. Your planning has been working out wonderfully,

      If sticking with an a/w intercooler, is a 14.5" straight thru too long?
      Long Flow Style Water to Air Intercooler
      I'm guessing by the time you added the 90 degree silicone couplers it would be. There's also be an issue on maf placement.

      I know you will come up with a great solution.
       
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      Thanks. Yeah I'm actually thinking of going with a air to air intercooler that the same shape are the water to air I have, just smaller. I'll put it where the battery normally is. The hood will be vented to supply cool air.
       
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      Bought some knockoff pieces. 44mm wastegate 50mm bov. They actually look pretty good. We'll see how they work out.

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      Those look very nice, good choices.
       
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      pop the wastegate bladder out (with the spring(s)) and clean out the aluminum shavings. My knockoff had enough to make it worth spending a few minutes doing it.

      Make sure you take pics of how the exhaust merge pipe crosses and the actual merge with the motor out. Also, detail the oil drain installation please. I'm pretty excited about how this is coming together, I bet you can hardly wait!
       
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      Yeah, thanks. I actually learned about the metal shavings from a YouTube video. I'll definitely do that. I might do a video on the rest of the build for my YouTube channel. I'll take lots of pictures at the very least. Thanks for all the support guys.
       
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      And this is how you get the steering shaft around the header. Still waiting on the shaft support. I'll probably end up buying another u-joint for the bottom too.

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      Good deal. I've thought of that, if nothing else could be done. I've seen that done for several engine swaps, it seems like no big deal to do, besides the time and cost.

      I hope what I end up making will slip right in by removing the stock shaft, and putting it back last.
       
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      Update.

      It's not the prettiest but my hot side is 99% finished. Just need to weld the wastegates on the elbows and weld a bung on the downpipe for the wideband. Turns out that I can't wrap the headers without interference at the bolts. I'll just use some DEI silicone spray. Not sure how well it will work but I'm out of affordable options. I don't really like the angle where the passenger side merges with the rest but I couldn't change it because of the turbo oil drain line.

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