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tfrasca's 142 Turbo Project

A bit more work on this intercooler. I've wanted to learn how to model things in 3d for a while. I work as a graphic designer with Adobe 2d programs everyday, and I figured it that skill might help with modeling software. Nope. It took me 2 days to make this extremely simple end tank that I could have done with cardboard in 2 hours. But it's interesting to me so I'll keep messing with it. It's pretty cool to be able to print 1:1 drawings with center points and bend lines and such.







So, I have this crazy looking intercooler now with a backdoor inlet tank and a more standard outlet tank. I was going to make the outlet similar to the inlet, but even with the curve, the air would still have to make that 90?, slam into the back wall, and funnel from the big tank into the 2.5" outlet. It seems like this outlet will have a simpler air path, and the 90? will happen once it's already made it into the final diameter tube.


Anyone have any thoughts before I weld it all together? I also made an end tank with the opening in the center, and was thinking about using that for the outlet, but it wouldn't line up to the throttle body as well, and I don't know if centering the outlet would flow that much better anyway.

This is a captivating thread from A-now, love the progress and looking forward seeing the never ending result.
It's been a bit. I haven't touched the 142 in probably a year and a half, but I pushed it outside today and I'm feeling motivated. Unfortunately, I've started a youtube channel and now feel obligated to make a video about everything, which is actually pretty terrible for productivity.

Anyway, I'm hoping to get the blown engine pulled in the next few weeks, and that should put some pressure on this project. Seeing it outside reminded me how cool it is.

I finally built up the B230 bottom end that I bought from Harlard 5 years ago.

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Been following along on the YouTube Channel and can’t wait to see the rest of the build. Curious if you could do a full parts breakdown? A similar 16v may or may not end up in my 245