Matt's Ecoboost Build

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Re: Matt's Ecoboost Build

Postby Matt » 09 Jul 2018, 09:54

Back to feeling optimistic, found one on EBay that was actually in stock. It is on its way!

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Re: Matt's Ecoboost Build

Postby freakynami » 10 Jul 2018, 03:55

That is good news! It's a bugger to have to go back and redo all of the mental and preparation work around a big decision, and worse if $$$ are already committed down a certain path :(

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Re: Matt's Ecoboost Build

Postby ChrisS » 10 Jul 2018, 11:17

Good news indeed. The ecoboost isn't the simplest motor to go aftermarket with is it. Having a tried and tested solution has to be the way to go.

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Re: Matt's Ecoboost Build

Postby Midlana1 » 10 Jul 2018, 13:10

That's why I went with Honda; due to its huge aftermarket community. Certainly not the cheap way to go but it pretty much guaranteed not ending up marooned with no solution to get it running.

That said, going turbo is a whole 'nother level and doing it over, going with an already-turbocharged engine would have made more sense. Glad you were able to push through this.

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Re: Matt's Ecoboost Build

Postby Matt » 23 Oct 2018, 18:18

Here are some photos of my recent progress. Hoping for some feedback regarding the size of the radiator outlet duct.
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Re: Matt's Ecoboost Build

Postby Matt » 23 Oct 2018, 18:26

And the dash, more sports car than race car.
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Re: Matt's Ecoboost Build

Postby Midlana1 » 23 Oct 2018, 18:39

I'd make the outlet about 25% bigger than the inlet. Hard to say what the expected pressure will be at the outlet though. May have to measure it once it's on the road.

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Re: Matt's Ecoboost Build

Postby Matt » 23 Oct 2018, 18:50

Thanks Kurt. I hope that the outlet is far enough away from the base of the windshield to avoid that high pressure zone. The inlet size has yet to be established, I was thinking roughly the size of the radiator core but the trend seems to be small “mail slot” sized roughly 15 to 20 percent of the finned area.

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Re: Matt's Ecoboost Build

Postby rennkafer » 24 Oct 2018, 07:06

Midlana1 wrote:I'd make the outlet about 25% bigger than the inlet. Hard to say what the expected pressure will be at the outlet though. May have to measure it once it's on the road.


And put a small lip along the front edge of the outlet opening. Creates a low pressure zone behind it.
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Re: Matt's Ecoboost Build

Postby rennkafer » 24 Oct 2018, 07:18

I was sort of curious how that windshield was going to fit in given it's width. Now that you've got it raked back with the profile piece for the roof I like it. What windshield are you using?
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