Toph's All Out Turbo Build

toph6888

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Hey everyone, been working on getting all the parts for this build together for the past two years. Hoping to have the car rolling and mechanically finished by the end of March/Early April.

I bought the car back in 2007 with 93k on the clock and didn't really do much besides the usual till out of college (CAI, dual exhaust, 8.8 gt axle, tubular control arms, aluminum driveshaft).

I took the engine/trans out in November, and have been working on buying the last round of parts for the final build.

Parts List:

Engine:
94 Supercoupe Block
94 Supercoupe Forged Crankshaft
94 Supercoupe Forged Ibeam Rods
Wiseco Tru Pro Forged Pistons 0.030" over (9.0:1 CR)
ARP Connecting Rod Bolts
ARP Head Studs
New Water/Oil Pump
39Lb/hr Cobra Injectors
Ported/Polished Heads (done by myself)
Ported/Polished Lower Intake Manifold (done by myself)
Windstar Upper Intake Manifold
65mm Mustang GT throttle Body
Autometer Oil Pressure Gauge
Autometer Water Temp Gauge
42% Underdrive Pulley
310LPH Fuel Pump
BA2400 MAF
LS1/6 Valve Springs
GT Valve Spring Retainers
Custom Camshaft (Specs to come)

Turbo:
Custom Stainless Steel Hot Side Piping
Master Power T3 S50 Turbo
Tial 38mm Wastegate (5psi spring)
Tial 50mm BOV
AEM Truboost Electronic Boost Controller
AEM Wideband A/F Gauge
Bar/Plate 32"x12"x3" Intercooler
3" Aluminum Intercooler Piping

Drivetrain/Suspension:
Promotion Gforce T5 Transmission
Valero 11" 26spline Clutch
Short Throw Shifter
Aluminum Driveshaft
03 Cobra Independent Rear Suspension
Prothane IRS Bushing Kit
MM IRS Differential Bushing Kit
IRS Differential Brace
Tokico Dspec Adjustable Front Struts
Tokico Front Lowering Springs (1.5" drop)
Bilstein Rear Shocks
03 Cobra Springs Cut for 1.5" drop
03 Mach 1 13" Front Brakes
Caster Camber Plates

And now, pictures.








 

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toph6888

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More Pictures








 

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toph6888

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Before Porting

After Porting
 

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JTsStang

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Glad you posted your build over here Toph. Are you using the arp main cap studs as well? The arp hardware will provide much more clamping force on the caps over stock. Arp calls for 120ftlbs on their 1/2" main cap studs. This is a lot of clamping force.
 

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toph6888

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Glad you posted your build over here Toph. Are you using the arp main cap studs as well? The arp hardware will provide much more clamping force on the caps over stock. Arp calls for 120ftlbs on their 1/2" main cap studs. This is a lot of clamping force.

I actually was having trouble finding their main cap studs for the supercoupe block. If you have a part number that I can use I will probably pick those up, otherwise I was just planning on using the stock main bolts.
 

toph6888

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03 Cobra IRS, 25k miles, with Diff Brace, for $750. Love a good deal
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Kept in the apartments kitchen for a week till I could get it to the garage

Working on dismantling/replacing bushings



Much easier to move when its in pieces.
 

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toph6888

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New Gauge Console and AEM gauges (AFR and Electronic Boost Controller)


Parts loaded up to take to the garage this weekend.
 

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toph6888

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Kinda Mocked up the intercooler to get an idea on location


SRA out that I sold today


Old Exhaust out


This is where I'm at currently. Working on grinding out the surface rust, gonna hit all of it with a rust elimantor/sealer, then undercoating the vehicle with a rubberized coating.
 

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JTsStang

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Toph, I do not have a part number but know where you can get them. From a few different places actually. Dave Dalke, Coy Miller, Morana, TomY, SuperCoupe Performance, or just call arp. The main cap studs are 1/2" which is what's used in a lot of motors. It may not be specific to the sc engine but I'm sure arp can hook you up if you have the correct measurements. To be honest this is one engine componet I would not skimp on. I would much rather have the arp cap studs over a girdle for the simple fact the arp hardware will provide MUCH more clamping force over stock bolts.
 

JTsStang

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On sccoa.com, search "apr part" tiles only. Look for a thread called "arp part #'s" by a guy named charged 92. The info for the main cap studs will be found in there.
 

toph6888

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On sccoa.com, search "apr part" tiles only. Look for a thread called "arp part #'s" by a guy named charged 92. The info for the main cap studs will be found in there.

Thanks for the info. Looks like people use ARP 151-4202 studs, which are the 2.3L head studs lol. I'll pick them up and give them a try.
 

toph6888

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how much power could your engine setup hold safely?? maybe ~450ish (whp)

Personally, I feel with what I have in it, and how I intend to drive it (no hard launches, its not gonna be a drag car) that I will be pretty safe at the 450-500rwhp range. After that, I feel it will be a crap shoot. Some people have had similar motors hold more, some have had them hold less. But they all drove them differently.

As far as goals, I'm hoping to hit 400rwhp so we will see what happens in a few weeks at the dyno.
 

JTsStang

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can the 1/2" main caps only be used on the SC block ?

You can tap the 96-04 blocks for 1/2" studs. 96-04 are 11mm and all 95 and older blocks are 1/2". iirc the 94/95 mustang blocks come stock with the same rods found in the 94/95 sc.
 

SlowSix01

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You can tap the 96-04 blocks for 1/2" studs. 96-04 are 11mm and all 95 and older blocks are 1/2". iirc the 94/95 mustang blocks come stock with the same rods found in the 94/95 sc.

I should have looked for a SC block before I bought this 01 block lol
 
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