I put in a few hours the past few days installing my BG Custom Turbo kit in the 1995 Cobra.
Here is a link to the whole car build thread if you would like.
So pulled the accessory drive items off the front of the motor to get the headers in. The passenger side called for removing the ABS pump but no big deal. The headers slipped right in and the turbo flange clears the frame rails. All the bolts threaded right in and are accessilbe with a socket and extensions or a wrench.
I snaked the driverside header in and it cleared the a/c lines at the back of the compressor with a small air gap. I do neet to reroute my p/s return hose a little though. Only one header bolt is going to be a bugger come time to install for good but the rest were just like the pass side, easy.
I thought all was great until I tried to connect the cross over pipe and found I was 1/2" short. I started to look for the reason and discovered that the lower portion of the headers were not clearing the AFR 185 head's deck. I am okay with that because the headers and the rest of the parts are coming off again for coating anyways. Just a dry run here.
On to mounting the turbo.....lining up the drain flange I discovered that the hole in the flange is 5/16" hole for a 3/8" bolt for the turbo. No problem it is aluminum and drills easy enough. Problem was my vise is across town at the other house, problem solved with a combination of clamps.
After mounting the flange I test fit the turbo and clocked it to what if I think is right until I install/build the cold side. The turbo is a little close to the alternator but when I grind the headers down and as they seat closer to the head it will give up some more room. The turbo blanket does fit though.
I did not get to the 3.5" DP install because I still need to DP cut and a V-Band flange installed to make future removal for plug changes easier. Without the DP in so far installing plugs was a breeze even though I installed number 8 from under the car.
As far as air filter, well not sure where the hell one is going to fit. The cold side and intercooler will have to wait for another day. I am still contemplating a driverside t/b but need to figure a way around the a/c lines over there.
pics of the work done so far
My starting point
ABS pump is clearly in the way so out it comes for good
pass header in
what I thought was great clearance, it will change when I get the headers to seat fully against the cyl head.
Driverside, I need to sort out the p/s hose and also the clutch cable
No need to modify the lower radiator hose, already have a -16an for the upper and lower.
Houston we have a problem.......pass side, I am sure the driverside is the same.
Also need some longer ARP 3/8" header bolts the 3/4" length of the ones that I have just is not going to cut it once a washer goes on.
We have TURBO, that is a Precission 76GTS with .96ar
A couple teaser pics
How she sits