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2013/05/26 13:53:14 (permalink)
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Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion)

Engine/Drivetrain:
- TD06-20G, 8cm, Anti-Surge, 11 Blade Turbine
- SARD 850cc Injectors
- Walbro 255lph Pump
- ACT TM1-HDR6 Clutch
- Snow Performance Stage 2 Water/Meth Injection
- VIPEC Plugin ECU
- Empire Performance 3" Exhaust (mid pipe and muffler) + Custom 3" V-band Dump Pipe 
 
Suspension:
- BC BR Type RH Coilovers
- Cusco Front & Rear Strut Braces
 
Wheels:
- Lenso Unknown Wheels (215/35/18 Front, 235/40/18 Rear)
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I have been a member here a while now and have never posted anything up relating to my SW20. I suppose it is time now that I am getting more serious in working on this car. 
 
So a bit of background info to catch everyone up to where i am now. 
 
I bought my 94 GT back in 2011 here in Sydney. Can honestly say I have never had so much fun driving as I have had in this car to date. It had been a great car with only minor issues, nothing mechanical mostly interior stuff. 
 
Until October last year where one of the coolant hoses collapsed, blocking off circulation which ended in a blown head gasket.
 
It was at this point I took on the brave project of dropping the engine, getting it rebuilt and putting back in, replacing the cooling system altogether whilst I was at it. So I bought my self a vehicle hoist and got to work!
 
Fast forward to January this year, I had the rebuilt engine back in the car and working flawlessly. However the car went off the road again 2 months later due to ignition and poor fuel issues. Nonetheless she is back working fine until last Thursday where i suspect i am having poor fuel issues again....not to worry.
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    Deco
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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/26 14:05:27 (permalink)
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    It's now May and I am ready for another project. So I have just taken delivery of a Gen 3 half cut. 
    The half cut has come with some nice goodies as well; such as an aftermarket intercooler and piping, chipped ECU and intake.
     
    I plan to have the conversion all done by the end of next month....but we will see what happens. 
     
     
     
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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/26 14:56:53 (permalink)
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    Nice work mate, I did the conversion too (na to gen 3) and the result is awesome!!!. Let me know if you get stuck on anything, see if I can help out

    1990 SW20 MR2 N/A with 1994 Gen 3 GTS 3S-GTE swap.

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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/26 16:56:59 (permalink)
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    Thanks, im sure there will a few things that i will be unsure about. The first being how to retain cruise control as it doesnt seem like it will fit between the strut tower and the IC. 

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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/26 20:27:57 (permalink)
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    Looks awesome!!! Is the halfcut pink or red? I'm liking that wing lol!
    Best of luck with the conversion, i can't wait to see the results :)
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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/26 23:51:57 (permalink)
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    Cheers man. Its red but its terribly faded. Yeah i havnt decided whether i like the wing or not yet haha. Looks similar to the  one on the new 86. 

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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/27 07:55:36 (permalink)
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    I'm a big fan of the wing also. Its off the TRD widebody 
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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/27 09:10:37 (permalink)
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    I had the same trouble with my cruise control when I did my conversion. I always had a plan to get it back up and running (maybe source the turbo cruise control gear) but it has fell on the back burner.
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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/27 10:23:46 (permalink)
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    Bummer was hoping there was a slight chance that it would fit. Suppose i dont use it that often anyway. 

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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/27 10:33:34 (permalink)
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    Good luck with the conversion. Looks like it has an aftermarket exhaust fitted as well?
    Should be a huge difference to what you have now :)
     
    What ecu is in it?

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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/27 10:44:09 (permalink)
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    Thanks. It has a large single but its unusable as it is rusted and has holes through it. I'm really looking forward to see what the results are going to be like. 
     
    I am unsure of what company has chipped the stock ECU. Bit wary to take it apart to find out as I dont have an anti-static mat. 
     
     

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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/27 11:05:35 (permalink)
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    wow that a good score, good luck with this man, should be a totally different car when finished.
    since you already have the gen 3 spolier the TRD will fit in the same holes afaik, so not hard to tak it off if you dont like it. or can keep swapping it around.
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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/27 11:45:18 (permalink)
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    Nice one Declan! Look forward to seeing it all complete.
    As for the cruise, I had a similar issue when I did my engine swap. It will fit and work normally with the standard intercooler, but with most aftermarket ones it won't as you've found out. I ended up pulling all the cruise control parts out of the engine bay as I barely used it anyway.
     
    Just be wary if the ECU is reprogrammed, might be tuned to suit high octane Jap fuel
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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/27 14:37:14 (permalink)
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    purple5ive
    wow that a good score, good luck with this man, should be a totally different car when finished.
    since you already have the gen 3 spolier the TRD will fit in the same holes afaik, so not hard to tak it off if you dont like it. or can keep swapping it around.
    cheers


    Cheers. I think ill do that; get it sprayed and swap it around when i want to. 

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    As for the cruise, I had a similar issue when I did my engine swap. It will fit and work normally with the standard intercooler, but with most aftermarket ones it won't as you've found out. I ended up pulling all the cruise control parts out of the engine bay as I barely used it anyway.
     
    Just be wary if the ECU is reprogrammed, might be tuned to suit high octane Jap fuel


     
    Not to worry, ill just remove it. Like you, i really dont use it much either. How did you go re-routing the throttle cable to suit?
     
    I can only pray it hasn't been tuned for higher octane fuel and has only been done to eliminate boost cut.

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    Re: Bumblebee (another NA -> turbo conversion) 2013/05/28 09:03:28 (permalink)
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    Deco
    Not to worry, ill just remove it. Like you, i really dont use it much either. How did you go re-routing the throttle cable to suit?
     
    I can only pray it hasn't been tuned for higher octane fuel and has only been done to eliminate boost cut.


    It was pretty straight forward, I just disconnected the throttle cable from the cruise actuator and had it going straight from the firewall to the throttle body; the only adjustment needed was to sit the little mounting bracket on the throttle body a little further back due to the length of the cable, I can show you at the next meet 
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