Have you used relays to the coil packs ? when i was looking in to fitting a Turbo to the Sprint the Log type manifold had good reports
Originally I hadn’t, I just wired them up to the bottom fuse but that meant that the power for the coils, all 40 amps, was going through the ignition switch. Since that’s probably not the best idea, I’m now running a 40 amp fuse which will provide the power to them.
And yes, log style manifolds work really well on turbo-builds as flow isn’t as important response time. For my NA build, i would prefer a tubular style as to prioritise scavenging. I ran some calcs id found online for proper header length and I ended up at something like 1.2m for the stock cams which is a bit longer than I think can fit under the bonnet so I’m gonna be running much shorter ones.
Any progress is progress in my book.
I’m also going to run mine with a log style exhaust manifold.
Once everything is in and working.
I’ll make a 3D printed exhaust bends (You can by a kit already but as I have a 3D printer why not knock them up myself) to mock up a equal length long exhaust manifold.
Then get it made in possibly Stainless Steel.
I’ve completely changed the position of my steering rack.
It’s now a Escort Mk 1 quick rack and sits in front of the subframe cross member.
Also picked up a rear brake disc kit.
Yeah, 1000%, progress is progress, even if it means taking a small step back to take two steps forward.
I have been printing small sections to check fitment and have looked up making a set of those header maker things.
And I have tried to leave as much of the car alone as possible so that I don’t have to do the DVLA inspection for new cars. As long as I leave the chassis, suspension, and steering alone,I should be ok