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« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2010, 05:58:36 PM »

Well I'm so G.D. busy I couln't take pictures today. Tomorrow. We are painting the outside of the building at the gas station. Plus a million other things come up...

JPO: great story! The mural on the back is a picture of the space shuttle Challenger taking off. The owner's last name then in '93 was Challenger, and the bus off course is a MC5C Challenger... That is probably who you talked to in '96. And that is when my seller bought it I beleive, from what he told me.

I paid a lot less than that, I won't tell how much though... The seller is a very nice man who unfortunately won't be able to use it anymore for heath reasons. He got to enjoy it for a good 15 or so years going South every winter. And he took very good care of it. It is really good condition.

More pics tomorrow,

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« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2010, 06:19:42 PM »

Viento 1,  Hey Randy are you coming down to BUSN" USA ?  i posted on your facebook page too.
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« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2010, 11:41:05 AM »

Here, I got a few more pics:

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« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2010, 11:45:22 AM »



6V92. The turbo is on the left side.
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« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2010, 11:47:32 AM »



Left side of engine. Muffler on the bottom, air cleaner on top. The turbo is accessible by removing the air cleaner.
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« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2010, 11:48:51 AM »

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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2010, 11:51:02 AM »

i'm curious about the exhaust cross over pipes being wrapped.  What would be the benefit?  pro's/cons?  Maybe i should have started a new thread?
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« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2010, 11:55:47 AM »



Right side of engine. Third radiator was installed back when they had cooling issues with the original 8V71. Has 2 electric fans switchable from the dash. That is when they also installed rad scoops and misters (never used but still there). Turned out a mechanic had left a rag in the blower (so the story goes...), and they decided to swap to the present 6V92.
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« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2010, 11:58:12 AM »

Another one of the dash. It is corian.
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« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2010, 12:04:54 PM »

I asked the PO about the wrap on the exhaust pipes. He said he did that not too long ago, I didn't catch why. Maybe he thought it would put more heat into the turbo to spin faster, and/or to reduce the heat in the engine compartment.

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« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2010, 12:23:25 PM »

JC, with that air cleaner your not even close for the air requirements for the 6v92 and the muffler needs to be a 5in inlet that looks like 4 inch to me in the photo nice find he did do a nice conversion I have 2 friends he converted their Eagles


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« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2010, 01:18:25 PM »

Luvrbus, good eye! I'll go measure now. Maybe that is why it smokes black out the pipe at the slighest push of the pedal...

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« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2010, 01:25:41 PM »

thank you for the pictures.  left side turbo is how I was planning to do a 6V92 install, if I do one.  Tape wrapping does two things, it retains the heat energy inside the exhaust to allow the turbo to produce (theoretically and probably marginally) more boost, and it reduces the temperature inside the engine compartment quite a bit.  More heat goes out the tail pipe, basically.  it does work, I use it on race header installations when the header is too close to the bodywork.  You can have fiberglass virtually touching a 1200 degree pipe.

Dash and interior look great, but all I can think of is why white?  I'm like you, I play with nice dirty big boy toys, and there is no place for white anything in anything I own!   Grin.  Mind you the stock black dash in my MC-5C attracts dust like no other object I have ever known.  Armor-All it and all I get is dusty Armor-All!

Edit:  Is there an intercooler between the turbo and the intake to the engine?

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« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2010, 01:34:06 PM »

Just measured.

Muffler in and out is 5". So is turbo out.

The vac. gauge on the air cleaner shows 15" of water column restriction. Isn't within specs? I don't have a service manual for the series 92 yet, but 15" doesn't sound too bad. I am wrong? The Filter Minder on my 4-71T shows about 10".
 
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« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2010, 01:48:34 PM »

JC it should be in the 8.0 range at 2100 depending on the A/R of the turbo but 8.0 is the norm for 90 injectors, the ECO air cleaner system is your best friend for the 92 series engines


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