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Looks good ed
Il keep my eyes peeled for a set of bumpers.its more the rear bumper I'd like to be a bit wider so I could shave off or add on for a nicer fit.but that bumper will look the business once it's sorted so il keep a lookout
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Some different styles:

The red ones are my spares:
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and a slightly better picture perhaps (or not?) of the white on that is one the car - waiting for painting....
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Never had a rear, but they do come up for sale more often as they tend to be less damaged.
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Here's a rear one. I don't think the rears are that nice though, if you can imagine this one the right way up.
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This pair went for £140 on eBay a while ago.
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Hi guys,
been pretty busy at my real job over the last month,so did not get to the shed much.
I did get a few bits ordered up for the rad and intercooler side of things
Iv also been strengthening up the rear strut tops.
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Il be in the shed for a few days over the Christmas holidays,so hopefully things should be back on track
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I was wondering the other day how you were getting on.

I thought you either have your head down, busy, with the welder, grinder, wire brush .... or ..... decided to have some time away from it over Christmas. Clearly it seems like you have been up to a bit of the latter / real job.

I will be interesting to see how you get on with the rad and intercooler. My 16v supercharged project is making progress now and I am just thinking how to mount the intercooler. To do it in front of the normal radiator - or position it above the engine as in the Subaru positioning. I will probably go for in front of the rad to avoid having an air scoop in the bonnet.
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Hi Ed,I'd been playing about with the idea of running a v mount intercooler from an rx7.the inlet and outlet pipes fit between the 2 Alfa uprights.
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...ps56a3d85e.jpg
and was planing on running an rx7 rad which also sits between the 2 upright.i was planning on dropping the rad 2.5" to allow for the intercooler pipe work but it was leaving my rad too close to the ground.so now the intercooler will be piped below each headlamp.
Iv seen top mounts run with no air scoop on the bonnet,just a letter box type air scoop around the front grill venting the air to the TMIC.
Also I will be modifying the front lower bar on the Alfa to accept the bigger rad.
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Yep, I like that intercooler idea. I would seem to fit nicely if the radiator could be dropped down. It will be good to keep the pipework as straight and untangled as possible. I did think about coming out the front and low down, but the bumper recesses back a lot at that location. I also toyed with painting the intercooler the same colour as the bumper (Black) and running outside of the bumper in front of the car. Making use of one of the more square, squat intercoolers, but in my imagination it might look a bit crap.

I think the best thing is to get everything dry assembled and then offer bits up - radiators / intercoolers / large radius bends etc and see where it all fits best. I can see what you mean about suggesting bringing pipes out and below the headlights. That does seem like quite a good idea and then would give you very direct horizontal unimpeded access to the intercooler.

I think it is going to take some mocking up and fiddling.

I also need to sort out other stuff, like over pressure waste gate, 5th injector, MAF location, throttle body etc. Getting close to buying the supercharger now - just trying to work out which will be best. It seems most likely to be the Merc one from something like an SLK200. (Easton 45).
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Hi Ed, in regards to inter-cooler position there is a large area in front of the inner wheel arch guard where the horns usually fit and has a direct cold air feed from the front of the car if you are using the veloce bumper.
My wife's Abarth has a diagonally fitted one with a cold air feed from the front bumper and from the side.
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Good thinking Iain. As you say there is a large space there and it is very easy to move the horns out of the way. (never use them except for MOT, so can't really see that being a problem).

Spent a fair amount of the day looking for a supercharger. It seems to boil down to either the Mini one or a Merc c200 or SLK for a 1.8l. I think that although the Merc ones are cheaper, the Mini are more widely utilised and slightly easier to mount.

Spend some of the rest of the day working out the best spacing of things with moving alternators and thermostats to create enough room. I have a 145/6 boxer inlet manifold which sit higher - so just trying now to create as much space as possible. It is difficult without having a number of 'chargers here to see which one would fit well.

Anyway, must not take up any more of Mark's thread - and probably time to start my own supercharging thread.
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No bother at all lads
I guess the less stuff you have to modify the better.iv seen the merc supercharger mounted in another thread before,don't think it was ever finished though.
Also do super chargers not need as much cooling as a turbo?
I know compressed air will produce heat,but I'd imagine not near as much as a red hot hot glowing turbo.
Looking forward to the super charging thread
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Hi Mark,

no I think the superchargers run much cooler than a turbo. I have seen a turbo fitted in the engine bay of a 33 and clearly with exhaust gasses coming out of the head at 600 degrees and then passing up through a turbo to spin the impellor there is plenty of spare heat around. Heat that would normally be blown off as it passes along the exhaust. With the supercharger it is just compressing atmospheric air to roughly 1 bar above atmospheric. Certainly that compression and the air pump (supercharger) doing its thing does create a reasonable amount of heat, but nothing like that you get from a turbo. The intercooler is there to loose some of that heat on its way to the inlet manifold, (for anyone reading this thread and wondering what the various components do....) Having read a couple of books now, it is important to keep the charge into the cylinders as cool as possible. Certainly in the warm States in the US, where oddly some of the better books come from (writers seem to live there - I wonder why!), if you had a warm day with air temperature at 30 degrees C and under bonnet temperatures causing the air to enter the supercharger at say 40 degrees C, with no intercooler you would start to get some very clear problems.

It is possible that you can run a supercharged car without an intercooler, in a colder climate, with reasonably low boost - but where is the fun in that.
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Hi guys,have the car a good sweep out the weekend and mounted a seat in.shortened up the steering column 70mm to get the steering shroud in place.
The shroud fitted perfectly into the old position of the Alfa unit.
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Now that I know the seating position is right il put the p4 recaros on the subaru runners..
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Looking very good Mark.

I was for a moment looking at the front tunnel section behind the steering wheel in one of the photos - thinking you look like you had modified that to take the bigger gearbox, only to then realise of course you have the complete Subaru floor pan - silly me! :roll eyes: It is all looking very good - and generally starting to look like a car again. It will be interesting seeing you fit some of the interior and mating things back together again.

Do you know what paint colour you are ultimately going to go for - if you have not already said?
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I'm hoping the interior won't be too bad,most of it will be original Alfa trim.il have to modify where the dash meets the tunnel and fit some heating in there too,cause that big fan unit from the 33 ain't going to fit.
Also modify the subaru clock cluster to fit into the Alfa surround.
I think I'm going to go with a rosso corsa red
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just read the entire thread
- a truly remarkable build
vision and skill!
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Agreed! It is a really good all round read.

I just love seeing people's vision and then watching them get on with it.
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So my bumpers arrived today,they are Alfa 75 imsa units,front and back with front splitter.

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They came from Rick Van Den Bosch in the Netherlands.wont get a chance to fit them for a few weeks,but a quick offer up this evening and the width looks pretty good
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Think they worked out about €900 and €60 postage. Not cheap I guess,I'd have lived with the front bumper no bother,plenty of scope for pulling that wider.but the rear bumper was like a rubber band ready to snap and the first day fitment on them were never 100% it just did not look right.
At least fiberglass can be worked with
I'm looking forward to fettling them up
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Any updates Mark, or have you just had your head down welding etc?
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Hi Ed,iv been busy alright but not so much in the shed
I did make it down a few days and I've been Busy ordering parts
Had a quick look at the new bumpers and fitment.the rear one will need some trimming but there's plenty of it there to be trimmed.
The front is pretty much the perfect width and size
Here's a few pics of a quick mock up.
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...psaol6kwek.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...psvcxyyj8i.jpg
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Thats a few without the splitter.
My new rad arrived,it's a rx7 fd3s uprated triple pass unit by koyo.there will be loads of cooling in it.
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...pspuvpbfap.jpg


Here's a pic of a mock up of an standard rx7 rad I happened to have knocking around the shed. I'm going to mount the rad upside down for better positioning of the lower hose.this means no custom rad and I can buy one off the shelf if it's ever needed.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...pskhgnt79z.jpg
Heres a pic of what the clearance will be between the rad and pulley without fans.the rx7 fan pack mounts straight to the rad,or I can use slimline fans.if I need more space I can shave down the pulley and remount my power steering and alternator onto the plain that the aircon used be.
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...pspwpwnwwl.jpg
I also ordered one of these to sort out my heating.
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...pstpvdp2ah.jpg
I'm prob just going to plumb it straight to the window vents and the speed control to cut out using any of the old Alfa controls that won't fit anymore

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