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I've been working on my buddies Regal GS off and on for a while now. It'* getting nicer out so I'm trying to wrap it up.
I swapped the supercharger for a F-body intake manifold setup, made stainless log manifolds that route to a GT-40 turbo, got a short 3" DP on there and did a whole mess of misc. stuff to make everything work.

Here'* an old thread of the progress.

And here are some pics of where I'm at now.



A shot of the DP brace and the recirculating wastegate dump. I didn't have a mask when I tacked it. So, it'* a little ghetto but the guy who does all the welding will make it look good.


A shot of where the thermostat is in the F-body setup. And don't be fooled by the stock coil bracket/motor mount. It took a lot of grinding to make that happen.

The intercooler piping was a walk in the park. 4 90'*, 1 cut.


Here'* some pics of other two buddies cars.
A 98 Max with a 360whp GT40'd VQ30DEK

And a n/a FC.


I just have to do some misc stuff like extending the wiring, send the DP out to be welded, route the vac stuff, re-route the PCV, and a couple other things.
It should be ready to go by Memorial Day.
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Are you leaving the MAF on the pressure side? How do you make that work?
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Originally Posted by J Wikoff
Are you leaving the MAF on the pressure side? How do you make that work?
Yep. That'* where it should be.

We went with a 85mm LSx MAF to give a little more headroom. That stock MAF will get maxed out quickly unless it'* scaled down via afc. I just have to make a block off plate for the stock maf and I'll hog out the post.
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Looks awesome!

I have to ask, what'* FC stands for? It looks so familar, it kinda reminds me of a RX-7
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Originally Posted by fuelforthesoul1999
Looks awesome!

I have to ask, what'* FC stands for? It looks so familar, it kinda reminds me of a RX-7
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Yep it'* a RX-7. FC is the 1986-92 bodystyle.
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Does the LSx MAF go before or after the turbo?
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Originally Posted by J Wikoff
Does the LSx MAF go before or after the turbo?
Right before the TB after the turbo.
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how many pounds of boost do you whant to run on her


looks nice
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how many pounds of boost do you whant to run on her


looks nice
About 10 for a while but after a trans probably 18+.
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Nicely done, Mike! Did you do most of the routing and fitment yourself? I think it'* shaping up pretty well.
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