Thanks Rob! When I started planning this Trabant, I was debating between a Pro Charger and a Turbo. Pro Charger would have been much cooler and I believe it would have been more interesting to me as well, but unfortunately I didn't have any of them available. In the past I have scratchbuilt those, but they don't look good enough I think so the only option would have been to order one of them as aftermarket part. That is otherwise a good idea, but now I really can't afford doing that, since all my money is going to the gas tank of my '87 Chevy Van (Daily driver) and / or to the parts for my '60 Impala that I'm rebuilding.
And because of that I kind of had to go with that turbocharger. But... We all like challenges, right?
Very nice work on those models, everyone! It looks like this is going to be a tough year when these all are on the starting line.
Trunk mounted turbo?
The Trabbie trunk opens already so you won't even need to do any cutting or hinge making.
Lag could be a b itch but there are ways round that.
Have you seen the Prowler chassis? It's tight enough fitting the radiator, a V6, two seats and the gearbox in the space between the wheels without making it smaller. And I have to fit in a V8. No, illogical as it may sound it is probably easier to lengthen the nose. After all, I can't make a Citation look any worse can I?
Don't tempt me by answering that.
However, another snag with the wheels has slowed my down. While the new rims were now large enough to fit over the suspension the resulting assembly was too wide so I have had to remove the solid backs. the resulting mess is now in bath while the under chrome lacquer strips off.