Landis’s EP82 Build… Part 1

Today I’m bringing you guys a quick update on Landis’s EP82 build. Engrossed deeply in the project, Landis was doing some serious research in finding ways to accomplish his ultimate end goal. Landis knew if he wanted to be competitive he wouldn’t be able to stop just at the motor package. We’ll be taking a look at the remainder of the fabrication process on his custom built manifold along with an upgrade of the centre piece to this build.

 

For those who may want to view this build from the start I’ve provided the link below:

Landis’s EP82 Build… Introduction

 

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Picking up with ReWeld, where he was in the process of setting the placement for the 38mm wastegate…

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Having confirmed the placement on the wastegate, it was on to the next stage. In our previous post the mock up stage on the manifold was successful and with that out of the way, Reudon was able to remove the tacks and knock out the final welds on the runners…

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A few close ups on the welds that were laid to the runners…

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Upon completion of the individual runners, it was time to have them welded to the head flange…

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Moving along in sequence with the fabrication, the wastegate elbow had been fitted to the flange…

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With the manifold placed in the jig, he went to work on buttoning up the finishing touches…

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A look at the manifold prior to having it coated…

 

Landis previously used the GT2871R turbo with another manifold on one of his older setups. Being mindful that it lacked response and wasn’t exactly delivering the kind of performance he wanted. After some research was done, Landis was confident a change was necessary…

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The turbo of choice Landis went with, was a Garrett GTX2867 Gen II. This is Garrett’s new line of turbos which are designed to be significantly more efficient throughout the range, delivering 20% more power over the Gen I. Landis was completely sold after seeing the outstanding results  the new design produced and placed an order…

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After the change in turbo, Landis paid ReWeld a visit to make a quick change to the manifold. The previous GT2871R turbo carried a T25 flange which needed to be swapped out to match the T3 housing on the GTX2867…

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In addition to this, when the guys test fitted the setup within the bay the wastegate flange would require some minor alterations…

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A look at the completed forward facing T3 turbo manifold done by ReWeld ready to be fitted…

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A few shots of the setup bolted to the 4E motor…

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The guys went ahead and fitted together the remaining components including the triple core radiator…

 

With everything in order for the moment, it was time to get cracking on the finishing touches to the turbo setup. The downpipe, dump tube and exhaust needed to be dealt with so the car was sent to ReWeld to be completed…

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Random aerial shot of the forward facing turbo manifold…

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Taking a closer look reveals the beginning stages of the wastegate dump tube being fabricated…

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Having started the route on the dump tube, the turbo downpipe was next in line…

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A look from the underside to get a better view of the pie cut aluminized mild steel downpipe as ReWeld was in the process of mocking up…

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The remaining portion of the downpipe and dump tube were tacked together to ensure there wouldn’t be any clearance issues…

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The downpipe being fabricated is 2.5″ to match the 2.5″ stainless steel exhaust that Landis had installed on the car prior…

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A look at the completed pipes, though they may not be the most aesthetically pleasing pieces. Landis being more focused on function than form, opted to cut some cost where he could and went with aluminized mild steel over stainless steel for these pieces…

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The GTX series backend carries a v-band which makes installation and removal of the downpipe quite simple…

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Over at T.M Industries the guys were busy trying to get everything in order to finally fire up the Starlet. With the exhaust out of the way, there were a few minor things needed to be dealt with before Landis could take full advantage of the new setup…

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Thats’s it for today’s update on Landis’s GT Turbo build, stay tuned for more to come. A big shout out to ReWeld for providing me with the bulk of photos that brought together this post.

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