This page shows our new EVRT project. The EVRT is
a very large variable geometry turbo (VNT) from a 2003+ Ford
6.0L Powerstroke Diesel engine. We feel it could be a viable
match to a high perfromance Ford 2.3L or Chrysler 2.2/2.5L Turbocharged
engine. We are trying to build an adaptor that will bolt to a
standard Garrett T3 flange. This adaptor will relocate the turbo
inlet mounting flange to properly fit in the engine compartment
of our 1986 Ford Mustang SVO test car. Our first crack at the
adaptor fits both the T3 flange and the EVRT inlet flange, but
it was in the wrong location, and the EVRT itself would not clear
the engine. The garage was a bit dark, so photo quality isn't
When it's done it will look something like this from the front.
Yes, that turbo is huge!
The following are many detailed shots of the first
version of the adaptor. This one had to be modified to make things
work, but it gives you an idea of what it looks like. Please
excuse the flange mounting hardware, it's all I had available
to do a mock-up.
After a few changes, we came up with a version that
both works, and fits in the car. We need to make further refinements,
but with almost 2500 miles under its belt so far, we have had
no cracking issues, despite EVRT weighing in at over 40 pounds.
The control system is based on 1990 Chrsyler 2.2 Turbo IV (VNT)
engine controls. This vehicle uses this sequential EFI system
with 72#/hr injectors, GM 3 bar MAP sensor, and a host of other
monitoring goodies. More details on the test car can be found
here: 1986 Mustang SVO-ND
I'll add more text to these pics later, but this gives you an
idea. Please ignore the PVC air cleaner ducting and the crooked
turbo outlet plumbing, as this is all new, and in prototype form.
That's all for now. I'll put up some more pics when
I get a chance. Thanks for stopping by!
Back to Projects Page