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  • Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2 (Updated: Apr. 26, 2010)

    I have not listed everything here because I am still unsure about certain items. I've probably forgotten some stuff too lol.

    Background:
    Well, I purchased this car in late June of last year (2007) but the idea of a turbo Saturn has been floating around in my head ever since I got my first one (about two years ago). It was listed at 76k miles, but I'm not totally sure on the actual mileage. A few documents that I found in the glove box say 176k. This car only cost me $1000. It has brand new tires, and A/C.

    Pics from CraigsList Ad:



    My Pic:



    Goals:
    My hopes are to finish this by late May 2008 in time to make the GM EFI Race at Raceway Park (Englishtown). I want this car to be able to be driven on the street and strip. It will have a mild setup on the street (probably no more than 10 psi of boost). At the track I will run in excess of 25 psi. I am going to use all "stock" Saturn parts (i.e. a Saturn intake manifold, throttle body, etc...).

    I want to run a 12.5 e/t at the track at most. Anything more is a gift.

    Progress and Various Pics:

    - T04E Turbo


    - SCAT Rod



    - MS Wiring 1


    - MS Wiring 2


    - MegaSquirt


    - MS Launch Control Momentary Switch



    - Gauge Pod with Boost and Wideband Gauges Installed



    - Tie-Plate (Girdle)



    - Manifold Progress



    - Engine Removal


    - Stock Internals


    - Valves



    - Head


    - Head Porting 1


    - Head Porting 2


    - Head Porting 3


    - Head Porting 4


    - Head Porting 5


    - Head Porting 6



    - Walbro Install 1


    - Walbro Install 2


    - Walbro Install 3


    - Walbro Install 4



    - ACT Clutch 1


    - ACT Clutch 2


    - ACT Clutch 3



    - DIY Volt Booster that I got flammed for on PR



    - Wiseco Piston Specs


    - Wiseco Pistons 1


    - Wiseco Pistons 2


    - Wiseco Pistons 3


    - Wiseco Pistons 4
    Last edited by tk23; 02-26-2011, 12:16 PM.
    Scott S.
    1993 Turbo SL2 - 13.259 - 110.10 MPH, 1.87 60" - 16 PSI

    1995 Automatic SL2 - 14.318 - 99.19 - (Only a 75 Shot, Tapered TB, Exhaust Dump, Semi-CAI) - 205,000k.

    http://www.scottjsousa.com/tsn - TurboSaturns.Net Resurrected

    http://www.scottydoesntknowyou.com - Scotty Doesn't Know You!

  • #2
    Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

    More Progress:

    Well I took the transmission apart today (MP3) with the help of my cousin...and I was kind of dreading how you have to take everything apart to get at the differential. But, after doing it, I realized that it was a real simple process. The tranny seems to be in very good condition. The pin, spider gears, and roll pin all look nice. I'm starting to think that even if this car had 176k miles on it, that the previous owner took very good care of it. Next comes the PG and welding of the diff pin.



    Transmission Disassembly 1


    Transmission Disassembly 2


    Transmission Disassembly 3


    Transmission Disassembly 4


    Transmission Disassembly 5


    Transmission Disassembly 6
    Last edited by tk23; 12-28-2010, 01:09 PM.
    Scott S.
    1993 Turbo SL2 - 13.259 - 110.10 MPH, 1.87 60" - 16 PSI

    1995 Automatic SL2 - 14.318 - 99.19 - (Only a 75 Shot, Tapered TB, Exhaust Dump, Semi-CAI) - 205,000k.

    http://www.scottjsousa.com/tsn - TurboSaturns.Net Resurrected

    http://www.scottydoesntknowyou.com - Scotty Doesn't Know You!

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    • #3
      Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

      Well, today I brought everything for the turbo project to the machine shop. The guy is a long time friend of my dad and I know that he does quality work. I hope that it doesn't take too long lol. I really want to get this project done.

      List of things that he's doing:
      Balancing
      Bearings
      Re-surfacing Flywheel
      Honing Block for more clearance for forged pistons
      Machining Rods so they fit into pistons (sides, tops, and boring out bushing a couple thousanths)
      Polishing Crank
      Last edited by tk23; 12-28-2010, 01:09 PM.
      Scott S.
      1993 Turbo SL2 - 13.259 - 110.10 MPH, 1.87 60" - 16 PSI

      1995 Automatic SL2 - 14.318 - 99.19 - (Only a 75 Shot, Tapered TB, Exhaust Dump, Semi-CAI) - 205,000k.

      http://www.scottjsousa.com/tsn - TurboSaturns.Net Resurrected

      http://www.scottydoesntknowyou.com - Scotty Doesn't Know You!

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      • #4
        Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

        awesome!

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        • #5
          Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

          You're going to have a hell of a time getting that trans back together.

          Good progress though.
          -2002 Saturn SC2 - Clean, slow, low daily
          -2008 Saab 9-7x Aero
          -1996 Suzuki Bandit 750 swapped
          -1998 VW Golf GTI VR6 Mid Engine LeMons car
          -1986 RX7 - 275whp @ 10psi

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          • #6
            Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

            Originally posted by JRSTANGE
            awesome!
            Thanks


            Originally posted by The Shaolin
            You're going to have a hell of a time getting that trans back together.

            Good progress though.
            Thanks. It shouldn't be to hard...I have my FSMs if I forget anything lol.
            Last edited by tk23; 12-28-2010, 01:09 PM.
            Scott S.
            1993 Turbo SL2 - 13.259 - 110.10 MPH, 1.87 60" - 16 PSI

            1995 Automatic SL2 - 14.318 - 99.19 - (Only a 75 Shot, Tapered TB, Exhaust Dump, Semi-CAI) - 205,000k.

            http://www.scottjsousa.com/tsn - TurboSaturns.Net Resurrected

            http://www.scottydoesntknowyou.com - Scotty Doesn't Know You!

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            • #7
              Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

              Got some more goodies today from the boneyard. Intake cam from a 95 wagon, fan/shroud from a Volvo 940 (not sure if this will work yet), and two steel rims for my slicks (with some decent tires mounted on them already). Also ordered an oil pump and .030 shims from SDA [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif[/img].


              Boneyard Run


              Intake Cam 1


              Intake Cam 2
              Last edited by tk23; 12-28-2010, 01:10 PM.
              Scott S.
              1993 Turbo SL2 - 13.259 - 110.10 MPH, 1.87 60" - 16 PSI

              1995 Automatic SL2 - 14.318 - 99.19 - (Only a 75 Shot, Tapered TB, Exhaust Dump, Semi-CAI) - 205,000k.

              http://www.scottjsousa.com/tsn - TurboSaturns.Net Resurrected

              http://www.scottydoesntknowyou.com - Scotty Doesn't Know You!

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              • #8
                Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

                2 intake cams and a stock intake? 25 psi? good luck.
                sigpic
                2005 Legacy GT
                2004 Vue V6 AWD
                1995 SL1

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                • #9
                  Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

                  Originally posted by mars_volta
                  2 intake cams and a stock intake? 25 psi? good luck.
                  Lol yeahhh buddy! . We shall see how everything holds up lol.
                  Last edited by tk23; 12-28-2010, 01:10 PM.
                  Scott S.
                  1993 Turbo SL2 - 13.259 - 110.10 MPH, 1.87 60" - 16 PSI

                  1995 Automatic SL2 - 14.318 - 99.19 - (Only a 75 Shot, Tapered TB, Exhaust Dump, Semi-CAI) - 205,000k.

                  http://www.scottjsousa.com/tsn - TurboSaturns.Net Resurrected

                  http://www.scottydoesntknowyou.com - Scotty Doesn't Know You!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

                    A little more progress tonight: Got the Phantom Grip installed, and checked my wastegate. It seems to hold up to around 25-30 PSI so I'm excited [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif[/img]! My dad will be welding the diff on Saturday.

                    Pics of Progress and Turbo:

                    Phantom Grip 1


                    Phantom Grip 2


                    T04E 1


                    T04E 2


                    T04E 3
                    Last edited by tk23; 12-28-2010, 01:11 PM.
                    Scott S.
                    1993 Turbo SL2 - 13.259 - 110.10 MPH, 1.87 60" - 16 PSI

                    1995 Automatic SL2 - 14.318 - 99.19 - (Only a 75 Shot, Tapered TB, Exhaust Dump, Semi-CAI) - 205,000k.

                    http://www.scottjsousa.com/tsn - TurboSaturns.Net Resurrected

                    http://www.scottydoesntknowyou.com - Scotty Doesn't Know You!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

                      it the angle of the picture, or do the rods not fit into the piston?

                      Otherwise, the progress looks good.
                      Tristan
                      1997 SC Turbo
                      1999 F-250 Powerstroke SD
                      1999 Cavalier RS

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                      • #12
                        Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

                        Originally posted by tristanlee85
                        it the angle of the picture, or do the rods not fit into the piston?

                        Otherwise, the progress looks good.
                        No it's not the angle of the pic, you are correct. I had the machine shop take some material off of the top of the rods (because due to the way that the pistons are made: the strength of the piston is where some material would have had to be removed). Ricesucks!!! told me that he had to get some material removed from this same job number (00711-2736, I think) from Wiseco. I'm not sure why these pistons are made this way? But, the machine shop called me this morning and I'm going to grab all the stuff in a little bit. I should have some new pics up shortly.

                        Thanks for the comment .
                        Last edited by tk23; 12-28-2010, 01:12 PM.
                        Scott S.
                        1993 Turbo SL2 - 13.259 - 110.10 MPH, 1.87 60" - 16 PSI

                        1995 Automatic SL2 - 14.318 - 99.19 - (Only a 75 Shot, Tapered TB, Exhaust Dump, Semi-CAI) - 205,000k.

                        http://www.scottjsousa.com/tsn - TurboSaturns.Net Resurrected

                        http://www.scottydoesntknowyou.com - Scotty Doesn't Know You!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

                          wow, internal wg with a boost reference port for say a ebc. interesting.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

                            Since when did ACT make a sprung 6 puck?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Scott's 1993 Boosted SL2

                              as of the last year or pretty recently.

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