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So here's the plan.
1) Build a custom body from Aluminum and Fiberglass.
2) Replace the frame rails and convert the fram to RWD
3) Drop in a 5.7L Hemi and 6-speed Auto with manual controller
4) Plumb a Sequential Twin Turbo system

How it will be done.
All body panels will be custom home fab
RWD Conversion parts from Exline Custom Auto, LLC
5.7L Hemi from a junk yard (I have a few in mind)
6-speed Auto with controller (Probably from the same place I get the Hemi)
Turbos (Where ever I can get a deal; plumbing will be custom home fab)

Potential (roughly estimated from known vehicles):
750+ hp at the wheels
0-60 under 3.5 sec
quarter mile under 11 @ 125+ mph

More to come.
 

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The starting line:
Land vehicle Vehicle Car Coupé Sedan
Land vehicle Vehicle Car Coupé Sedan
Land vehicle Vehicle Car Coupé Sedan

You can see the XE badge and what style wheels (they're 15's).
Paint is sun faded, that's why not much detail in some pictures.

Plan:
Flare the fenders 2 inch each side in front, 4 inch each side in rear
Raise the spoiler 5 inches up and 3 inches back, add lip across back and raise the side fins to match the lip.
Mate the skin from a 70 Rallye hood to the frame of the old hood.
Vent all four wheel wells.
Fiberglass bumpers (maybe I'll glass in some aluminim reinforcement)

Next, the engine.
 

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He's the Engine Bay.
Land vehicle Vehicle Car Engine Auto part
Land vehicle Vehicle Car Engine Auto part
Land vehicle Vehicle Car Engine Auto part

Looks pretty cramped for space,
But move the Tranny, The battery, and the air box and we've got ourselves a party.

Plan:
After the RWD Hemi is done, it's time to plumb the turbos.
Remember the hood I mentioned? Well it has an inlet on either side of the center bump near the cowl. Under these will be an air box that will allow air to mix from left to right.
Here's where it gets tricky. I'll run the Exhaust Manifolds forward and run a cross-exhaust with a reed valve over the front axle in front of the engine. Turbos connect at each side after the exhaust mixes. From there, they get bent back under the manifold and out to an X-pipe and a down the exhaust.
Air will run from the intakes forward to the turbos. From the Turbos, I run the air around either side of the radiator to an air-to-air intercooler. A single outlet runs under the radiator, up infront of the engine and into the intake manifold.
Running the exhaust forward will do no difference for the heat and pressures. There will be the exact same length and bends pre-turbo if I did behind the engine. This set-up will only add length the the post turbo exhaust, and will not only shorten the air plumbing, but reduce the bends involved.

Next Interior.
 

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Black Leather. Yum!

Land vehicle Vehicle Car Steering wheel Steering part
Electronics Technology Electronic device Car Vehicle
Vehicle Car seat cover Car Car seat Auto part

The only change in here will be a 4-point roll-bar. Remember I want to keep this as a daily driver when all is said and done, so I don't want to lose the back seat.

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why will you put a reed valve in the exhaust? they're used on the intake side of a two stroke engine and made of epoxy or carbon fiber, I just don't know why so could you maybe explain
 

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For those of you looking for 1985 Laser XE parts, PM me and I'll look into if and how soon I can get them off.
 

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why will you put a reed valve in the exhaust? they're used on the intake side of a two stroke engine and made of epoxy or carbon fiber, I just don't know why so could you maybe explain
Did some double-check. No it's not a reed valve. Here's how the Turbo Set up will work:

Four parts, Turbo 1 and Turbo 2, Exhaust and Intake.

T1 exhaust:
from manifold
T's with Exhaust Cross member
Wastegate
Turbo
Wastegate outlet
Exhaust Bypass Valve (Outlet will connect to T2 Exhaust pre-turbo)
Out to X-pipe, Cat and Mufflers

T2 exhaust:
from manifold
T's with Exhaust Cross member
Exhaust Supply Valve
Exhaust Bypass Valve Inlet
Turbo
Out to X-Pipe, Cat and Mufflers

T1 intake:
from intake
Check valve inlet from T2 intake and Intercooler
Turbo (T1)
Direct to intercooler

T2 intake:
from intake
Direct to Turbo (T2)
Check Valve to T1 intake
to Intercooler

Intercooler will have check valve that will bleed off back into T1 intake pre-turbo
Intercooler is 2 inlet one outlet (if available as such, else, intakes will mix pre intercooler).
Mass Air-flow Sensor will connect post intercooler.

Here's a (very basic) diagram:
Drawing Sketch Text Design Diagram

Please excuse my sloppy writing and my coffee mug.
 

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Anybody need foam blocks?
2lb density (scultping quality)
12 x 36 x 4
up to 18 blocks
$11 each plus shipping (or we can meet)
 

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hm.. you have a intetresting car... I am not sure it is a Xe tho...it looks like a base model... my Xe looks completely different... but I still want those splash guards pm me a price
 

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Did some double-check. No it's not a reed valve. Here's how the Turbo Set up will work:

Four parts, Turbo 1 and Turbo 2, Exhaust and Intake.

T1 exhaust:
from manifold
T's with Exhaust Cross member
Wastegate
Turbo
Wastegate outlet
Exhaust Bypass Valve (Outlet will connect to T2 Exhaust pre-turbo)
Out to X-pipe, Cat and Mufflers

T2 exhaust:
from manifold
T's with Exhaust Cross member
Exhaust Supply Valve
Exhaust Bypass Valve Inlet
Turbo
Out to X-Pipe, Cat and Mufflers

T1 intake:
from intake
Check valve inlet from T2 intake and Intercooler
Turbo (T1)
Direct to intercooler

T2 intake:
from intake
Direct to Turbo (T2)
Check Valve to T1 intake
to Intercooler

Intercooler will have check valve that will bleed off back into T1 intake pre-turbo
Intercooler is 2 inlet one outlet (if available as such, else, intakes will mix pre intercooler).
Mass Air-flow Sensor will connect post intercooler.

Here's a (very basic) diagram:
View attachment 31744

Please excuse my sloppy writing and my coffee mug.
Is that a nasa space shuttle design you got there *****?
 
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Until I see a hemi with a turbo mounted somehow under the hood, I don't think we're gonna see much more than a dream that I'm sure we all have....
 

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i doubt thats even an 86 since its got 84 4 lug wheels, 86 was 5lug
It's an 85. I fat fingered the title and don't know how to change it.

Is that a nasa space shuttle design you got there *****?
Don't be hatin' cause yous ride ain't so fly!

Until I see a hemi with a turbo mounted somehow under the hood, I don't think we're gonna see much more than a dream that I'm sure we all have....
Turbos not going on top the motor. They'll be sitting with exhaust outlet pointed straight down, to the side and slightly in front of the motor. I measured it out. It's tight, but there's enough space. The tricky part is balancing the size of the raised hood (keeping it low profile) and making sure there's enough room for the air intakes on each side. The stetch you see is very close to the planned layout top-down.
Hemi twin turbo image by powertvmedia1 on Photobucket
Picture this with smaller turbos resting horizontal.
 

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I am not sure it is a Xe tho
It's a documented XE.
And for those of you who doubt:
VIN:
1C3BA54E6EGxxxxxx

So don't hate on me.

Also,
The VIN reads as an '84. But it the Dumb-V registered it as an '85.
 
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