To preface this chronicle, I'd like to clear up the reason of why.
Answer: I recently scored a smoking deal on a complete RB25 swap.
Mmmkay. With that out of the way, on to the project itself.
Project vehicle: My bone stock '89 SOHC coupe. with 248,xxx mi on it.
The plan: Turbo the KA using mostly random parts I have laying around and spend less than $200 doing it. Hopefully have it run for a week or so .
The initial progress:
A buddy of mine had a spare KAe exhaust manifold laying around, so this is what we've done to it. It's not finished only because I decided to order a set of T2 flanges off eghey instead of making my own. As soon as the flanges come in I'll put everything together and tig it properly.
The unlikely hero of the story:
Yes, that's a stock CA t25. About the smallest turbo evar . Oh well, it's what I have. Unless one of my local buddies decides to donate a spare t28 he has laying around...
I have the oil lines on order, a 8:1 FMU borrowed, a walbro on the way, and a couple other random parts to gather up. I'll be borrowing an old sidemount i/c from another buddy and using pvc pipe (save time and $$$) for the intercooler piping.