Building one of the world's most absurd commercial chassis hearses (a turbo build thread)

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On the left, my ported intake from above. On the right, a stock Boogieman port. Exact same height, but the heads are way wider.


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If you like wholesale destruction and the process of taking a wooded lot and getting ready for our mondo slab pour then this video is the one you want to watch!

Apparently going from forest to having a finished slab in 5 weeks is positively unheard of but here we are. Enjoy!

 

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I know it's been a while but I figured I'd pop in real quick for an update on what we've been working on (instead of my Caddy). We have finally finished my damned building! It is a 50'x100' on a 120' wide pad (wanted the side pad to park cars). It's a whopping 18' tall at the eves and has a 750 sq/ft mezzanine for storage. Still a bunch of wiring to be done (we got the lights and back wall done last weekend) but we are ready to start moving in! Still have to finish the mezzanine and build a bathroom but we can do all that later.

It's hard to get a sense of scale of the building so just use the person doors to judge the size since those are standard size doors. In the last pic you can see my friend who is about 5'9". The roll up doors are 12' wide and 14' tall at the openings.

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Holy schmoly That is awesome. That is my dream shop. Now got to start getting all the equipment in. Start crafting cars.
 

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Well we are fully moved in as of yesterday! New shop is an unmitigated disaster of chaos but we were just grabbing and going as fast as we could so nothing is where it goes. I can tell that the stress of the building being finished has left me since now I can't sleep because I'm lying awake at night dreaming of working on my car/motorcycles/gokart. As soon as we get the lifts up my beloved Morticia will be going into her own bay so we can get back to work (to quote Letterkenny 'pitter patter, bud').
 

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Does @MadMax ever come on here anymore? I recall he at one point was building some particularly gnarly tractor pull motor and had built a one piece girdle to work with a dry sump? I'd be interested in hearing about how he made that girdle.
 

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Obviously not Cadillac related but we finished the floor of the mezzanine yesterday! It's so freaking sturdy and nice (the rating is 50 psf static load). Now we can start putting stuff away so we can get the machines making money again and install the lifts so I can get back to working on my freaking car.
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I've also gone down a deep and dark rabbit hole I'm afraid I won't recover from regarding the electronics in my car. I was working on a flowbench design for us to test the porting of heads and came up with some rather ridiculous ideas using can-bus instead of just wiring things directly. Sure - why the hell wouldn't you have an MQTT message broker installed in a car and send all of your sensor data that doesn't have sub 500 ms response needs to it? Also realized I haven't posted any pics of my engine in forever so here is one I took the other day with the intake just sitting on the motor.
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Well we are fully moved in as of yesterday! New shop is an unmitigated disaster of chaos but we were just grabbing and going as fast as we could so nothing is where it goes. I can tell that the stress of the building being finished has left me since now I can't sleep because I'm lying awake at night dreaming of working on my car/motorcycles/gokart. As soon as we get the lifts up my beloved Morticia will be going into her own bay so we can get back to work (to quote Letterkenny 'pitter patter, bud').
Nice shop! As usual, too small!! ;) Ours is only 4800 sq. ft., but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in just being a nice, dry place to go work on projects in.

Loving the FI hearse!!
 
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