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Austin Allegro Sleeper Project part 7: Turbo & intercooler plumbing, Escort mk2 steering.
The daft project Allegro of Jonny Smith continues in the FabCo fabrication shop. In this episode Adam fits a ‘quickrack’ steering rack and extended steer arms from a competition MK2 Ford Escort (thanks to Motorsport Tools for supplying). Further up in the engine bay the final position of the Owen Developments turbocharger is decided, and Adam gets busy prototyping the wastegate and manifold pipes at the back of the engine.
There is now a full size radiator and intercooler behind the Allegro’s front panel – something the car has been striving to achieve (unsuccessfully) until now.
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The wheels are now finalised, and these 5×100 Golf steels mimic the same slots as the original Austin, but are now 15-inch (so as to clear disc brakes). Huge thanks to Heritage Parts Centre ( https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/ ) for channelling their VW expertise with helping to source Golf rear calipers and mk3 front hub assembles in order to convert the car to 5-bolt without spacers or redrilling.
Follow every weld of the fabrication side of the Allegro sleeper (and the ridiculous Austin PrincesS-Type project seen in the background) via FabCo’s YT channel:
Jonny thanks the following companies for their involvement and enthusiasm:
Dream Automotive: https://www.dream-automotive.com/
T7 Design: https://www.t7design.co.uk/
Heritage Parts Centre: https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/
Owen Developments: https://www.owendevelopments.co.uk/
Yokohama tyres: https://www.yokohama.eu/en/tyres/
Midland Performance and Retro: https://www.midlandperformance.co.uk/
Any brands wishing to partner with the Allegro project please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you are new to Jonny’s project Allegro, here’s the back catalogue:
Allegro Sleeper part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmUYcgLdho4
Allegro Sleeper part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfbFKoP2sGY
Allegro Sleeper part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptPUcdemlmU&t=761s
Allegro Sleeper part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3SJ0xQ4Ko0
Allegro Sleeper part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWl2px-iwt0&t=122s
Allegro Sleeper part 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY9dKW64Lxg&t=1320s
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0:50 Full size radiator fits!
2:38 Tubular front end
4:15 Suspension update!
5:40 Chosen 5×100 wheels
7:43 Steering rack
9:38 Turbo mounted
10:10 Turbo pipework
11:02 Rear brakes
12:38 Wheels and tyres on
14:57 Original hubcaps on
17:28 What next?
17:55 Boost pipe prototypes
18:30 Extra engine mounts
19:08 Spal fans
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