Here's another one I'm almost done with. This one is a VJ14/TBird hybrid though. It'll spend it's days in AutoX
Pictures of the port work unfinished:
^ Thats all cast iron that has been taken away. I also have some slivers in my fingers!!!!!!
The wastegate has been ported to roughly the size of a nickel. This is a good compromise from the dime size that it is. The wastegate flapper is around the same size as a quarter on the RHB5's.
I also port matched the exhaust housing to the gasket. ^
I wanted to open up the exhaust housing inlet to allow exhaust gas into the scroll undisturbed. I used a template from my own turbo to enlarge the opening allowing unrestricted flow into the exhaust scroll. A lot of times the exhaust manifold has a larger diameter exit than the exhaust housing inlet.
Port matching helps flow, reduces heat, and reduces backpressure which on a turbocharged engine is the enemy. The turbine itself creates enough backpressure without the addition of outlets and inlets that aren't properly port matched.
Stock vs modified (unfinished)
Note the gasket mark on the stock housing. The exhaust gas leaving the exhaust manifold hits this ridge before it even gets into the turbine housing. The idea here is to make this turbo as efficient as possible, reducing backpressure and unwanted heat caused by undue restriction, therby maximizing potential at minimal boost.
Here is a comparison of both wastegate holes ^
The is the backside of the inner scroll ^
And here is cast iron to sprinkle on your bowl of Frosted Boost Flakes!