Here you see the fruits of the last few weekends effort, in stark contrast to where I started from.
I know it's not all gleaming copper right throughout, but nevertheless it's pretty good considering.
This trail was originally started with the discovery that there was no pressure being generated by the turbo.
Until Robin took one of the gauges off while the engine was running, nearly a year ago now, I had always assumed the turbo pressure gauge was defective.
It took servicing the turbo to determine that the problem was most likely a partially blocked intercooler, and not the turbo, that was causing the lack of manifold pressure.
Now with a fan blowing on one side of the newly cleaned intercooler, I can feel air flowing through the other side of the thing perfectly fine.
My expectation for good turbo pressure with the engine running is high here.
The job is not yet over though, as gaskets need to be made and the casings need to be put back on.
I think I'll put the turbo side casings on, but leave the other side open when I first run the engine. That will ensure that any loose 'bits' will get blown out of the side of the intercooler, rather than into the engine.
Once the engine has been run for a bit, I can then put the final cover on and re-start the, now, turbocharged engine.
That's the plan anyway.