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Old 02-05-2013, 07:39 PM   #281
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Here is a pic of the circuit I built for the Bowtie. Really simple. I used a parts box from Radio Shack # 270-1801. I got the PC board there too. I had the PN2222A transistor, 10K resistor and capacitor in stock.
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The PN2222 wouldn't hold up and failed. You could either use a smaller relay, or use a TIP120 transistor instead like I did. It switches quite a bit more current and should last. We'll see.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:00 PM   #282
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I took a few shots this weekend. I resized them as they were pretty high res. I'm still working on a video of the lighted Bowtie...
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:42 AM   #283
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Very nice build man!! Im about to run a single turbo on my car also!
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:27 AM   #284
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Great! Go with a good company for your turbo kit. I would look at IPS and their new twin turbo kit. It is a good deal for the money. My turbo setup was done by Ultimate Performance and Racing in Fort Myers, FL. They did four cars, went out of business. I think three of the four blew the engines due to substandard parts and a bad tune. I have had to replace or re-engineer almost every part of the setup. The latest problem is the car is smoking on deceleration after a hard run. It is either a problem with the oil drain back or the turbo is going bad. I need to get it back in the shop and investigate. I'll post up the problem and what it took to fix it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #285
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Finally an update... Fixed the oil drain problem, I pretty much copied Turbonetics instructions on that. However, I still have the oil smoking on deceleration problem. I think the Ebay turbo has had it. So, before I hurt anything I ordered up a new Turbonetics turbo today and will post up a few pics of it when it gets here in a couple weeks.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:52 PM   #286
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Off with the old and on with the new! Here's few shots of the old turbo and the new Turbonetics turbo that came in this week.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:05 PM   #287
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I'm waiting on some adapters for the liquid cooled center housing to get here before I can finish everything up. The Turbonetics has 16mm fittings while the no-name turbo had 3/8 pipe. I'm also routing the cooling lines to the heater hoses. They were hooked up to the coolant vent pipes on the front of the intake manifold. I don't think that provides adequate flow, so that is why I am changing it.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:22 PM   #288
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I took the old turbo apart to confirm the failure. Sure enough, the piston ring seal on the turbine side had failed.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:28 PM   #289
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I finally got all the parts in to install the Turbonetics turbo. I had been trying to get the parts that Turbonetics uses in their kit for the water line connections and the heater hose tees. I could not get these from Turbonetics, they said they were on backorder for over a month. So, after some searching I found a kit that had everything in it. 16mm banjo bolts and fittings, braided stainless cooling lines and the adapters for the heater hoses. Treadstone Performance Engineering was where I found everything. I even got a new turbo blanket while I was at it!
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:33 PM   #290
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Here's a few shots of the turbo installed. Startup was good with no leaks or issues. I let it idle until it was hot enough for the cooling fans to come on, then shut it down. If things go well tomorrow, I'll go for a test drive.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:51 PM   #291
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I am running a RX Products catch can with the three ports. I had the left-hand port connected to the air filter with the old turbo, which I discovered is too far from the turbo inlet to provide sufficient vacuum under non-boost conditions. So I used a #6 bulkhead fitting in the elbow as close as I could get it to the turbo air intake. See the pics...
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:18 PM   #292
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I did get to do a short test drive yesterday. I'm still taking it easy, but did get it to five and a half pounds of boost a couple times. Mostly I just drove it. I will say one thing, the boost comes on really quickly with this turbo! If the rain will ever stop here and work permitting, I'll get some drive time in this week.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:36 PM   #293
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Well, the problem with the turbo smoking on deceleration turned out to be the RX catch can. I ended up connecting only two of the three ports and capped off the third. I'll post up some pics of what it looks like soon. All I can say is the car is running much better now, and tuning is progressing nicely now. I'm only running six pounds of boost so far, but when the fuel map is dialed in a little better I'll turn it up to eight or nine pounds as long as I don't run out of fuel.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #294
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Every time I put this thing on the lift and check the suspension, the sway bar links are loose. So, I installed a set of the adjustable links from Proven Wicked. Quality pieces, for sure.
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