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Old 07-24-2007, 02:07 AM   #1
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I don't think this is a repost, but sorry if it is. I stumbled upon this and thought you guys would appreciate the craftsmanship. This is the top redneck tuner in North America.

http://www.theturboforums.com/smf/in...?topic=80212.0

Favorite bit is the muffler "manifold" for the blow through carbs.
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in the words of Han Solo, where did u dig up that old fossil?

so I have oil blowing out the exhaust side of one turbo and a ton of blue smoke. Does it need a rebuild?

guess the guy was thinking of any way possible to keep the intake short? looks like he inverted the manifold too........ i love the remote turbo under the hood design though !!!
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A big "WTF?" to the flowmaster manifold...

How is a pressurized carb going to work? I thought carbs used bernoulli's principle to draw the fuel out..
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zomg. Jesus ****. This is why i bought a bell kit. My welds would end up looking like that. I'm a huge fan of the aluminized pipe weld to cast iron. That should work out well.
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A big "WTF?" to the flowmaster manifold...

How is a pressurized carb going to work? I thought carbs used bernoulli's principle to draw the fuel out..
It's possible to make a turbo blow through a carburetor - but getting it in tune is a royal pain. There are some carb gurus on that forum who have pulled it off. I tried it once, but the carb had too many other problems and I ended up going to EFI.

(You guys may not be surprised to see that I've got my own somewhat jury rigged turbo build posted in that exact same forum!)

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I don't care what you say... THAT's AWESOME!!! Remember in Old School when Frank shoots himself in the neck with the tranquilizer... that's how awesome this dude is.
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Wow. ha. haha. Good for him.
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Yeah- if it wasn't for guys like that, you'd be laughing at my work. :gay: Seriously- he deserves all the cred in the world for taking this project on. He could have just hung out on the turbo forums and posed... or got his dad to buy a kit.
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A fellow Canadian. Too bad the engine is cooked, sounds like he injested some slag into the engine and did some damage. He's abandoned the project :(
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It didn't work out for that guy but sometimes **** like that goes out and runs 130mph on the first pass. You never know.
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Yeah- I thing the "weld berries" hurt the engine.
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