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Old 01-23-2013, 12:49 PM   #21
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For anyone else using the search feature and looking for info on this kit, here is a link to BEGI for the IHI turbo kit instructions:

http://www.bellengineering.net/templ...structions.pdf

No pictures, but better than nothing! (thanks Stephanie)
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:30 PM   #22
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why are you calling that a cartech kit?
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:57 PM   #23
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Ah, when I purchased the kit I was told it was a Cartech kit... Only now upon further investigation does it appear to be an early BEGI kit - more than welcome to edit the thread title if you like.

If anything this build is probably going to tend more towards the DIY section anyhow, as the kit isn't totally complete, and I'm now going MS for fuel/ign instead of the FMU deal.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:44 PM   #24
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And *FLASH* a year goes by!

Once again getting down to business to actually install this setup...

MS2 from Rev installed and running pretty well, tracked the car a few times last summer on the MS sans turbo w/ good results. Now its end of winter/spring, and I decided I want to have boost for this season, so hooray, hurried turbo install!
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Car up and running on my older BEGI kit, holy crap I take back every bad thing I might have ever said about boost...

She feels wicked fast now on the street - thank you guys for your help and for talking me into the Megasquirt, it's a steep learning curve for a beginner, but the tuneability has been excellent. I assume had I opted for bandaids, I'd be spending all summer trying to keep it from running lean, retard spark, blah blah. Instead it's running well on a VEA live adjusted fuel map and Rev's original spark map (which looks super conservative compared to some of you folks, so at least I know its safe).

I know a few people have basically the same kit I do, I know I was following GoSpeed81's (sp?) build, and thought t was identical, but I seem to be making more boost... It's a tiny IHI turbo, an RHB5 VC47. Perhaps it already has the "t-bird" mod with the larger compressor wheel already installed. At any rate, it seems to be set for 10psi, with boost creeping to 12-13 psi by redline. So at some point I'll want to pull it all back apart and port the wastegate opening, but for now I doubt I'm coming near the 225 lb-ft torque safety margin, and fuel and spark look great.

I'm hoping to get back out on track may 10th, so we'll see how the car likes boost on the track... My local track is Nelson Ledges, about 2 miles and ~14 turns. Best last season (no boost) was a 1:26.1 time... curious to see what that will drop to with boost, assuming I can keep it out of the weeds. Trying to put some miles on it in the mean time to try and catch any issues that might crop up, fasteners loosening, heat, tune, or otherwise. Also going to try and sneak in a quick dyno session if there's time, I'm a bit curious what this thing is putting out.

In the mean time, I have to baby that 1.6 differential...

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Old 08-11-2015, 11:52 PM   #26
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How much did you purchase that kit for Cuz I'm looking at something very similar
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I have just aquired the same kit, by chance does anyone have an install pdf as i want to make sure im not missing anything and im having issues on mounting points for the intercooler and cold air intake box

let me know if you have something as the link above is no longer working
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:07 AM   #28
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Hmm, guess they must have restructured their website. May just want to give them (Bell) a call, or pm Stephanie, she's around here somewhere and may be able to help
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We should have an old set of instructions and a part list.

Sorry, I don't recall an email request.

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