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Turbobuick88
05-20-2009, 01:42 PM
Check out my turbo cent in action. It was a bad lauch plus had a ton of tools in the trunk. Car nees some tuning cause its done better.:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyVPC4J0nZA

turbokinetic
05-23-2009, 11:32 PM
Looks good! Pretty good power considering all the weight in the car! (Not saying your friends are heavy or anything ;) )

David

skalor
05-24-2009, 04:19 PM
I'd love to see some pictures of the setup. Is it from a TGP or custom fabricated??

turbokinetic
05-27-2009, 02:58 AM
I'd love to see some pictures of the setup. Is it from a TGP or custom fabricated??

X2!!!

John, I'm also really curious about your turbo system. I remember my first attempt at a turbo system back when I worked at the car shop in Tuscaloosa. It was fully home made with flex pipe, plumbing parts from Lowes (home improvement store), duct tape, U-bolts and bailing wire. I learned so much from that project. I wouldn't be at the level I'm at now (at work or with hobbys) had I not got that experiance back then. I learned alot about timing advance, charge cooling and fabrication.

It was nothing fancy to look at! Here's a few pictures. I didn't have a camera back then, and took pictures only when I could borrow my dad's camera. Couldn't afford much extra stuff like that.

http://home.hiwaay.net/~davida1/EnginePicture.jpg

http://68.209.87.173/86_Century/Old_Turbo/eng3.jpg

http://68.209.87.173/86_Century/Old_Turbo/eng2.jpg

I'd love to see some pictures of how you built your system on your engine. It fascinates me seeing how different people design and build things. If you've got a minute sometime, how about posting a thread on your turbo conversion, and some pictures. Why did you boost it, what parts did you use, etc.

Just an idea for some stimulating conversation!

Later!
David

cutlassburnin
05-27-2009, 01:45 PM
9 seconds isnt bad, me and bubblebop have gotten pretty low with just our basically stock setups. Ive pulled an 8 flat and I think hes gotten even lower than that.

SilentWing
05-27-2009, 04:17 PM
I'd also like to see pics of your setup since I'd like to do one in the future on my car and the more ideas and information I can get the better :) 9 seconds is pretty darn impressive with the tools and the people in it, I know my car dogs when I have passengers.

turbokinetic
05-27-2009, 10:40 PM
... my car dogs when I have passengers.

With passengers (or any load) mine just spins the tires longer until the car speed catches up to the tire speed. :D

SilentWing
05-27-2009, 10:43 PM
lol... you must go through tires pretty fast. When I put a turbo on mine I'll probably get wider tires too, I've got wider aftermarket rims already but haven't needed new tires since I got them.

turbokinetic
05-27-2009, 11:40 PM
lol... you must go through tires pretty fast. When I put a turbo on mine I'll probably get wider tires too, I've got wider aftermarket rims already but haven't needed new tires since I got them.

Really - my tires last pretty well. I don't burn them all that often.

When you think about it, the tires spend just a few seconds "burning" once every few days; compared to the many hours of road travelling every day. A bad alignment can ruin the tires much faster than doing a burnout every now and then!

David