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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:02 pm
by rubenski
Im curious to see what kind of exhaust you come up with!

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:41 am
by buguy
Me too!

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:10 pm
by rubenski

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:26 pm
by buguy
Well. I like the DRD style but it uses up a lot of bends and is kind of long. I also like RADesigns layout but it's a little complex and puts the turbo more center than I like. Ooooor. I just make up a few bends kind of like I have it now but better and build a new one once I'm ready for blow through. This is much less work for me. So you see my dilemma!

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:53 pm
by Chip Birks
I definitely started to get less ambitious about building my own after spending a week cutting and welding my little compound adaptor setup together. It was fun to build though.

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:48 pm
by buguy
Well initially I was planning to make it a blow through style header then just run a pipe up so I could use the car as draw through until I got all the efi stuff. Im also thinking about blowing through the 2 barrel Holley. So I just need to make a plan a go with it. I made a cone today to make my blow though intake for the Holley. I forgot to take a gasket with me to work to make the carb base plate so I will do that tomorrow. Not sure I will use it, but it's fun to make. I will say making a cone that small was challenging!
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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:14 pm
by buguy
Ooooh! $7 boost controller y'all!
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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:53 am
by buguy
Hope to start on the exhaust this weekend. What is everyone using for exhaust gaskets?

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:17 pm
by Chip Birks
Permatex(i think) Ultra Copper, no gaskets

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:41 pm
by buguy
Great that's what I usually do.

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:46 pm
by buguy
And bummer! Cut into my turbo fund. I have a 2015 Ram diesel, this morning it started making a racket. Checked it out when I got to work and it looked like the serpentine belt was shredding. It is a warranty issue so I took it to the dealer to be fixed. They called and said they couldn't get it done that day and they were going to give me a loaner. When I got there they called me in to show me a shredded squirrel. It must have climbed out as I was driving and got into the fan. I had driven it 6-7 miles before it happened. It ruined the belt and pulled the wires out of the cooking fan clutch. Warranty doesn't cover squirrels so I have to eat a $1000 bill. Grrr!

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:51 pm
by rubenski
But you get to tell a great squirl story!

Sucks tough!

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:11 pm
by buguy
Yeah that seems to be the way things have been going for me lately. Maybe I'm about to hit the lotto or something?!?!

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:38 am
by madmike
your insurance should cover it? under comprehensive,, like hitting a Deer up here :cry:

Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 7:44 am
by buguy
Yeah they mentioned that. They ended up calling me back and I got them to get it down to $777. I think I have a $500 deductable, so I don't know if it's worth the trouble.