Finally starting on a blow through Kadron motor

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Re: Finally starting on a blow through Kadron motor

Post by Lo Cash John » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:39 pm

I think for myself I might build another Kadron turbo motor but I might make mine "stealth". Go with a K3 turbo tucked under the apron, then run pressure pipe below/past motor to bellhousing area. I'd then pipe my kads together with a pipe on the rear side of the fan shroud. I could disguise the pressure hats with old kadron air cleaners. If someone looked real close they'd figure it out, but at a glance it'd look like any other dual kad motor.

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Re: Finally starting on a blow through Kadron motor

Post by buguy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:21 pm

Would you run the up pipe from the turbo up behind the shroud too?

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Re: Finally starting on a blow through Kadron motor

Post by Lo Cash John » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:40 pm

buguy wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Would you run the up pipe from the turbo up behind the shroud too?
The turbo would be tucked behind the rear apron, like a CB performance Hide-a-way header does. I'd figure a way to build an air filter box under the rear fender. The turbo outlet (pressurized fresh air) piping would be run so it's not visible with the deck lid open. It would come up behind the fan shroud and feed a crossover pipe that's also back there. This might require moving the firewall forward a few inches. No big deal though.

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Re: Finally starting on a blow through Kadron motor

Post by Booky » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:43 pm

Keep us posted on the progress I have been wanting to do the same with a 1600 kadrons .Im looking at doing it over the winter on a Sandrail that is built for the road.

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Re: Finally starting on a blow through Kadron motor

Post by Buggsy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:38 pm

Clonebug wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:14 pm
You might want to extend the float bowl vents into those carb tops.
Nope, you don't want to do that. Tried it in 2001. You don't have to do anything to the Kads but rejet, and ensure the throttle shafts don't leak. The limiting factor will be how much the float can handle before it crushes. I know they are good to at least 12 psi.

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Re: Finally starting on a blow through Kadron motor

Post by Clonebug » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:00 pm

Buggsy wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Clonebug wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:14 pm
You might want to extend the float bowl vents into those carb tops.
Nope, you don't want to do that. Tried it in 2001. You don't have to do anything to the Kads but rejet, and ensure the throttle shafts don't leak. The limiting factor will be how much the float can handle before it crushes. I know they are good to at least 12 psi.
Every carb is different.....it's an option if he needs more fuel on boost. I myself don't want to see another carb ever but that's just me..... :wink:
I wasn't too impressed with Kadrons N/A...I'm curious to see how they perform under boost.
Although......I had a single port 1500 that ran really, really sweet on dual Kadrons.
I still have those carbs and intakes sitting somewhere on the shelf.
Stripped66 wrote:The point wasn't to argue air temps with the current world record holder, but to dispel the claim that the K03 is wrapped up at 150 HP. It's not.

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Re: Finally starting on a blow through Kadron motor

Post by Udo Airbus » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:18 am

Any update John?
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Re: Finally starting on a blow through Kadron motor

Post by Lo Cash John » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:20 pm

No updates yet. I'm out of town for work and won't be back until July 3rd.

Next steps are:

Complete the 3" exhaust
Fab up a breather box
Sort out the oil, fuel and breather plumbing
Modify stock fuel pump for boost

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Re: Finally starting on a blow through Kadron motor

Post by John S. » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:53 pm

I love the stealthy'ness.
Take some vids of it performing.

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