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As you can see I did add Forced Induction Systems to are Carburetor and EFI Section . I did not want to have to do all the Posting under the Our Build Section . Because it really is getting Very Interesting and I am sure we will have much to Kick around COOL . smile

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I have owned one Turbo Performance Car and worked on many Diesel Turbo Truck Engine's . But still far from a Turbo Performance Hot Rodder .

I do remember Turbo Kits being sold and installed in the 80's on Late 70's Camaro's Corvette's and some Chevy Pick up's . They would install them on stock LM-1 350 175 H.P and bump them up to around 400-425 H.P But them early Turbo Set up's did have their share of Problems .

Another Set-up that was being used was the Small B&M Blowers . Used on the same type of LM-1's they were easier to install and made H.P #s closer to the 500 Range . Bad thing was everyone and their Brother knew what you had with how it stuck out the Hood . Sure on some Car's you could use an L-88 type Hood to hide your H.P Maker . All these System's for sure tested them stock Blocks and rotating Assemblies . More times then not blowing many of them to pieces .

And yet another and maybe the Most used Forced Induction System Still today  the Paxton Super Charger . Used for many years and easier to hide then a Blower .

As I sit here and think . I am still set on the Blower Forced Induction over the others . That's just my own thoughts Let Hear yours smile


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They sure have come a long way on Turbos over the past few years..great H/P makers for sure, but nothing looks better than a blower and they make a lot of power!..my .02!...CR

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I wounder if anyone make a turbo kit for an A or B Mopar engine . You only hear about turbo Fords or Chevy's ?

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Good to see this add on to this forum . I am sure much info will be shared .

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but nothing looks better than a blower and they make a lot of power!..my .02!...CR




muhahahahwinkbiggrin this looks better!!  haha just givin ya some grief!

 

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You're right.. It does look good! ........CR

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Ya Look's COOL but believe me alot of them Pipes Tubes and Hoses start to Crack if Not secured properly . I fix them all the time and the Cooler's start to Leak or get Holes rubbed through them were stuff rubs against them . Lot's of stuff hang's of Turbo Car's and Truck's Gas or Diesel . I remember many years back . A mechanic in our shop put the tip of his Finger in a turbo to see if it was turning with the Engine running at a high RPM . Yes the tip of his finger is gone now .


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I know this is a bit old thread but I've just got back after loosing y'all due to computer crash.  No air bags for computers yet. haha

 

Anyway there is nothing like a 6-71 with a pair of 750 dp on a sbc for the street.

This little car has over 16k miles now and still has the original sparkplugs.  It get 14-16 mpg cruising and still can ste you back in the seat.  I've added AC and the interior this year so cruising is very comfy now.  I can sit in traffic all day or cruise anywhere.  Yes we drive inthe rain, down dusty gravel roads, park inthe grass and a the grocery store.  I drove it in 10 deg weather with snow on the road side last year and in the rain at Back to The 50's this year.

There is lots of tech in this car and I'll try and post as occasion comes up.



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That sure is cool how you can drive a car built Like that with a Blower so much and in different temps trouble free . I sure am Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about your car and the tech in building it

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I didnt notice your car up there at the BTT50's again this year. I think i saw it last year (2010).

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I was at BTT 50's all 3 days. I even made 4 or 5 laps in the rain. I was up on the north east corner of the FG across the street from the windmill prop. Also with the Willys guys and parked with an out of state friend for a few hours. I only made 12 laps this year as I spent more time with the vendors and socializing.

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7We went on another cruise today. About 120 miles in the rain. Dang it sure makes a mess. It took 2 hours to clean the car up.  I just finished and it looked like more rain so I stuffed it back in it's trailer home. Just got it in and it rained another hour.  I have a senior baseball game tomorrow and a double header on Sun.  I have to work Fri and Mon so I only have Sat to cruise.  We have a Sat morning breakfast and at least 4 shows around town.  A friend and I may just take off and go somewhere for a drive.  The leaves ar starting to turn so we may just go check it out.   We prefer that to sitting around at shows.

I have some minor chassis changes I've scheduled for the winter and I need to complete the arm rest so I can upholster the door panels.

Filled up with reg 87 again today.  $3.51/gal  91 was $3.97 so I'm saving about $3 every time I fill up now.  It counts up when you drive 4-500 miles a week.



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That's wild how you can drive that car around so much Like it's a regular Car COOL . And it don't MPG to bad wow + it can run on 87 Octane .

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Part of the reason this car was built was to dispell some common myths about street supercharging as well as other hotrod stories.

When I talk about street street driving I think about going to and from work everyday. Now the averge "joe" hates more than anything to be waylayed by anything on the road. So when some hotrodder is sitting tying up traffic with a cooked radiator or a stalled hotrod what comes to mind??? " @#$ hotrodders, should all be locked up and banned forever." 

So reliability is the number one factor before we even start the rod.  Everything is geared to being foolproof and streetable. Car mfg do this so why can't we as rodders do this??

There is no point in my mind to building a super radical race motor and trying to drive it on the street.  My immediate come back is, you are in my enviornment now. So lets go for  a couple hundred mile cruise. "Well I can't, I have to burn race gas" is the first answer.  Your car is not a streetrod get off my territory. and back to the race track.  Next up is the first gas stop out in a wayward farm community. There are 4 pumps at the station, 3 are diesel and 1 is gas. 87 at best, possibly 10-15% ethanol. Now what do you do??  You left the racer home and are in your classic 57 chev. (favorite of mine) You only run non oxy gas.  TS, this is cruise US of A. Your suburban runs multi fuel your streetrod had better also.

So what about your supercharged Cadilac V with the vette motor or your max effort new Vette?? Well there were probably 3-500 engineers in on the developement of each of these cars representing several hundred thousand engineering hours and I'm quite sure they figured these cars could survive a few tanks of 87 if you you go easy on the pedal.  After all how often and for how long can you use 5-600 hp?  A couple seconds on a back road...at best.  So they are max effort rods.  Acceptable to be called great streetrods. haha  There is one of each in our cruise group.  I can't beat either one of them.  However I built my car entirely myself with only a couple thousand hours engineering time.  Their come back is that they worked hard to pay for their rods.  Boy do we have good discussions!!!

I've driven my car at 10 deg F and 103 deg F with no ill effects. And as I said rain, shine, dirt and gravel roads, stop and go traffic and hours on the freeways. My only concession is to drive it in the snow. I can't do this. So I'm only a 3 season car.  However I drove later in the season than either of the 2 factory hotrods.  I don't see many Vetts in the winter time and never a V.

So this is my starting point.  We will get into more detail later. Cruise today and baseball tonight.

 



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I like the way you think! I plan to build mine to be fairly "bullet proof" for what it will be, and so far, its draining my pockets. I think it will be worth it in the end, also beings, I dont have a lady or a child, or even a house to worry about at this point in my life.

I have always loved that you drive your willys rain or shine and all the time. I've never had a problem doing that, I just hate detailing my pickup. haha. I think I had bug guts on my pickup for about 3 months after the 2010 BTT50's show. Im just lazy I guess.

If you were parked by the windmill blade, then that was definetally your car I saw. Ill have to look for you again this next year. Hopefully I will have mine up there again. HOPEFULLY.



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I have always wanted to build a 350-355 with a Small Blower for the Street . I have a 355 in Mind to do this with I might go ahead with that build this year . I would Like to make 500lbs of Torque out of a 355 that runs Factory smooth on 87 octane Fuel .

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An old thread but my car is still running.  It just rolled over to 20k miles.  The last couple years I've only driven it about 3k due to working.  I finished the door panels in light gray/dark gray vinyl.  I have an industrial sewing machine so I did all the upholstery except the seats.

i built a water tank for a water/alcohol injection system but I still have not finished the system. I really don't need it.

There has been very little maintenance required, just oil changes, headlight, tail lights, new battery, new front tires, pro wheel align., new Mallory fuel pump and recently I put a rear axel seal in it.  

I may do a write up on doing axel seal/bearing on the 9" Ford with 85 Seville rear disc brake calipers......its a real P.I.A.

The motor, trans and rear end are holding up very well so far.

i don't go to many shows any more, preferring to go cruising.  I go to a couple shows honoring military vets and a couple charity events but that's about it.

Overall the car is just fun to drive.  The heat and AC work great, wipers still wipe and now with gas below $2.00 it's pretty cheap to cruise around.



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I'm really glad to see you back here Bentwings! As you can see, there have been a few changes, but we all continue to move forward.. Thanks for coming on and posting. Hopefully, you'll stay with us and keep us posted on that beautiful car you have! Love it!...CR

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Welcome back.
Nice car! What HVAC system do you have in that car? Is it a vintage air ?

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Yeah.  It's a Vintage Air under dash heat and AC.  There is not much room behind the dash for a mini unit. You would have to add about two inches to the depth of the dash to hide a mini.  When I built the car the plastic mock up units were not available.

as it is even the under dash unit was a tight fit.  I made copper pipes for the heat lines to save space and make servicing easier.  I also used E Z Loc AC hose and fittings.  All that is required is a $45 special pliers and you can make your own hoses. The neat thing is that the fittings are positionable and the hoses are about half the normal size. They are more flexible too.

i mounted the compressor just over the frame partially in the wheel well to keep it out of sight.  Use the high dollar belts on the AC and the 100 amp alternator.  It's not fun changing belt at night on a back road.

i had plans to hook up the defrost but the dash got painted before I could cut the slots so that's not functional.  I've not really needed it anyway.



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It's certainly true about not having much room for add ons in a streetrod! But that's what separates US from them by fabricating and designing our own ideas into a car..you have out DONE yourself on your car!

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Hi all,
It's been a while. A lot has gone on. I rescued a beautiful Australian Shepherd a year and a half ago. She has consumed a lot of time training. She just officially qualified as a service dog for me. I trained her myself which is a bit rare for this purpose. She also is beginning herding. I'm learning about sheep too. They are big!! A 300 pounder ran over me like a linebacker.

Last spring I replaced the remote entry unit in the car. This is the third one. Tell me this, why does the FOB battery fail every 3 months? My dually is 17 years old and has 390k miles on it. The key FOB still works and I don't remember ever replacing the battery nor getting locked out. This aftermarket stuff is pure junk. If someone asked me " what is the biggest mistake you made on this car?" Installing shaved door handles is the answer. I made a complete cad solid model of the door and a standard type of flush mechanical door handle. I was simply in too much of a hurry to keep moving on the build to really think it through. Completely opposite of my usual think too much about the project. Well water over the dam. Never again shaved door handles.

Last in the summer I replaced a rear axel seal and bearing. The bearing was still good but the seal fell apart. It turned out to be a huge project. The Cad Seville e-brake rear calipers are an OEM nightmare. Long story short an hour and a half job turned into an all day mess.....again. Thank goodness for the bolt on fenders made getting the big tires off easy. Close inspection revealed that the axel was just barely touching the center of the Locker. I had changed gears at one point and made the "ass umption" that the Locker was in the same position. It was not and caused the axel to bottom out by just few thousands. This caused the retainer to bend slightly then eventually the seal started leaking. I cut a quarter inch off the axel...problem solved. Also a strange noise disappeared from the rear end. Lessened learned. You never can check too much. I missed an easy one here.

I'm going to work on the adjustable vacuum advance and PCV situation as soon as the weather gets reasonable. I've lost mpg and I think it is related to these.

So that's it for now. Me and my dog are just going to enjoy the summer.



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It's certainly great to see you on here! You're right about aftermarket stuff!...Even parts store now have given me problems..Poor quality parts that fail before or as soon as you install them!..lol...That's what keeps us hotrodders busy I guess..

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Well another aftermarket parts problem.
My apt group moved the garage cleaning from summer to April. That meant I needed to move the Willys even with the poor weather we have had. Well I got a new battery any installed it. I go to start it up and it just spins over. Now what. This car starts within 2 revs or something is wrong. So I checked the fuel pump and pressure...good no change.

Then I checked the cap and rotor and inspected the distributor. I put a new cap and rotor in as the carbon button was burned up. Still no start.

Then I had to get at the MSD 6AL. The white wire gave good spark but nothing from the mag pickup wires. So I got out the instructions and it says try a new coil. I call MSD tech and my test procedure was good but try the coil next. Yep...65 bucks and a day wait. Still no spark from the mag pickup wire test. So I called MSD again. He says well it looks like the box is bad. Yeah, just fine 260 bucks with tax and trade in muffler bearings. So I finally got it and installed it. Boom...it started right up. Now this is is the third MSD box I've installed. Same problem. I called MSD again to see if there is something I've done that's killing these. He said they run on 9-18 volts so even if I had the high voltage electrical system it should work fine. Then he asked about hook up. I said well the car has 20k miles on it so it can't be far off. I have the box wired exactly as the instructions show. I called off the wires and connections exactly as I have them and said it was good. Well not much I can say but it's not fun replacing the whole ignition system every couple years.  Then I thought well let's test the new system....guess what...no spark from the mag pickup test.  The car runs with new box but not the old.  MSD couldn't explain it either.

Well with the car running I moved it outside for the cleaning. It runs good now. I drove about 100 miles just to use up the old gas and filled up again. Interesting, the idle is smoother and there is an inch or two more idle vacuum. The only thing I can come up with is that the box began failing last year as the idle was a bit shaky and the vacuum was down a little. Gas mpg is up some now too. I suspect that the multi spark feature was deteriorating and possibly delaying the spark somehow. The timing has not changed however.

I'm back up and running. I've been on two cruises and taken it to a couple breakfasts and we just started the Mon evening Culvers get togethers. Our weather has been rain and cold this week so it's in the garage for this week end.
It's just not fun to spend a couple hours cleaning it up after being out in the rain anymore.



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