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LS turbo hot side....
« on: August 23 2012, 07:35:16 PM »
Working on a 304 ss hot side, using truck manifolds. The set up is being test fitted in a G body, [85 El Camino]. The first build will be with the t4 flange.
I'm using the truck engine ft accessories, such as water pump, balancer, idler, and a Vette alt/ps mount with spacers. [Most conversions are truck engines, anyway.] That way, the x over pipe doesn't have to be crowed into the block and under the truck ps mount. [Too tite w/ the steer gear, and it looks better, and reduces sharp bends.] This design can be bent in 1 piece, then trimmed, split flanges and a flex joint added, if desired.
 A pic of what's done, so far. :player:
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Re: LS turbo hot side....
« Reply #1 on: August 23 2012, 08:57:21 PM »
Is this being designed with production in mind?
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Re: LS turbo hot side....
« Reply #2 on: August 24 2012, 08:25:34 AM »
Looking good Chuck nice to see you here too.

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Re: LS turbo hot side....
« Reply #3 on: August 27 2012, 10:32:57 PM »
So far, that really looks nice.  I read the LS articles but I don't try to remember them since I don't own one.  I guess that truck engine is really plentiful and I have seen some pretty good results using one as an economical base.  Makes me wish I had not sold the Elky.
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Re: LS turbo hot side....
« Reply #4 on: August 28 2012, 01:07:58 PM »
LS is getting more and more interesting.

Piss off the purists and put one in a GN. I like it.
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Re: LS turbo hot side....
« Reply #5 on: September 28 2012, 03:28:43 PM »
Update... "chop it apart, and start over" scenario :icon_eyes:
I finished the mockup, fitted it into the engine bay, [85 El Camino/LS2], and found I need more room, and a different angle on the turbo.
I also added a flex joint.
Here's the latest. Am going to do 1 more test fit, then set the w/g piping, and finish weld the tacked joints.
Once done, the manifolds will be ceramic coated, and the pipes will have a bit of polishing done. [304 polishes really nice. Just doesn't stay that way!] :(
I hope to have it at Reynolds for critique, in Nov.
I may even get someone to try it out! :player:
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Re: LS turbo hot side....
« Reply #6 on: September 28 2012, 04:45:03 PM »
I thought the Renolyds event is in May now?
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Re: LS turbo hot side....
« Reply #7 on: September 28 2012, 05:30:09 PM »
LS is getting more and more interesting.

Piss off the purists and put one in a GN. I like it.

It's been done already.

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Re: LS turbo hot side....
« Reply #8 on: September 28 2012, 07:28:08 PM »
Reynolds is on the 23/24 Nov. Going to be all forced inductions cars are invited...
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Re: LS turbo hot side....
« Reply #9 on: September 28 2012, 07:30:23 PM »
STILL not right! :013:
Have to move it back at least 4". May have to change the angled tubes in the mt flange to parallel, in order to get it back far enuf... :rolleyes;
 
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