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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 12:34 PM
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Posted By culberro
Sell the RSI header to Harlard so he can make...

Sell the RSI header to Harlard so he can make hero numbers :)

Harlard made just shy of 300whp on 8psi using a 90+ and an eBay turbo (3071?). Is that enough power for you?
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,063
Posted By culberro
Iíve found that most chamber/baffled mufflers...

Iíve found that most chamber/baffled mufflers (Most of what flowmaster sells) have a lot of drone on 4cyl engines.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By culberro
I think a well ported stock valve head would work...

I think a well ported stock valve head would work for 95% of tbrickers.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By culberro
Bronze seats will almost always be an upgrade...

Bronze seats will almost always be an upgrade worth doing, you just have to weigh it against the price.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By culberro
The Manley SS valves donít need anything special,...

The Manley SS valves donít need anything special, especially for a NA motor. That is unless youíre running a crazy cam and want a softer landing for the valves. But, bronze seats wouldnít be a bad...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By culberro
Manganese-bronze 100%. SI Valve has b20...

Manganese-bronze 100%.

SI Valve has b20 sets last time I checked. Your Napa should be able to get them. If not, you can call them to order, or I can always order you a set as well.
The SI guides...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By culberro
It's hard to find the copper-beryllium material...

It's hard to find the copper-beryllium material these days, as you know... cancer causing and such. But the Killer Bee seats, AMPCO 45, and C630 (Kibblewhite machine sells these) are what I'd...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,063
Posted By culberro
For NA, I like a single "turbo" muffler or offset...

For NA, I like a single "turbo" muffler or offset magnaflow. They both usually have some sort of fiber filling which really helps with drone.

For turbo, a simple resonator or glass pack (a good...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By culberro
See below Bingo. Most people don't go...

See below



Bingo. Most people don't go with the proper supporting modifications and tuning to take advantage of the side drafts or ITBs.

With ITBs, they are definitely more challenging to...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By culberro
See my edited response :) If you're doing...

See my edited response :)

If you're doing sustained high boost pulls, a powder metal seat that's meant for turbo/diesel applications or the AMPCO45 or C630 seats would be what I'd use.

Find a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By culberro
Is this a boosted application? Does the head...

Is this a boosted application? Does the head already have seat inserts in it?
Either way, cast iron, chrome-moly, or harder powder metal seats for the inconel and SS will be fine. These should be...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By culberro
It just happens to be a similar resistance range.

It just happens to be a similar resistance range.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By culberro
220-250hp NA is about $2-2.5k in parts and...

220-250hp NA is about $2-2.5k in parts and machine work if you’re going with all new stuff.
300hp is an Evo 8v, which was $14k used the last time I saw one for sale. It did include the ITBs, ECU,...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By culberro
Dyno plots and boost spikes or :gtfo:

Dyno plots and boost spikes or :gtfo:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By culberro
I would say that maintenance + age is a factor. ...

I would say that maintenance + age is a factor.
Cars that never had coolant changed, or are running on straight water will have more corrosion in the water passages of the head gasket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By culberro
I don’t think you really need the reference from...

I don’t think you really need the reference from #12 (1.d)
Just run the boost reference from pressure side of the compressor housing to the actuator (#11, 2.a)

You are making this more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By culberro
The pre-turbo hose (1d) is used to reference post...

The pre-turbo hose (1d) is used to reference post air filter pressure. This keeps the turbo from having issues if you have a really dirty air filter. It's common on industrial diesel engines. This is...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-28-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,916
Posted By culberro
Check this thread out:...

Check this thread out: https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=346790
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-28-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,916
Posted By culberro
Check your Tooth #1 angle before messing...

Check your Tooth #1 angle before messing everything up.
It's like the first thing you need to check/verify/adjust when setting up an aftermarket ECU.

Your spark table has a section with high...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,038
Posted By culberro
Info on shorter timing belts:...

Info on shorter timing belts: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=235689

Square tooth, 122T: Gates T013
DODGE CHALLENGER 1978-1979
DODGE COLT 1977-1979
FORD ...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-28-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,916
Posted By culberro
If it’s that rich in areas, just select the...

If it’s that rich in areas, just select the region and decrease fueling by 5% and see what happens, then repeat until you get to where you want to be.

Also, ignition timing can have a similar...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By culberro
Since you’ll be replacing the gear... save the...

Since you’ll be replacing the gear... save the broken one and use it to jam the gears when torquing the new one on. It also works for removal.
The shop tag in the gears also works great, as...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By culberro
The strut tower just needed some slight...

The strut tower just needed some slight adjustments :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By culberro
Rodents seem to enjoy silicone hose 10:1 over...

Rodents seem to enjoy silicone hose 10:1 over standard hose. I’m slowly switching back to rubber and cloth covered vacuum hoses since the squirrels are winning.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,899
Posted By culberro
The powertrax mentioned above is a helical LSD,...

The powertrax mentioned above is a helical LSD, not a ratchet locker.
Might be a decent choice at $400, though it would be good to know if it was a high preload like the ď588Ē true tracks.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By culberro
16v turbo manifolds are available, you just have...

16v turbo manifolds are available, you just have to be okay with spending $800-1000 for one.
Decent intakes are also available, just spend $500.

For your HP reference, Harlard made 295ish whp on...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,940
Views: 709,894
Posted By culberro
Can confirm. Harlards car feels like it's going...

Can confirm. Harlards car feels like it's going to fall apart at 3k on decel. It's REALLY bad lol.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,940
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Posted By culberro
I'm a fan of the T5, but the one's I've worked on...

I'm a fan of the T5, but the one's I've worked on and modified have all been quiet on 4cyl cars...

Harlard, get that BMW wagon done so you can rip out your T5 and bring it over for a check-up :)
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-21-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,214
Posted By culberro
84-86 degrees for me :)

84-86 degrees for me :)
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2020, 04:34 PM
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Posted By culberro
https://media1.tenor.com/images/1f4131a5cd869c21be...

https://media1.tenor.com/images/1f4131a5cd869c21befbe7b4ddf51bb8/tenor.gif?itemid=10599566
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By culberro
I bent a ~1" wide section of aluminum sheetmetal...

I bent a ~1" wide section of aluminum sheetmetal to fit inside there and fill the gap. Took all of 2 minutes.

The different in L/R cancellation is pretty annoying if you actually use your turn...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By culberro
And it has the proper turn signal cancellation....

And it has the proper turn signal cancellation. that's something that OMP, Momo, and NRG all failed at.



I use the OMP adapter with a 3" dished wheel, and still want a spacer. The NRG one...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By culberro
I’ve had issues with a few OMP adapters. Very...

I’ve had issues with a few OMP adapters. Very porous casting with voids in the threaded areas and they’re very soft. This leads to the bolts constantly coming loose and eventually stripping out. I’ve...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-19-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,214
Posted By culberro
I usually pull the spark plugs as well, just to...

I usually pull the spark plugs as well, just to get the cranking revs up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By culberro
What are you needing? For general work, it’s...

What are you needing? For general work, it’s really hard to beat A1 Muffler on Barbur
A1 Muffler
8970 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219
(503) 452-6853
https://goo.gl/maps/FDjNUZtZvH5BQcqN6
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By culberro
It should be fine, but I'm on the other side of...

It should be fine, but I'm on the other side of the computer. Where does the fire ring (steel ring) from the head gasket sit in relation to the worst corrosion? If they overlap... that's not going to...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,899
Posted By culberro
It uses the backside of the side gears and the...

It uses the backside of the side gears and the diff case (or thrust bushing) as the friction surface.
Not the best idea as wear may be an issue if there's a lot of slipping from a large traction...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By culberro
By "trunk group" do you mean the exhaust pipe...

By "trunk group" do you mean the exhaust pipe between turbo and muffler (commonly called a "down pipe), or the manifold between the cylinder head and the turbo?

A 2.5"/63mm exhaust pipe after the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,899
Posted By culberro
Paging Harlard

Paging Harlard
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By culberro
Most of my experience with smaller diesel turbos...

Most of my experience with smaller diesel turbos is with them on Mercedes OM617 engines and VW 1.6-1.9L engines.
The "poppet" style wastegate that you have on your turbo is extremely prone to...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By culberro
What does it do when the actuator is hooked up...

What does it do when the actuator is hooked up directly to the compressor housing?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 424,794
Posted By culberro
The 940 fan and Taurus fans flow a metric f-tonne...

The 940 fan and Taurus fans flow a metric f-tonne of air, and if you can make them work.... that would be the ticket. You're going to need 3k-4k CFM or more to keep things under control, all with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,526
Posted By culberro
This. Itís relatively easy to pull the filler...

This.
Itís relatively easy to pull the filler neck on a 240.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,993
Posted By culberro
^I also do this if I’m going to a track day. ...

^I also do this if I’m going to a track day.
You can also wide sump the pan and/or add a sump with trap doors. Hiperfauto sells a b20 trap door kit that wouldn’t be too hard to make work on a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By culberro
Skip the 531. Get the 530 machined 30-40 thou,...

Skip the 531.
Get the 530 machined 30-40 thou, clean up the ports if you want to, and then slap on a B, A, K, etc. cam.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By culberro
Just double them up!

Just double them up!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By culberro
Swap out the input shaft to the shorter mustang...

Swap out the input shaft to the shorter mustang one, pretty simple job.
This has been covered many times.

https://ampdistributing.com/collections/t5-5-speed-transmission/input-shaft
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,940
Views: 709,894
Posted By culberro
Cerakote would probably be a better use of money...

Cerakote would probably be a better use of money and time. You can buy it and spray it yourself, but it's picky on surface prep.



And this. There's some improvement, but I'm not sure how much.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2,940
Views: 709,894
Posted By culberro
Sounds like a solid plan. With that engine and...

Sounds like a solid plan. With that engine and turbo setup, I wouldn’t worry about breaking the m47. Especially if you’re using a stock clutch and not clutch kicking or launching the car hard.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-05-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,940
Views: 709,894
Posted By culberro
Ahhhh. You need more boost.

Ahhhh. You need more boost.
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