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Forum: Race cars 10-16-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,652
Posted By PA41
25 years ago. A rare pic of an unmolested dirt...

25 years ago. A rare pic of an unmolested dirt car. It didn't look like that long. It was a 'contact' sport when I drove. I've never enjoyed something so much that I was so bad at.
Forum: Builds! 10-10-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,339
Posted By PA41
A movie theme car! I can see it at a show with a...

A movie theme car! I can see it at a show with a 'granny' doll lashed to the roof and a stuffed dog tied to the bumper. "He kept up for a while". Its all good..
Forum: Builds! 10-03-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By PA41
Yeah, Spirit still makes that body, but improved...

Yeah, Spirit still makes that body, but improved as they don't use plywood floors. They want around $7K for just the body though!! I don't have But around $5K in the whole car! Sorry to hear bout the...
Forum: Builds! 10-03-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By PA41
Yeah, burned up about 3 years ago. The insurance...

Yeah, burned up about 3 years ago. The insurance inspector said it was the DeWalt battery charger. These batteries are all sorts of dangerous, but they can't stop using them. Me neither, still got...
Forum: Builds! 10-02-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By PA41
It was sadder to put it in the shed when gas got...

It was sadder to put it in the shed when gas got up to $4/gal. The thing only got 5 mpg and we live 20 miles to town. A burger joint cruze with fries and fuel would run near $100! You gotta admit the...
Forum: Power adders! 10-02-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
When I first start up I think I hear the turbo...

When I first start up I think I hear the turbo squeal a little. I believe I'll crank the engine a few seconds before I flip the ignition on and see if it quits. The thing was built in the 70s, so...
Forum: Builds! 10-02-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By PA41
Thanks--the weird stuff just makes me smile. I've...

Thanks--the weird stuff just makes me smile. I've sat there looking at this laughing and talking to myself for an hour. Ain't no rules.
Forum: Builds! 10-02-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By PA41
Tough old piece of iron, and took the fire lots...

Tough old piece of iron, and took the fire lots better than a modern sheetmetal piece would. The T was my first from scratch build, had it 20 years or so. Kinda rough, but lotsa fun. 455 Pontiac...
Forum: Builds! 10-02-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By PA41
Decided to go with the 36 Ford Truck grill I had...

Decided to go with the 36 Ford Truck grill I had on my T before it burned up. It is a little worse for wear from the fire, but serviceable, and it's big enough to cover the radiator, transmission...
Forum: Power adders! 09-28-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
This ran alot better than I was expecting. Really...

This ran alot better than I was expecting. Really this turbo is over sized, and I was thinking it was going to be a bit doggy on the bottom. Didn't seem so. It revved readily and felt peppy and...
Forum: Power adders! 09-28-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
Shop ran it list night. Runns sweet.!! Turbos...

Shop ran it list night. Runns sweet.!! Turbos make such a great sound! Got ahead of myself and just used a 500 cfm racing 2bbl and cobbled up the carb linkage. Impatience has often caused me...
Forum: Builds! 09-28-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By PA41
Got it running in the shop last night. Love the...

Got it running in the shop last night. Love the smell of paint burning off of headers!! Sweet, racy, ripping high compression sound. The sound of a turbo. Really enjoyed myself--even skipped supper...
Forum: Power adders! 09-23-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
The boost actuated buttterfly was leaking...

The boost actuated buttterfly was leaking compressed gas/air into the intake--probably why it would runaway with it self. Gutted it. Worked on the oil feed/drain. few days it'll run (I hope).
Forum: Builds! 09-23-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By PA41
I was testing the boost actuated butterfly on the...

I was testing the boost actuated butterfly on the carb adapter, and the seals were shot. Pressurized gas/air was flowing through the actuator and back through the turbo. No wonder it was running away...
Forum: Power adders! 09-22-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
Got a BOV off the net. Not what I was expecting,...

Got a BOV off the net. Not what I was expecting, it seems like a design for compressed air (copper-aluminum) , and my experience is exhaust bypass--wastegate stuff. Since the drawthrough is...
Forum: Race cars 09-22-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,652
Posted By PA41
The mid 70s Monty Carlos were the biggest cars I...

The mid 70s Monty Carlos were the biggest cars I ran. They didn't turn well, and I never could get the 4 link coil spring rear figured out. Tough as nails though, could really take a lick and keep...
Forum: Power adders! 09-21-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
Built a "draw' tube for the turbo intake out of...

Built a "draw' tube for the turbo intake out of 2x3 sq tube. Made a drain for the oil to the fuel pump mounting spot and welded up the 2 1/2" crossover/turbo flange. Making some progress. Enjoying...
Forum: Builds! 09-21-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By PA41
Got a little more done on the drawthrough...

Got a little more done on the drawthrough install. Fabbed up a 'draw' tube for the turbo out of 2"x3" sq tube. Was going to use 3" 90 degree tubing, but it was too big, so went faactory style. ...
Forum: Power adders! 09-19-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
Been studying water and water/meth alcohol...

Been studying water and water/meth alcohol injection as with a draw through you can't really do intercooling. Cooling the air/gas mix will cause the gas to drop out. After all the internet BS I...
Forum: Builds! 09-16-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By PA41
When I was driving with this setup, it always ran...

When I was driving with this setup, it always ran down the road totally through the turbo with at least a pound or two of boost. Pretty pleasant to drive --real torquie feeling. It loved hills,...
Forum: Power adders! 09-16-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
Ooops, I didn't post the pics of the carb adapter...

Ooops, I didn't post the pics of the carb adapter here, just on the build part. Here's the pics of the Accel Turbosonic from the net.
Forum: Power adders! 09-16-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
I'm old and wore out, if it's not easy I can't do...

I'm old and wore out, if it's not easy I can't do it. I'm about 10 years past my prime and about the only thing I'm better at now is figuring out how to make stuff easy enough for me to do. It's slow...
Forum: Power adders! 09-16-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
Yeah, I've got some 3" 90s coming. Thats the...

Yeah, I've got some 3" 90s coming. Thats the 'draw' side connection that's got water coming to it on the factory parts that I don't have. I think that tube might ice up in winter if its a daily...
Forum: Power adders! 09-16-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
Was looking up this Turbosonic company on the...

Was looking up this Turbosonic company on the net, sifting through the BS, and found they started making this setup in 1976, and it struck me that those were the 'bad old days' of factory...
Forum: Power adders! 09-14-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 114,746
Posted By PA41
I think in moderation these Turbosonic systems...

I think in moderation these Turbosonic systems should be successful. The early turbo coupe T birds and the Early Grand Nationals were draw through, non intercooled, and they made reasonable power. I...
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