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Old 01-02-2007, 04:11 AM   #1
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Hey, been a while since ive been on here, ive made big progress...

from just a noob asking stupid questions,
to getting usefull info from you
to researching what i need
to buying the parts
to making the manifolds

ive got about 1-2 weeks to go, being christmas dosnt help (stupid family, cant get any work done)

when tuned this should pump out 250rwkw @ 10psi and run a low 13 second pass quite possibly a 12 second pass

heres a teaser shot, im from australia, and the cars called a Holden Calais, 1989 model, Buick V6 (same as your 88 model i believe)
makes 127kw @ flywheel stock, and round 100rwkw stock... with a retune from my mate makes 115rwkw and runs, 15.5 1/4 mile
its fitted with a Turbo 700 automatic box which can take a pounding...

The turbo is a MasterPowers T04E ar0.50 Inlet and 0.68 Exhust compressor wheel, with a 3" dump from the turbo,
im gonna get a boost controller soon, the wastegate has a 10psi spring in it

heres the price break down so far

Turbo + External Wastegate - $500
800x600x80 Intercooler - $205
Steel Braided oil lines(so i dont have a fire) + fittings -$350
turbo manifold materials - $100
silicon piping - $200
Blow off valve - $50
2" boost gauge - $50
2 bar map sensor (for fuel regulation) - $138
4m intercooler piping/ dump pipe straight 3" piping - $80
5x 90deg 3" bends - $60
1x 180degree 3" bend - $20
6x cream top injectors - $10
Vaccume Lines - $10
Top gun longer spark leads - $25
Crow Cam Heavy duty valve springs - $60
ACL VRS kit (inc head gaskets, valve stems etc) - $110
150,000km cyclinder heads - $FREE
Clamps - $10
T4 Flange - $30
3" cat converter Flange - $20
V-Band flange kit + Vband - $100
wastegate Flange - $20
booze for my welder - $40

heres some pictures of the car
all is not complete yet, work still in progress since i took the photos the turbo manifold has been welded so the turbo is no longer sitting there, btw its all taped up in a safe place :P only took covers off for pictures :P









enjoy
19 year old kid from Australia, from another forum I'm on.
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hey its the good old LN3

looks good in that setup!
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haha, yeah a 1988 model year LN3. Thats some interesting info for some LN3 performance ideas.

He have any more pics of installation of anything?
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that looks good. what kind of money do they use in austraila? cuz that migh be even more in us dollars... i also wonder what that car weighs...
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The most updated pics he had were of his slicks and a pipe mocked connecting the turbo to the pipe w/ filter.

I'm not sure of the currency rates but a lot of that looks pretty close to US prices, give or take a few (for instance he bought oil lines and couplers that were WAY too expensive IMO.)

He got some kind of ticket for having an immobile vehicle so after he gets that taken care of he said the turbo project is back on.
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The most updated pics he had were of his slicks and a pipe mocked connecting the turbo to the pipe w/ filter.

I'm not sure of the currency rates but a lot of that looks pretty close to US prices, give or take a few (for instance he bought oil lines and couplers that were WAY too expensive IMO.)

He got some kind of ticket for having an immobile vehicle so after he gets that taken care of he said the turbo project is back on.
thats an odd ticket...

may i ask what forum this from?
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homemadeturbo.com

home of the ghettoest turbocharged cars you'll ever see

IE, one kid turbocharged his civic for under $200 for EVERYTHING haha. It was ghetto but it worked :P
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homemadeturbo.com

home of the ghettoest turbocharged cars you'll ever see

IE, one kid turbocharged his civic for under $200 for EVERYTHING haha. It was ghetto but it worked :P
what did he use..an electric blower?
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homemadeturbo.com

home of the ghettoest turbocharged cars you'll ever see

IE, one kid turbocharged his civic for under $200 for EVERYTHING haha. It was ghetto but it worked :P
what did he use..an electric blower?
IIRC, he used a junkyard 14b, a CRX Hf exhaust manifold and may have welded the two together (ive seen this done before... hysterical), but i think he might've used an adapter plate.

If you look on the site under projects the owner tried one of those turbonators wayyyy back when to prove how crappy they were lol.
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