I got the little 610a 4x4 Acco is mechanically good chassis wise and I’ve got a little bit for a project
Project turbo , I bought a Chinese GT 35 turbo which by all accounts suits 3L to 6L engines , hoping it will liberate 1.21 Jigawatts of power and hopefully reach 88 mph and when I get back I’ll be back to the future , I’ve been buying bits and pieces of exhaust pipes for a few months now , still need some 3” pipe for the dump pipe for the exhaust, I need to move the header tank and air cleaner to start .
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Yes I am Paul, the big bad 345 has a forged crank , low compression , conrods and pistons are forged , it meets every parameter for turbocharging , my engine isn’t big and bad either ...............it’s at the bottom of the totem pole of the international stable but that makes it all the more better .
If detonation occurs I have a “good runner “ in the shed if it happens lol.
I know the drive train probably isn’t up to it but I don’t plan to trash it
It might last ten minutes or it might not work but I’ve got to find out for myself .
I bought a turbo with 6psi boost waste gate and not seeking any approval but my own and better power hopefully equals better fuel economy.
Sounds interesting, there's lots of hot rodding of these that have been tried over the years
You can get 4 barrel aluminium manifolds from the US and I seem to recall reading a 392 crank is lighter than a 345
There are some issues you just cant over come
However it should be fun
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
I'm curious; do you just blow it down the carby, or do you have to put the carby in a sealed plenum to stop fuel blowing out everywhere?
Factory supercharged Studebakers all had the carby in a plenum. Maybe superchergers make more pressure than a turbo?
Eager to see how this goes.
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It’s a blow through jarrod it is a suck though at the moment as it has a remote air cleaner making a blow through set up ( air cleaner bonnet) is already there , have a spare 2bbl Holley which I have to fiddle with the fuel metering block , drill out 2 metering tubes and put jet extensions on the bottom of the tubes , I have to replace the float from hollow to solid as they can collapse under pressure and then take the choke assembly out and cut the air horn off until it is level with the top of the Venturi’s ,to start I need to move the air cleaner housing and coolant header tank to the left hand side as they will be in the way and the exhaust dumps to the left and will routed either via a new sports muffler which I have to use as a stack or out the lower left hand side below the chassis .
Jon when you said the manifolds didn’t match are talking straight back on or flipped ? .