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Old 12-05-2013, 08:17 PM
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Just came across this forum when searching for info on my latest project. How long has this forum been around? I've been doing DIY turbo projects since 2002. As a matter of fact I think I used to have a web page "turbodiy.com" to track some of my projects.

First interesting one was a twin turbo dodge shadow street/strip project.
Then a single turbo shelby charger, street/strip project.
Then a single turbo dodge neon drag project.
now partially into a BMW e30 drag project.
and just started a 77 corvette turbo street/strip project.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:08 PM
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Here some info about a few of my builds:

My car is the Neon.

Notice the Intake manifold in the video. Anyone take a guess as to what it used to be?
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:36 AM
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Random guess - did it used to be a fire extinguisher?
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:28 PM
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you win the prize. I love the expression on the faces when I open the hood. Nothing in that car was meant to do what it ended up doing. Lots of fun to build. But that car is history. Now I'm on a 77 corvette street strip project. That's how I found this forum. I'm converting a SBC to injection, turboing it, 4l85 electronic trans, home made power steering, flex fuel, etc.
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I'd love to see picks of some of your other projects, you sound like you've had some awesome projects
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Here is my second project car. it's an 86 Shelby Charger that I raced about 6-8 years ago. Crammed a diesel bus intercooler, large turbo, home made alcohol injection, cruise control for launch that ran on vacuum from coffee cans, moved the computer to the glovebox and some other enhancements. This car was a daily driver, that I would drive to track. Got me an NHRA wally

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Then there was my first project car ... the twin turbo dodge shadow
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This is a BMW drag car project that is on hold.





Built an adapter to connect a BMW engine to a Powerglide.



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Here are some photos of my first project, the twin turbo dodge shadow:

Notice some of the homemade touches. Homemade rising rate fuel pressure regulator. Cold start injectors for extra fuel triggered by hobbs switches under boost. Soup cans for storing vaccum.










This was a daily driver. Setup worked great up to 24 psi, where the turbos would start surging.
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Between the he twin turbos and a BMW powerglide I was mind blown. Cool stuff
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Thanks. I understand that your mind is blown, but I've barely scratched the surface of the many homebrew modifications in these cars. For example, I adapted a Quaife LSD in the Shadow and Charger. Then there was the full manual valve body I designed. Transmission redesigns, suspension modifications, factory ECU reprogramming, logging sensors and ECU data. This was all over 8 years ago when high power turbo cars were in their infancy.

Actually, the 86 Shelby Charger was my favorite and I'm really sorry i gave it away. I had no room then as I worked out of my 1 car garage. It was an unstripped car that I could drive to work and then drive to the track and run 11.50s all day long without slicks. That's not as impressive today, but 10 years ago, before all the aftermarket turbo stuff was available, it was a different story. You had to build everything yourself. And that car winning me a Wally was the icing on the cake. I have some videos I can post of the Charger.

I'm building the Vette so I can have a streetable high performance car again. I think it's ironic that the big 355 cubic inch, 8 cyl vette will have less power than the 122 cubic inch, 4 cyl neon.
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