Early launch tuneup tests after the discovery of the n/m dt als, and before incorporating the later to be discovered afterburner augmentation.
A 224cid Stage One BUICK V6 on alcohol using port Nitrous oxide/methanol injection to spool a GARGANTUOUS Borg Warner AirWerks S510-91mm turbocharger.
Grand National single turbo 1,500 horsepower dale cherry
A video from bowling Green, Ky 5-18-2002 Single turbo stage 2 V6 4.1 liter. Killer sounding turbo. On this run, wheels up launch while
spinning. Dale said it also spun the last 300 feet or so. 1500 horsepower, full steel car
except the hood! full frame. built and tuned by Dale Cherry of Hatboro,Pa
owner of: http://www.injection-connection.com/HomePage.htm
car info: http://www.turbobuick.com/dale_cherry_car.html
Part 25: Turbo Manifold Fabrication - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
Episode 25 of my '76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo restoration is another long one,
covering in its entirety the fabrication of the turbocharger manifold. Suddenly the engine bay
started to look a little cramped when I began to position the GT3076R, so
it took some plumbing to build the required manifold. Constructed out of
1.5" SCH40 304 stainless steel pipe, it was fully TIG welded with an argon
back purge. Yes, this is another long episode because I wanted to show the
manifold fabrication process in glorious detail so that this video would be
a useful resource for anyone wanting to build a custom turbo manifold. So as I say, grab your favourite
adult beverage, sit back, and enjoy. Included in this episode: fabricating
a 13B Exhaust flange, fabbing a merge
collector, positioning a turbo in the
engine bay, measuring, cutting and fitting stainless pipe and els, tacking
in position, setting up a back purge, final welding, port matching, custom
A huge thank you to ATP turbo (
http://www.atpturbo.com ) for helping
out with some of the parts used in this episode.
Turbo Nitrous/Methanol Anti-lag System with Afterburner Augmentation
A new breakthrough discovery that further increases the affect of the newly
discovered Nitrous/Methanol Anti-lag
System in a drastic way.
The afterburner augmentation was set at a low test setting for this
This test was performed with the transbrake engaged.
If I had kept my foot in it, who knows when the rpm and Boost would have stopped climbing.
A drag anti-lag system that gives smooth, consistent performance and won't
damage the engine, turbocharger or Exhaust system.
This is going to change turbocharging
Aug. 15th, 2010: Latest testing of this new system has resulted in over
6200 rpm and 220 kPa MAP, and still climbing, after only 2 seconds on the
system. This is with a:
224 cid V6
3200 stall torque converter
Airwerks S510/91mm turbocharger. This is
a turbocharger that scares even large
Simply amazing. Some exciting test-n-tunes coming up.
Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."
Discovery of the Nitrous / Methanol Drag Turbo Anti Lag System
After fighting with the installation of a larger turbo (B/W Airwerks S510/91mm), trying to find a
way to quickly spool this monsterous sucker with an automatic transmission
and a tight torque converter (in this paricular test, a 2,800 rpm torque
converter stall speed), we finally stumbled across a very interesting
tuning discovery. We've always used Nitrous to help quickly spool whatever turbo was on the car, but this is something
different. This is more than just simply injecting Nitrous.
This video shows the point where we had become aware that we had discovered
a new type of turbo ALS (anti lag
system) that we ended up developing further to become the Nitrous/Methanol Drag turbo Anti Lag System with Afterburner
Augmentation. Probably the most significant advancement of drag turbo anti lag technology in the past decade, not
to mention the advancement of the use of Nitrous with methyl alcohol (methanol) fuel.
Our spool assist valve was not used in these tests.
Through special engine configuration and tuning settings, oxygen is
chemically passed to the Exhaust
system without the need of having to cut the ignition to any of the
cylinders, thereby providing a simple, ULTRA smooth and quiet turbocharger anti lag, or quick spooling system.
This turns out to be even more effective than just using Nitrous injection in the more traditional manner
to spool the turbo. This allows a small
engine using a Nitrous/methanol mix to
spool a large efficient turbo with a
turbine side that will provide the much coveted crossover affect, opening
the door to more radical turbo camshaft
Nitrous/methanol mixes have come to be
known to provide sub standard hp levels for a given jet size rating.
Particularly when large shot sizes are being used. This system recovers all
of that lost rating in a very beneficial manner.
This system does not use the common pop and bang als method so often seen
in turbo drag racing today. It is much
easier on the engine, Exhaust system,
This new turbo anti lag system was
accomplished in spite of the fact that we are using a distributorless
wastespark ignition system. Or, maybe because of it?
I expect only the most adroit tuner to truly grasp the concept and
significance of this new system.
Warning: This type of turbocharger drag
anti lag system is for the most skillful tuners only.
DRW / Buick Alky V6 finding the limits
Finding the limits of turbo, tire,
suspension and fueling. In the first two passes you can hear tire chatter
all through second gear. After reducing the Boost, the tire chatter stopped.
The old T76 turbo setup was being used
at this time.
The Ultimate Turbo Anti-lag System
A close up encounter with a new turbocharger anti-lag system that will soon change
the face of turbo drag racing forever.
A 224cid Buick V6 spooling a monster Borg Warner Airwerks S510/91mm turbo.
These tests were performed with the afterburner set at a low initial
setting. The full potential and limits of the afterburner feature are yet
to be explored.
This system is very capable of pushing the 3200 rpm stall speed (no Nitrous, zero Boost) of this torque converter to over 6200
rpm stall speed in 2 seconds, and in the same time generating over 220 kPa
manifold pressure. Impressive only if you fully understand the demanding
spooling requirements of the Airwerks S510 turbocharger.
Pro light launch tests with the newly enhanced Nitrous/Methanol ALS coming up next.
Update: Latest performance of the car, 2/12/11, 5.57 @ 126 mph in the 1/8
mile. 1.27 60'. The ALS activated for only 1.7 seconds, and shut down
before launching the car from the starting line.
In the comments section I have made entries that give detailed descriptions
of how this system works and basics on how to set it up.
This system is far from optimized. Hopefully others will play with this
system and make further impressive advances with it.
Warning: For Advanced Tuners Only!
Update: There was a substantial leak discovered in a tee fitting in a MAP
signal line that, at the time of this video, fed both the fuel pressure
regulator and the Boost gauge.
Trying to judge the Boost level with
the fuel pressure and Boost gauges
in this video would be inaccurate. The Boost level that was recorded by the ECM
during these tests was in the range of 14 psi. The Boost gauge in this video (upper left gauge)
is showing only 6 or 7 psi Boost due
to the signal line leak.
DRW / Buick V6 Alky v3.2 20L video test
My first in-car video. Preliminary tuneup with a new combination. First
video since the change to the Borg Warner Airwerks S510/91mm turbo. Still chipping away at the initial spooling
problem. Slowly, but surely making progress, though.
Have you had your daily trip down the track yet? Kick back and get out your
National Dragster or favorite go fast parts catalog. You'll be sitting in
the staging lanes for a little bit.
Shortcuts: go to 6:30 minutes, or 7:02 minutes.
Barona Drag Strip!
68 camaro Buick V6 Turbo
Buick Stage 2 turbocharged engine
This shows the very early stages of this build. The car was painted Viper
Blue soon after this video and has since gone through more changes to the
engine, turbo, Exhaust and fuel management system.
Best time so far is
6.19 in 1/8 @ 114 mph
9.64 in 1/4 @ 141.56