How to Turbo - Part 1
After buying a Euro car last episode, Marty discovers he has not yet found
his perfect vehicle... In this extended episode, we reveal what he got, and
show how to make it faster.
Wanna show the world that you fix your own shizzle? MCM stickers, ti shirts
and other mad shizuoika available here:
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Music from the episode is available here:
http://www.mightycarmods.com/collections/music (Forced Induction by MOOG
was featured in this episode)
Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are
not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you
how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you
will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone
else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible
and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious
machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a
qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.
1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo Walkaround/Drive-bys/etc
To be edited.
History, specs, other pub facts:
Forums: http://www.w-body.com/ (more active) and http://tgpforums.com/
1984 El Camino Single Ebay Turbo 327 first start and drive 1080p hi-def
A friend of mine just got his single turbo El Camino project running and he is about to
become addicted to turbos. Engine is a
327 with Sportmans II iron heads, one piece Holley 600 blow-thru. He used
ebay turbo headers and a late model full
size chevy truck Y pipe to make a great looking setup. It's not dialed in
yet and way too rich, but it still ran strong for the first run. Lots of
Ebay parts here and he has under $1000 in the whole turbo project.
Grand Prix Supercharged GTP Burnouts
Just getting rid of some bad tires! My GTP running 14psi Boost. Watch in HD!
Mods: Overkill PCM, Custom CAI, 3.2 pully, Full MSD Ignition, U-Bend
delete, Power log headers w/ coating, High flow cat w/ 3" down pipe, Gauge
pods, Clear corner markers, Uro style tail lights, Angel Halo fog lamps.
Private closed road.
Supercharged Grand Prix GTP Evolved! 0-95MPH
0-95 clip is near the end and there is a 0-60 clip too. List of current
mods is in the video. This is a 2000 GTP I have a 3.5 pulley ready to be
put on but i was waiting on the pulley puller so she's gonna get a little
Porting an eBay 20g turbocharger
The price of this turbo will make it a
popular purchase, so I figured I'd air out some tech about ways to improve
it. This thing is not for everybody. I wouldn't feel comfortable bolting
it on my car the way it comes out of the box. I could complain about its
flaws except that so far absolutely none of them have been a deal-breaker
for me. To me it's like an empty canvas. I promise to eat those words if
it happens, and share my poop. Usually I can easily correct these flaws
myself and so can you.
If this thing turns out to perform well with what I do to it... It could
easily be a cheap, quick ticket to an 11-second car. Something you could
do with a free running 1g, a hacksaw, and about $500 worth of fuel
upgrades. Yeah, that would be ridiculous, and I'm bolting it onto a
well-modified car... But that being possible speaks volumes for what a DSM
can really do.
This is no big deal to me. I'd rather guinea pig my car for you in HD so
you guys can decide whether or not you'd spend your money on this. Really
it's an experiment because this isn't my daily-driver, and it contributes
to building a better Colt.
Tools I used involve:
Milwaukee model ???? 1/4" straight-shaft electric DIY grinder
Cone and ball-shaped double-cut burs
180 grit high-speed flap wheel
Dremel with a flex-shaft and a tiny 320-grit flap wheel
a zip tie
10mm combination wrench
tiny flat-blade screwdriver (00) for the e-clip on the wastegate
Grand AM GT turbo 3400 12.3 pass
This is the first track day for our 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT racecar. This
pass was a 12.3, with a 1.78 60' ft. To learn more about this car, or to
contact us for your 3400 turbo kit,
Installing an eBay 20g
I'm reviewing an ebay 20g TD05 internally-gated turbocharger. You've seen me open it, assess it,
and port it. Now I'm going to install it and see how it fits on my car.
Its dimensions are close enough to a Mitsubishi turbo that it fits well, but it didn't play nice
with my aftermarket stuff as the video illustrates.
You'll see what I mean...
The wastegate actuator nipple aims straight toward the compressor housing,
and I don't like it. I fixed it with a pair of pliers and an allen wrench
at 5:55 in a way that's far less likely to break it. The flanges and bolt
centers lined up fine and without any issues, though others have claimed to
have had them with this turbo. The
compressor cover is an obvious giveaway regarding identifying this turbo. It does not wear the cast-in designation
TD05H that the Mitsubishi turbos do, but
for $228, what do you expect?
If you chose to go this route, just manage your expectations. Be aware
that it might not bolt up perfectly to your particular car, and be willing
to fix what isn't perfect.
how to turbo your honda over the weekend
UPDATE: for all those who think this method means the motor wont last, here
is a video from friday april 5th 2013 of the car still running strong, its
been over a year and around 10k miles of hard beating.
UPDATE: ALSO CHECK OUT MY SECOND VIDEO ON HOW TO turbo YOUR HONDA you can see it here
this video shows the steps to turbo your
honda in a couple days with upgraded internals and not removing the engine
or doing any machine work.
also for those saying you need to do some sort of easy break in period i
think you need to read this article , the old fashioned ways are long gone