Starting a new thread since my previous one is very different than where I'm going with this one.
For the old thread, you can see it here: 1970 Camaro RS: Operation Budget LSx
Car is a 1970 Camaro RS with a LQ4 and a 700r4. Trapped 111mph with the secondaries only opening 1/8th of the way. Had full interior, street tires, etc.
After getting down the track twice last year with a carb'd cammed LQ4 with shaved CNC ported 241s, I got home and promptly tore 500 lbs of stuff out of the car. Then, after driving home from my folk's place and listening to a turbo'd late model RX7 cruise next to me while stuck in traffic...I know, but still...the turbo sound sucked me in. So, I sold off all of the carb stuff (thanks you the people who bought my stuff!) and picked up a TC78 with a 1.15 AR housing.
I grabbed a Howard's Cams mild grind with a wide LSA. 226/232 @.050, .578/.587 lift, 115LSA. Installed it and degreed it. Also got a set of stock 317 heads to get my back to a forced induction compression ratio. Slapped my PRC .660 lift springs on them and put them on the engine with a set of .040 MLS gaskets. Then I temp installed some truck manifolds and set the intake in place to get some ideas going.
Driver's side will be easy. I will slap a v-band on it and just do a gentle curve around the alternator and into the cross-over.
Driver's side, in order to get a nice bend into a merge near where the turbo will be placed, I will have to cut in back a lot before I put a v-band on it. Kind of points off into nowhere right now.
I'm going to place the turbo somewhere roughly over the frame rail and at the same level as the headlights.
First major modification for the turbo install was drilling and tapping the oil pan for a drain fitting. My goal right now is to get the engine sealed back together before I do anything else. Here it is with a -10 to 1/2 NPT fitting in the flat space on the passenger side of the oil pan between where the starter and cross member would interfere.
Build plan is to use a 44mm wastegate, 50mm BOV, ebay intercooler, Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump and regulator, fuel cell, truck fuel rails and intake, and.....
Does 15psi and 3,000lb race weight sound fun to anyone?
1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass lightweight, 6.0L LQ4 PRC Stg2.5 5.3L heads, Tick Custom Cam 231/235 .635/.610 112+2
FAST LSXrT 102/102, 4" CAI, 4L80E, Circle D 3,200rpm stall, 4.30 gears 8.5 GN rear, daily driven 408rwhp.
NX Proton nitrous system
11.67 @ 119.6mph, 1.83 60'.
100 shot nitrous - 10.98 @ 126.4mph