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Postby r3skyline » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:05 am

any updates on this? thinkin about actually trying something to what you did with the stock mani. :D also, what was that block piece that you welded on before the flange? where can i get one?
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Postby Bwana » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:51 pm

I just got the gt28r installed and running today. It IS wastgated, at 5psi for now. It's running well, but I do kind of miss the super fast spool of that tiny turbo . I'll get some more under hood shots soon, it's raining right now.
r3skyline wrote:what was that block piece that you welded on before the flange? where can i get one?
I just made that out of 4 small slightly angled pieces of 1/8 plate steel.

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Postby Chezedik » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:03 pm

Funny, I would think that the spool would be more or less the same on a T28 as a T25, since the compressor is not much heavier. WERD!

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Postby r3skyline » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:10 am

hey, after your done having fun with it, can i actually buy your mani and downpipe? :D

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Postby Bwana » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:50 pm

Here's a current pic with the new gt28r installed.



As you can see, I actually went to the trouble to fab a intake this time, with the bov installed and recirculated and a pcv system port.

I really am going to do a real world breakdown of the cost for this setup, I just haven't had time...
r3skyline wrote:hey, after your done having fun with it, can i actually buy your mani and downpipe? :D
I'm going to be selling everything in a month or so, so it will be available.

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Postby nvrplzd240 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:31 pm

Looks great man.. I still say you should trade me turbos tho

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Postby Bwana » Tue May 01, 2007 3:21 am

*Quick Update*

I did manage to melt down the poor 'ol KA out at Miller Motorsports Park this past weekend, on the road track, at 12psi .

I'll get back to this thread soon with more info!

A pic of the '40 racing:


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Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue May 01, 2007 6:46 am

that is a WICKED tease. How did you "Melt" it? throw a rod, blow ring lands..... literally "melt" it? PICS!12 psi would put your fuel pressure pretty high.

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Postby Chezedik » Tue May 01, 2007 7:34 am

Yeah, you can't do that to us. Well, it was still really neat while it lasted.

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Postby AZhitman » Tue May 01, 2007 8:05 am

We'll have an article up shortly - it was AWESOME.

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Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue May 01, 2007 9:50 am

I feel as though "melted" is a key word here... maybe something to do with the PVC piping, getting all up in there?

Video would be nice.

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Postby daconkiftador » Fri May 04, 2007 3:06 pm

we wanna know!

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Postby boriquaS13 » Fri May 04, 2007 3:17 pm

Waiting watching, come on please.

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Postby zerepdivad » Fri May 04, 2007 9:41 pm

waiting......... lets hear it or better yet SEE it....

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Postby Charlie240sxt » Sat May 05, 2007 4:29 am

12psi with stock inj, stock MAF his pistons are whats melted i bet

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Postby WDRacing » Sat May 05, 2007 4:36 am

Nope, wasn't any of the internal rotating parts that went. Out of all the things to go bad, this was the "best" option. Personally I think he's a puss if he doesn't fix it and boost it again...

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Postby Chezedik » Sat May 05, 2007 11:32 am

Bull**** WD, you know what it is and aren't sharing?

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Postby WDRacing » Sat May 05, 2007 12:22 pm

The first time he took her out on the track it overheated and a plug wire caught fire. The car was steadily increasing boost by itself as every lap went by.

Aaron left to go get a scuba certification but let Greg take the car around the track for a few hot laps. Greg is the one that "blew up" the motor.

How's that?

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Postby Chezedik » Sat May 05, 2007 1:45 pm

Bummer. So is Greg putting a new motor in it, LOL. So I am guessing that it just blew a ring land?

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Postby WDRacing » Sat May 05, 2007 2:50 pm

No and no...lol.

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Postby Bwana » Sun May 06, 2007 8:09 am

Sorry for the cliff hanger guys lol. I'm on a bit of a European tour right now, so I've been kinda busy.

Basically I think that the majority of damage to the engine was due to plain overheating. It blew the upper radiator hose on the back stretch of lap 7 and that's when I finally stopped, and found the burning plug wire . Pretty much I think the heat resulting from the incredibly lean situation was just too much for a 250k motor. It still runs, but it's tight enough that the starter can barely turn it and it won't idle. I'll tear it down when I get it out and take some pics of the internals for you all. I really think that with some 370's it would have run happily at 12psi, and kicked it good at the track. When I saw the boost beginning to creep I thought "I should pit and fix that", but since I didn't really care about the engine, I just kept it rolling!

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Postby WDRacing » Sun May 06, 2007 8:24 am

You forgot to mention that Greg popped your headgasket.

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Postby Bwana » Sun May 06, 2007 8:28 am

Well, I assume it is blown, but it's not super bad, and really probably due to me overheating it. Greg let us thrash the G, so I have no hard feelings .

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Postby Chezedik » Sun May 06, 2007 3:56 pm

I am guessing that Loveland is in the four corners?

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Postby r3skyline » Mon May 07, 2007 5:51 am

so your gonna part it out now right? :D i wanna have fun with it too. :D cant find anyone around here willin to help me out to try something similar

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Postby Bwana » Mon May 07, 2007 6:25 am

Chezedik wrote:I am guessing that Loveland is in the four corners?
Nope, northern front range. About 1 hr north of Denver.
r3skyline wrote:so your gonna part it out now right? :D i wanna have fun with it too. :D cant find anyone around here willin to help me out to try something similar
I am parting it out. My buddy Ed says he may want it, so he has first dibs. If you want, I have another manifold laying around I can do up for you.

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Postby Chezedik » Mon May 07, 2007 3:58 pm

I just assumed that since you knew AZ and WD and race together that you would close to AZ.

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Postby Bwana » Tue May 08, 2007 9:37 am

Nope, just know them from NICO events and the forums.

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Postby Chezedik » Tue May 08, 2007 4:56 pm

Ah...

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Postby r3skyline » Mon May 14, 2007 6:56 am

thatd be awesome if you could do a mani for me. :D


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