First ride making boost!

Discussion in 'High Tech for Old Iron' started by jon2295, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Try .030 that should be fine with such low boost for comparison sake I ran my GN with .026 to .028 to keep the spark from blowing out granted that was with 28lbs of boost id put some 42's in it also no extended tip.plugs are usually little more tolerant also
  2. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    Good advice.

    6AL works great with points. The way I understand it the points never wear out when you use them with an MSD box.
  3. Nick A.

    Nick A. Well-Known Member

    This is almost exactly what I would suggest as well. I've been running very high boost motors for a long time. Go 2-3 steps colder on the plugs from stock with .030 gap as starting point.
  4. rtanner

    rtanner Well-Known Member

    yes points will never wear out w this set up, you still need to check the gap annually, this is my favorite go to setup, if the msd ever fails i can hook the points back up stock style and be back on the road
  5. rtanner

    rtanner Well-Known Member

    btw stay w the boost set up you have righ now, that is a perfect boost curve for a driver, get a posi keep tweaking the tune slightly, and you will have alot of enjoyment!!!!
  6. jon2295

    jon2295 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the advice guys.I will be saving for a posi, the one i had lined up fell through.
  7. killrbuick66455

    killrbuick66455 Well-Known Member

    Hey Jon, Cool project My great great grand Father and Mother owned a bungalow in East Seatauket went there quite often for the holidays growing up... Great memories!!
    Last edited: May 13, 2015
  8. jon2295

    jon2295 Well-Known Member

    Yeah we have been here a few years and love it. I used to work over there in east northport when i was 20 or so, lot of good hang outs.:laugh:
  9. 84regalturbo

    84regalturbo Member

    How much can a mechanical fuel pump flow and how high of a psi can it take thanks
  10. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Best off to avoid a mechanical fuel pump for a boosted application. I use an A1000
  11. Skippy597

    Skippy597 Silver Level contributor

    Awesome project Jon! I really love budget builds, especially when things get umm, creative... :D Usually end up seeing the most unique setups this route. Keep up the good work.
  12. Skippy597

    Skippy597 Silver Level contributor

    Wow I just realized how old this thread is. Lol, Any new info?
  13. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

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  14. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    I for one, think that's cool, I'm sure others here do also, and I'm sure not going to bash you, nor would anyone else here I'm sure, for doing this on a budget, keep at it:cool:
    Boost changes the whole personality of an engine, just stay conservative with the pressure till you get it all scienced out:D
  15. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Boost! $2000 Buick 350 with $300 turbos making 460 Hp at the tires and runs low 11s on street tires with 4 speed auto and 3.42 with full weight leather interior and ac...


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