Hot side routing

Discussion in 'High Tech for Old Iron' started by jon2295, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. jon2295

    jon2295 Well-Known Member

    20151012_170600.jpg Ok so i am putting a single turbo on my skylark 350. The exhaust is run under the passenger side A arm then up to the turbo which is mounted where th ac used to be. It goes very close to the oil filter. Will the heat be an issue being so close even if it is wrapped? Should i do a remote oil filter? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Hi, it is tough to say from the pics but it sure does look too close to the oil filter you may need to use a remote mount. How about the rad hose is it as close as it looks in the pic? You could always run it for a bit and then use a temp gun to find out how hot the oil folter is getting. Which turbo are you using?
     
  3. jon2295

    jon2295 Well-Known Member

    I'm using hx35 holeset. With the heat gun, how hot is too hot. I think it is far enough away from the heater hose, I will wrap the hose too.
     
  4. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    I am not sure how hot is too hot but you could keep an eye on it and compare it to your oil pan temps to have a baseline on roughly how hot things are. Get it up and running anyways and then if you have to re locate the filter tackle that next.
     
  5. jon2295

    jon2295 Well-Known Member

    ok, i will get it going and see what happens.
     
  6. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

  7. jon2295

    jon2295 Well-Known Member

    Very cool
     
  8. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    How are things going?
     
  9. jon2295

    jon2295 Well-Known Member

    20151016_214423.jpg
    Its going pretty well. My welding skills have gone from really poor to just poor. I am finished with running the hot pipes. Right now Im working on the oil drain line. I am using a brass fitting to thread into the oil pan. I did a test on some sheet metal yesterday to make sure it would work. Now just have to do it on the oil pan. This thing is not pretty and I hope it works. Hopefully this turbo is big enough. 20151020_064905.jpg
     
  10. jon2295

    jon2295 Well-Known Member

    So I finished all the oil lines Monday. Reinstalled the turbo and then my wifes water broke. I may not finish this till the spring. Oh Yeah, we had a beautiful healthy girl.
     
  11. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    Congrats!
     
  12. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Nice that will turbocharge the way the days pass by!
     
  13. TheSilverBuick

    TheSilverBuick In the Middle of No Where

    Nice!

    On the fitting into the oil pan, how are you securing and sealing it? There isn't much metal there to keep it from vibrating loose, even with a hose holding it on one side it'll start to leak.

    I would see if you could get a steel fitting for it to thread into and weld the steel fitting into the pan, or find some NPT nuts to put some sealant on and tighten the fitting to the sheet metal. Last time I looked for these at the hardware stores they didn't have them anymore. Maybe a dedicated plumbing store or of course the internet.
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#safe=off&q=NPT+nuts
     
  14. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    X2 dont try to thread the fitting into the sheetmetal it will piss immediately. Racepartsoultions, treadstone, summit etc etc have bungs of all sizes. And the taper on hardware store fittings and AN fittings are not the same they will cause issues eventually. You can even punch a hole in the pan and thread that hole, or use the fuel pump location for a drainback as long as turbo placement will allow gravity to do its thing and drain. A fuel pump block off plate is thick enough to just drill and thread
     
  15. jon2295

    jon2295 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. Yeah We have been pretty busy. I did find some time here and there and put everything together. It is not spooling but it's probably because I need some exhaust pipe donuts. Anyone know what size I need or a part number? I hope this will fix things.
     
  16. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Have you driven it yet?. The manifolds dont use gaskets at the exhaust pipe hookup
     
  17. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    I know mine does not spool much in park but spools super quick under load. You mean donuts between the manifold and exhaust pipe? I have not seen a gasket in that location before. Some people use copper sealant between exhaust flanges.
     
  18. jon2295

    jon2295 Well-Known Member

    Oh, ok. I will have to recheck those bolts. Yes I have driven it, I am seeing no boost and it doesn't sound like it is spooling. The turbo spins while idling. It is tough to hear any exhaust leaks since I haven't made a down pipe for the turbo yet. I checked for leaks going from the turbo to the carb and found nothing wrong. I am going to check the exhaust pipe bolts and then check the internal waste gate to make sure it is staying closed. Thanks for the input guys.
     
  19. jon2295

    jon2295 Well-Known Member

    I tightened the bolts and took it for a quick ride. Feels pretty good even before going into boost. But then it started to foul the plugs bad. Almost didn't make it home. This suprised me since these are the same jets I had in with the supercharger. I guess they behave very differently. Overall very happy with how things are going. I need to order an assorted jet kit. Also need to install a down pipe with an 02 sensor for the wideband .
     
  20. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Nice, using a Holley carb?
     

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