Discussion in 'High Tech for Old Iron' started by Turbo455, Oct 12, 2009.
Do you have some drawings? Bruce Roe
I will put a drawing together for you.
I feed the boost signal to the pressure side of the wastegates, and through a regulator to the vacuum side of the wastegates. The wastegates have 4psi springs in them, so setting the regulator to 4psi results in 8psi boost. Setting the regulator to 8psi would result in 12psi boost. I plan to install an electric valve that will vent the vacuum port on the wastegates to atmosphere until the throttle is wide open (small electric switch), at which time the valve will then connect the vacuum port to the regulator and increase the boost to whatever you set it to.
4psi boost max until you floor it.
That's what I'm talking about!
Alan, Nice solution
The scheme I presented is nothing more than taking your solution and adding a variable regulator that operates off the TPS to vary max boost between no throttle and WOT.
Thanks for your input
What are you using for a boost controller?
For now, 2 Turbonetics race gates and 1 low pressure (10 or 15 psi max, I forget which!) pnumatic regulator.
I'm just curious what would need to modified to turbo a 78 231?
Here you are Bruce
This is for a carburetor setup that doesn't have a TPS. A TPS will have to be mounted on the carb.
If there is already an operating TPS then the 5 volt regulator in the circuit will not be needed and just the TP and Return lines from the TPS get run to the circuit.
The air pressure to the Wastegates is controlled from 0 to the maximum pressure settings linearly by the TPS sensor.
Since this is being used on a street driven car you want a variable air regulator that isn't constantly clicking like the standard boost controllers.
R6 adjust the max output pressure and there is also adjustments on the EP-8000
The EP-8000 must be mounted vertically and cushioned from vibration.
Here is the product sheet for the EP-8000 Series Electro-Pneumatic Transducer: http://cgproducts.johnsoncontrols.com/MET_PDF/216370.pdf
I made a parts list using Digi-Key part numbers.
You get to choose the TPS sensor
Thanks for the sketch. The electronics are straight forward, gain
the TPS output by up to 2 times (10V max). So tell us about the
EP-8000-2, A-4000-137, and the waste gates.
thanks, Bruce Roe
I added this to post 27
You should be able to steal the whole top end off a 87 Turbo regal, including the heads, intake, fuel injection, exhaust, turbo, etc.
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Old but still Great info
Just to keep this important infos alive
Since its 2017.
A alternative to a el. Fuelpump is the use of a "fuelcell" this fuel cells integrate a el.fp and will be feed by the already exsisting mech. Fp you got. They create the needed preassure for your application and work with carbs and efi. A bypass style regulator is still needed.
My choice was
The described options are great and are actualy what i will be running on low boost
But the more acurate option is to
Get a MSD 6530 ignition box which will pull the timing based on your setting automaticly.