Turbo sizing,...

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by hugger, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    You know your turbos are sized correctly when you need the assistance of an engine hoist to put them in place,...just so you know rps20181005_163806.jpg
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018
  2. jzuelly1

    jzuelly1 Jesse Zuelly IV

    Damn. Pretty cool man.
  3. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    I love the way that intake came out. Looks tough!
  4. sriley531

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

    Wow, that power plant looks very measly and its likely to be a very underwhelming car power and performance-wise.

    SAID NO ONE EVER!!:cool::p:D

    That's gonna be a bad mofo Ethan!!! Color me envious. ;)
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  5. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Someone’s gonna have some fun. Looking good Ethan.
  6. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    uh.... is that a TA block?
  7. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    duh.... 540 right?
  8. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Yea, 3in main block. Will be 513cid. Turbos are 57lbs each, supports I'm doing now are only temporary once I get the headers built, I'll do the front tabs, essentially just a two piece motor plate. Then the turbo supports will attach to it and the bolts that utilized in the front of the head and block. Hoping to make them look pretty trick.
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  9. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary, It's still got a good bit more work needed yet, but overall I'm very satisfied with it. It's HEAVY but weight gain is least of my concern ha
  10. offbrand Racing

    offbrand Racing Platinum Level Contributor

    Looking good Ethan!


    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Ethan looks great.
    I can't wait to start posting pictures of our build that's been sleeping until lately.
    Something about looking into a compressor that makes you Smile :D 236237-3726bf7458057067b4c81e33dd960ae5.jpg
  12. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    Have you seen this?

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  13. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Yea Bobb's car will be nasty I'm sure, no reason why it won't be one of if not the fastest Buick on the planet. I have no desire to run that fast, if I can click off some mid 5's off the foot brake and drive it around everywhere I'll be very satisfied
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  14. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member


    I have seen bobbs car several times as its been being put together, no corners cuts all top notch and beyond parts.
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  15. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

    Awesome progress... Following
  16. Todd69GS

    Todd69GS Silver Level contributor

    Looks awesome Ethan! Coming together nicely.
    Maven makes some trick turbo mounts in case you're looking.
  17. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    I guess I’ll have to look elsewhere for help and guidance in picking the right size turbos for my new KBR WC iron block, twin turbo, billet headed fuel injected monster!! LOL

    Ethan that is looking SWEEEET!!
    I can imagine that the excitement factor is climbing
    with every step you take towards completion!!
  18. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

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  19. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I'll let the guys that bring home 6 figures do the heavy lifting, I stretch my 52k further than most as it is. It takes alot of money to start dipping down in the 7's and 6's
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  20. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    I may never get there myself, but it sure is fun to think about.
    Keep up the good work.

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