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Offline BrianN

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Suby turbo conversion
« on: February 23, 2020, 09:04:33 PM »
Getting closer to "dyno time". Adding a small turbo and low boost. Waiting on lines and fittings for e85 conversion, also. Then build my fuel rails. Switching to Haltec ecu for more options. dsrace knows what I am talking about!!! Spring gathering is  still my goal.






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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 06:43:22 AM »
nice work! you will thoroughly enjoy the build when it's all wrapped up!   that haltec is a far far superior ecu and will delete the west coast issues  :m :m :m :m
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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2020, 09:21:45 AM »
I gotta do some measuring at the spring gathering. I'm seriously considering doing a subi conversion of my buggy.I think I have plenty of room-maybe.
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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 09:28:46 AM »
Looking good on the new turbo.  I will be interested in how you like the Haltec ECU and how friendly it is for tuning. 

Go for it fabr, as they say, “the world is flat”.

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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2020, 10:37:06 AM »
Looking great. going to be a blast.

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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2020, 12:01:23 PM »
Looking good on the new turbo.  I will be interested in how you like the Haltec ECU and how friendly it is for tuning. 

Go for it fabr, as they say, “the world is flat”.
Mad Mike Hughes does anyway.......... ;)
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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loyalty to the American people."
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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2020, 02:27:32 PM »
I gotta do some measuring at the spring gathering. I'm seriously considering doing a subi conversion of my buggy.I think I have plenty of room-maybe.

in the busa rail?? if so then you have plenty of room! that inline 4 cyl is longer than the suby and you already have the lengt of a trans.
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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2020, 03:28:01 PM »
I'm concerned about exhaust clearance.
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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2020, 06:34:58 PM »
This is how my headers turned out. They are v-band clamped in the center for installation.  Mid engine  car so they run in front of motor, and out the back of the passenger side. Very thin walled stainless,  so they are heavily wrapped. Very glad they are finished. What a nightmare to get all the bends aligned, then of course, they move after welding. I am a firm believer that exhaust is a special talent. (That I don't have!!)


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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2020, 08:13:42 PM »
NICE! WELL DONE for sure!
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2020, 04:42:13 PM »
Built a set of fuel rails. My 3rd try at injectors failed. Thought I  found someone who understood my situation.  Received them yesterday.  Great, but missing a o-ring and the pigtails!


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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2020, 10:23:09 AM »
well atleast the injectors showed up?? lol i am shocked at the troubles you have had with support for boosting a suby engine. as popular as they are one would think theres plenty of aftermarket support but apperantly not. no wealth of info on the forums either but looks like suby made changes every 6 months on most lol   fuel rails look great! now call the company and tell them to put the o rings and pig tales in a envelope and overnight them.
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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2020, 10:46:50 AM »
A person would think the merchant would know whether or not the order was filled before shipping.  Where'd you buy them from-Uncle Bob's EFI and Janitorial Supply???
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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2020, 10:53:45 AM »
i have spoken with brian a few times.  where i cannot answer your question as i dont know i can say the 1st place was outfront. they said they could set him up with the correct ones and would let him know. they stopped answering calls or returning messages. i personally think they just want to sell complete motors.
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Re: Suby turbo conversion
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2020, 11:03:04 AM »
Fuel rails are very simple and plain. My access to machine shops is very limited right now. I got these from Fuel injectors connection. I sent 2 messages and just received a shipping notice.  Just hope it is the stuff I need. Don't let dsrace fool you. He has spent about a zillion hours on the phone with me, answering my questions!! I couldn't have gotten to this point without him.