custom turbo 318 project!!
so as some of you know i am currently in the process of making a custom turbo kit for my 1996 regular cab short box 318. i am going to be running low boost, probably around 6 pounds.
i have 42LB injectors 4 2.5" U bends, 4 3" U" bends, turbosmart comp-gate 40 wastegate, tial knock off blow off valve, voo-doo manual boost controller, AEM A/F, boost, EGT, trans temp gauges, AFE filter, MSD 6-BTM ignition MSD super conductor wires, 2nd gen cummins intercooler, all vibrant intercooler couplers, fuel pressure gauge, vacuum distribution block, and CX racing braided oil feed and return lines.
im sure there are a few things that i have missed but thats the main things.
i realize that with my boost levels a EGT isnt really necessary but i wanted it just in case.
and the main component of the whole system a H1C turbo.
i started work on it tonight. cut the exhaust off. tried swapping sides of headers.
passengers side goes on perfect with the factory coil and mount out of the way.
but the drivers side has the power steering in the way.
so im hoping once i get to the shop i can either cut it and angle it out a little more or just bend them a little so that they fit.
i can flip them but then i need to cut the center pieces that hold the header flange together to clear the spark plugs and once again modify the drivers side just a slight bit to clear the power steering.
but i really like how it looks with the collectors pointing down rather then up. and that way i only really need to work on one header rather then 2.
also got my vacuum distribution bar on and my fuel pressure gauge on.
everything is loaded into the truck and really to go first thing in the morning.
had the truck running for a minute or so with the exhaust off, just headers, its obviously way way to loud lol but the cam sounds amazing with them that short.
hoping to have exhaust done tomorrow and the turbo mounted in. then i can do the intercooler pipes on sunday. truck doesnt get tuned for another week so i wont be hooking up the intercooler pipes.
not looking for insane amounts of power. but a good 50-75 hp increase and that amazing turbo sound.
yes the engine is is dirty....i get it lol
96 short box regular cab
323, xtreme energy 264 comp cam, hydraulic roller lifters, 1.6 roller rockers, ARP studs, comp magnum push rods, electric fans, 42lb cobra injectors, MSD 6-BTM, MSD blaster SS coil, machined heads, 2300 stall, DIY TB, mopar air gap intake, custom made headers, single 3.5" turbo back with a flowmaster pro series muffler.
blow through with 4 fi bl 10's, crescendo BC5500 amp, double din ,big 3, 3 monster batteries, 220 amp alt
3rd gen 05 steering wheel and auto window conversion
custom built turbo kit running a HE351VE holset