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  1. It's to do with the output of the e series map sensors, they aren't 0-5V GM style where you can just scale the map to suit the sensor i.e changing to a 2bar map sensor, they put out a frequency. You can get around the 10psi with a boost cut defender and rising rate fpr if you want more boost than that, not ideal though. Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  2. If I were you I'd go efi, being a Ghia it should have been efi standard ? For a small budget I'd go with a factory xflow efi intake with some cleaned 440cc bosch green s/h injectors which can be bought cheap an e series distributor type ecu (along with a J3 chip) and wiring harness. A TFI dizzy if you don't already have one. Replace the stock in tank fuel pump with a Walbro 255lph unit, an aftermarket efi 1:1 fuel reg. A front mounted air to air intercooler. By the time you stuff around with buying the carby and associated manifolds, then tuning it you'll probably end up with a rough running,temperamental pile of shit. The factory e series ecu with a J3 chip allows total control over fuel and ignition for all weather conditions. I believe you can run up to 10psi before you run out of tuning resolution. Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  3. Pros: Having people tell you how unique and different it is going down that route. More power than N/A Cons: parasitic losses of a blower,boost rises with revs, it costs way more than the car is worth, limited resale market and therefore value if you ever change your mind, can't change boost level easily, throwing belts, less power and peak torque than a correctly sized turbo. There's way more runs on the board with turbocharging Ford 6's in both drag racing and street cars. Ultimately it's your money, different people want different things for different reasons. Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  4. You might be slightly underwhelmed by the performance compared to the 4.0l, it will sound nice but those e7 heads are garbage. If you can at least get some gt40 heads and Exploder style intake off a later model or upgrade to some Edelbrocks etc. Unless of course you turbo it like Roadkill did on the Rotsun, then the shitty head problem goes out the window lol Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  5. I have no problem with log manifolds. People have run 10s in VLs and Barra Falcons with factory cast logs. I was comparing the costs of manifolds on the market and why some are more expensive. I wouldn't bother with anything but a log for a mild setup, anything beyond that is a waste of money especially if you can't fab it up yourself. There's also different logs from 6 runners feeding into an open pipe at right angles with a flange welded on the side which is what you see on ebay sometimes. Or you can have shallow merge angles, smooth transitions and split the engine into 2 banks of 3 which is what most manufacturers do with a single turbo inline 6 on their cast manifolds. Thats exactly how the 7mgte manifold is designed. Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  6. Yeah that's for a TD42 with a cast manifold. Cheap as chips if you make it in China. That doesn't include injector pump mods which are not cheap and everything else needed to get it running. You can still do turbo xflow pretty cheaply if you're willing to do some reading. If you're going blow through you'll need to get a Holley 4 barrel DP and mod it to suit. There's a step by step on this site for how to mod a 4 barrel DP for boost : http://www.hangar18fabrication.com/blowthru.html or buy a ready made blow through carb. You'd also need a carb hat. You'll need an efi fuel pump and a malpassi or similar boost referenced FPR. So a Walbro gss342 is about $120, a reg about the same, you already have an MSD 6AL2 programmable, all you need to get is a GM 2 bar MAP sensor and rescale your ignition map. An Ebay XR6T GT3582r knockoff is about $400. Intercoolers are cheap, piping is cheap. You then need to run oil and water feed lines. I dare say an off the shelf ebay xr6 dump pipe will fit or be easily modded to fit and a 3" exhaust. If you are handy with a welder this is all very cheap to do. With mufflers you could do it for a few hundred. As for the turbo manifold, I can give you a file to have a header flange laser cut probably around $50, you can get a t3 flange from MTQ for about $30 with a gasket. All the steam pipe 1 1/4 " bends and straight are cheap. Having it made in Aus the price is all in the labour. A 6-1 merge collector manifold is far more labour intensive than a log, hence why you pay well over 1k for a 6 cylinder 6boost manifold. Add a couple of hundred for ceramic coating and that's where the dollars are. You can still make a decent log though if it's well thought out, like reducing pulse interference by having a split pulse flange and going 6-2. Then there's your cam which would need to be changed. I'd say you'd be able to do it for 5k including tuning, way less if you can do most of it yourself. I can make a manifold for you if you go that way or offer advice if you diy. Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  7. Nice result! Is that running on 98? Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  8. I'm not sure what size tube the lines are so here's a chart Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  9. You could get a swagelok or similar joiner so you can cut and rotate the tube. Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  10. I can vouch for changing to thermos making a difference. On my old ED Fairmont Ghia 5.0 I pissed off the old viscous clutch fan as the clutch was locked up at all temperatures. The little e7 headed stock wheezer needed all the help it could get to move that sail barge, it certainly did make a difference. Another added benefit as my brother mentioned is that it almost sounded like a V8 instead of an Electrolux. Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  11. I can't imagine 007 impressing a Russian spy chick in an XD Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  12. All manufacturers quote at the flywheel. Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  13. Here's a CAD Alloy XFlow header flange for anyone who wants to make their own manifold. I've got it at 12mm thick for turbo manifolds. I've also got a dxf file to send directly to laser cutters to save coin having it formatted. PM me and I can email it. Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  14. Change cam, add turbo and manifold, blow through carb, winning 😎
  15. You won't notice it as much when you've got the wipers, new windscreen and leaf guard thingy in. Your eye is drawn to it because it's all bare and the windscreen is white. I think it will look fine.