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Old 06-24-2022, 11:38 PM
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What did you pay for your Turbos?

Hope you have enough cash to purchase another set.

I did the air scoops "down low", (copying the Olds 442 1966 & 1967 Ram Air cars, but I had the air feeding a circular Ram Air "Box".
https://www.ramairbox.com/ The air cleaner had a filter.

I was amazed with how much road trash the scoops collected and transferred to the Air Box. A cup-full at times.

In your case I see no filtering system prior to the Turbocharger compressor blades.
Maybe you have some screening that was not visible in the pictures.

Hate to see a new set of Turbos trashed and needing a rebuild minimum because you killed your turbos.
Big Chief got his turbos for free from Precision Turbos (so if the Oklahoma grit kills them) he can get another set.

Food for thought.

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Unfortunately, air filters are super restrictive on the front of turbos, but we do have screens to keep out low flying birds and some debris. Also at 750.00 ea. Its not too hurtful to replace one. Don't have Big Chief money or sponsors.

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Old 06-25-2022, 12:53 AM
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Thanks for the turbo info. Your car is so bad ass!!

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Old 06-25-2022, 08:32 AM
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Unfortunately, air filters are super restrictive on the front of turbos, but we do have screens to keep out low flying birds and some debris. Also at 750.00 ea. Its not too hurtful to replace one. Don't have Big Chief money or sponsors.
Screens are a lot better vs nothing.

At 750 per turbo, who did you buy your turbos from?
I already have my stuff so the question relates to the manufacturer.

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Old 06-25-2022, 04:12 PM
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Tom,
He bought it from VS racing.

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Old 06-25-2022, 05:46 PM
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If you are not planning on running boost above 18 psi, most of the decent Chinese
offerings will do the job with either a sleeve bearing supporting the compressor/turbine shaft or sometimes there will be a ball bearing option that is not too expensive.

Key is the boost pressure/load exerted on the compressor/turbine shaft.

I looked at the website. The people are a Marketing outfit. Not a Turbo Manufacturer
like Borg Warner or Garrett. But they still might have access to some good parts.

Richard Holdener has lots of videos on different turbos he has tested over the years.
And he and his wife are very nice people. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8u...63l1-uRSx6XbnQ

Tom V.

I am disappointed though that no one in the pontiac world was willing to loan him a 57-58 Pontiac flywheel so he could run a older Pontiac engine with a turbo on it.

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I might need a poster of this car when its done. The paint and graphics, like everything else, look fantastic!

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