Hi everyone, since there is no na-t section in here, I figured this was the right place as parts are off an RTE.
I have all the intake and EFI stuff also, but I have decided I want to try it out with the carb first, and If I like it I will leave it that way.
when I first got it.
exterior has seen better days, but underneath and inside is solid and original.
See the puddle, it had a leaky oil pump gasket and the timing chain rattle and then the cover went, so I did a whole timing job on the truck with the metal guides and it runs stronger than ever so now its up for some boost.
It also got some much needed bodywork and a few coats of Plasti-dip to hold it over till I am done tying with it.
one n/a header gone.
One 22-rte manifold with Garrett t3/t4 turbo.
had to modily hardline for heater return hose.
had to unbolt the lower radiator hard pipe and move it a little out of the way of the drain spot.
hooked coolant lines into upper and lower radiator hoses.
drilled and tapped out the return fitting on the boss since its an 85 block.
oil feed is teed off the oil pressure sensor on the passenger side.
Mounted a 3" blow through carb hat (fits holley) using LCE Aisin to holley plate adapter.
This is how its sitting right now. Mounted a fuel pressure regulator near old fuel pump. found out I can only get 5 psi out of the stock fuel pump no matter what I seem to do, and it drops when it makes boost so I haven't been driving the truck.
I have an electric fuel pump that I am going to install, and then hopefully the regulator will let me dial it in for the carb and then it will be boost referenced.
I am hoping the stock carb can handle 6-7 pounds of boost. I have a wideband I still need to install so I can see how its doing, I don't really want to blow the motor so I will check the afr's before getting on in. From what I understood it runs pretty rich at wot so Ill see how rich.
From what I researched I capped the vac advance line closest to the motor. It seems to be better for boost now, but I may have to get one of those ignition boxes, or even worse install all the EFI stuff.
any comments/suggestions are welcome especially if anyone has any insight on any fuel tricks, I know there is some type of air fuel adjustment on these things but I was trying to figure out if that is just at idle or all across the board. if all across the board that would be perfect.