Help for a Rajay turbo kit

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ngobet
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Help for a Rajay turbo kit

Postby ngobet » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:26 am

Hi everyone,

I just bought a Rajay kit for a 1600 engine. It seems quite complete, but I have questions for the carburator and ignition.

Is someone able to help me, I need pictures of such a kit mounted on an original engine. I would also appreciate to know if I need to make some mods on the stock carb (is it suppose to be a 34 pict3?) and ignition. Do I need to limit advance, and where? Does someone know where the oil used to return on this kit?

I first thought of updating the kit, but it looks quite nice, so I'm thinking of bolting it on my daily driver.

Here are some pictures of what I have.
The exhaust seems home made.
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The turbo
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This is the B25, for 1600
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The rest of the kit.
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The gauge
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Can someone confirm if this is the part that bolts where the original carburetor was?
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Oil pickup for the turbo is at a custom oil pump cover including an oil filter.
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Any help is welcome!
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Re: Help for a Rajay turbo kit

Postby miniman82 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:42 pm

Couple things:

Nice kit, looks like it has most of the parts.

The boost gauge looks broken, needle is pointing down when it should be at 0.

I can upgrade the turbo for you to an FB25, which will make the compressor more efficient and provide more boost pressure. Let me know if you're interested.

For ignition you could run a limited/locked distributor, an unlocked distributor with something like an MSD 6BTM retard box, or move up to distributorless crank fired with Megajolt/EDIS. The Megajolt/EDIS can be done for about the same money (or less) than the 6BTM, but the bennie is Megajolt is programmable. I suggest Megajolt; I've done it to 2 different turbo cars so far, and the results have been very good. Do a search for Corvair distributorless ignition, you'll find a page I wrote on how to do it.
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Re: Help for a Rajay turbo kit

Postby ngobet » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:00 pm

I'll be interested in the update, I'll only wait until it runs like it is now.

I didn't found the thread aboud corvair distributorless ign, but as I live in Switzerland, corvair parts are more difficult to find than rajay kits ;)

I'ld like to keep the engine simple, so I would tend to reproduce what was done when the kit was sold. Do you think the carburetor needs some updates? I read somewhere right here that Rajay was updating the main jet and blocking somethin somewhere, anyone has infos?
I guess I could simply use a AFR gauge to be sure I'm in the good range, and try to fix problems.

Any hints to limit the distributor? What should I do, only block the internal advance?
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Re: Help for a Rajay turbo kit

Postby miniman82 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:46 pm

ngobet wrote:I'll be interested in the update, I'll wait until it runs like it is now.



Let me know. Since you are Swiss, i'd rather just mail you the parts vice doing a conversion for you. It would be much cheaper on postage, since the turbo is heavy while the upgrde parts are light. I can include instructions from the manual, so you know how to do it.

I didn't find the thread aboud corvair distributorless ign, but as I live in Switzerland, corvair parts are more difficult to find than rajay kits


It uses Ford parts that can be found in your own country, here's a list of cars the parts can be found in:

1989-1993 Fiesta XR2i 1.6
1990-1992 Fiesta RS turbo
1989-1994 Escort 1.6i
1990-1994 Orion 1.6i

(http://www.msextra.com/doc/ms2extra/MS2 ... findedisEu)

Here is the article I wrote on doing a conversion to a carburated car: http://www.capitalcitycorvairs.com/the- ... pe/7-d-i-s

Any hints to limit the distributor? What should I do, only block the internal advance?


It will work much better with a 'proper' ignition, but a locked distrubutor will 'get the job done'.
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Re: Help for a Rajay turbo kit

Postby panel » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:58 am

I know that aluminum turbo intake is from a Saab. Why is in the kit?
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Re: Help for a Rajay turbo kit

Postby Coyote » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:15 am

here is a video :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwwKYU-jGXU

the carb is directly bolted on the Rajay intake manifold. there is also some "linkage" here.
2276cc daily draw though
ET: 11.67
MPH: 119.64

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