Land Speed Turbo build

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Land Speed Turbo build

Post by WickedWagens » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:19 am

I never got to finish the EFI turbo setup for my Ghia that I started years ago. I am now racing in a "classic" category at Bonneville which allows no electronics. I want to switch from the normally aspirated classes that I raced in last year and go to the turbo class. I have a displacement limit of 122.9 cu in. For this year I chose a 1915 cc for what I thought would be an easy straight forward build. It is starting to get interesting. Here is what I have so far.
New AS-41 case
DPR 69mm crank chevy/buick journal
I'm looking at 3/8" ARP bolt 5.6" H-beam rods
The cam is a R304 from Shag @ SL-1 racing .521 lift 304 duration
94mm AA True Forged pistons and cylinders
AC.net revmaster 049 L6T heads
RLR 4 barrel drawthrough carb
I'll get some pictures posted as I start to assemble.
1968 Ghia Land Speed Car
G/CFALT 106.643 MPH 8/2016
G/CGALT 113.131 MPH 9/2016
G/CBGALT 134.606 MPH 8/2017
G/CBFALT 146.715 MPH 8/2017

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by petew » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:52 pm

Do they let you have an wideband/AFR meter on it?

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by WickedWagens » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:21 pm

Yes, you can data log, just nothing to control fuel or spark.
1968 Ghia Land Speed Car
G/CFALT 106.643 MPH 8/2016
G/CGALT 113.131 MPH 9/2016
G/CBGALT 134.606 MPH 8/2017
G/CBFALT 146.715 MPH 8/2017

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by petew » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:05 am

I guess the altitude at Bonneville makes tuning more interesting anyway right? Could you run much lower octane fuel and have less issues with going lean?

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by Wally » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:39 am

Land Speed and turbo sounds like a great combination to me :-)
Please keep at it. Pity you didn't got the EFI set-up going...

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by WickedWagens » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:30 am

Yes, Hopefully the EFI turbo setup from the Ghia will make it into my VW 181 someday.
1968 Ghia Land Speed Car
G/CFALT 106.643 MPH 8/2016
G/CGALT 113.131 MPH 9/2016
G/CBGALT 134.606 MPH 8/2017
G/CBFALT 146.715 MPH 8/2017

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by WickedWagens » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:23 pm

Checked all bearing clearances and started to assemble.
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1968 Ghia Land Speed Car
G/CFALT 106.643 MPH 8/2016
G/CGALT 113.131 MPH 9/2016
G/CBGALT 134.606 MPH 8/2017
G/CBFALT 146.715 MPH 8/2017

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by andy198712 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:22 am

sweet, all go together smoothly?

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by WickedWagens » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:27 pm

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Yes, Short block is complete. I'm just waiting for the cylinders from the machine shop and the new turbo from Shag.
1968 Ghia Land Speed Car
G/CFALT 106.643 MPH 8/2016
G/CGALT 113.131 MPH 9/2016
G/CBGALT 134.606 MPH 8/2017
G/CBFALT 146.715 MPH 8/2017

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by WickedWagens » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:54 pm

I had Herbert Performance hone my cylinders to .006" piston to cylinder clearance and I set the ring gap to .023" top and .024" second.
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long block done.
1968 Ghia Land Speed Car
G/CFALT 106.643 MPH 8/2016
G/CGALT 113.131 MPH 9/2016
G/CBGALT 134.606 MPH 8/2017
G/CBFALT 146.715 MPH 8/2017

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by ToRy 70 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:46 pm

Is that a base for a magneto? Never seen a dizzy like that. How will you control boost related timing? Cool project.

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by WickedWagens » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:54 pm

It's the base for the CB Magnaspark distributor.
1968 Ghia Land Speed Car
G/CFALT 106.643 MPH 8/2016
G/CGALT 113.131 MPH 9/2016
G/CBGALT 134.606 MPH 8/2017
G/CBFALT 146.715 MPH 8/2017

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by WickedWagens » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:44 pm

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It's in the car. Still some fabrication to do, but it's getting close. Little things now.
1968 Ghia Land Speed Car
G/CFALT 106.643 MPH 8/2016
G/CGALT 113.131 MPH 9/2016
G/CBGALT 134.606 MPH 8/2017
G/CBFALT 146.715 MPH 8/2017

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

Post by rubenski » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:35 am

Sweet!
Better to be blown than to suck!

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Re: Land Speed Turbo build

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