1600 turbo build thread

With Turbo and Super charging you can create massive horsepower with vw motors.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by yellow_snocone » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:44 am

exactly! plus you are not paying hundreds of dollars for the mech controller.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:00 pm

I wouldn't. I'd just poke holes in the hose 'til it was how I wanted it!

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by Clonebug » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:46 am

You can also make on out of an 1/8 inch Brass Tee, a couple nipples, a cap, spring, ball bearing and a bolt with nut.

It will cost about $20.00 in parts though since you need a tap for the bolt and a couple drill bits.

I built one when I first started and it worked great up to the 17 lbs I ran then....I even used to to 22 lbs a couple time before my winter upgrades which included Electronic Boost Control.

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Stripped66 wrote:The point wasn't to argue air temps with the current world record holder, but to dispel the claim that the K03 is wrapped up at 150 HP. It's not.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:34 pm

Yeah I think I have a link somewhere of how you built it. I did some work on it today and it seems my fuel pump may be on the fritz. Haven't checked it out yet though.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:25 pm

Man I wasn't getting fuel so I pulled the fuel pump off. The pump push rod was short. I must have used the one from the 1200 when I put it together (don't remember). I just put a couple zaps of weld on the tip and ground it flat again to make it work. I don't know how long it will last.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:46 pm

So I really haven't done much. Been working a ton and have had to make a few runs back up to Iowa to pick up some of my other cars. I ordered a new brake kit and need to get that on. While I was up there I found a 390 holley but I noticed when I got home that the base plate is broken around the throttle shaft. So do you think it's worth $115 for a new base plate for the 390 over the 450cfm? Both are mechanical secondaries. The 390 is a double pumper though.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:38 pm

Think it would be a good idea to run a deep sump on this? They don't seem to be terribly expensive. I know they aren't really made to keep things cool, but it has to help a little.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by madmike » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:37 am

absolutely, I run deep sumps on all my motors,, think about it ,, where's the oil(all 2.5qts) when it's rev'd to 5.5k? :shock: not at the pick-up tube :roll:

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:26 am

So no reason not to go with the biggest one I can right?

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by 66brm » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:55 am

Depending on ground clearance.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:37 am

I'm raising it back to stock height in the back and running 205/65's

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by petew » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:36 pm

buguy wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:26 am
So no reason not to go with the biggest one I can right?
Not necessarily. The deep sump has two great effect; stops oil starvation; helps shed heat from the oil. You don't need to go too crazy. I've got the basic empi 1.5 quart sump. It's heaps. Between it, an oil cooler and filter, the motor has a lot of more oil capacity. The oil never seems to get much above 75degC (167F).

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:17 pm

I don't have a filter or a cooler

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by petew » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:01 pm

Right... Well a filter is another cheap bit of engine insurance. A cooler is optional, but if you're in a hot climate with boost, it will help.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:47 am

I guess I better put that on my Christmas list cuz I'm in Florida and its hot as hell here 10 months of the year. Sure glad I put those one piece windows in 😅

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