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**DONOTDELETE**
12-25-2001, 08:12 AM
Hey guys. I've been thinking about taking up a project to help me learn more about working on cars. I was thinking about buying a cheap crx and putting a zc engine in there myself. That would probably only cost me a couple thousand. But why do that when I can work on my 95 240.

With $4000 CAN (~$2500 US) will I be able to put together a homemade turbo kit? Finding alot of the parts in junk yards and doing most of the work myself. I also don't have any experience working on cars besides a basic tune-up and oil change, but I'm willing and eager to learn. Thanks in advance.

**DONOTDELETE**
12-25-2001, 08:16 AM
Adam hutchinson has made a turbo-12-valve 240. If you want to look at a setup his looks pretty cool.
I will help you if I can with fabrication or routing. 4000 is more than enough to get it flying. Not slow either.
Couple bills for a decent turbo( a turbo with a midrange bias because of the application ie.12vSOHC)Starion IC from the dsm boys...q45 injectors...custom tubing for IC and intercooler...BOV...2.5-3" exhaust
It would be decent.
ROB http://www.freshalloy.com/

[ 12-25-2001: Message edited by: McTwist ]

**DONOTDELETE**
12-25-2001, 08:18 AM
Yep, I think with 4,000$ you should be able to do it. The engine rebuilt runs at about 1,000$ CDN I've been told, and you could find turbo/IC in a junkyard.

Try to find the thread where I asked what used turbos one could use on a 240sx. It's entitled "Used turbos on s13" or something like that.

d240t2
12-25-2001, 09:53 AM
With that kind of money, the best you are going to really do properly is a 5-7psi setup with an FMU. Don't bother getting larger injectors or anything like that. FMU's are a proven method for 5psi.

Probably the best thing to do would be to make a manifold or have one made for you, buy a used turbo, FMU, wastegate (spring for the Tial over deltagate), and build a non-intercooled setup. It is a base system that you can add on to easily if you get the money (or have money left over from your budget.)

Above all else, buy Maximum Boost by Corky Bell before embarking on any turbo project.

Dennis

**DONOTDELETE**
12-25-2001, 11:36 AM
Thanks for the info guys! It helps alot. I guess I'll drive the car through winter and then come spring decide if I'm going to do that or just spend the money on suspension basics, tires and bolt-ons. My third option would be to sell and buy an older dsm awd turbo, or do an engine swap into a corrado or 5th gen civic hatch. Only time will tell. All I know is I want more power :P

Mctwist: Thanks for the offer of helping me out! I might take you up on that http://www.freshalloy.com/

**DONOTDELETE**
12-25-2001, 11:50 AM
I say go with the suspension first! There's already plenty of power in your car that you just can't use...

**DONOTDELETE**
12-25-2001, 01:05 PM
What up man, we meet coulpe time in Costco I think. How about you sponsor my turbo project http://www.freshalloy.com/

But really I think that for $4 CAN it just might happen, but you might run short on money as unexpected things tend to just pop up at times like that. Nothing fancy but you will need a lot of knowleagable help as this is as hard as car work can get.

Talk to Mike Bender from our local Ontario club and I'm sure he'll be happe to help you.
Wojtek

Wobble
12-25-2001, 01:41 PM
Im working on a home made forced induction system.. so far ove got 5 PSI out of it.. so far ive spent a little over $350... I wont go into it because I plan on selling the finished product(S). and am waiting for patant information.. its really spiffy though

oh, and it will work on any car or truck (testing on a 95 V6 HB)

**DONOTDELETE**
12-25-2001, 03:02 PM
it's not a leaf blower hooked up to the intake, is it? http://www.freshalloy.com/

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wobble:
Im working on a home made forced induction system.. so far ove got 5 PSI out of it.. so far ive spent a little over $350... I wont go into it because I plan on selling the finished product(S). and am waiting for patant information.. its really spiffy though

oh, and it will work on any car or truck (testing on a 95 V6 HB)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wobble
12-25-2001, 03:21 PM
it's not a leaf blower hooked up to the intake, is it

would need quite a long extension cord for that wouldent I.

so to answer.. no.. but the effect way it works is probably similar.. but more feasable.. and its not a simple on-off.. speed is variable..

**DONOTDELETE**
12-25-2001, 03:24 PM
Wojtek, you do know that Costco is gone, right? So is Yorkdale.

- Ed.

**DONOTDELETE**
12-25-2001, 04:46 PM
Yeah, its gone for quite some time now.

Wojtek

d240t2
12-25-2001, 11:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wobble:
oh, and it will work on any car or truck (testing on a 95 V6 HB)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

95 V6 hatchback? What kind of car?

Dennis

Wobble
12-25-2001, 11:15 PM
http://images.cardomain.com/installs/162000-162999/162027_6_full.jpg

http://www.freshalloy.com/

HB.. Hardbody.. muh truck.. yeeep me an bubba hopes to break the sound barrier with me pickup...

LOL, sorry.