Are the gates gonna be supported. I've had long pipes like that on an old project and it didn't take long for them to crack.
Loving the overall design in this build.
Joel, that gate weighs about 1# or less. This evening, I will weigh the gate and be able to put an exact number.. I love the super compact size and very minimal weight of the TurboSmart waste gates. I have used the Tials in the past and have never had any problems whatsoever. I have also used the TurboSmart on a couple of cars with the same success. I just love the new Turbonetics size for easy fitment and how easy it is to unscrew the top to change the spring as opposed to having those super tiny metric socket cap bolts to screw in like the Tials and the older TurboSmart stuff!
I am using .120 wall Stainless steel pipe for everything. I am not worried in the least about any kind of cracking. I had the old style Tial 44's on the same kind of .120 wall pipes with similar length on my original side mount setup without issue. Everything will be purge welded as well!
Glad you like the layout of the system!
Last edited by Paolo Castellano; January 13th, 2013 at 09:19 PM.
A pretty cold weekend here in Albuquerque. Cleaned out the garage, took some pics and worked on a few things. Here's some shots of the car, not much to see when it's on jacks. Here's my other other project as well, been working on it for about 7 years now. Been focusing on the viper, but I'll get to it one of these days.
Also figured out where I wanted to mount my switches for the water tank pump and my hi/low switch for the boost. I've seen a few locations for them, such as the center bezel next to the window switches and the ash tray. I decided to mount mine in the ashtray area because I don't want to drill any visible holes and want to make it easy to return to stock if needed on day.
I have not seen how they are usually mounted, so I came up with my own way to do so. I tried to make it as simple as possible, so others could do the same if they choose.
Scribe/fine tip marker
Bender is nice to have but you can bend with a piece of wood and hammer as a alternate
Ruler or Caliper
Small sheet of Aluminum or Metal
Drill and drill bit's
If you have the bezel removed and stick the ashtray in there, you'll notice that it's only held in place by a couple of clips and a little nub in the plastic for them to catch on.
I first measured the length and width of where I want the plate to go. Took a piece of scrap aluminum that I had laying around and cut it to the dimensions of 3 3/4" x 2 1/8". iAfter it was cut I had to round out the edges for it to fit.
I used a square and a scribe to mark all my lines. This ensures all lines and measurements are to a T.
Castellano TT System - Old setup -Comp 67's with 1.32's
1164/1061 on 12.5lbs
New Setup - 67's w/ .96's ( Dyno soon )
Last edited by Twinscrewd; January 20th, 2013 at 07:31 PM.
Thanks man! I wish I knew... going to guess maybe by sometime next year because there's still so much to do. I've done done pretty much everything myself, so it's taking a long time due to my busy schedule. Can't wait though, it's going to be my weekend cruiser
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