turbo project

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hagasn
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Re: turbo project

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thank you puttputtinpup my mechanic was amazing and very performance oriented. I got lucky finding him when I did.
i am the original owner of a 1991 isuzu 2WD pickup. the rebuilt motor was bored .040 over with a Calmini camshaft and gemini turbo kit with intercooler. power to the wheels is handled by a centerforce gold clutch.
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Re: turbo project

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Ispower the oil return is tapped into the driver's of the oil pan right below the turbo using Al fittings and stainless steel lines.
i am the original owner of a 1991 isuzu 2WD pickup. the rebuilt motor was bored .040 over with a Calmini camshaft and gemini turbo kit with intercooler. power to the wheels is handled by a centerforce gold clutch.
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Re: turbo project

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I know it's late, but how'd the project finally turn out?
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Re: turbo project

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I have a 1991 pickup (since new) that's been sitting in a garage for several years. there/s not a bit of rust on it, but it has gone through two motors. I want to make a project out of it. I've thought about a small block crate V8, but am now leaning more towards a Ford 2.3L Turbo eco-boost crate engine. After seeing this post, I may have to rethink my approach. Any chance of getting a good list of what you bought to make all this work? And, tech tips? Your photos look very nice. Had you thought of injection vice carburation? Anyway, it looks good. Any idea of HP and torque numbers?
Thanks.
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Re: turbo project

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thanks. she's still my daily driver most work days so I guess the projects a success. Geminiturbo.com is who made my turbo kit. I purchased it used from another member on this forum. I did however buy my turbo prepped Weber from Gemini. the websites a wealth of info and they did support efi builds but I've been told they are now unresponsive. I don't know if the Australian company is still in business.
i am the original owner of a 1991 isuzu 2WD pickup. the rebuilt motor was bored .040 over with a Calmini camshaft and gemini turbo kit with intercooler. power to the wheels is handled by a centerforce gold clutch.
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Who made your exhaust manifold? It looks very similar to a diesel exhaust.
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Re: turbo project

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That is a beautiful engine! Ya know seeing this and knowing the attention to detail, amount of time and money it takes to do these things, gives me the inspiration to keep hammering away at mine. I had one isuzu now i have 3. I have had health issues and my energy is not always up to par. But i see your progress and it keeps me going. Congrats on your build
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