[Lumps!] fuel injected SBC turbo applications

I know there are a lot of carb guys out there but there are
certainly some injections guys too… the BIG QUESTION IS:

Does anybody know a good resource for information on turbocharging
LT1 and LS1 V8’s? I know there are several manufacturers of kits
for Corvettes and FBodys on the web, but obiously none of their
(overpriced) kits are quite customized for my Jaguar application.
I have a good idea of the bases I have to cover, but I need to plug
the holes in my design. For instance, I need to find out what kind
of turbos to pick, how to pick the right spool, specs, where to
mount, temperatures, fuel pressures, computer programming, etc.
Basically I need a book or website that tells all about injected
SBC V8 turbos… with nitty gritty deatils.

Feel free to check out my website: http://www.buyrcars.com/jag.htm

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

-Dave–
1985 XJ6 LT1 project
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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In reply to a message from DYSmooth sent Thu 24 Feb 2005:

try the BLOWTHRU group at Yahoo. I am a member (only joined
recently) and there seems to be heaps of really knowledgable guys
on it. I got practically all of the technical information I needed
to do the twin turbo blowthu carb conversion on my lump from the
predecessor list BLOWTHRUTURBO (no longer exists) and the contacts
I made on that list. I can help you all you want offline with
everything other than the EFI bit.

Cheers, Andrew Robertson, New Zealand
Xj S1 454TT, Xj S1 383–
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In reply to a message from DYSmooth sent Thu 24 Feb 2005:

There is a book called ‘‘Maximum Boost: Designing, Testing and
installing turbocharger systems by Corky Bell’’–
Ron R.
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In reply to a message from DYSmooth sent Thu 24 Feb 2005:

Thanks for your input guys… I look forward to following up with
you and the resources you suggested!! I can’t really afford to
learn by trial and error on this one, so any/all of the information
you can put forth is hugely appreciated.

KEEP THE ADVICE COMING and keep an eye on my website!!!

http://www.buyrcars.com/jag.htm

Thanks, -Dave–
The original message included these comments:

Does anybody know a good resource for information on turbocharging
LT1 and LS1 V8’s? I know there are several manufacturers of kits
I have a good idea of the bases I have to cover, but I need to plug
the holes in my design. For instance, I need to find out what kind
of turbos to pick, how to pick the right spool, specs, where to
mount, temperatures, fuel pressures, computer programming, etc.
Basically I need a book or website that tells all about injected
SBC V8 turbos… with nitty gritty deatils.


1985 XJ6 LT1 project
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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In reply to a message from DYSmooth sent Thu 24 Feb 2005:

Just a suggestion. Are you firm on turbo charging. How about a
vortec supercharger kit? Is your jag tune port or throttle body. If
it is tuneport you should be able to supercharge it. I am planning
on eventually buying vortec’s f body kit for my 5.7 TPI in my xjs.
Its about $3000.00 but your turbo will cost you all of that plus
you still need to burn a prom,figure out fuel pressures etc. And
thats after custom fabricating everything. If a turbo is what you
want though best of luck with your project.–
Rob Wade
Windsor Ontario, Canada
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I can not recommend this book enough. Its worth every penny. Buy it and
take the time to really read and internalize the info. You will know more
about turbo charging the right way than most ‘experts’.

Daniel Neuman
Oakland Ca

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$In reply to a message from DYSmooth sent Thu 24 Feb 2005:
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$There is a book called ‘‘Maximum Boost: Designing, Testing and
$installing turbocharger systems by Corky Bell’’
$–
$Ron R.

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In reply to a message from DYSmooth sent Thu 24 Feb 2005:

I couldn’t quite tell if your planning to keep the EFI or were
consdiering a blow through carb. If the EFI is there to stay, and
why not, then you might consider the new trend in turbos. Rear
mount turbos seems to be catching on with kits from STS. You
obviously can’t use a ‘‘kit’’ but home brew kits are being crafted
for many applications. Refer to Rennlist.com 928 section and look
at their home made rear turbo kits.

www.ststurbo.com I have absolutely no affiliation and am only
recommending the IDEA not the brand.–
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Does anybody know a good resource for information on turbocharging
LT1 and LS1 V8’s? I know there are several manufacturers of kits
(overpriced) kits are quite customized for my Jaguar application.


Traditional sports cars, esp. LBC
Terre Haute, United States
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In reply to a message from Luke S. sent Tue 1 Mar 2005:

Try LS1.com they have a forced induction section that should put
you in touch with people who have experiance with turbocharging the
LS1.

Hope this helps.
Wayne–
lead sled
Cleveland/Mo, United States
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In reply to a message from DYSmooth sent Thu 24 Feb 2005:

Thanks for all your input. I plan on keeping the whole injection
system. At this point I am more concerned about where to mount the
turbos. Look at what these Australian guys are doing to the new
GTO’s.

http://www.airpowersystems.com/ls1/ls1.htm

HERE’S THE BIG QUESTION: Is there enough room on a regular SBC
swap to do what those guys are doing on that GTO? I know most of
you have spent some time under your lump. I am going to need
custom headers anyway… that I know. But will there be room to
mount those twin turbos?

Please let me know!! Thanks so much!!

-Dave

FYI I have NO AFFILIATION with that site!!–
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Does anybody know a good resource for information on turbocharging
LT1 and LS1 V8’s? I know there are several manufacturers of kits


1985 XJ6 LS1 turbo project
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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In reply to a message from DYSmooth sent Wed 2 Mar 2005:

Some friends of mine own HP Performance turbo systems. They
are the premier turbo company for mustangs and are
comopletingtheir corvette lines. In the next few months,
they will be building a twin turbo kit specially for lumped
jag xj6’s. My father’s 82 XJ6 will be the prototype kit. He
has a '91 corvette TPI and a 700R4 in it. They will make
this kit and a kit to fit the LT1’s as well. If anyone is
interested, contact me for more info. I plan on using my '76
XJ6C as the second car to be done. I am in the process of
putiing a LS1/4L60E combo in it. Should be interesting to
say the least!–
Josh Berry
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