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Re: [turbobike] New project CBR600 F3 turbo

Dave Morrill (david.p.morrill@fairchildsemi.com)
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 09:06:46 -0500

    After re-reading your email, skip some of my dumb questions related to your
turbo mounting locations on the SAE car, at first all I saw was F3 and assumed
the engine was still in the bike.  Err...


Steve Leonard wrote:

> Dave,
>     I turbocharged a 95 F3. It was for a Formula SAE car.  We used an model
> 93A Aerodyne turbo, MoTeC M4 Pro sequential fuel management system. Our
> rules called for a restictor in the intake (ala NasCar) to keep HP down,
> with the restrictor we made 98hp at the countershaft.  With it unrestricted,
> a 8lb spring in the Aerocharger, 116 octane VP we made 153@11750. ( the
> clutch set-up we had wouldn't hold anymore boost). I can be more specific,
> let me know...........
> Steve Leonard
> Dave Morrill wrote:
> > Hello,
> >     I'm starting to do the homework on turbo-ing my CBR600 F3.  I know,
> > I know,  not a lot of displacement here, but I already own it and have
> > not seen anyone attempt this on this bike.   I've designed and built my
> > own turbo system for my snowmobile, it works, so I know what it takes to
> > pull this off.
> >     I'm targeting 150 ish HP, around 8-9lbs boost.  Looking into Garrett
> > T2 or an aerocharger turbo, blow through the stock carbs.  The bike has
> > a 2 stage ram air system, with a solenoid to switch between the 2 ram
> > air bowl air pressure lines.  I will be removing this and building my
> > own intake.  Would like the boost to come in low, around 4-5000 rpm or
> > less.
> >
> > Questions:
> > 1.    I have no experience with the CV carbs.  I'm assuming these can be
> > used without major mods (plus the plumbing is already there to
> > pressurize the bowls).  Literature suggests slightly stiffer springs and
> > stage 3 jetting with richer mains.  Do you guys install larger needle
> > and seats or adjust float level?
> > 2.    What is the stock fuel pump capable of (psi, hp)?   I'm planning
> > on replacing this pump and adding a high flow pump and boost sensitive
> > fuel pressure regulator with return to tank.  Is this what most of you
> > carb guys are doing?
> > 3.  I use a popoff valve on the sled, am planning to do so here.
> > However, I know Rick uses a priority air inlet valve also, are the
> > performance gains worth it?
> > 4.  Any suggestions on the intake manifold?
> > 5.  Don't have room for an intercooler.  How many of you are running
> > without one?  What kind of boost are you running on pump gas?
> >
> > any other tips welcome.
> >
> > thanks,
> >     Dave.