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Re: [turbobike] new to list & turbocharging

Bob Shammas (b.shammas@worldnet.att.net)
Mon, 24 May 1999 22:33:02 -0400


I don't know off-hand where you could get the check valve, but I do recall
that many of those sources are listed in the old Joe Haile publications.
I'm sure Mr. Turbo in Texas could get you one, plus the seals, bearing, etc.
for your turbocharger, although you may be able to save some money by doing
some digging.
That "dial-a-boost" is nothing more than a small regulator with 1/8" NPT
ports.  I bought one at Grainger (Industrial supply) for $15 and used it for
a 2-stage waste gate control on one of my bikes.
Your turbo with integral waste gate uses a boost signal to open the gate.
By bleeding off some boost you should be able to fool it and get more out of


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey & Nikki Knight <knight91@net66.com>
To: turbobike@natvideo.com <turbobike@natvideo.com>
Date: Monday, May 24, 1999 10:06 PM
Subject: [turbobike] new to list & turbocharging

>Hi guys
>I am new to this list and new to turbocharging anything so bare with me if
>my question are dumb or have already been covered before. I own a 1978
>Kawasaki LTD 1000. I have a turbo off
>of a 1984 Chrysler Laser 2.2 liter 4 cylinder. The turbo is a AiResearch
>m10 with a AR of .48. I have made my own header, intercooler,intake,pop off
>valve, and priority valve. I work at a welding, fabrication, machine shop.
>My questions are where do you guys get the one way check
>valves that go in the oil lines, I can't locate any. Can the average person
>put new seals
>and bearings in a turbo? If so any idea where to obtian the parts? How can
>a person tell if
>the turbo is spinning up to speed?( I think mine needs rebuilt ) I am also
>trying to find a
>"dial a boost control" like the one shown in Joe Halie's book. My turbo has
>the waste gate on
>it that came on the Laser and opens at 7 psi. Any help and tips would be
>Thanks Jeff