L24 510 wrote:Yeah! I finally got thew the 19 pages of thread and get to post my questions that have not been answered yet. I have always been interested in turbos and want to build a draw threw turbo set up. I learned heaps of information from reading this but still need to go get a good turbo book, that ill do tomorrow. So here's my plan I want to build a LZ22 (L20 block Z22 crank) With ported u67 head. This is in a street car and i guess i want to get about 7lbs of boost. My goal is about 175 power. what compression is recomended 8:1 I plan to fab all the piping my self as to make it compact and custom. But im wondering what is the reason that all turbos i see are mounted horizontally In my setup I want to mount it vertically with the turbine outlet facing down so i can put a carb right on top of the inlet. Is this possible or is there some reason because oil flow that a newb like me doesnt know Also from most of what i read i get the feeling that people are using weber style carbs. I was thinking i could just get a 300-400 CFM holley and plop it on top of the turbo Then jetting and such are easy as pie because for a holly there is a hole mess of different parts. I look forward to your responses and cant wait to start building this thing.
If you are looking for a good turbo book I'm just reading Corky Bell's "Maximum Boost". Its an excellent reference to get you a good solid understanding of turbo systems. It helps he's Datsun born too