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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    I might put an exhaust on it this year, but Joy might not appreciate that.
    put on a 3" downpipe that feeds a straight through muffler (glasspack, magnaflow, dynomax ultraflow welded etc) with a boost actuated cutout, with the normally open side fed to the stock exhaust. put a switch in the dash that controls a solenoid to enable the boost actuated cutout to dump past the loud muffler.... the switch having 2 positions, one labeled "Joy" and the other labeled "Mutant Sasquatch that likes loud things".... problem solved/solution engaged!

    Brian

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    oh.... the switch that enables the cutout may need to be tied into an chip address selector that enables a second cal that is tuned to the open exhaust....

    Brian

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    Quote Originally Posted by "Top Fuel" Bender View Post
    love how they wake right up and run well then remind ya , yeah i want some more attention
    They certainly have a way of doing that, don't they. This van has been pretty good to us, so I can't complain.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aries_Turbo View Post
    put on a 3" downpipe that feeds a straight through muffler (glasspack, magnaflow, dynomax ultraflow welded etc) with a boost actuated cutout, with the normally open side fed to the stock exhaust. put a switch in the dash that controls a solenoid to enable the boost actuated cutout to dump past the loud muffler.... the switch having 2 positions, one labeled "Joy" and the other labeled "Mutant Sasquatch that likes loud things".... problem solved/solution engaged!

    Brian



    oh.... the switch that enables the cutout may need to be tied into an chip address selector that enables a second cal that is tuned to the open exhaust....

    Brian
    That's not a bad idea. I'm wondering how happy I would be with just a grainger set at 8PSI though. This thing runs so well I don't think it will take much to keep me very happy.

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    The same switch for the exhaust could control a solenoid to a second g-valve for 12 psi...just sayin'.
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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    It's really not a bad idea. The van feels great with just a fresh stock head, manifolds, and a TII turbo on it. Some more boost would really wake it up. At the same time, it's prime goal is to haul the kids and be able to pass someone. It pretty well has that under control.

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    I've been upgrading the van over the summer, starting with some basic maintenance. I changed out the rear brakes, and shocks. Now I'm upgrading to a 2nd gen van K frame for the dual pivot arms. I'll be replacing the struts too. It should be a terrific upgrade from the mix master parts store special struts in there now.

    Does anyone know if the manual trans motor mount insert is the same as the auto trans, just the bracket being different? I need to replace that while I'm in there.

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    Quote Originally Posted by Aries_Turbo View Post
    put on a 3" downpipe that feeds a straight through muffler (glasspack, magnaflow, dynomax ultraflow welded etc) with a boost actuated cutout, with the normally open side fed to the stock exhaust. put a switch in the dash that controls a solenoid to enable the boost actuated cutout to dump past the loud muffler.... the switch having 2 positions, one labeled "Joy" and the other labeled "Mutant Sasquatch that likes loud things".... problem solved/solution engaged!

    Brian

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    oh.... the switch that enables the cutout may need to be tied into an chip address selector that enables a second cal that is tuned to the open exhaust....

    Brian
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    They open up around 6-7PSI. I'd get them tuned for the open valve.

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    Quote Originally Posted by INVUJerry View Post
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    They open up around 6-7PSI. I'd get them tuned for the open valve.
    Thanks for the link. When I finally get around to doing the exhaust on the van, I'll certainly think about that.

    I have replaced the struts and switched to the dual pivot K frame. It was a nice upgrade.

    Yesterday, we had a bit of a problem on our trip to Holiday World. I smelled a lot of raw oil a couple times while driving the 3+ hours there. Upon arrival, I noticed that the plug for the fill in the trans was missing. It must have come out along the way, and was probably the result of my not putting it back in there all the way after I checked the fluid the night before. Oops. There was a Napa near by with real parts men working the counter. They set me up with a .750" compression plug that held just fine the whole way home. It took about a quart and a half to get it topped off, so we were luck no damage occurred. I checked again this morning, and when I removed the plug, oil was wanting to migrate out, so that was great. I replaced the compression style plug with a stock piece from my pile of spares in the basement. I'm hoping to be all set with it, and I'll certainly be more diligent about ensuring that the plugs get inserted all the way in the future.

    ETA: The van didn't want to start when we left yesterday. The relay just clicked. A few attempts later, it fired up with no subsequent issues. I checked the connection at the relay today, and while there was a very small amount of corrosion on the terminals, I doubt that is the root cause. I have a new starter on the way, as I bet the solenoid is going out of it.

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    Re: Turbo Mom Van

    Quote Originally Posted by INVUJerry View Post
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    They open up around 6-7PSI. I'd get them tuned for the open valve.
    yeah have two of those (ebay/aliexpress version, much cheaper) waiting for install on various vehicles.

    Brian

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    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: On another adventure

    I put about 250 miles on the van for its first outing this year. Not before making some repairs to the starter wiring which , must have been actually touching the exhaust given the heat rating of the components used. I also replaced the starter because it was hesitant to fire off on my way home. I have a heat blanket on order so that will hopefully alleviate any problems.

    If I can figure out why this thing keeps tossing the throw out bearings off of the fork, then I'll be really happy.


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    Re: On another adventure

    OUCH ! I had the starter wire try and weld itself to the block in the Omni back in the day
    luckily I was just around the block from work and Hoagie helped me get it straightened out
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    Re: On another adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by "Top Fuel" Bender View Post
    OUCH ! I had the starter wire try and weld itself to the block in the Omni back in the day
    luckily I was just around the block from work and Hoagie helped me get it straightened out
    Yikes. That would have been a fire waiting to happen. Fortunately, it looks like after this melted it just hung out for a bit. The new routing is further down on the stater than the stock wiring was. With the heat shield for the wire, and the blanket which came in today, it should stay cool enough.

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