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cjshaker

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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2016, 09:22:11 PM »
Wow, 80 mph at 1900 rpm sounds like a salt flats car 8) High 14s on the AFR seems a bit lean compared to what I've been able to get away with, but it must work on your combo. Is that at a cruise speed and are you pulling timing out at that point? Also, 15 mpg is pretty good. Nice build, can't wait to see the dyno run.
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1970 F-350 390
1958 Ford Ranch Wagon 390

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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2016, 10:45:49 PM »
The idea for the intercooler was because even at no boost the air is heated from the turbo. I don't know how much but I'm a glutton for punishment. i've been collecting 5.0 FI stuff for a future windsor turbo build or swapping the injectors and doing a Y-block FI / turbo conversion. The high 14 AFR is no boost minimal throttle at 1900 rpm. 1st gear is 2.97.
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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2016, 08:53:10 PM »
Here are my boost/vacuum curves; initial timing is 18 BTDC, total is 43 at full advance; the MSD pulls timing out.
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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2016, 02:10:08 PM »
a turbo charged Y block would def be pretty cool. Lovethis build. not many data points out there for successful turbocharged fe's out there

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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2016, 09:54:54 PM »
A small piece of silicone got into the turbo oil feed and killed the flow of oil and in the process of ruining the bearings the slop ruined the compressor and turbine wheels. I'm putting a gt4294 in place of the 4202 for faster spool. engine is running out of fuel gotta put in the aeromotive pump. To anxious to see the dyno numbers to put the intercooler in. I'll keep you posted!!

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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2016, 07:29:34 AM »
Ouch, sorry to hear about the turbo problem.  Can you put a filter screen of some sort on the oil line to prevent this kind of thing from happening again?  I know that you don't want to restrict oil to the turbo at all, but there ought to be something you can do there.  Also, where did the silicone come from, was it excess from a gasket or something?  FYI, a sealer like Ford TA-31 doesn't tend to have those little stringers that can come off and clog stuff up, even if it is overused.

Looking forward to seeing your dyno results...
Jay Brown
- 1969 Mach 1, Drag Week 2005 Winner NA/BB, 511" FE (10.60s @ 129); Drag Week 2007 Runner-Up PA/BB, 490" Supercharged FE (9.35 @ 151)
- 1964 Ford Galaxie, Drag Week 2009 Winner Modified NA (9.50s @ 143), 585" SOHC
- 1969 Shelby Clone, Drag Week 2015 Winner Modified NA (Average 8.98 @ 149), 585" SOHC

   

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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2016, 12:18:20 AM »
silicone probably came from me. Still waiting to have some time for the new fuel lines and pump and boost referenced regulator. maybe this weekend?!

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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2016, 11:37:22 AM »
This turbo y block talk reminded me of a truck I've seen on a truck or y block site.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IMBBAZYeFDE
Marc
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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2017, 10:30:21 PM »
Finally built the baffled plumbed tank; should be 27 gallons. just got to install with feed and return lines. Using 1/2 lines with Aeromotive 13212 regulator. Getting closer to dyno time. After it's dialed gonna put 3.50s and discs in the rear.
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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2017, 04:46:29 PM »
  You're my hero man! I've been planning a turbo FE in a F100 for quite some time and it's finally time to get serious with retirement around the corner. Was the turbo addition your plan all along or did the opportunity just happen? Thanks for your time!

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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2017, 11:03:27 PM »
That is some tedious tunning to boost 10.1:1 compression. What kind of exhaust temperatures can you get away with the Edelbrock heads?

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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2017, 05:08:41 PM »
I don't have an EGT setup yet; I know I should.

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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2017, 05:17:58 PM »
Did you use a adapter plate for the t56 ?

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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2017, 05:39:55 PM »
Ive been planning the build.
I used a Quicktime scattershield/bellhousing. I had to machine an adaptor pilot as the chevy shaft is smaller than the ford. The adaptor also moves the pilot bearing out about .100" if I remember. I will post more pics of the underside once I get it on a lift.

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Re: Galaxie turbo FE 390 build
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2018, 09:58:05 PM »
Long story short, I broke 3 ring lands; it was a very hot day and the water injection did not work due to an error from me. I had a Comp Cams XE274 custom ground to have a 114 LSA and proper boost capable pistons with the new compression down to 9.4-1. Runs great and needs some more tuning. when I get it as close as I can by feel and examination Dyno time!!