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Offline Flyinhillbilly

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6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« on: August 19, 2015, 06:39:30 PM »
I picked up a 2001 6.0 with unknown mileage from a salvage yard swap a friend of mine did. The owner of the truck had 4 manifold bolts strip, so rather than deal with that, he just had another engine put in. I ended up being the benefactor of this little transaction picking up the 6.0 from the installer for $700, and promptly traded the non EGR return style intake and $300 for a victor jr intake, MSD 6010 programmable ignition with all wires, patch cords and brackets. I flipped the stock exhaust manifolds and welded on some 2 1/2" sch40 pipe and welded v bands on the ends of those.




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Offline Flyinhillbilly

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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 06:54:45 PM »
Box o ignition stuff. The guy really hooked me up here, he sent me everything I need to hook it to a laptop.
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Offline Flyinhillbilly

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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 07:01:49 PM »
So the last serious effort turbo engine I built turned four pistons into ashtrays before I could lift due to the voltage dropping and I was near the end of my fuel pump anyway, so it went lean and burned up one heck of a 357ci sbc.
We're just going to go ahead and skip that problem this time.

Bolaws performance .500 belt drive fuel pump.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2015, 07:08:01 PM by Flyinhillbilly »
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Offline Flyinhillbilly

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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 07:15:11 PM »
Since I had a belt drive fuel pump, I figured I needed a crank mandrel to drive it. I converted a bbc from mandrel to belts last year, and had the mandrel so I chucked it up in my literally 101 year old lathe and machined a shoulder that juuuuuuust fits inside the machined spot for the balancer bolt, I also center drilled it to fit the bolt nice and tight. I had to special order a 16x20x200mm bolt that should be here by the middle of next week.
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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2015, 09:23:46 PM »
You got some pretty sweet stuff goin on here man.
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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2015, 10:24:48 PM »
this is off to quite a nice start 8)
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Offline Flyinhillbilly

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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2015, 08:23:37 AM »
Thanks guys.

Mocked up the fuel pump mount, waiting on the crank bolt and pulley to final check all measurements.
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Offline Flyinhillbilly

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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2015, 02:53:53 PM »
It looks like I'm going to have to redo my manifolds since I picked up a pair of 52mm Air Research turbos this morning. The plan was to put a 70mm single in front, but these are fresh rebuilds, just about the right size, and I got 'em cheap.
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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2015, 02:20:05 AM »
Pretty.
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Offline frotosride

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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2015, 09:01:08 PM »
Where on where is the blow? Anybody know Flyinhillbilly? What happened to the blow through 6.0?
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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2016, 12:45:13 AM »
Any updates?  :D

Offline Flyinhillbilly

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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2016, 07:08:29 PM »
Ditched the GF, was homeless and lived in the truck for a couple of weeks, sold off all the LS stuff, built a forged piston powder metal rod 350 with ported 441's, a Lunati cam, and stuck a 70mm single on it. Put the engine in this weekend and all I'm waiting on now is the turbo exhaust flange then it's on to the tuning phase.

First fire up of the new setup.
http://youtu.be/_4RbIu36XgQ
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Offline Flyinhillbilly

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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2016, 02:52:17 PM »
Did a little video tour of the old heap
http://youtu.be/hqozvB3e52M
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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2016, 10:19:17 PM »
oh yes. in for more
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Offline Flyinhillbilly

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Re: 6.0 turbo blowthrough build
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2016, 09:16:05 PM »
Back on the road. No Wastegate spring in it so no boost yet. I figure I'll run about a tank of gas through it to more or less break it in then I'll put the spring back in and start tuning for boost. I made a short video of driving it around, nothing special, but it shire felt good to drive it again.
http://youtu.be/olniCb6UgOU
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