How-To: Turbo, easy way


Jurva
10-21-2005, 01:13 AM
Here is a easy way to make turbos, using cheap parts. Please tell me if there are big writing mistakes.

Making of turbines
2 different sizes and ways.

1. Heat and bend some straight pipes from parts trees. If you want bigger turbine, use some tubing. Also straw could be used.
http://personal.inet.fi/koti/jurva/Turbo/turbo_how1.jpg

2. Cut away another pipe.
http://personal.inet.fi/koti/jurva/Turbo/turbo_how2.jpg

3. Heat again and align that turbine.
http://personal.inet.fi/koti/jurva/Turbo/turbo_how3.jpg

Different ways to mockup
1. Fresh air intake
2. Compressed air goes into engine, through the intercooler, or straight
3. Exhaust manifold hooks up here. It will spin that turbo.
4. Exhaust pipe exit.

Here is bigger turbo. Two pipes are bent around a brakeline pipe. Also straw, aluminium pipe or something like, could be used.
http://personal.inet.fi/koti/jurva/Turbo/turbo_how4.jpg

http://personal.inet.fi/koti/jurva/Turbo/turbo_how5.jpg

Smaller turbo mockup. Exhaust turbine, placed into exhaust manifold, made out of solder.
http://personal.inet.fi/koti/jurva/Turbo/turbo_how6.jpg

Glue the middle part to exhaust side. You can place turbo oil lines there.
http://personal.inet.fi/koti/jurva/Turbo/turbo_how7.jpg

Glue compression turbine to rest of the turbo. I used velocity stacks, from some carbureted engine. You could use air cleaner or straw in here too.
http://personal.inet.fi/koti/jurva/Turbo/turbo_how8.jpg

Example of 4-cylinder engine.
http://personal.inet.fi/koti/jurva/Turbo/turbo2.jpg

SteveK2003
10-21-2005, 10:59 AM
Nice how-to, thanks.

SupaMan89T
10-21-2005, 03:36 PM
good how to not people know how to hook the whole system up too because of the last pic we've been needing that on this furom!

D_LaMz
10-21-2005, 03:43 PM
Thanks, but I have already tried this and its toohard for me because of the sharp bend. :banghead:

Jurva
10-26-2005, 03:24 AM
There is a lot of detailling you could add to your turbo engine. Vacuum lines, oil lines, clamps etc.

Here is very good picture of wastegate vacuum line.
http://www.turbosaturns.net/articles/wastegate101.htm
BOV vacuum line is easy. Just hook it up to intake manifold, after throttle body.

kingalbrect79
12-02-2009, 01:04 AM
Thanks, but I have already tried this and its toohard for me because of the sharp bend. :banghead:

Try the bend with a longer piece of sprue, then cut it off, you don't have to use a piece just long enough. Make it easy on yourself so you have something to grip with.

Also if you want to smooth out the turbo sides without having to sand them so they look perfectly round, as you bend the sprue around the pipe, pull it slightly so that it stretches.

You might have to use a bit larger sprue than normal because the diameter will shrink when you do this, but it will be perfectly smooth when your done with no modification!

TurboGuru
12-02-2009, 03:31 AM
hmmm TurboGuru finds this thread very helpful! :bigthumb:

rsxse240
12-02-2009, 07:24 PM
good how to not people know how to hook the whole system up too because of the last pic we've been needing that on this furom!

I have posted MS paint turbo diagrams at least twice...but no one ever pays attention to my posts. haha

This is a very good idea, and you can build LOTS of turbo for free! because we all know that you never throw away plastic if you are a scratch builder.

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