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Re: Low/Cruise/Dangerous RPMs on a Turbo?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: October 30, 2019 11:49AM

Matt, I get boost in every gear, its just that you can more easily feel the turbo torque wall coming in more distinctly in the higher gears. That was for Eric's benefit. If he can't feel it there, something is wrong.

Mine seems to have more of a roar than it used to when above boosted above 4K. Now after listening to your post, ours sound pretty much the same. Must be my ears have seen too many birthdays and I'm not hearing the higher frequencies to balance out the sounds.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: Low/Cruise/Dangerous RPMs on a Turbo?
Posted by: alan_smithee ()
Date: October 30, 2019 05:57PM

Curtis Wrote:
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holy crap....watching that video gave me anxiety. i feel nervous pushing my turbo to 4400 between shifts!


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Re: Low/Cruise/Dangerous RPMs on a Turbo?
Posted by: 1962spyder ()
Date: October 30, 2019 09:32PM

I was told not to pay attention to the tach, it's all feel. I have a stock 64 drive train with a functioning fuel return line in a 62 rag top. I also am running a 180 cold side with the 150 turbine. The car is a rocket, boost in every gear. If I stand on it in third gear at 70-80 and introduce 4th it's flies. The YH, correctly set is all I need or want. I like the stock appearance.

I also daily drive in Chicago, a 61 Club Coupe. Put into use in July of 17, 31k on the clock so far without fail. 67 smog engine, 65 carbs, 64 suspension, gas heater, seat heaters, air heat, 63 500 interior, satellite radio, 64 diff, painted garnet red.

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Re: Low/Cruise/Dangerous RPMs on a Turbo?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 30, 2019 09:36PM

1962spyder Wrote:
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> I also daily drive in Chicago, a 61 Club Coupe. Put into use in July of 17, 31k on the clock so far without fail. 67 smog engine, 65 carbs, 64 suspension, gas heater, seat heaters, air heat, 63 500 interior, satellite radio, 64 diff, painted garnet red.
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Re: Low/Cruise/Dangerous RPMs on a Turbo?
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: October 31, 2019 04:45AM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Once again my '66 getting no more than 7 psi boost... capable if 14....
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> Pay ATTENTION and LISTEN... you can HEAR the boost come on and will notice the car accelerates past the trees faster! I seldom go over 4,000 rpm.
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Matt, how do you measure the boost pressure?

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible
1966 Custom two door/four door 180 Turbo.

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Olathe, ks
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Re: Low/Cruise/Dangerous RPMs on a Turbo?
Posted by: mtmouse ()
Date: October 31, 2019 06:23AM

Thanks for this bit of information. Makes sense when you think about it, just may have never thought about it. Tks
Joe

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> Never run any Vair engine below 2200-2400 rpm in any gear / load..

Joe in South Ga
1965 Corsa 2 dr Coupe Turbo 4sp because I love the looks
18ft Chaparral 180 Sport because I live on a lake, seemed like the thing to do
Chevy Pickup to tow boat and tote things
Chevy Cavalier because they drive like a go-cart

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Re: Low/Cruise/Dangerous RPMs on a Turbo?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 31, 2019 11:00AM

I run my 64 Spyder over 4500 all the time. I tell myself the tach is off but it isn't. I'm pretty gullible.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Low/Cruise/Dangerous RPMs on a Turbo?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: November 28, 2019 05:12PM

Bump.

Thanks again everyone for this conversation. It gives me a lot of insight into how I should be driving my car.

I can't do anything about it until I get the car back from yet another repair session (expected Dec. 4), but it is all good info.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA
Member: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, and San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club
THEN: 1965 Monza 110 Canary Yellow
1967 Monza 140 Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"It would not have helped if I had [taken notes], as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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