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Giving up on my Blow Through Carb Stroker making a N/A Stroker CRAZY SETUP AVAILABLE SOON!

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Hey everyone, you may or may not remember me from 4-6 years ago when I was building an HKS Surge Tank enabled, Turbo Blowthrough Stroker (and @Tony D wisely advised me not to, sorry I didn't listen!). Well, after a lot of struggling to get it to work, including fires, blown out freeze plugs and a warped head, I was getting tired. Last week when a vacuum hose blew off my boost controlled, I over boosted and blew my head gasket or warped the head again or maybe even cracked it, gas blew past the O rings on my OERs and there was a tiny fire 🤯


So I am officially giving up on this setup. I am going to dust off my 44PHH, have Rebello mill my head down to N/A compression and run it free-breathing. I am just tired of never driving my car. So wondering if anyone else has gone the other way from Turbo -> N/A ? Any unexpected issues? Also looking for an heir to the crazy throne who would want this setup. Its future owner probably needs the support of this whole community in any attempt to get it working well.

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To clarify, here is everything I will be parting with (and looking to sell as a set and not part out right now):


- HKS type 1 surge tank with like-new, black hex head hardware

- True vintage turbo header with external wastegate mount. Header wrap

- Tial Wastegate with custom dump pipe that vents to atmosphere

- Greddy GTX 3076r ball bearing water and oil cooled with <500 miles + turbo blanket

-Custom 3" Downpipe with V-band on both ends and O2 sensor fitting

- Custom aluminized steel 3" exhaust made with minimum bends but using mandrel bent pipe only for max flow, ending in a Borla pro XS muffler and a chrome tip

- Intercooler and piping designed to minimize total length

- HKS FV Bov

- Cold air intake that sits a big cone K&N filter in front of the radiator and connects to the turbo 

-Tripple OER 47s on ported to match TWM manifold with isolators and throttle linkage

-Greddy Profec B-Spec 

(probably some small things I am forgetting)


You would need a boost gauge an AFR gauge a compatible ignition system and a suitable engine.


Also, it is a large volume of stuff, so better if you are physically located on the West Coast, I could take a day and drive it anywhere within 200 miles of Berkeley.



I was going to put this up for sale as $6500 or best serious offer as both the HKS Tank and the header are things that never come up for sale, and when they do fetch $2k each, turbo and housings would sell pretty easily for $1000, Carbs and Manifold would also easily sell on eBay for $1000, so the future owner of this setup will get a wastegate, BOV, Intercooler, cold air intake and full custom 3" turbo-back exhaust as part of the deal for essentially $500. LMK if you are interested in knowing more.

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41 minutes ago, BJSZED said:

I wondered why there wasn't any updated video's of your build....now I know. Too bad, wanted to see it finished


It very briefly got finished, ran great then it blew a freeze plug and warped the head 😨 that was 4 years ago and it has been fixed and broken again several times since. I think it mainly has to do with just running too much boost, but I am very much over it at this point.

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