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by Jordan Gladman
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Project Frankenstein Superleggera
Replies: 147
Views: 37005

I would also be interested in some info on those aluminum racing seats, I've seen them around, always wondered how they would be on a road course when you're driving for a couple hours in the corners... You can see the aftermarket S14 spindles Matt Powers is running on his formula D car here. http:/...
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: rotrex supercharger build...resurrected
Replies: 82
Views: 29837

I just got a vortech charger for my SOHC and was looking over your pics to see how you belted yours. Just thought I'd throw out some advice. http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr128/BUBBA060/2011-03-12200427.jpg Most kits would recommended a timing belt for SC operation because of the load put on th...
by Jordan Gladman
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: SOHC KA-T
Topic: ka24et problems ... again and again and again..
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

I wouldnt drive it. A wideband is only $200, I would suggest biting the bullet and just ordering one. If you had an S-AFC I would say try adding and subtracting fuel while its bogging to see if things improve but again, you're just taking shots in the dark. Post some detailed pictures of your engine...
by Jordan Gladman
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Project Frankenstein Superleggera
Replies: 147
Views: 37005

You're going to be running a FWD tranny setup? You'll make more WHP right there vs a RWD car...

You should look into custom uprights. S13 uprights are built for a 2800lb car with a capacity of 800-1000lbs in human cargo. You dont need all the beef in your uprights.
by Jordan Gladman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Supercharged KA's
Topic: Centrifugal blowers, Vortech V5-F
Replies: 19
Views: 6168

It would probably be less, but its hard to say. A turbo robs a certain amount of power to operate as well, it really doesnt matter how much power it takes to turn. Its all about final RWHP.
by Jordan Gladman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: SOHC KA-T
Topic: ka24et problems ... again and again and again..
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

The only element of the dyno that you really need to tune AF's is the wideband, everything else is designed to simulate the road. Street tuning is very effective if you have a wideband and a way to log data. Its a lot cheaper than dyno time too.
by Jordan Gladman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: SOHC KA-T
Topic: ka24et problems ... again and again and again..
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

If it was backwards, its because the engine turns twice for ever single rotation of the oil pump shaft. That isnt your problem. Get a wideband, you're pretty much taking shots in the dark if you dont have one, unless you had your ECU tune done on a dyno, its probably miles off. You probably arent re...
by Jordan Gladman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: hey everyone. MEGAN RACING SUCKS!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3043

I buy ebay exhausts for the cheap tubing and generally pre-layout. I concider ebay exhausts to be pre-tacked for later welding. Get an ebay exhaust, and go over all the welds with a MIG. One of the problems you might be having is ground clearance, the S13 chassis doesnt go very low without scraping ...
by Jordan Gladman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Another Blow thru Advantage
Replies: 17
Views: 2635

Running the MAF on the hot side will work, but it isnt ideal. Ideally you want to run the BOV after the intercooler to reduce reversion back to the turbo. I like to run my BOV 12" after the intercooler and my MAF between the BOV and the throttle body. The screen will stop some stuff, but its pretty ...
by Jordan Gladman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: SOHC KA-T
Topic: ka24et problems ... again and again and again..
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Line up the dot on your oil pump output shaft and make sure the motor is at TDC, slide it in super carefully and make sure you dont turn the pump at all when you install it. If the motor is timed correctly, the leading edge of the rotor should be just ahead of the pin on the underside of the cap for...
by Jordan Gladman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Supercharged KA's
Topic: Centrifugal blowers, Vortech V5-F
Replies: 19
Views: 6168

Assuming the teflon/meth issue is fine, the roots is more attractive, but you cant beat the maintenance free operation of an intercooled supercharger system. Tom, Im not sure what you mean by "with the roots it has a power level you need to be able to make to power it. ".. the roots charger is suppo...
by Jordan Gladman
Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Supercharged KA's
Topic: Centrifugal blowers, Vortech V5-F
Replies: 19
Views: 6168

Just a couple of key points I want to add jus for reference. Centrifugal is an option I seriously considered and would be really cool. I rode in a 400 hp s2k with a rotrex kit and boost felt instant and it was very powerful. Key points: -A roots blower is SIMPLE to install on the ka, so not a disad...
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Turbo worth buying
Replies: 11
Views: 1674

The turbo is off a tractor and apparently built in England, it wont be too easy to dig up info, but it basically looks like a 50 trim with .50 AR compressor and massive turbine housing. You would likely be able to swap on a different .48 or .63 turbine housing which would make it more KA friendly. I...
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Turbo worth buying
Replies: 11
Views: 1674

Looks pretty good, Id be a little anxious about the sellers feedback and age on ebay, but hes sold a lot of stuff on ebay in the last 6 months.

Probably worth $200, if you dont use it you can flip it to a local for more.
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: t3 flange
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

I was just going to suggest vibrant...

They should be M10 X 1.25.
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Supercharged KA's
Topic: Centrifugal blowers, Vortech V5-F
Replies: 19
Views: 6168

There is a place for both types. The centrifugal has advantages and disadvantages. Im looking to do something super clean, simple and light weight. The centrifugal also has better output up top, you can balance the bottom end power by overdriving the charger a bit. I think this style charger will be...
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Supercharged KA's
Topic: Centrifugal blowers, Vortech V5-F
Replies: 19
Views: 6168

Centrifugal is tidier and easier to impliment. Makes running an intercooler 10X easier. You also dont have to do any intake manifold work. A centrifugal super is essentially a belt driven turbo. It has an internal gear set that will multiply the engine RPMs to a speed that is suitable for creating b...
by Jordan Gladman
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Supercharged KA's
Topic: Centrifugal blowers, Vortech V5-F
Replies: 19
Views: 6168

Tried a couple different search terms on google images and found this... looks like you can just bolt on a pulley, this looks like the same charger, you can see the 3 bolt flange behind the pulley that the shaft driven housing mounts too. http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2413/4/95/569785...
by Jordan Gladman
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Supercharged KA's
Topic: Centrifugal blowers, Vortech V5-F
Replies: 19
Views: 6168

Centrifugal blowers, Vortech V5-F

I spotted a Vortech V5 supercharger on ebay with super low mileage off an SVT focus, they only make 260whp on the focus but can make more with different pulley setups etc. Id like to build a reliable intercooled SOHC-R. Only thing is they are shaft driven, Im sure I can figure out a way to drive the...
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: rotrex supercharger build...resurrected
Replies: 82
Views: 29837

Looks super clean... nice work. I'd be tempted to make a stealthy black cover for the SC and get the intercooler anodized black. People will think you're running a 100whp stock SOHC and you'll blow them out of the water. Cool setup. Im actually very tempted to jack your idea for my SOHC S14... it wo...
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Project Frankenstein Superleggera
Replies: 147
Views: 37005

Your mechanic is smart, a 4G63 out of a FWD DSM would actually be super sick and they're cheap. I would use one of these before a FWD SR20. Talons are a dime a dozen and there is a crap load of aftermarket for them. I would love to know the legality of a vehicle like this in Canada. I would build on...
by Jordan Gladman
Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: SOHC intake manifold.
Replies: 123
Views: 28200

Yeah, a millermatic 180 w/ spool gun.
by Jordan Gladman
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: SOHC intake manifold.
Replies: 123
Views: 28200

It will work for NA, I only sold the manifolds for $200 + $30 shipping for a little while. I will still do them for $250 shipped if you send paypal and dont buy through ebay, its only $20 more.
by Jordan Gladman
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Straight from the archives...
Replies: 5
Views: 792

sdaigle240 wrote:ha nice! gotta start somewhere! I always thought you were a few years older than me not a few younger too. did you blow it up with a turbo as suggested in "future mods"?
You bet it did... I blew the guts out all over the highway doing a 2nd gear pull...
by Jordan Gladman
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Straight from the archives...
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Haha my buddy had a turbo AWD talon and we called our cars "5 liter eaters"... beating old 5 point slows was the thing to do back then.. :lol:
by Jordan Gladman
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Straight from the archives...
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Straight from the archives...

Slightly KA-T unrelated, but dang this is old. I blew this car up and built my first KA-T a couple months after this was posted...

LOL @ 16 year old me :lol:

http://www.hondashowoff.com/profile.php?id=2549
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: SOHC intake manifold.
Replies: 123
Views: 28200

I'll sell you a formed plenum and runners for $200 and you can have someone weld it up locally for you, finished for $200... Im not a charity :lol:
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Anthony's Kouki ~ LOOK WHAT I FOUND 1/18/15
Replies: 475
Views: 177102

+1 for garrett. The super 60-1 I ran after the precision turbo's was flawless. Havent heard anything bad about it from the kid that bought the car either and he complains about everything.
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Anthony's Kouki ~ LOOK WHAT I FOUND 1/18/15
Replies: 475
Views: 177102

I went through 2 brand new precision 60 trims, there was material transfer of the bushing onto the shaft and there was excessive play etc. I dont trust their turbo's at all.
by Jordan Gladman
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: TIRES!!! (everyone READ plz)
Replies: 79
Views: 10623

All valid points. Its hard to compare the 2 when there are 99X more people drifting than actually racing at a course. For me, its going to cost under $300 to race all day at the track and I wont push my car far enough to make crashing likely. If I go to a drift event, Im more likely to blow a motor ...