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Torino Wagon Turbo 250 build

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Torino Wagon Turbo 250 build

Post #1 by ldm314 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:31 pm

Getting the parts together for my turbo 250 build. It is a stock 250 with 150K miles on it. My goal is to make it work with the low quality parts that I'm ordering. First going to be using a T04E 67 trim Ebay turbo. The carb is a ProComp 2 barrel. Spectre carb hat and a downtube from Ebay. I'm going to be creating a J tube with some 2.5" U bends, a 2.5 to 2" adapter, bolted to the stock exhaust manifold. Welding with my Harbor Freight flux core machine.

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Re: Torino Wagon Turbo 250 build

Post #2 by powerband » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:06 am

My goal is to make it work with the low quality parts ...

.. as opposed to high price - low quality parts? -

You're off to a great start with the basics for the 250 turbo conversion. I'll be following, 'been working on my (low cost) forced induction 250 Maverick for a few years and I'm at least half done ... 8)

> with abundant turbo/SC parts and info for current cars, there are plenty of 'low quality' (low cost) used/usable forced induction options available for the motivated...

a few basic low boost FI considerations ($) :
; boost referenced fuel supply usually with return from bypass regulator to tank.
; ignition control of spark advance under boost.
; AFR monitoring - especially initial tuning .

... for high boost / performance there are a a whole other set of considerations...

creating a J tube with some 2.5" U bends, a 2.5 to 2" adapter, bolted to the stock exhaust manifold. Welding with my Harbor Freight flux core machine.

may want to add flex ftg's for thermal cycling:
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Re: Torino Wagon Turbo 250 build

Post #3 by ldm314 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:25 pm

Thanks for the tips. My first step is going to be to switch to the new carb and get it running well. For ignition I have a generic replacement distributor with a vacuum advance. I plan to try and modify it to provide advance at vacuum and pull some out on boost.

Fuel system wise I first am going to try to boost reference the stock fuel pump. If that doesn't work, and electric pump with a blocking boost reference regulator.

I'm hoping to "finish" this project over a few weeks to a few months. I like driving the wagon around town and usually drive it every day. We will see if the weather cooperates here too...

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Re: Torino Wagon Turbo 250 build

Post #4 by powerband » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:59 pm

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Good when possible to get the new carb running well NA before the blower conversion.The Blow Thru mods wont eliminate NA operation, just not optimized.

Referencing the OEM mechanical pump is ambitious, of course vintage Draw-Thru turbo setups don't need boost referenced fuel pressure ...

The DS-II distributors of mid 70's already have very limited mechanical advance and is easily modified.


Nice Torino ! , the once scorned more-door / long-roof 4dr wagons' are getting respect these days'.

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Re: Torino Wagon Turbo 250 build

Post #5 by ldm314 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:00 pm

Just ordered this short flex pipe for the J pipe. I have a turbo kit for a VW engine in pieces in my basement also. Hoping to reuse some parts from it if I can.

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Re: Torino Wagon Turbo 250 build

Post #6 by powerband » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:59 pm

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Hoping to reuse some parts from it if I can.

The Blow-Off valve on my 250 is re-purposed Subaru WRX item ...

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Re: Torino Wagon Turbo 250 build

Post #7 by ldm314 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:26 am

This project is still underway. First thing I need to find a throttle cable kit for the Torino. It looks like some lever system currently. In the meantime I've been driving it around as my daily.

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Re: Torino Wagon Turbo 250 build

Post #8 by ldm314 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:13 pm

The real first step is done. I added a fuse panel and upgraded the headlights to draw power through it with a relay. The next few circuits connected to this box will include the new distributor and electric fans.

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Re: Torino Wagon Turbo 250 build

Post #9 by ldm314 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:37 pm

Today a distributor upgrade

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