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Old 12-22-2011, 03:01 PM   #15
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I'd sure like to know what's "obsolete" with a power house, that, though a tad slow, was built like a brick, and 90% of the fishing boats in the N.W. still use them, hence the parts still available up there.
They have learned an awful lot over the years Mike. Drive a new Dodge pick up with a Cummins and then drive a 20 year old one and you will be shocked at the difference. I don't advocate taking out a good running Isuzu but I would think real hard before putting much money in a destroyed one.

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They have learned an awful lot over the years Mike. Drive a new Dodge pick up with a Cummins and then drive a 20 year old one and you will be shocked at the difference. I don't advocate taking out a good running Isuzu but I would think real hard before putting much money in a destroyed one.

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Agreed, the new ones are nice and quiet, but geez, Dan, the RETRO-FIT? $$$$$$ On a second point, I'm on our second turbo, it's not a big deal to buy; the big deal is removing and replacing. It is a bearcat to work on from underneath.
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Agreed, the new ones are nice and quiet, but geez, Dan, the RETRO-FIT? $$$$$$ On a second point, I'm on our second turbo, it's not a big deal to buy; the big deal is removing and replacing. It is a bearcat to work on from underneath.
Nobody ever said owning a classic Airstream moho was going to be cheap.

Who did you get your turbo from? The guys I talked to said the BAC was a 10 psi. unit. I don't know that I've ever seem mine make 10 psi. You must be pushing things pretty hard to make 15 psi. Also what kind of gears are you running? At 3200 in direct I can make 65 mph. The overdrive drops it to about 2600 rpm at 65mph.

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Nobody ever said owning a classic Airstream moho was going to be cheap.

Who did you get your turbo from? The guys I talked to said the BAC was a 10 psi. unit. I don't know that I've ever seem mine make 10 psi. You must be pushing things pretty hard to make 15 psi.

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You know me, Dan, I don't push it because I believe my fresh gauges and drive by them, screw the speedometer. Your coach should be able to run 15 to twenty pounds boost without the pyro maxing above 1200 degrees. What I think happened to you,(other than bad factory gauges) is when that engine was re-built, they "ran the rack" and did not adjust the pump for the turbo. There is an adjustment screw that can be tweaked on the pump to prevent the smoking you had last time I saw you. How do I know this? Same thing happened to me when I rebuilt the top end and neglected to tell the shop Bess was Turbo-Charged. I'll search the files and get back to you about what turbo we got, which might even be an Isuzu.
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