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Anybody ever hear of a BAE Turbosystems RayJay Turbocharger? My friend
one that has just been rebuilt, and i don't see why i couldn't rig it to
work on an I5, even though it was designed for a 4cyl. The BAE turbo
kits, sold in the
late 70's-early 80's used a RayJay turbo, without a wastegate. The
turbocharger was designed to provide boost parallel to the engine's
RPM, thus always running at optimum pressure, yet not requiring a
Boost pressures normally produced by this system range from 7-10psi,
dependant on the engine's RPM. It comes with a carbon seal which allows
it to be used in either the draw through or blow through configuration (i
don't know what that means).
I am curious how it would work on my 1990 80q. It sounds like it works a
little like a g-lader, so I am skeptical about reliability. Would I have
to have a custom chip made? My friend only wants $250ish for it, and
I figure that all I'd have to do would be to have a thick head gasket
made to lower my compression, fabricate a manifold/exhaust system and
monkey around with tuning (ie turbo camshaft, etc). Sounds pretty lowish
risk as far as a project goes. I'm sure that there is some complication
that I'm overlooking, but I'm sure somebody will point it out...
Thanks in advance.