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 Post subject: Minilite Turbo 78 Accord
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:47 am 
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I picked up an old issue of Car and Driver that said "TURBO ACCORD" on the cover, and the magazine was dated 1978. I had to see what was up with that, so I scanned the article and thought I'd share it with you guys. :)

Loving this site by the way! So many clean old cars all over the place here, I can't get enough! Just subscribed to the magazine and bought the back-issues as well! Can't wait to get them!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:13 am 
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Did I do it wrong?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:44 am 
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yea phpbb just uses html image code, like this.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:32 pm 
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Oh, it shows up for me. I think HTML is turned on in my preferences, though. Sorry about that, I'll stick to BBCode from now on. Updated my first post for ya.

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I've never seen or heard about that thing, pretty sweet! ! I would love to get my hands on that turbo kit, 14psi on a stock block must of been a blast till the pistons gave out !! Does anyone have pics of the jackson racing turbo kit for the ek1's? Or pics of any early model turbo honda's would be cool.................


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:54 am 
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I agree! More turbo info is necessary! Here's the JR turbo kit from roadsailing.com

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It's not really that compilcated. Not even an intercooler, just a turbo sucking through what looks like an SU carburetor or something similar. No turbo lag with that setup!

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 Post subject: Turbo Accord (1st gen)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:01 am 
Downunder, left to my own devices, I did a turbo conversion. Bought the car new (non-cvcc) in Oct '77; did the conversion with about 35,000km on the clock, late in '78. Set-up was not unlike the photo posted. (I have a couple of photo's; how do I upload?). Intake thru big Donaldson air-filter, SU carburettor to Schwitzer turbo. Exhaust had home-made adjustable waste-gate, straight thru exhaust to one muffler just before the tail. Regularly pushed 11-14lbs of boost with no problems. (The engine already had some k's on it so I think that helped). Had no problems getting to red-line in 5th gear; speedo needle would point vertically down to the center service reminder window. You do the math; it's a long time ago, but I think that meant 180~200kmh (108~120mph). The car was fine as a daily drive (a little noisier) and fuel economy was obviously worse. No chassis modifications except I ran Yokohama 205/60 HR13 tires. (The wheel arch flanges were rolled in to minimize rubbing.) Finally after an argument with my girfriend, I wound the waste-gate up to give 19lbs boost. With some very aggressive driving, I blew a piston; Not a major drama. Replaced the piston & 2 sets of rings in-car. Soon after, I exchanged the car for a new 1980 one, which I left stock.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:28 pm 
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Wow you did a turbo back in the day? Any special jetting to the carb? I assume you did a suckthru as well? That's pretty badass. Any idea how much horsepower you got from the 14psi?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:40 pm 
Didn't Dyno it, so no idea about power; I remember I was able to slip the clutch in 3rd gear at over 100kmh! No special jets on the SU (yes, suck thru). How do you upload photo's?


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Ooooh pics!!! YEAH!!

Uh you have to host them on a server. Photobucket is a common one. (www.photobucket.com) You create and account there, and upload your photos. Then you get a string of code from the site that says "IMG Code." You just copy that line of text, and paste it into your message.

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those flares are fresh!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:27 pm 
It's so strange to see the layout of the turbo and intake on the non-cross flow head engines. Total blast from the past. Thanks for sharing.


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yay someone posted the old school accord turbo only seen one


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Dude, how many 6 month old threads are you gonna dig up? :P


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datsunfreak wrote:
Dude, how many 6 month old threads are you gonna dig up? :P


I was like what's with all the new Honda members? :)

It's all good, maybe others can join me in the trip down memory lane!

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We definitely could use more Honda members. 8)

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yes, it's kinda dead unless we post whore. hahah.


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2ndGenGuy wrote:
We definitely could use more Honda members. 8)


Invite your friends :D

They're always welcome. Dan and colhogen are big Hondaheads, but men of few words :D

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