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    KPR's 84 Hilux

    Made a start on the plenum I tested the trumpets on the starlet. red line is straight pipe the same length as the bellmouths (blue). Pretty much no difference till airflow demand is high. after that the bellmouths win. Down on power about 10kw to what starlet makes due to runner length. Some goose put a massive suspension tower in the way, so stuck with this length on the hilux
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    KPR's 84 chromelux discussion

    just using short silicone hose on my na setup, works fine. will do the same on this missing the hose clamps in this pic
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    Romans COD piece

    If you like a sloppy mess
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    KPR's 84 Hilux

    Why are the starlet itb's in this thread? Because the the inlet manifold on the hilux sucks. Not power wise, it seems to work good. but it vibrates, cracks and the big plenum doesn't work with what im trying to do. stalls out easy and any kind of cam setup other than factory, even cam timing changes on stock cams makes it a whole lot worse. wont idle on all cylinders and stalls real easy. not ideal for 4wding itb's will solve the big plenum issue, also will be able to isolate the plenum from the engine with some short silicone joiners. to solve any vibration issues. So had those bellmouths in above picture from another project, recycling; extended them by welding some thick wall tube onto the bottom machined a taper into them to suit the 52mm throttles and slightly adjusted the bellmouth so has bit more of an elliptical shape. machined some of the excess off them. could have taken whole lot more off but was over it by this stage. will probably test them on the starlet before welding them into plenum
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    kpr's starlet

    @Truenotch Filter vs no filter. cant remember which one is which, but yeh zero loss @Roman red is my normal cam timing. blue is the inlet cam retarded 8 degrees. had a play with the exhaust cam. advanced it 5 deg, then another 5deg. pretty much no change other than a few bumps here and there. maybe slightly better all round with my normal setup, but seems pretty numb to changes. my normal settings im maxed out on both cams, any further pistons will eat valves i do have a vibration issue with either a wheel or wack axle that screws with the dyno and gives inconsistent results, right up top at around 180k i need to fix. / start running it up in a lower gear.
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    kpr's starlet

    from the cam timing testing ive done (need to revisit on dyno) can get pretty aggressive on the overlap, inlet advance and exhaust retard. gain a stack of power everywhere usable under peak, with minimal if any loss in peak power . side effect being power drops fairly fast after peak as can see in my dyno sheets. going the other way it will try hold onto that peak power for another 500rpm or so. Inlet had most effect. exhaust done similar but maybe only half or less effect so yeh pretty much nothing new there ^ . if you have vvti /vvt you can have your cake and eat it too. many years ago i attempted to retrofit a vvt pulley off a 20v onto a 16v, its possible but gave up on the idea.
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    kpr's starlet

    I heard muttering in the pits that the resonant frequency of the 20v's effects the timing gear, resulting in inaccurate time slips. the smoke theory does make more sense
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    kpr's starlet

    while we are on the subject, remember that time at meremere a NA 16v beat a turbo 20v. @Stu
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    kpr's starlet

    all good its not spam, pretty interesting, always looking for new ideas to try. will have a better read though those pages later. heres that chart overlayed. i started the overlay at 30kw at 3000rpm same as flywheel power, as assume wouldn't be loosing 16kw down there.. looks about right since smallports naturally spit out more midrange than the other 4age versions
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    kpr's starlet

    @Truenotch Those chambers look interesting. haven't tried anything like that on the runners. but definitely going to put it in my list of things to try. Have something similar after the collector to my exhaust. black part being 2.5" collector. red the cone and green 3" exhaust can see the cones on both extractors here @Rhyscar I have a short merge for the 44.5's with same 2.5" collector. it didn't seem to have any effect. but was pre dyno, so possible was some very minor differences. will likely revisit the megaphone setup also. should be gains to be had, but not expecting a lot like on the intake side. Its running somewhere between 12.5 and 13:1 compression. was going to go for more on latest build but cheaped out on new pistons. could skim a little more off the head. but would likely have a negative effect. as its all pretty tight and would have to adjust cam timing to gain piston to valve clearance. Found a dyno run to overlay from here 1800cc engine, another interesting point is they are only running 285cc injectors, im using 540's at 60% = 324cc worth fuel. guessing they could be running high fuel pressure otherwise would be 100% duty for that power Looks pretty good vs this one considering down 200cc
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    kpr's starlet

    maybe worth a try. but im more leaning towards 44.5 is just too big. the step made more power, so tempted to try that on the 38mm's. the stepped section will be getting pretty small and may cause a restriction though. no real specific area in the rev range im aiming for, what ever it likes really. Tbh goal already achieved was looking for 150kw with good midrange power. but why not carry on.. i know i could easily make 155kw+ with the parts i already have hanging around. but would only be good for wank factor or a circuit /drag car. as would take a big hit in the low/midrange. would be interested to overlay my power curve onto other 4ages making the same power.
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    kpr's starlet

    Think i tried it at some stage and wasn't any difference. will try a back to back next time its on the dyno. from memory its the biggest one 435x190x115. which i assume is od. trumpets are about 75mm long. so should have 25mm clearance. You mean the dip at 4500 ish from the big extractors? they aren't too far off the same length as small. I did cut the big ones shorter not long after building them, and wasn't really much if any change. although was probably only 50mm or so. also, the big ones didn't actually make any more power than the small ones up top, until i added the stepped section. once i'm finished messing around with the intake, will try some more exhaust stuff.
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    kpr's kp60

    noisy version of above
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    kpr's starlet

    yeh, cams in this have over 5mm/4mm - in/ex lift at tdc. Chances are it wouldn't even idle on a single throttle setup
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    kpr's starlet

    Bouns graph: the shopped line is done years ago when had stock cams in the car. was done on same brand dyno, but in 3rd gear not 4th, which would have shown maybe another 5kw. still, it shows with right setup don't have lose low down power with big cams.