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  1. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    Thank you - I like it a lot! Too bad I didn't hit the jakes in the video, but I will next time 😁
  2. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    Beautiful day for a drive, but the camera memory ran out before I could get to a place where jake brakes are allowed...next time
  3. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    I took the same route for a second test drive now with the #17 button and it feels like I went from a loaded truck to an empty truck 😁 On the same incline where it was 9 psi/800° it was now 11+ psi/800°. I'm not really running around to do data logging I'm just noting what I saw at a glance -...
  4. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    Today I swapped out the fuel button for a #17 and was surprised to find a #37 in the pump. I was expecting a #28 based on what most people report finding in their rigs. I wonder if M816s have lower number buttons than M813s because of their weight?... The button in the pump read "37 USA...
  5. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    Well, the first test drive was a success! No leaks, no cracks, no misses, no smoke, no fires, no cops, no tow trucks, no heat issues, and also... no video...sorry. What i did have was lots of throaty exhaust roar, turbo whine, and jake brake bark 😁 The new 5" exhaust with short muffler is...
  6. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    Well thanks man, glad you like it! I really hope the paint holds out and it's a bit of an experiment to see how it does with the heat, grease/oil, and the UV exposure on the stack. I'll keep the group updated as it ages so we know if it's worth the cost or not $$$. I'm thinking I'll have to...
  7. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    Thank you - much appreciated! It sounds awesome so far and hopefully it pulls awesome as well. I have to pick up a new 8D before I can take it on the road so I should be cruising pretty soon 😎
  8. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    And...that's a wrap! This turbo install is finished! Phew!...that only took 4 months...plus the 4 months of researching and buying parts before that. By far my most intense project to date but I think it turned out pretty nice. After some test drives I will be swapping out the fuel button...
  9. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    To cut the hole in the passenger side panel for the air intake i first trimmed back the stiffener rib and I had a 6 3/8" i.d. stencil made from 10 ga. that will produce a 6" hole with the plasma cutter. The fit was so close to the panel latches and hinge that the stencil had to trimmed but the...
  10. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    Thank you! I didn't quite get around to driving it this weekend like i had planned but I should be done with the entire install tomorrow. I want to do some shake down runs before I do any filming so it may be a week or two yet.
  11. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    Yes, I'm very fortunate to have a full manufacturing shop at my disposal and fortunate to be working with dozens of skilled fabricators & machinists. I sure don't take it for granted because for maybe 15 years I had to make due with improvisations like using a hammer & punch instead of a press...
  12. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    Yes, my coworker who's doing the welds on this project is both really good and super willing which is a hard combination to find these days.
  13. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    I made some more progress on the intake piping between the air cleaner and the turbo and I got the stack & heat shield installed. Looks like I didn't need to buy an extension splice as the 4" length I cut off the stock intake pipe is the right size to space the 90° elbow off the air cleaner for...
  14. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    It's alive!!! The low batteries took some coaxing but eventually they spun it over enough to fire. Revved it up to 1200 rpm a few times to hear the whistle, let it warm up to 130°F and then shut it down. I still have to finish the piping from air cleaner to turbo, install the stack, and...
  15. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    The heater is now mounted in its new location on the driver's side fender and my last two parts I needed arrived today so this turbo is ready to start whistling! The flame guard is made by Holly (p/n HL571232ERL) and is smooth but grippy on the outside like shark skin and the inside is woven...
  16. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    I'm still waiting for the little 7/8" x 3" long hose to connect the turbo oil drain to the block fitting and that is all that's holding me up from starting my engine. It never arrived last night so I have to wait till next week 😩 While I wait I've swapped the paint pattern on the air canister...
  17. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    Tonight all I did was adjust the muffler saddle bracket to mate up with the muffler and get all of that cinched down so no new pics tonight. I did want to expand on my flavor of turbo and how I ended up there. What I was shooting for was a divided entry turbo for the improved air velocity/...
  18. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    Here's some pics of my last batch in the oven. Those door handles are about 4.5 feet high and there's a 55 gallon oil drum on the left side for a sense of scale. You could bake a huge pizza in this thing!
  19. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    The last batch of parts made it through the oven and the exhaust parts (excluding the heat shield) installed with no problems. Now that the pipe is located i will have to go back and adjust the muffler saddle mount to fit up tight to the muffler. The Torctite clamps on either side of...
  20. US6x4

    My M813 gets a turbo!

    The reservoir tank is now fully plumbed and the coolant is back in the system with no leaks! I used a Continental (Goodyear) 52023 (23" long) flexible radiator hose to connect the 90° elbow off the tank to a new 45° elbow that i just finished. Since the cast hose barb on the oil cooler is 30°...
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