Last month we followed Glenn Hunter’s change up from screwcharger to twin turbos on his ’56 Chevy as the turbo system and exhaust was finished up. Then, everything was disassembled once again, the big block removed and the new COMP Cams camshaft was installed after checking the engine over to make sure everything else was up to snuff. Once the new front chassis bars were painted—the new bars were required to allow ample room for the turbo piping—the engine was slid back into place, all the turbo goodies were reinstalled, everything was checked and there were some minor things to finish up.
“Over the three weeks following last month’s article, we have been able to get the engine all plumbed, wired up and ready to fire, so it’s time to setup the boost controller,” explained Hunter. “The unit I used is the AMS2000 from NLR control products. The setup for the system was relatively easy, the control unit is only about four inches by four inches, and the solenoid pack is small enough that it mounted nicely on the radiator support, keeping it within three feet of the Turbosmart wastegates, as stated in the instructions.” The AMS2000 control unit has a G meter built in, so it needs to be mounted as level as possible with the label facing up. Glenn commented that the wiring harness for the system was well made and very simple to wire. For plumbing the system, Glenn used 1/4-inch nylon push-lock hose and fittings. The nylon push-lock hose is simple and provides a clean finished look, but keep in mind that because it is nylon, it needs to be kept away from the heat….Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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