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Twin Turbo Tiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces NM
(21 posts)

Registered:
05/26/2011 10:24PM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam 380ci twin turbo's

Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: Twin Turbo Tiger
Date: May 27, 2011 07:23PM

Update on the Twin Turbo Tiger. Best of all it is still running strong and being reliable.
Last weekend went to Speed World in AZ and raced in the heads up 10 sec and won the race.
Going to a car show approx. 50 miles away on Sat. and we are driving the car to the show.


samuelsun
samuel sun
Elka Park, NY
(14 posts)

Registered:
11/03/2010 01:53PM

Main British Car:


Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: samuelsun
Date: June 09, 2011 03:53PM

hi, this is really cool .. I would like to see the condition of car?? please share recent picture of your car .. I am curious to see.


Twin Turbo Tiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces NM
(21 posts)

Registered:
05/26/2011 10:24PM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam 380ci twin turbo's

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: Twin Turbo Tiger
Date: June 09, 2011 11:00PM

Samuelsun,
Go to the photo gallary and there are updated pics of the car under Jerry Porsch.
One of these days I'll get around to repainting the car but for now it looks great at 146MPH going down the 1/4 mile LOL


djw090
David Witham
Warwick UK
(115 posts)

Registered:
06/12/2008 11:20AM

Main British Car:
MGB 1974 and MG ZT 160 turbo 2005

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: djw090
Date: June 10, 2011 01:16PM

Jerry, when ever I look at a picture of your turbo location I realise what the battery boxes on an MGB should be used for.

Do you run the pipe from the turbo to the engine along the underside of the car like you might the exhaust?
Do you have problems with your air cleaners getting dirty quickly?


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: June 10, 2011 01:39PM

Great results Jerry, congratulations on the win! Hey, next year's V8 meet is going to be in east Texas, a lot closer to you, are you going to join us there so we can see your car in the flesh?


Twin Turbo Tiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces NM
(21 posts)

Registered:
05/26/2011 10:24PM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam 380ci twin turbo's

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: Twin Turbo Tiger
Date: June 10, 2011 09:38PM

The charge is approx. 2" away frome the exhaust pipe that is wraped in heat wrap and then goes up through the false foot well on the pass. side.
The air cleaners are cleaned about once a month.

Where in east Texas is the next V8 meet, I would love to come -:)


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: June 11, 2011 12:15AM

Jerry, it will be in Palestine which is south east of Tyler over near the Lousiana border. Great pine forest country with some good winding roads to travel. Date is going to be early in the spring to avoid the high heat and humidity that summer brings to that part of the country. More will be posted on the forum as the event gets nearer. We're working on the beginning plans for the 2013 meet up in Omaha or so the plan is now. Still within your reach from NM.



Twin Turbo Tiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces NM
(21 posts)

Registered:
05/26/2011 10:24PM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam 380ci twin turbo's

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: Twin Turbo Tiger
Date: June 11, 2011 05:35PM

We go straight, winding roadsmakes us car sick LOL.
I'm sure there are some drag strips in that area.


djw090
David Witham
Warwick UK
(115 posts)

Registered:
06/12/2008 11:20AM

Main British Car:
MGB 1974 and MG ZT 160 turbo 2005

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: djw090
Date: August 04, 2011 05:08AM

With your turbo that far from the engine how do you arrange the lubrication of the bearing?


Twin Turbo Tiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces NM
(21 posts)

Registered:
05/26/2011 10:24PM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam 380ci twin turbo's

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: Twin Turbo Tiger
Date: August 08, 2011 12:12AM

We run a #4 line from the oil pressure line and then tee it off to #3 lines and the turbo's drain into a dank and we use a Mocal return pump back into the pan, seems to work well


jellison
Jon Ellison

(52 posts)

Registered:
04/27/2010 08:09AM

Main British Car:


Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: jellison
Date: October 21, 2011 06:06AM

What gearbox do you run?

Std Toploader?


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2900 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: roverman
Date: October 24, 2011 09:23PM

Jerry, You run this at NHRA tracks ? How do you "avoid" the 90" wb rule ? Good work, roverman.


Twin Turbo Tiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces NM
(21 posts)

Registered:
05/26/2011 10:24PM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam 380ci twin turbo's

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: Twin Turbo Tiger
Date: October 24, 2011 11:37PM

First question is I run a power glide trans with a 3500 stall
Art in the NHRA rule book it says if the car came with a v-8 motor and the fire wall has not been modified it legal to run 10:00 @135 with the safety equipment I have.
But since I've ran 9's I've been ask to leave at a couple of tracks :-(
If it was only a roll bar issue I would cage the car up in a heart beat but its all the certs you have do every two yrs and the NHRA license that I think after you turn 60 its every yr.
So I race here at the local tracks and if its a money race I have to keep it to 10:00 but in time trails they let me run it out.
Since I met my goal of having a real true street car that has ran 9:40's on pump and I drive it almost everyday I've been behaving.
LOL


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2900 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: roverman
Date: October 25, 2011 11:22AM

Cool, Now 9:40's on pump junk- IS impressive ! Play Safe, roverman.


Twin Turbo Tiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces NM
(21 posts)

Registered:
05/26/2011 10:24PM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam 380ci twin turbo's

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: Twin Turbo Tiger
Date: October 25, 2011 11:17PM

I'm hoping to go to Houston on Nov. 11th-13th to race at the NMRA/NMCA and race in the true strreet class, so if anyone in the area stop by and say Hi.



jellison
Jon Ellison

(52 posts)

Registered:
04/27/2010 08:09AM

Main British Car:


Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: jellison
Date: October 26, 2011 10:10AM

So not actually changing gear yourself then?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2528 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: rficalora
Date: October 27, 2011 11:43PM

Jerry I may head out there. Would probably be Saturday or Sunday.


Twin Turbo Tiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces NM
(21 posts)

Registered:
05/26/2011 10:24PM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam 380ci twin turbo's

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: Twin Turbo Tiger
Date: October 30, 2011 11:07AM

Jon, I have a chysler 8 3/4 rear end that we run a spool and a 3:23 gear with a 26" tire.
Rob, looking forward to meeting you.


Twin Turbo Tiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces NM
(21 posts)

Registered:
05/26/2011 10:24PM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam 380ci twin turbo's

Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: Twin Turbo Tiger
Date: November 15, 2011 10:30PM

Well we made it to Houston and had a great time. We won the 10sec. true street car class and then in the Shoot out made it three rounds before my buddy with his twin turbo mustang beat me with a 8:62 to my 9:70.
Best of all nothing broke!!!!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2528 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Update of the twin turbo tiger
Posted by: rficalora
Date: November 15, 2011 11:04PM

Great update Jerry. I didn't make it - ended up going out of town. Look forward to meeting up with you at some point down the road though!
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