(Hey REDPANDA. Who ever told you a stock bluetop can only handle 200hp? It's not entirely true. There was a guy in NZ that had a turboed bluetop (stock engine) and boosted to 18psi with a T3 turbo to make 178kw at the wheels. That's 237 HP at the wheels, On a stock motor!!! Madness. I think he was using a mega squirt or a Link ECU to tune it. So, it really comes down to how well you tune the engine and how well you look after it as well, eg oil cooler, regular oil and filter change etc...
I'm going to do the same as you in regards to the timing, I'll drop it back so many degrees (depends on when detonation will occur)
You should put your car on a dyno or at least get a wideband O2 sensor on it and see what you A/F ratio is. I'd be keen to know the result too. It's an interesting set up.
I really do need to stop procrastinating and get my car going, so I can do a write up about it and let you guys know what works for me and what doesn't.
Until then keep up the good work and keep us posted on any mods or findings about your own setups.
Been running my stock blue top for about 6 months now on 12psi
with a huge holset turbo and no problems at all.
Car made 279hp about 2 months ago.
It's all in the tuning.
Megasquirt & EDIS FTMFW !!!) found on this website
Just courious on how i found post on people turboing stock blue tops no problems? more than a handful of post?????
Modified by Mr2SLPR-86 at 9:07 PM 11/26/2010