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Guys, almost finished installing my single turbo kit on my stock block 333. I plan on taking it to a pretty well known tuner in PA after I save a little bit of cash, but in the meantime, what shall I do to have a driveable car? Do i set timing to 8-10 degrees and keep the spout out to lock it there? Will have lightest wastegate spring installed and a manual boost controller for now. Got NGK 5671a-08 plugs gapped at .032 with aftermarket ignition. Ive got afr gauge and boost gauge to install yet as well as a few other little things before firing it up.

combo consists of - 1200 mile on pro rebuilt 333ci stock block, dss all forged rotating assembly, ported Eddy Performer RPM heads, Trick flow track heat intake, E cam for now, 60 mm injectors with 3" prom pro tube matching maf, ON3 70mm single turbo through mac flow paths and 3" tails

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Unless there is something completely not right that needs fixed after start up. You shouldn't have to do much. Im sure your tuner will want the timing at 10* so why not start there. Just take it light to the tuner. Keep the load off and stay in the vacuum and you should be just fine.

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Got NGK 5671a-08 plugs gapped at .032 with aftermarket ignition.
Those don't happen to be platinum do they?
 

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Just a personal opinion but I wouldn't really be driving it around before it gets tuned. I know people do it all the time but after all the money you put into it why chance it.

Otherwise keep out of a lot of boost and just watch your afr gauge. And I do agree just start at 10* timing.


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Those don't happen to be platinum do they?

No they are the V power racing plug recommended by most guys on the turbo forums and Rick91GT from RNH Performance here on the Corral
 

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One of my friends installed a turbo kit on his car and had no money for a tune I told him not to get into boost . He refused to listen to me and called me at the end of the day said I Have been driving my car and everything is fine do I really need a tune ? I said he was lucky and yes he needed one . He called before lunch the next day and said I was right . He had just blew his motor . He took it apart a few days later and found he snapped one of the rods messed up a piston and a rod pushed through his block . He ended up selling the car a few weeks ago in parts .this all happened in the last few months . I got pictures some where of his motor all messed up that he took . So yes you can drive it but you are taking a BIG chance . I drove my car 100 miles to the tuner without a tune but I stayed out of the boost and was scared the whole way there . You got too much money in the car to take a chance .. Good luck
 
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