Re: Restoration Started
I had a Riot for a little while that was stock when I got it. We probably took it out stock on approximately 6 dune trips before a turbo conversion and it was NIGHT and DAY difference. It was a completely different machine......it went from loud and deep in the throttle all the time to quiet and barely needing throttle to haul the mail!
I did my entire conversion myself in my garage with the help of lots of information found on this website as well as Randy from Weber power. I bought pistons, seals, valves, shims, gaskets and ECU from weberpower, then bought the watercraft intake and a FST turbo setup from ebay. Bought my intercooler, aluminum piping, silicone hose, clamps, manual wastegate controller, FST injectors, FST map sensor and such online as well. I just shopped for the parts I wanted with the best deals I could find and it wasn't too bad. I ended up modifying one of my throttle bodies to use in place of the one available to buy (if you use the watercraft intake and single throttle body setup) and that saved about $600. My understanding was the weber ECU was developed for the single throttle body setup. I probably forgot a few things but it was a very fun project and in the end, it ran perfect and the AFRs where always good. It was worth every penny I spent and the fun factor of the car went through the roof!
Sounds like you have some mechanical knowledge so if I can do it, you can too LOL!