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    Yes, it drew through the carburetor then pushed into another part of the adapter and into the engine. It was a early 'Turbo-sonic' unit and it worked pretty well. Had a 7 lb spring in the wastegate.

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    PS. Remembering, as it has been a long time ago, the adapter the carb sat on had a series of 4 floating steel discs in it. Under normal running the fuel/air would enter the engine through these ports. Under boost, the positive pressure would close the discs and the fuel/air would now be pulled into the turbo and sent to the engine below the adapter. It sounds sort of funky but it did work and there was no noticeable lag as it went from no boost to boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomarc View Post
    Yes, it drew through the carburetor then pushed into another part of the adapter and into the engine. It was a early 'Turbo-sonic' unit and it worked pretty well. Had a 7 lb spring in the wastegate.

    Stuart
    Did it have anything to richen the mixture when it was on boost or did it just rely on airflow through the carb?

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    Keep in mind this was a bazillion years ago I have have cerebral cobwebs now. It was a Rochester Quadrajet and the secondary metering rods and jets were modified to dump extra fuel when they opened..when the motor was under boost. At least that's how I remember it. This was in the mid to late 70's and things were still somewhat in their early stages, turbo wise..at least in my area.

    So, nothing special to richen the mixture, only tweaking in the carburetor.

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    Lift-a-load, Megahoist, isuzu FTR. I like those NPRs but they have a narrower track than a dually and are not dock height...
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    I was trying to buy an FTR for awhile last year. I would still get one, but the NPR is just much more readily available and cheap on the used market. I never need dock height so it is nice having the lower bed. I would probably still get an FTR if a deal came up just to have a heavy flatbed for hauling equipment etc.

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    I really like my FTR, this one used to be a reefer, Allison 3000, built to 33k specs but tagged at 29590, but it is pretty heavy, and only gets about 9 mpg average. Its a tool though and works perfectly for what I need it to do. I built a mini sleeper in the back that I haven't had to use yet, but it's comfortable. Cabover is great bc the overall length is so short, very manuverable.

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    I am curious to see the sleeper set up if you care to share that. I have always imagined doing something similar if I get a bigger truck for buying equipment and such..

    I bet the FTR still turns better than my Chevy 3500 in the first post even though it is such a large truck. The tight radius and fitting in a regular parking spot width are both things I really like about the NPR.

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    I just built a birch ply box perimeter frame so I could have storage underneath, split hinged lid so I can open it from either side if I push whatever is on top to the opposite side. It doesn't have a bottom, just meets the stock floor profile around the edges. Thermarest self inflating camping mattress fits perfectly. I have translucent corregated plastic panels (like real estate sign material) that pop in to the window trim- lets light in but you can't see in, and an LED goose neck reading light. Truck comes with a curtain track in the roof, so I hung a sliding curtain in there that runs just behind the seats. Tight, but fine for me. photo is before I added the curtain. Would not qualify as a sleeper by commercial rules of course because it has no dedicated door, but I don't need that. The only thing I didn't realize when I got it was that you can't do an in frame rebuild on the isuzu engine because it splits at the main bearing joint. I think a cat engine was available in some models prior to 06 though. Backup camera was essential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomjelly View Post
    Lift-a-load, Megahoist, isuzu FTR. I like those NPRs but they have a narrower track than a dually and are not dock height...
    Can you show us a few more pictures and details about your MegaHoist. Is this homemade or a commercial product. I did a google search dor megahoist but didn't get anywhere

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    It WAS a commercial product, and they had a zombie website up until a few years ago. Its nice because the gantry cantilevers out 2' past the lowered tailgate, so you if you have a bulky item you don't necessarily need to remove the tailgate, or you can close it and go over it, and you don't need to do any modifications to the truck to mount it. I bought 2 of them used at an auction in Atlanta a few years ago. I put one in my truck and sold the other to a guy in FINLAND who mounted it on the ROOF of his hummer expedition truck so he could stow his jet skis up there (!). There is another company who makes a similar one out of jumbo 8020 type stuff but I can't remember the name. I had to narrow this one to fit my dodge because the bed tapers at the rear
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