: Who can I beg to come help me install this Turbo kit on my Fleetwood?
10-14-04, 05:46 PM
I'm guessing with my extra 1000lbs of Cadillac (over the Impala SS weight), I may see mid to high 13s with a setup like this. That's fine for me - that's about what my Vette did - which was more than enough.. So, since I can't do this stuff myself - who can I get some help from? I'll add-in some fringe benefits or something. :o
10-14-04, 05:58 PM
Also. Are there any known alternatives to this setup? This is the only one that I know of - that's why I didn't mention any others...
10-14-04, 07:19 PM
There are supercharger kits available as well. I have plans to do a custom twin turbo setup myself one day. And they only got it to 315 ish horses? Granted a max of 7 psi is all they took, but to do a turbo and only run 7 psi? That's a waste if you ask me. You're better off building a 383 motor and having it be forced induction ready Sal, if you ask me.
10-14-04, 09:23 PM
Well, I think that was 315 to the wheels.. Be back in a few...
10-14-04, 11:34 PM
Okay. I'm guessing it'll be easier for me, if I have to somehow or another do it myself, to install turbo than to build an engine. However, if you want to help, I'm all for it. :p
id help but we'd probably end up with a pile of junk cause i dont know sh*t about engines. hey im gonna talk to Gary tomorrow about those stickers (didnt mean to change the subject).
10-15-04, 05:42 AM
If I was still without domestic responsibilities, that would make a great excuse for a road trip!!!
10-15-04, 12:44 PM
Screw that and put in a 383. You can save money. You'll have over 350 hp, and the key thing 418 lb feet of torque. Put vortec heads on that 383 and you'll be making close to 360hp. Don't waste your money on a turbokit.
10-15-04, 07:12 PM
Well.. How much is a 383 with Vortec heads?
10-15-04, 10:59 PM
www.desertperformance.com. Should be around 3500 topps. If im not mistaken you could do this, or have your engine bored out to be a 383. Your manifold and such should work.
10-16-04, 12:41 AM
Maybe it would even be less expensive to have mine built then...
Sal, if you decide to do a complete audio/video system, count with me. For this, alas, I'm useless.
Thanks for the link, RB.
10-16-04, 02:03 AM
THe good news with getting the engine rebuilt is you need the get the block bored, 400 crank and rods, and have it put back together, so you should save some money there. No prob. about the link. Thank Jeffrey G, he gave it to me.