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Whoes running turbo small blocks?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Graham M, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Graham M
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    Just curious as to what you guys have down with this. I have a friend build a twin turbo build on his Ford small block. Efficiency wise that seems to be a very viable option. (however, SBC for me). After learning of the many points that Roots are bad for (poor efficiency, heating issues) I figured a TT small block would be a good idea, or at the least a Centrifugal supercharger.
    Hopefully this thread will be a very cool garage tour.
     
  2. Deuces
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    We only mess with "roots" type blowers on this forum.... More traditional than a pair of 1000 watt Revlon "hair dryers".. :cool:
     
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  3. Shaggy
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    Corvairs had turbo's.....
     
  4. A friend of mine built an early 50's Pontiac with a twin turbo sbc / Tremec / 9" Ford - conservative estimate with size of turbos, etc. is in the 1000-1100 hp range...

    Don't you think Kolofski's Willys would fit here on the HAMB?

    Steve
     
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  5. Deuces
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    Ralph Nader said that those things were dangerous...
     
  6. AAFD
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    There's been several posts on here regarding turbocharging, with lots of great information, but your best bet is to hang around www.theturboforums.com where ~25,000 people are there just to talk about turbos.
     
  7. e-tek
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    I'm putting a twin T kit on my 67 390FE. Then I'll stuff it in the chopped, channelled and Z'd 48 Ford PU I have waiting!
     
  8. brandon
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    And t birds (and others) had centrifigals.....
     
  9. brandon
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    Or yellowbullet in the tech section of the forum.
     
  10. Graham, we have a Turbocharging/Nitrous Oxide social group here on the HAMB I started a few years ago. Alex, Metalshapes is Moderating it now, why not join, there are some very knowledgeable folks in the group that can help. Click on the " Community " tab, and then on " Socail Groups ". TR
     
  11. squirrel
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    Apparently not? Seems we like to keep that modern stuff hidden away in the closet
     
  12. 1971BB427
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    Modern? In 1965 the Mallicoat Bros. were tearing up B/G and setting new records with their twin turbo SBC '41 Willys coupe. And turbos date back to before that.
     
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  13. squirrel
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    yup, but they didn't really catch on until recently.
     
  14. I have been building Turbo engines for better than 35 years now. My best advice for anyone contemplating this is to get the book by Corky Bell titled " Maximum Boost ". TR
     
  15. Yep. I was waiting for somebody to weight in on turbos being "non HAMB-friendly", and I was going to mention that exact same example. Superchargers have been around longer, but turbos date back farther than most people think.

    I would have loved to see the Mallicoat car run back in the day. I'll bet that car pulled hard on the top-end.
     
  16. oj
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    K.S. Pittman ran turbos after he left the gasser class - got a pic somewhere of the needle on his boost gage bent around the 30psi post. I believe tubos predate WWII, i recall turbos being on a B17(?) i looked at - the 'Lucky Lady' i think.
    They just don't lend themselves to hotrodding, horsepower isn't a big deal in a traditional hot rod is it (well, to me anyway).
     
  17. junk yard kid
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    I have a turbo set up from the 60's for a SBC. I was gunna toss it on my model a coupe once its down.
     
  18. Graham M
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    Thank you
     
  19. JeffB2
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    Ak Miller sold several turbo kits "back in the day" I sold several during the early and mid 70's when I was at M&M Speed in Sacramento most were so simple an install was only a half day job.
     
  20. TexasSpeed
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    This Willy's ran turbos in 1965.

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    *edit.. I see some of you guys have mentioned the brothers here. Reference material, I suppose. :D
     
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  21. deto
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    the turbo willys is super bad ass.
     
  22. belair
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    Ak Miller's turbo'ed A roadster.
     
  23. junkyardjeff
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    I think the early Olds (62 or 63) cutlass had a turbo too.
     
  24. TexasSpeed
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    Found another old picture.

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  25. sbin
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    I run several off topic late model Turbo engines.Being able to get 300-400hp out of a 1.8/2.0l 4 cylinder is a good thing.
    Guys building rods in the 40s would have killed for that stuff.

    Think about it 70 years before the 40s animal power was "traditional"

    Would love to bolt a couple of big turbos on a ls6.
    Building an Audi 2.7l v6 stroked to 3.0l and will run +500hp with big Tial turbos 600hp with Meth and high octane.
     
  26. ffr1222k
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    Karol Miller ran one on a Y-block in the 50's.
     
  27. sbin
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    Setups like that are why some people think turbos suck.
    That has failure written all over it.
     
  28. bmxarmy
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  29. brandon
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    Is that one of crowers indy setups...? I've been researching for my turbo. Project....I know of a mild 383 that made over 1000 with 195 heads and 560 lift hyd roller...4400+ pound mid 90's chevy truck went 9.40
     
  30. brandon
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    Ryan...the bullet is the $hit for turbo tech....
     

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