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Old 09-03-2007, 02:32 AM   #11
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A friend of mine once had an 87 Buick Century that had died right before entering a destruction derby. He bought it with a warped engine for $150, and put a Valucraft set of heads ($20) from Autozone on the engine. He then junked a Blazer and an *-10 and made a weird concoction of radiators, alternators, and the like. The body had started to rust, so he bought a bunch of spray cans and painted his car in a Wal-Mart parking lot. He said the engine'* cylinders (2.5L 4-cyl) were about as big as his head.

This is the guy who'* randomly pictured in the photos of car work. His friend is the shirtless guy putting in my carpet. Well, anyway... The Buick was junked, unfortunately, not too long ago. It'* far too unfortunate, because that would have been an awesome car to turbocharge to crap. Good for a drag race, right? Besides, it would have been junked for the same $80 profit with or without a rod sticking out of the head.
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I think pontiacjeff did pretty well with a $130 ebay turbo for a while.
Pontiacjeffs car never ran with that turbo IIRC.
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I think pontiacjeff did pretty well with a $130 ebay turbo for a while.
Pontiacjeffs car never ran with that turbo IIRC.
Whoops.
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Turbo 3800'* can be FAST, but unless you know your stuff through and through between different compressor/housing sizes, A/R'*, can build a SOLID set of manifolds for it, I would stick to the CT kits, i'm sure some GP ones can be fabbed to H body without too much work.

Instant 12'* or 11'* if you have chassis mods done...
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It'* great to know I have such valid comments this far into the thread. Thanks for understanding my passion for dirt-cheap turbo kits. Actually, it'* my passion for making old cars go fast. I just can't help wanting to. The Bonneville is a perfect example.
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Well, this didn't work out. It'* a shame!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=140152904573

I guess this really isn't a dirt-cheap ebay turbocharger.
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