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Discussion in 'The Turbo "Builds" Board' started by blue-boost, Dec 6, 2022.

  1. blue-boost

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    Told you I'd be back. 20221206_125126.jpg #ad
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  2. TTF/Ken Staff Member

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    What are you plans for it? :)
     
  3. blue-boost

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    Lay frame when parked, drive cross country in absolute comfort if needed, maybe a mild LS engine with a small-ish turbo, nothing crazy.
     
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  4. Joel_400

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    Hopefully you leave the exterior as is! Beautiful the way it is for a great sleeper! Especially with a quiet exhaust on a turbo engine! Would be real neat to do something out of the norm, say turbo straight six, but probably be better suited with a turbo ls like you plan. Must say I really like it though! Good luck!
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  5. TTF/Ken Staff Member

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    If it were me I'd restore it. I've never cared for the old rusty look. To each his own, so long as you like the end result. :) I know the LS is all the rage, but I think it would be cooler with an old school small block.
     
  6. 91turboterror

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    or if you wanna do something different like a Chevy 250 I-6, atlas 4200, 2jZ, etc .
     
  7. B E N

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    LS it, fewer oil leak problems, cheap power. Paired with an OD trans you will have a nice drive around that you can still hot rod.

    A 12v Cummins could be cool too, you have the engine bay length and the fuel range would be crazy! Of course that's like opposite of LS, they always leak and are super dirty, get expensive quick and don't really make great power by modern standards.
     
  8. Mnlx

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    I'm working on a Duramax/4L85E combo in my 37 Chev pickup because I wanted something different. The Ls is simple, effective, and cheap compared to most so how can you argue with that?
     
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  9. 20112011Cummins

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    Very cool, I'm in for updates!
     
  10. blue-boost

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    Lowered the car approximately 3.5 inches, and stuck some 17" torque thrust II wheels on that my buddy just had laying around.
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  11. vht

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    That is sharp!
     
  12. 20112011Cummins

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    That's a good stance!
     
  13. blue-boost

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    Picked up a 5.3/4L60E yesterday for dirt cheap. Engine is oily but looks really good mechanically. Also picked up a known good TH400 that I'll use instead of the 4L60E. Next week I'm getting an early/mid 80's G body rear end.
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  14. 20112011Cummins

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    If it's leaking oil that means it has oil haha
     
  15. blue-boost

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    And the dipstick shows its full too!
     
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  16. 91turboterror

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    cant find an 8.8? When the engine stops leaking you may have an issue.
     
  17. blue-boost

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    I've got an 8.8, it's too narrow, the G body is the right width, right bolt pattern, will have the car drivetrane swapped much faster.
     
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  18. blue-boost

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    Anyone got a good ls1 or ls6 intake laying around that I won't have to give up my left arm for? The stock truck intake was broken or I'd use it, but the car intake will look better.
     
  19. blue-boost

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    What's everyone's thoughts on boosting a bone stock 5.3? Are valve springs and pushrods necessary? I'll probably end up somewhere around the 16-18ish psi mark.
     
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  20. 91turboterror

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    gap the rings and upgrade the valve springs
     
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