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Re: Does anyone know what a Turbo (charger) is? [Re: panic] #1325651 Tue Sep 10 2019 05:48 PM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Originally Posted by panic
There are no cheap 392 or 426 hemi engines.


Sure there are. 392's if you know where to look. I haven't found the 426 tree yet.

Re: Does anyone know what a Turbo (charger) is? [Re: Detroit Iron] #1325653 Tue Sep 10 2019 05:54 PM
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392's are over-rated. I'll stick with my 331. I'm replacing my ZZ502 with a bored out 331. I'm going for twice the weight and half the horsepower.


Another quality post.


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HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: Does anyone know what a Turbo (charger) is? [Re: MNSmith] #1325660 Tue Sep 10 2019 06:30 PM
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panic Offline
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Almost all of the 392 engines I've chased since 1964 turned out to be:
1. 1951-53 331" with the extended bell housing
2. DeSoto
3. Dodge
4. polyspheric
5. $5,000

Re: Does anyone know what a Turbo (charger) is? [Re: Detroit Iron] #1325665 Tue Sep 10 2019 07:51 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
Boltergeist
454's make better boat anchors, and they're more plentiful and cheaper!
jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Does anyone know what a Turbo (charger) is? [Re: Detroit Iron] #1325725 Wed Sep 11 2019 03:46 AM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Yeah, but not correct for some of the stuff we do.

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Re: Does anyone know what a Turbo (charger) is? [Re: Detroit Iron] #1325786 Wed Sep 11 2019 06:28 PM
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beltfed Offline
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Another Tennessean, but this time a real hillbilly from the mountains of East Tennessee with a little experience with mash barrels. Ethanol or ‘white lighting’ is what you get from mash, not methanol.


Six volt guy living in a twelve volt world
Re: Does anyone know what a Turbo (charger) is? [Re: Detroit Iron] #1325810 Wed Sep 11 2019 09:51 PM
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carbking Offline
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No comment on a turbo for a 292; never done it, don't know.

Have been fascinated by turbos since 1964, when a friend bought a Spyder.

In 1979, special ordered a 2.3 factory turbo (that company whose name rhymes with the last name of a well-know Tennessee country singer). Have had a chance to compare the guts of a turbo engine to the guts of the same engine (hehe) without the turbo. The only thing shared is the displacement! Different block, crank, rods, pistons, rings, valves, springs, bolts, etc.

After taking delivery of the car, called the factory, and got lucky, as the turbo project lead engineer happened to be available. Wonderful guy, lots of helpful information. Suggested using special oil in the engine, as the turbo used crankcase oil. He also suggested ALWAYS allowing the engine to idle for 30 seconds before shutdown to allow the turbo to spin down. Also told me about the adjustable wastegate that the sales department replaced with a non-adjustable wastegate. Now factory 5.25 # boost adjusted to 7.5 # boost.

How does it run? With a 5.0 litre in the same year, make, and model AS LONG AS YOU KEEP THE RPM BETWEEN 5000 AND 8000 RPM. Forget ANY torque below 2500 RPM, and very little below 3500 RPM!

Great fuel economy, but DEMANDS a minimum of 93 octane AKI. With less, severe detonation, even though the special electronic distributor is connected to a boost sensor, and retards in two stages of 6 degrees each for a total retard (from normal) of 12 degrees once the boost is over 3 #.

Would I buy another FACTORY installation? YES! Bought a second one used for the wife.

Would I try to modify any engine NOT designed for a turbo? Not only NO, but ****NO. I don't walk as well as I once did, but a whole lot better than I would if my legs were sawed off at the knees!

Would I try to talk a friend out of doing it? YES!

My only personal experiences with living with a turbo.

EDIT: I still have the original, but we traded the wife's turbo for a mini-van.

Jon.

Last edited by carbking; Wed Sep 11 2019 10:16 PM.

Good carburetion is fuelish hot air
The most expensive carburetor is the wrong one you attempt to modify
If you truly believe "one size fits all" try walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!
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Re: Does anyone know what a Turbo (charger) is? [Re: Detroit Iron] #1325815 Wed Sep 11 2019 10:29 PM
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Whitedog Offline
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Turbo inline 6?

Cool factor = priceless.

All the other opinions are just that, someone else's opinion.


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Re: Does anyone know what a Turbo (charger) is? [Re: Detroit Iron] #1325872 Thu Sep 12 2019 03:49 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
Boltergeist
Skip all the drama and let somebody with a few million dollars do the R&D on a turbo inline six- - - -Transplant a 3.0 Liter Toyota Supra turbo engine into your truck. I've seen dyno run information on some of those engines in the 700-1100 HP range with just a little tinkering with the fuel injection system and some extra boost.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Does anyone know what a Turbo (charger) is? [Re: Detroit Iron] #1325876 Thu Sep 12 2019 04:08 AM
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mick53 Offline
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I went with the 4-71 roots blower and 3 Roch 2 bbl on my 292, yes carburetors, those things Porsche's don't have. Simple, instant torque. To be honest the best reason is always "chicks dig it". All kidding aside I'm old school. I didn't grow up with turbo's. They were that thing Porsche's did have. I understand the concept but that's about it. My engine is all about flow. I don't understand restricting the exhaust. I'm trying to learn more but not real hard. I have been watching drag week the last few days and turbo's are everywhere so that must mean something. To each his own there is room for all.

Last edited by mick53; Thu Sep 12 2019 04:08 AM.

Old enough to know better, too young to resist.
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