Turbos -- read this before posting

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Good to see this thread, not a lot in it, but worth keeping alive.

Working on my brothers 79 Caddy with a 507 from MTS. Told its 8.3:1 compression build. Big lumpy cam. Figure my brother

intended to supercharge it.

Looking to see if off the shelf turbo cams available, and good blow through carb setup.

MTS said motor is good for 380HP / 500TQ as is.

Being E85 is around here a lot, that can be a turbo + low compression's best friend. And E85 carbs are out there now.

I figure if this is 8.3:1 , I could run a pretty good sized turbo with a good exhaust A/R to give it a good street/track response.

Would need to figure out fuel supply upgrades (remove mechanical pump?) and few other odds and ends as new to the 500 world...

In my sig, is my turbo 3800 v6 (200k mile stock bottom end, turbo cam, very mild head work) on E85. Runs like a champ. Ditched the old stock

M90 blower in favor of the turbo. Couldn't be happier with the results.
 

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11855BF1-58F8-4A50-AB15-51255CC4A51C.png Here are the mirror image turbo units.... These could make some boost on a 500 Caddy?

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Has anyone ever made a turbo fit under the stock hood?
 

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Has anyone ever made a turbo fit under the stock hood?[/QUOTE]

There have been ingenious placement of turbos seen on this forum. Do a search for the turbocharged vehicles and enjoy the pictures.

Bottom line: it would come down to the matter of "fit under the stock hood" of what? The existing vehicle options might play a part in available space (air conditioning?). Also, which (brand, size) turbo(s). Two smaller units might be easier to package than one large turbo -OR NOT.

For the sake of "full disclosure" I must admit to being a boost junkie - therefore any way possible to mount a turbo should be explored.

best,

bro. d
 

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Turbos? BLAH!! this MUCH GOODER
 

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That will fit under a stock hood with a slight modification or two.
 

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48 Austin,

What is that thing? Got any details about it??

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A set of show car hood stand offs and it will fit right in there.
 
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