Turbo on a 305 or 350?

Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by jaymancds, May 6, 2015.

  1. Rockhound

    Rockhound Veteran Member

    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Location:
    tennessee
    As Corky said, there's a lot more to turbocharging an engine than just slapping one on. A good blow thru carb and boost referenced fuel pressure regulator will set you back some, as well as all of the fab work. It's not like anyone offers a "kit" to stick a turbo on a 2nd gen. Make a mistake, push too much boost or lean it out, and then watch the devastation.
     
  2. jaymancds

    jaymancds Veteran Member

    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2014
    Location:
    Monett,MO
    I know a lot goes into putting a turbo on an engine. Lots of upgrades have to be made. Would be nice if someone made a "kit" to do it but I would have to take it to a shop that will be able to do the machining and fab work that I cant do at home.

    Any recommendation on a turbo size and brand? I like the Precision reputation but they seem a little pricey.
     
  3. Rockhound

    Rockhound Veteran Member

    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Location:
    tennessee
    I'd say that you're eventually going to build your engine (or a larger one) to a more turbo friendly setup, correct? Buy the size turbo that will fulfill your needs when you are done so that you won't have to go and repurchase anything.

    As far as brands and sizing goes, I couldn't tell you. I've been out of the turbo game for a long time. Last time I messed with them was 15 years ago when I had my Grand National. Things have changed since then and the newer turbos are more efficient than they used to be.
     
  4. jaymancds

    jaymancds Veteran Member

    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2014
    Location:
    Monett,MO
    The plan is to build the engine to be more turbo friendly.
     
  5. hhott71

    hhott71 R.I.P 11/19/18 Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    14,377
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2001
    Location:
    Joplin Mo. 64801
    A turbo set up (or supercharger) isn't cheap.
    Supercharger gives you immeadiate power from idle on up and no turbo lag.

    Turbos make the ultimate HP with intercoolers etc.
    A blower can be simple and intercooled too.
    Intercoolers aren't cheap either.
    Power difference of a SC and a TC at low boost levels is small.
     
  6. jaymancds

    jaymancds Veteran Member

    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2014
    Location:
    Monett,MO
    I need to save up enough of the green stuff before I start this stuff, but I want to know if what I already have needs replacing or if I should just start saving for the turbos.
     
  7. DFWJ

    DFWJ Veteran Member

    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Location:
    DFW

    I think you will need more
     

Share This Page