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post #1 of 7 Old 10-08-2007, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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can I turbo a classic?

I have a '66 mustang coupe right now running a 347 (302)
I eventually want to somehow put turbos where my mufflers are in front of the rear axle...
is there a simple kit to do this? also is there small diameter ducting for routing back to the engine?
Is there a way i could mount a separate oil tank in my trunk to run with the turbos?

I don't want to get rid of my headers, They are ceramic coated long-tubes and they barely fit...
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Rear mount turbos are nothing but trouble.

I really recommend you give up on this idea.
It will cause you nothing but headaches

Just sell your LT's, get some BBK shorties and flip them
to face forward and mount the turbos up in the engine bay.

My tuner just came up with a twin turbo system for S197's
where they mounted the turbos right by the bellhousing though.
and made it work nice, but still had to figure out all the oil feed
and drain system issues.

You can make what you're talking about work with some good planning
and common sense, but your oil feed and drain problems will give you nightmares.


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Thanks, for now it is just an idea...
I thought it would be a headache, but it would be cool to have a turboed classic
a supercharger would be nice...

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That would be real cool if you could make it work. Over the weekend @NMRA event Bowling Green there was a classsic Mach and he had an 01 Mach motor and interior and it was awesome.

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That would be real cool if you could make it work. Over the weekend @NMRA event Bowling Green there was a classsic Mach and he had an 01 Mach motor and interior and it was awesome.
That car was gorgeous. I talked to the guy, said he had about 2400 hours in it.

You can turbo pretty much anything with a motor with the right plan before you start. If the car has the Shelby front end lower valance an intercooler would look right at home in the large opening in the front.

Start with some bends. fab it up yourself, then take it off and have everything tig welded if you cant. Send it out for coating. Get a good blow through carb, about a 70mm turbo, upgrade the fuel system..etc etc. It can be done, would be a fun project I think.

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Take a look at what I did but can you imagine what I'm about to do.
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Hi guys, I'm in the process of twin turboin my 64 1/2. I have to agree with the above comments, plan, plan and plan! I've got the manifold sorted, a fair fit of fabrication required. (Log style)The main problem I can see ahead is the exhaust after turbo. Should have a basic manifold on the dummy motor soon, once fitted I can carry on with planing. If I figure out how to post pictures I will!!
Anyway keep us informed on your progress.
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I'm thinking if i did go with the turbo instead of muffler design, I coul route the intake tubes next to my exhaust to the front of the car and up the front of the shock towers into an enclosed hat...
just thinking out loud...
get pics please!

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