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    how well would a single turbo set-up work on a BBC in a boat?...they work great on street cars, so why not in a boat! ...just askin'

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    It would be a lot of hot exhaust pipe but it would work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    It would be a lot of hot exhaust pipe but it would work
    x2, there's alot of garrett units on ebay with 1.58 ar ex and large turbine wheels that'd work very well up to bout 1000hp/ftlbs on a bbc, most under 600bucks

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    Don't think you could do it any easier then this.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Filucky View Post
    Don't think you could do it any easier then this.




    That thing seems to work pretty good. Looks like a fun little boat.
    Sure wouldnt take much time or $$ to do one of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filucky View Post
    Don't think you could do it any easier then this.




    Is that a blow through carb? It seemed to do well is all throttle possessions. I would like to do blow through turbos, but don't want to give up the drivability of the carb roots set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighVoltage329 View Post
    Is that a blow through carb? It seemed to do well is all throttle possessions. I would like to do blow through turbos, but don't want to give up the drivability of the carb roots set up.
    Yes that was a blowthrough carb and they work well.
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    Looks like fun to me.

    With the the turbo, you shouldn't have exhaust noise issues with the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filucky View Post
    Don't think you could do it any easier then this.


    That setup looks like it runs good and is a simple assembly.

    At low boost those pipes would probably last a couple seasons.
    At 20+ # boost the heat would make scrap out of those mild steel pipes in one season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unchained View Post
    That setup looks like it runs good and is a simple assembly.

    At low boost those pipes would probably last a couple seasons.
    At 20+ # boost the heat would make scrap out of those mild steel pipes in one season.
    I've seen more mild steel turbo kits in street cars (that seem to last) than stainless ones.
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    I repaired many a Bassett header in my days.
    In the bottom of that first bend before the water lines repeated heat cycles cooks the carbon out of the mild steel and they get big cracks.

    Now contain the heat with a turbo on the end of the header.
    With some healthy boost they get RED HOT.

    It's asking a lot even out of stainless to hold up to that.

    From what I've seen, no one ever used mild steel because they thought it was better material for the repeated heat cycles, they used mild steel because it was cheaper.

    I would like to hear a report from someone who used mild steel headers successfully for a high boost turbo application and tell me they held up fine for 5 years of regular use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unchained View Post
    I repaired many a Bassett header in my days.
    In the bottom of that first bend before the water lines repeated heat cycles cooks the carbon out of the mild steel and they get big cracks.

    Now contain the heat with a turbo on the end of the header.
    With some healthy boost they get RED HOT.

    It's asking a lot even out of stainless to hold up to that.

    From what I've seen, no one ever used mild steel because they thought it was better material for the repeated heat cycles, they used mild steel because it was cheaper.

    I would like to hear a report from someone who used mild steel headers successfully for a high boost turbo application and tell me they held up fine for 5 years of regular use.
    Your also comparing water injected mild steel headers to dry stainless headers. I think a dry properly coated mild steel turbo setup would be better because it expands less.

    If running water jacketed or injected I would do stainless, but also I don't have a turbo boat either (yet, give me a couple of seasons ).
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    I think if your really looking for the best lasting header setup (for twin turbo's) go with some good water cooled hi-flow manifolds. Think about how many TT banks or other setups you still see working great with water cooled aluminum manifolds and alot of those kits are from the 70's! I'm going with EMI Thunder's, polished and delivered for about $900. Build some adapters to go from the manifolds to the turbos with a place for the WG's, pretty simple and i don't have to worry about melting the sides of my boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filucky View Post
    I think if your really looking for the best lasting header setup (for twin turbo's) go with some good water cooled hi-flow manifolds. Think about how many TT banks or other setups you still see working great with water cooled aluminum manifolds and alot of those kits are from the 70's! I'm going with EMI Thunder's, polished and delivered for about $900. Build some adapters to go from the manifolds to the turbos with a place for the WG's, pretty simple and i don't have to worry about melting the sides of my boat.
    Most of those are not 20 plus lbs of boost either, but with the water it shouldn't matter.
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