B&M (among others) make the manifold adaptors that let you install the dual
sidedrafts. There were plenty of them at the Turkey Rod Run Phil. The
spring Daytona car show usually has a few as well - it is the weekend of
>From: "datsunmike" <email@example.com>
>Reply-To: "datsunmike" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "Hall, Phillip" <Phillip.B.Hall@MSFC.NASA.GOV>, "Roadsters
>Subject: Re: Turbo or not?
>Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 19:38:02 -0500
>While Tubos are nice they do generate a lot of heat and should really be
>intercooled. I'd stick with the non turbo as it has more than enough power
>for a 2000lb car.
>While your carb idea sounds interesting how are you going to plumb it to
>manifold? You may get better performance with a 4bbl carb and it should run
>smoother as well and be a lot cheaper and less complicated to set up the
>Of course you could have 2 3bbl downdraught Webers poking out of the hood
>with a custom clear plexiglass hood scoop to show off :)
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Hall, Phillip" <Phillip.B.Hall@MSFC.NASA.GOV>
>To: "Roadsters (E-mail)" <Datsunemail@example.com>
>Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 5:08 PM
>Subject: Turbo or not?
> > Hey all -
> > Setting: Car guys all standing looking at my custom with the 3.8 Buick
> > sitting pretty (Ok, a little ugly right now) in the engine bay. We are
> > talking HP and torque numbers.
> > Turbo - about 300 HP with matching torque. Best guess on this motor
> > 1/4 mile times from Buick's at the strip. Remember, this is a carbed
> > setup and not injected - no room for the IC and plumbing.
> > Non-turbo - about 250 HP with matching torque. Good streetable, strong
> > power band. I got this information from TA Performance. They are a big
> > Buick motor outfit in AZ. They say I can get the torque up to 300 ft-lb
> > pretty easy.
> > I like turbo motors and this one will have enough low end torque to cool
> > tires any time/any speed and not so much turbo lag - it will have a bit.
> > And, I like the "coolness" of a turbo motor.
> > To get the "coolness" factor out of a non-turbo motor, I thought about
> > 2 side draft Webers mounted to a 4 barrel intake with the carbs sitting
> > across the valve covers. I don't want the typical 650 Holley look for
> > custom
> > So, in a 2000# Roadster is 50 more HP worth it? Always interested in
> > hearing the varied thoughts of cool Roadster folks.
> > Phil
> > SEROC
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