I converted my stock unopened long block NA 3.8 2V to fuel injected, turbocharged and intercooled

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  1. ttaowner

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    How many miles on

    So you got a weeks worth of driving done in a year ! Come on Dave get out there and drive that thing !!!! I just got 1 of my blue ones out on the road in the last 2 weeks and probably got 500 miles in so far. Merry Christmas in case I don't see you
     
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    I know what you mean
    if I could find a new touch tone heater control module I would
    its hard to drive the car without a heater, defroster or AC
    still though 21 lbs of boost out of a stock engine rocks
    Merry X-mas back atcha and happy new year too
     
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    It will last a long time if you don't rattle it. Keep the timing back and the a/f on the rich side. The NA piston has little heat rejection capability and is very thin where the wrist pin area is.
     
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    this is really cool, any reason you didnt use the 4.1 block?
     
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    What did it dyno?
     
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    Did not get it to the dyno yet. I have been plagued with exhaust leaks.
    I do have a G-tech pro but haven't used it yet.
    That also tells approximate horsepower / torque
    I have been thinking about doing a 4.1 next
    I used the original 3.8 that was in the car because it has a 109 block
    I found an 83 buick Riviera donor car. 10K on rebuilt engine for $475
    I need to go to NY state to verify its a 291 block before I tow it home.
     
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    Car still running strong? Im planning an e85 Hot Air conversion onto an NA block. Just going to go as cheap as possible. I figure, why not?!
     
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    Go for it
    I am glad I did it
    The car is still running strong with 20 lbs of boost on the street
    it has gone about 3500 miles since the conversion and is holding together well
    run it a little rich and watch the knock on hot days and it should last a good long time and still be fun to drive.
     
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    Almost five years later still running well.
    I just put a set of ATR headers and downpipe to cure the chronic exhaust leaks. (see pictures)
    Engine is holding up well
     

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