hobiercr
hobiercr Reader
7/19/11 9:04 p.m.

I am strangely intrigued by this...

1968 Dodge Dart turbo

Grizz
Grizz Reader
7/19/11 9:16 p.m.

From what I understand you don't see it everyday because turboing the 318 doesn't work as well as turboing the slant six or a big block.

Rob_Mopar
Rob_Mopar Dork
7/19/11 9:22 p.m.
Grizz wrote: From what I understand you don't see it everyday because turboing the 318 doesn't work as well as turboing the slant six or a big block.

No reason why it wouldn't. Nothing wrong with a 318.

This combo looks like it has some sort of old RV turbo setup on it.

Grizz
Grizz Reader
7/19/11 9:44 p.m.
Rob_Mopar wrote:
Grizz wrote: From what I understand you don't see it everyday because turboing the 318 doesn't work as well as turboing the slant six or a big block.

No reason why it wouldn't. Nothing wrong with a 318.

This combo looks like it has some sort of old RV turbo setup on it.

Hell, I don't even remember where I heard it, think I asked someone about it a few years back when I was looking to do the same thing to an Aspen I wanted to buy.

If it wasn't in Florida and if I had the cash I'd buy it in a second.

Pat
Pat Reader
7/19/11 10:02 p.m.

Does that only have one bank feeding the turbo?

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
7/19/11 10:14 p.m.

paint it green and call it "Lawn Dart"

Mikey52_1
Mikey52_1 HalfDork
7/19/11 11:35 p.m.

Prolly what we're NOT seeing is the exhaust crossover under the pan. Other than a little higher turbo platform than I'd care for, there's no good reason not to do this.

novaderrik
novaderrik Dork
7/20/11 4:26 a.m.

i think a 318 would be a good candidate for turbocharging glory.. they have an abysmally low compression ratio and it's impossible to break them as long as you keep the rpm's down.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
7/20/11 6:17 a.m.

$5000 invested, selling for $2500 but advertised for $2 ?

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
7/20/11 7:33 a.m.

nobody ever said that cars were a good investment.. though that number really blows

81cpcamaro
81cpcamaro New Reader
7/20/11 7:58 a.m.

I've seen that on a Little Red Express truck before. Never heard how effective it is, owner wasn't around.

For Pat, the other side manifold feeds up into the bottom of the manifold with the turbo.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt Dork
7/20/11 8:31 a.m.

Interesting. Looks almost like the 301 Pontiac setup, or an early draw through Buick.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
7/20/11 8:52 a.m.
mad_machine wrote: nobody ever said that cars were a good investment.. though that number really blows

Turbos suck, not blow.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
7/20/11 8:54 a.m.
Mikey52_1 wrote: ...there's no good reason not to do this.

Which applies to adding a turbo to any car IMHO...

Xceler8x
Xceler8x SuperDork
7/20/11 9:30 a.m.

Suck through setup from the looks of it. No need to modify or pressurize the carb. Looks rusty and unfinished though. I don't see any exhaust pipe coming away from that turbo other than that little ram horn deal pointing right at the passenger side fender well.

pilotbraden
pilotbraden HalfDork
7/20/11 9:40 a.m.

It looks to me like the exhaust goes through a hole in the fender.

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