Thanks for all the great info.
BallSS Out,as far as, not imaging anyone getting rid of a 350/305 TBI or LT1 and transplanting a Buick turbo 6 in the car.Why not? I bought a 1989 Iroc NEW,w/a 5.7 TPI,did alot of bolt ons, no cat. and a gear change.The best it did was a [email protected]
,I got rid of that slow V8 in 1993 at 28,000 miles and had a Buick Turbo 6 put in and the very first time at the track it went [email protected]
w/a 1.56 60' on M&H DOT slicks on stock rims/stock suspention.This was a used motor w/STOCK: turbo,inj.,tq,intercooler,cam and heads.It was in TURBO MAGAZINE twice in 1995 daily driven w/ac and 25 mpg. My 1980 Malibu SW has a all stock long block and it will run 11.60-50's.I only made 5 passes last time at the track,running a rich /conservitive tune.My last pass was a [email protected]
w/my worst 60' of the day.The Malibu is 3,600 lbs. and I weighed my 1992 Olds CC at 4,580,but a Turbo six is 100 lbs. lighter then a Chevy v8.So thats 4,480 lbs.,it's the same as the Malibu filled w/6 passengers(still feels so much faster than that 5.7 TPI).
With all that said,I think the Olds will run mid-low 12's w/just bolt ons,like the Malibu run 11's w/just bolt ons.
Hope I didnt offend anyone,just when it comes to the V8's,been there done that and needed NOS to keep up w/the Buick's.