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Please Help, I have a 1976 Buick 350 ci, 4 barrel. I want to install a supercharger or turbo onto the the engine. Twins would be fine. How can I find help, how much and when?

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Search here, it's been beaten to death, lots of information. Try Google as well.
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you can put a intercooled diesel turbo on a stock engine and run it at 6psi or so relatively easy and with only about $600 in parts if you are pretty handy, it'll add about 30% more power.

To do a major build which could double your power- or more, expect to start at about $7,000 on total project cost- not counting a drive train that can handle it.

You can spend more if you like and get more power- how much power can you afford?
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Go watch all 5 of the Fast and the Furious movies and you'll learn everything that you need to know.
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Please Help, I have a 1976 Buick 350 ci, 4 barrel. I want to install a supercharger or turbo onto the the engine. Twins would be fine. How can I find help, how much and when?

Thanks
Welcome! I am researching turbos myself. If you wana do it yourself, it seems the Mustang and import guys have it down pretty well and have lots of documentation online. As the other members mentioned, do a search here as well as Google.

Based on my reading so far (began last night), I found these two sites to be loaded with info:

- The Turbo Forums: http://www.theturboforums.com/smf/in...44173d2b60276&


- Third Gen.org: http://www.thirdgen.org/


Also, if you're gonna stick with the carbureted setup, look up "blow through carburetor". I recommend this link to get started: http://www.homemadeturbo.com/showthread.php?t=95522

Good luck and keep us posted on the build.




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Lol! Fast Five ain't so bad.
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Go watch all 5 of the Fast and the Furious movies and you'll learn everything that you need to know.
YIKES!!!! I only watched the first one...... Afterwards I had to watch Glitter to get the taste out of my mouth



No seriously...... Critical for turbos is fuel management,Air temp and ignition timing. get any of them wrong and your out a lot of money in hard parts.

The Buick gran national crowd are about as clever as you'll find at making turbos rip down the track and not blow up. I would pick some of their brains to begin with.

If you wanna go big with turbos Id save your self a lot of trouble and swap in an GM LS engine with MPFI and a modern brain that you can easily change and monitor with software.

Turbos are epic you wont be displeased.
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Yeah....be very careful smoking around your NAWS tank. It can explode.
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We must be improving the breed. Most of the twin turbo guys have only one post. This guy has two.
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They're becoming like antibiotic resistant bacteria...
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There is a guy by the name of Mark Burton over at www.v8buick.com that sells a twin turbo kit for the Buick 350" with a carb. He also makes a custom single plane hi-rise intake for them.

He's out of Washington state.

http://www.myspace.com/burtonmachine
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