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1988montecarloss
04-27-2012, 05:05 PM
whatre you guys running for turbo setups in your a-bodies? im planning on putting a turbo ls in my 71 monte and would like to see what my options are. truck manifolds, aftermarket turbo headers, homemade turbo headers. post them up.

and does anybody make a kit to mount one in an a-body with the intercooler piping and all that, the lack of a welder or knowing how to weld halfway decent keeps me from making my own haha


1988montecarloss
04-28-2012, 10:23 PM
anybody?

LS1NOVA
04-29-2012, 01:05 AM
No kits are available. Id advise that you get some mounts, throw it in there, and start mocking up manifolds. Cut the flanges off and get two v bands. It greatly reduces the space the manifolds need. OBX up and forward headers would also likely work.


72montecarlo
04-29-2012, 03:15 AM
I have a 72 monte I'm going to do I figure mounting the turbo like f-body guys do with an electric fan would be easiest and most room readily avalible without moving the battery

1988montecarloss
04-30-2012, 06:07 PM
No kits are available. Id advise that you get some mounts, throw it in there, and start mocking up manifolds. Cut the flanges off and get two v bands. It greatly reduces the space the manifolds need. OBX up and forward headers would also likely work.


yeah thats what i had planned on doing. im not worried about getting everything to fit, you could fit two engines under the hood of it length-wise, i just dont have many fabrication skills haha. but i was thinking of trying the obx headers. any idea how much they cost or do you have a link for them?

1988montecarloss
05-04-2012, 12:34 AM
bump, anybody got pics of their a-body turbo setups?

boostit5.3
05-04-2012, 09:07 AM
truck manifolds should work, turned around of course.

milkplus
05-04-2012, 09:57 AM
http://www.speedinc.com/ptsc/?page_id=80

1988montecarloss
05-22-2012, 04:30 AM
http://www.speedinc.com/ptsc/?page_id=80

seen it, im looking to do a single setup anyway