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Don selleck

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Well got this a few months ago, from Texas. A very clean truck. was hesitant to do any cutting on the old girl but the last guy installed a s-10 five speed and a few other mods to get the truck up to 55 to 65 mph, which is good for a 87 year old. well the old flat six was weeping here and there and noticed a few gobs of stop leak stuck to the radiator cap, so it was no surprise she started blowing antifreeze out of it. It still runs till it gets up to temperature, something expands and she starts puking. I was going to rebuild the flat six and put a small turbo on it but don't think it would last long even the the small 5lbs of boost I was planning on giving it. that would have got me around 110hp. So after discussing this with a friend, he suggested why not a leaning tower of power, at first i was hesitant, but after thinking about it I would be be starting with about the max I could get out of a turboed flat 6, then a a small turbo to that hmmm. well here I go. One rule it needs to fit under the hood. wanting to keep a stock looking appearance, she barely fits. about an 1 1/4" total clearance.

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I'm thinking that with some forged pistons, and some good rods with a little porting, with a fresenup, it should be fine.
 

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Nice project, a slant 6 with a little boost would be interesting. Are you thinking blow through carb or going EFI? If you really put in a lot of time, port injected EFI would be interesting
 

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looking at a holley sts rear turbo mount kit there smallest is for a 4.0 to 5.0 l. a slant six is 3.6l so thinking a ported cammed up good flowing slant might take it gonna contact them tomorrow to see there thoughts are on it. kind of thinking carb for now to keep it as simple as possible. would like to be able to dial it in between around 4 to 8 lbs. will be adding boost gauge and an afr for a piece of mind. these rear turbos act as mufflers so that will save some more space too. STS Turbo STS1000 STS Turbo Remote Mount Multi Fit Single Turbo Kit
 

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looking at a holley sts rear turbo mount kit there smallest is for a 4.0 to 5.0 l. a slant six is 3.6l so thinking a ported cammed up good flowing slant might take it gonna contact them tomorrow to see there thoughts are on it. kind of thinking carb for now to keep it as simple as possible. would like to be able to dial it in between around 4 to 8 lbs. will be adding boost gauge and an afr for a piece of mind. these rear turbos act as mufflers so that will save some more space too. STS Turbo STS1000 STS Turbo Remote Mount Multi Fit Single Turbo Kit
Sounds good, what carb are you planning on running? It will need to be set up for the pressure it will see with the turbo
 

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I like it! Chrysler has some damn good motors that never get used because of their displacement so it's always nice seeing someone put one to good use. Should make for a pretty cool truck.. beats the hell out of seeing another 350 Chevy under the hood too!!
 

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If some one would provide an affordable computer to use with the newer engines the selection would be vastly improved.
 

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I like it! Chrysler has some damn good motors that never get used because of their displacement so it's always nice seeing someone put one to good use. Should make for a pretty cool truck.. beats the hell out of seeing another 350 Chevy under the hood too!!
thank you, thats what I thought slant sixes a a dime a dozen, the way hot rodding used to be. The turbo set up is pricey, but if you do your homework you can get a junk yard one for cheap and rebuild if it isnt melted down. I can't wait to here it run no muffler (the turbo is the muffler) and a whistling with a blow off valve should be very cool, and a one of a kind. I always like messing with the hardcore mopar guys telling them about a ls swap, usually gets them going pretty good, personally I don't like that kind of cross breeding. :happy:
 
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