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Unread 04-05-2004, 08:41 PM   #1
OL YELLAH
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Aspirated 258?

Is there any reason why no one has every turbo-charged a 258? Is it possible?? Do you think there would be a market for such a kit if it were possible?

Thanks for the help,

Adam

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Unread 04-06-2004, 12:47 AM   #2
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you can't turbocharge a carburated engine.....its gotta be fuel injected
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Unread 04-06-2004, 05:15 PM   #3
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you can't turbocharge a carburated engine.....its gotta be fuel injected
Thats incorrect,you can put a turbocharger or supercharger on a carbureted engine.You can also put fuel injection on the 258.

I think you would be better off just dropping in a v8 but I do remember reading about someone who put a supercharger on theirs,not sure it was on these forums.
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Unread 04-07-2004, 09:52 AM   #4
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Thats incorrect,you can put a turbocharger or supercharger on a carbureted engine.You can also put fuel injection on the 258.
I concurr. Seen lots of Turbo/Carbed Harleys.
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Unread 04-16-2004, 06:35 AM   #5
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I concurr. Seen lots of Turbo/Carbed Harleys.

As do I, I just rode shotgun yesterday in a 32 Ford Coupe, 351C w/ dual 700cfm hollys on top of a big screw pump....so nice, i gotta get me one of those some day.
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Unread 04-20-2004, 11:26 AM   #6
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one can turbo a carbed motor

i doubt it if any one would be interested in it
the nature of the power delivery form a turbo, jerky and favoring the topend is not what most poeple would want in an off road vehicle
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