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  1. #1
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    BBC banks turbo?

    I know Banks has a bunch of older kits out for the bbc in a marine application. What is the feasability of using one in a street car? I know the exhaust manifolds are water cooled. Would they survive without water through them? The intake plenum could be run as a water intercooler, and use a carb style throttle body and convert your manifold to EFI. Anyone else think it will work? I have never seen one of these kits in person, but have seen several pictures.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 502imp
    I know Banks has a bunch of older kits out for the bbc in a marine application. What is the feasability of using one in a street car? I know the exhaust manifolds are water cooled. Would they survive without water through them? The intake plenum could be run as a water intercooler, and use a carb style throttle body and convert your manifold to EFI. Anyone else think it will work? I have never seen one of these kits in person, but have seen several pictures.
    Those old kits are VERY heavy. I would guess close to 300-400 lbs complete. You may be better off starting from scratch with some Kooks or equivalent headers and ordering up some new technology Twins.

    Jason
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