View Single Post
Old 02-14-2009, 08:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
Custom User Title
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bozeman, MT
Posts: 248

Daily Driver - '02 Pontiac Grand Prix SE
90 day: 18.45 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by Otto View Post
Do you think I could talk to your brother about this engine? My interest is for use in a homebuilt airplane, so anybody like him with hands-on experience would have invaluable insights.

The fact that it has a factory turbo helps a whole lot, as plumbing and compatibility issues were already sorted out by factory experts.

That it has good low end grunt is also wonderful from an airplane perspective, keeping revs low and propeller tip speeds subsonic.

Any further advice or insights much appreciated!
You'll have to search junkyards now, as that was.....2000? It was a while ago, while I was in high school. high school was 7 years how time flies. I wouldn't mind finding one of those turbo sprints now, I'm sure I could enjoy it driving around town.
  Reply With Quote