A turbo diesel corvette
Nice car, If you need a bulletproof maddogtransmission let me know. I will also stand behind it with a one-year unlimited mile warranty. Thanks MaddogLou.
Thats something you dont see everyday!…. I think its cool. For me, its all about being differant from the next guy…. and thats differant.
Thats an excellent way of putting it. Ive been thinking of a good way to compare hp to tq for a long time. Thumbs up!
@DRNEGOLICIS Because they are underpowered and tend to blow up. They keep my diesel repair shop in business! (sad part is that isn’t really a joke)
I threw up a little bit.
@dinkdink666 That just means you got alot of dumb asses around your shop that dont know how to run a diesel they have plenty of power Around 500FTlbs of torq around 480HP more than an IDI 7.3L cat
I feel sorry for that car :'(! Why did you do that??
i just finished restoring a 1995 chevy 2500 4×4 with the same diesel engine as that the 6.5 things got 441 000 km on it and still runs just like this one
@DRNEGOLICIS It is a good engine as far as it can be brutalized and go forever. Yet they have no power, so useless when hauling a load. I’ve been driving them for 24 years because our ranch truck was one and I had another. I did my self a favor and got an International 7.3L T444E, a.k.a. Powerstroke. BTW I’m a trucker so I think I know how to drive.
@DRNEGOLICIS WOW!!!! They get that much horse power???? I think you need to look at a spec sheet. It would take some serious mods to get a Duramax to 480 hp past the IDI 7.3L NAVISTAR engine.
@JerYonsv yes, the 350 is 330HP and 380FTlbs of torq the 6.5L exceeds that of the 350 the 6.2L is almost equivilent to the 350other than it gets better fuel economy the 6.5L is around 500ftlbs and 400hp ill bust out my book and get the numbers
@DRNEGOLICIS I know what the chevy 350 is, I built few to get extra power for racing.
The 6.5 diesel
* Displacement: 6.5L / 397 cu in
* Power / Torque (lowest): 180 hp (134 kW) @ 3,400 rpm / 360 lb·ft (488 N·m) @ 1,700 rpm
* Power / Torque (highest): 215 hp (160 kW) @ 3,200 rpm / 440 lb·ft (597 N·m) @ 1,800 rpm
* Max RPMs: 3,400
They are weak, but good for very light purposes.
The 7.3L Navistar IDI was 190 hp turbocharged at 388 Ft lbs of torque.
@JerYonsv so the 6.5 has more than a IDI 7.3 you said the IDI 7.3 was only 388ftlbs? i have a hard time beliveing that i was kinda clsoe i said the 6.5 was under 500ft lbs you said 440FTlbs that is a little more impresive than i thought i might be better off puting a 6.2L in my truck than a 453 detroit then
@DRNEGOLICIS I’m not sure on the 453 cuz I’m not well versed in that motor, but that 6.5 and 7.3 are stock turbocharged the 6.2 has less. In my old gmc the 6.2 didn’t pull itself up a hill well with an automatic. Our ranch truck with the 6.2 and sm465 tranny was pretty sweet for average driving and despite what people say about those gm detroits it was abused bad yet kept going. My gmc was a conversion and the 6.2 is fairly inexpensive if you find one. Happy wrenching
@DRNEGOLICIS I was shocked myself, but I knew they had decent go for an IDI engine.
@JerYonsv 6.2s on a SM465 are rare i have a hi power heavy duty 350 4bolt main the ones that came in dump trucks with a SM465 behind it with a 5.13 rear end i up graded to a 650 holly for more power and better fuel economy i get around 17.5-18MPG high way 8-10 city stop and go but i want to do better so im wanting a diesel plus i just like disel better my problem is a 453 or 6v53 wont turn enough RPM for my set up as it is i turn the 350 about 4200RPM to go 70 with over size tires a detroit wont
@DRNEGOLICIS That’s good that you got the SM465 because if you get the flywheel and clutch kit it’s a direct bolt in as long as you get the motor mounts with the engine. The 6.2 is very high reving for a diesel engine. I think you will enjoy it.
Diesels are so much better, and it’s good to hear of other diesel lovers planning on swaps from gassers.
wooow, nice sound!
@heatherandpaul2 God invented turbo lag to give V8’s a chance. I can appreciate a fast car regardless of the make or model, but when you have 2.0 4cyl running 10’s on a few hundred bucks *cough* DSM *cough* you’ve gotta give it credit.
Pretty damn clean install on that. 🙂
You people that argue Gas vs. Diesel are stupid. Each has its own suited application.
@AKHomicide A few hundred dollars in a DSM?? Are you kidding me? I’ve owned one, 3 of my buddies own them and trust me, a few hundred dollars will not get you into the 10’s. Stand alone engine management (required to do anything past about 17lbs of boost) is more than a few hundred. IF AND ONLY IF you get a bigger turbo,injectors,intercooler, fuel pump,fuel regulator, tranny, clutch and ECU, you can hit 10s. Way more than just a few hundred bucks dude. PS, DSMs break all the time. Ask anyone.
Nice conversion and also talk about a true mind blower when people see it.
I’m sorry, is someone comparing an Eagle Talon to a Diesel-Vette???
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