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1967 Mustang GT fastback
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Back in the 1970's, in London Ontario, there was a fellow who put a honking turbo on his two tone (faded green and rust) Pinto. He blew off 383 Cuda's on the highway. Do-able? Sure. And about as controllable as a cannon shot. I never heard much of that car after just one summer, so that must say something.
As an addendum, when Porsche first put a turbo on their 911 in 1976 or so (now called the "Porsche Turbo"), it produced a sensational 0-60 time of around 5 seconds. Good for then, meh for now, but the Turbo was notorious for trigger like on/off action of the turbo, as waste gate management was in its infancy. You HAD to treat the car with respect or it would truly bite you.
Now if the OP finds a way to turbo his 170, not only will he have to find a way to still make it live more than 15 minutes, it will need proper thought and engineering to make the turbo step in gradually enough that it will still be decently drivable with even cylinder loads what with the log manifolding and so on.
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