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Go with the 3.2 if you want a daily driver engine. With the 3.2 you don't have to wait for turbo lag. The 3.2 had 204hp with a pretty good torque curve.

The '76 turbo had 245hp, but the pre-boost performance is not pretty since you are then running on an engine with 6.5:1 compression and relatively mild cams.

If this is going to be a weekend toy and you will eventually be able to invest more money in the engine for things like a K27-7200 and new intercooler, etc, then you can probably bump the hp up to at least 300-350 relatively easily (not cheaply) and you will have lots of grin factor.

For excellent reliability, and tractability the NA motor is the way to go, but if you will spend some cash to modify the turbo motor and you want a play toy then it might be the way to go.

Stock the 3.2 is probably just about as fast as the turbo since you don't have to fight turbo lag and the week bottom end performance.
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