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krk krk is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Port Moody, BC
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Well, I supply a partial answer I guess. I have a 76 turbo carrera. When I got it, it had 34K on it. As a 3.0, it had plenty of omph when up on revs. At the low end, the torque was not so good. 6.0 compression will do that I guess. Pair that with a fairly high gearing on 1st gear, and tooling around town was a bit of a finesse job. At 40-ishK, we swallow a valve. In the rebuild, we move to a 3.2 configuration with (iirc) 7.6 compression. Night and day. With all else stock, the car is wonderful to drive. Oh, we did switch to european exhaust. All in all, the slight boost in base cr makes the car easily drivable in the city, and the transition to boost is "extremely nice"...

Now, if I had a shot at driving a 3.3. car, I'd have the complete opinion. As it is, I'm limping on that front.

But I love the car

76 turbo carrera, Silver (totally operational)
70 914/6, signal orange (coming to a garage near me)
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