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There are plenty of 3.2L-to-Turbo conversion threads on here, and here's one we were involved with not so long ago:
America Roadster Turbo Project
Other than a really flashy intercooler and twin-plug ignition, this is a straight-forward engine rebuild + Turbo conversion:
* engine rebuild with Turbo P&Cs -- nothing fancy or exotic, just a solid quality rebuild
* common 930 Turbo bolt-on upgrades -- headers, muffler, turbo, intercooler
* engine management -- EFI + ignition + boost
Granted, this car is very lightweight around 2,400lb (if it isn't needed, it isn't there), but it is incredibly quick and very easy to drive.

BTW -- getting a 1987 Carrera down from 2,667 to even 2,400lb isn't exactly cheap, either. $0? Not if you want it to look good and/or be safe.

And on the "safety" note, completely agree with what Captain Kettle One said: don't even think about doing this without addressing suspension, brakes, and wheels & tires. You don't have to go crazy and install Motons, 355mm Brembos, and Fikses with PSCup tires, but do upgrade the car as a whole with balanced systems. It's much of what makes Porsches so fun to drive.

$0.02 from the peanut gallery. Carry on.
Chris Carroll
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