Thx! It's a very unique car with an outstanding history.
As it is right now, she is very lo mile. 13k on the clock. Original paint and interior. This car was dyno'd since and puts out 440hp @ the motor. Seems like a lot for a 328, but these engines have more potential than what they get credit for, and this one really isn't pushing very hard. Not near it's limits.
When Norwood converted it 20 years ago, he rebuilt the engine to handle the extra power. In doing so, he left the specs stock. Stock cams, compression, etc, etc., so very little boost is required.
In actuallity, she is hardly 'broken in'.
When acquired, she was only running 8psi boost. Since tuning, even less @ 5psi. Best part of this set up is, not only is it simple, the car still drives as stock!
Because the motor is still stock specs. The difference is when you push up over 4000rpm, Dr. Jeckle turns into Mr. Hyde and it will take an F40, 550, or F430 to catch!! Pretty good company
With the addition of EFI to manage the engine, it actually runs smoother than stock. Idles under 1000rpm, produces 20lbs.+ of vacuum @ idle and is as predictable and reliable as any 328 you've ever seen. Bob Norwood is an innovator who understands turbocharged performance, and properly utilizing it in both street and racing Ferrari applications. He is the only Ferrari tuner to achieve world records. Mostly with 308s.
I still see a little tread left on the rears.
For Jack.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg8rIUP80zg
Originally, it was a Haltec E6 managing the engine. But this car was sitting displayed for more than a few years and time got the best of her, since. So I upgraded. She is now running an Autronic SM4.
It's an amazing unit...
I can even tune the engine to different parameters for each gear!
Jack, post up your car, it's a sensational project! ....and keep us up to date on it's progress
My apologies for boring you guys to death with too wordy of a post.
I'll get deeper into history and specs as we go.
Thx for looking and commenting, guys!