"Plan on running race gas or spend lots of money putting it back together."Comtmrider What is spending lots putting it back together? Did you have issues with yours?
Any engine build I would do I fully balance the engine from crank, rods, pistons, etc every moving part makes a big difference. But I also am think of picking up a etec too, just cant decide yet.
A turbo sled is just that-a turbo sled. Give me one reason why a carb turbo is more of a time bomb then a efi sled. What is your direct experience. I would settle for just one legitimate reason why they are a time bomb.dont waste your time on a 800r turbo, many have tried and many failed, carb turbos are a time bomb, go with the etec and dont look back