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Re: 1988 omni tbi where do i go from here.
Great looking car!
If you are looking for a car with a garrett, the Masi will get you there. If you plan to part it out, you'll also be able to sell more stuff off of that car to recoup cost than if you bought a more mundane donor.
As for the crankshaft, i was under the impression that only the 16v Maserati-head 2.2 actually had that super heavy crankshaft. I could be wrong. I will say that my very brief experience driving a Masi 16v 2.2 was the smoothest 2.2 ive driven, in the sense that that extra weight was very apparent when you were letting the clutch out (smoother). That particular benefit will be of no use if you use an auto trans.
As far as the mitsubishi motor, why are you ruling it out? The Mitsu will make enough power (with good intercooling and tuning) to get a full-weight omni into the low 13s on slicks. How fast do you plan to go?
I say this because i personally have never liked a 2.2 / auto / garrett combo. The mitsu spools faster, and a 2.2/auto is a complete dog out of boost and needs it as fast as possible. :)