That seems like the best way to me anyways to add on horsepower and not have to mess with the engine internals. I mean you can keep the stock cam and everything and still get the power. That is the way I am looking. I have a spare gasket for the manifolds and this can be used to figure out how to build the turbo setup and make it work. I am still looking at the turbo that came off the subaru. It had a 1.8 ea82 engine with standard about 85 hp and the turbo made it about 115, so it should not be too powerful for the 1275 and it has a waste gate built in and is readily available in junkyards on old subees. There has got to be a way to make this work. What I wonder is if it is possible to have the carb before the turbo. I would think that a turbo and an aluminum flywheel to decrease the turbo lag would be the ultimate for a 1275. I have two friends at work and one is an excellent tubing bender and the other is a killer tig welder of pipes and things. I need to get some figures in my head for when I go back to work and talk to these guys. I know that the weber dgv carb is an option for the 1.8 subs(carbureted) just like the midget, so airflow has got to be close on these engines. I have all the exhaust turbo flanges and all from the sub as well on the pipes that I have.