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March 26th, 2011 01:30 PM
oxanaa Hello,
i believe 88 turbocoupe computers are the best, For more help related to engine you can try this. I just swapped my engine 3.0 to 2.3 with the help of those parts which provided by this online shop.

thanks!!
December 28th, 2010 06:48 PM
motormenace It's good to see videos of my 86 2R SVO going side ways are still being posted after 8 years....

Damn, I miss that car.
November 28th, 2010 01:05 AM
brianlepard28 i have a 93 mustang 2.3 N/A. im looking at the though of turning it into a turbo. i have another 2.3 on the side that im rebuilding. i was looking at the first post but had some ?. do i keep my same crank and cam or replace it. what all do i replace internaly i know pistons but what else if any? next what all do i need bolt on wise. can i use any manifold from say a merker or turbo car not sure if it will bolt up to my engine. what kind of turbo, intercooler should i go with? can i use a slim line fan kit?
October 9th, 2010 12:43 AM
PYROTECH_J
Finaly

I found this site and got inspired so i got off my ass today and did the damn thing.
Pulled the manifold and turbo from the manifold cut the exhaust. Cause i had to to get to the dang'ol water return fitting out which was the reason it wasnt running in the first place. Hey folks you cant put rubber line close to the manifold.it burns in half. I bought the car that way and thats the way it broke down. It took forever to find the right stuff for the water return .ive been looking for months.i finaly got mad at it went and got a compression fitting and some copper tube.it isn't factory but it works. I got finished about dark. Just enough time to do some tire burn'n. The car is super fun. I gotta smile from ear to ear.and i hope if yours ain't running you get inspired.
September 18th, 2010 12:01 PM
89Bullitt Ok so do i or do i not need the brain of the turbo coupe? the motor is no problem, i can get that. The wiring is what scares me.
September 2nd, 2010 01:44 AM
PYROTECH_J
yo whats up yaw

i just found this site and i fn like it so. i got to get in on it . i dont know jack crap about much. so i have no advice except dont crush'em but i have put a timeing belt on my pt cruiser. with nothing but a book.and a best friend to yell at so im no idiot either.anywho.ive been a mustang enthusiast for seventeen years. wish i had pics but i don't .at 17 i got a 76mus II trunk car with a 302 and a 4 speed. it wasn't factory but the dude built it right.i tore that car slap apart and loved every sec. well i've always kept them around and im grown now but i just bought my first turbo.its a 91 hatch and i gotta tell ya its stupid fun.its not factory the motors is out of a thundrbird. it runs like a [insert acronym here] at an [insert acronym here] funeral. but i have some questions . and problems but i'll ask that stuff later. i've made a long mule post . im pyro J and i wanna say wassup to all you horse heads.
July 29th, 2010 07:00 PM
Ghosnj This is my first post i have a 92 2.3L stang 5 speed i found a 88' thunderbird turbo engine for cheap I wanna get but what is needed to swap these engines and will the T-bird engine bolt right in?? Also what"s the best computer for it>??
June 28th, 2010 07:39 PM
mjacobs321 anybody know where to shop for svo motors?
June 21st, 2010 01:02 PM
Matt Cramer That's the head, but it is not an easy swap by any stretch of the imagination. You'd have to fabricate your own intake and headers. The turbo is a cheap Chinese knock-off.
June 19th, 2010 04:40 AM
92mustang04yfz I also saw you can put a volvo head on a 2.3 and make it faster will this one work?

Volvo B234F 740 DOHC 16 valve head SVO Merkur Turbo 2.3: eBay Motors (item 190405871606 end time Jun-23-10 17:45:37 PDT)
June 19th, 2010 04:36 AM
92mustang04yfz I just found this and im going to buy it if its actually a turbo that will work on my stang. So will it work?

T3/T4 HYBRID SVO TURBO COUPE TURBO FORD 5 BOLT: eBay Motors (item 270583370192 end time Jun-22-10 17:14:52 PDT)

And

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/T3-T4...item5d29885f64
June 8th, 2010 04:00 AM
bigkenny87lx
turbo swap advise

I just recently purchased my first Mustang an 87 lx 2.3l coupe.this is my second fox body ford.my first was an 80 strait 6 fairmont and I really miss that car.
I bought the car from a scrap metal dealer with the intention of swaping in a 200 strait 6 but when I got the car home I noticed the 2.3l 4cly was in pretty decent shape and could be repaired easier than swaping in a 6.I have known about the potential of the 2.3l turbo engine since and article I read in hot rod magazine quite a few years back so the plan changed from strait 6 to turbo 4.
Early last week I drove to a junkyard that I knew had some fox mustangs looking for a cooling fan.when I found that all the mustangs were missing thier fans I poped the hood of a cougar to find the object of my desire a fuel injucted 2.3l turbo engine that looks to be complete.my plan is to go back and pull all the parts needed to convert my mustang to turbo.
my question is what parts do I need and which ones do I leave behind.I am planning to take the whole engine,airbox,harness,rad,exhaust downpipe,and pcm.also is the A4LD in my non turbo mustang capable of handling the power of the turbo engine.If not can I beef it up.I can drive standard trans but I an pretty tall and have huge feet the might have trouble when I put on my winter boots on.should I pull all the manual t-5 stuff from the cougar and convert my mustang.what are the pros and cons of each option.
thanks for you time
big ken
December 22nd, 2008 01:31 PM
LXpat93 if i use the dual plug head i dont have to go and find another head and rewire anymore then im gonna have to(@#$%ing hate wiring)because im planning on a megasquirt type system. my biggest concern is will the tranny hold up? I dont want a car like turbo lx's (which is awesome 9.6 out of a 4 banger thats amazing!!) but i wanna be able to run with the v8s and embarrass those stupid ricers with those exhaust that sound like a pissed of weed eater. If theres a way to do it N/A id be more then happy to go ahead and do that would prolly be easier on the wallet lol
December 22nd, 2008 01:00 AM
92silvercoupe Just wondering, why do you want to use the dual-plug head?
December 19th, 2008 10:01 AM
LXpat93 these are my plans for my 93 2.3 i would like to hear your input because from the posts ive read you guys seem to know what your talking about. so here i go.

im getting a 2.3 block and dual spark head from a friend
im planning a turbo motor but i dont want the swap that wouldnt give me quite the sense of of accomplishment as if i built one.
if i can use the dual spark head for a turbo application im going to run a mild cam double valve springs.
as for the block im gonna machine the block and add forged pistons and have them drill a hole for the oil feed to the turbo while there at it.
havnt made a choice on which turbo.
also i have a five speed behind my N/A and was wondering how much power it can handle a friend of mine who i think is full of shit he said the tranny is good to 150hp and i read an article on t-5s and it said 240lbs of torque. but those are my plans tell me what you think and what i should i add.
October 6th, 2008 09:51 PM
yojoe600
Quote:
Originally Posted by UL-B-SRY View Post
as long as you keep it out of boost they get 22-26 mpg....but if you are constantly spooling the turbo, i promise you can watch
the gas gauge go down.


thats what i was afraid of... i was wanting to find a car that got better mpg than mine but still fast and cheap
October 6th, 2008 02:34 PM
Traidmarx as long as you keep it out of boost they get 22-26 mpg....but if you are constantly spooling the turbo, i promise you can watch the gas gauge go down.
October 6th, 2008 01:06 PM
yojoe600 i want to do this now... how bad are they on gas?... bc it will be my 3rd car
October 6th, 2008 12:26 PM
Ohio96GT wish i could pull this off
September 30th, 2008 03:01 PM
Traidmarx glad i could help haha
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