I just took my first ride in one of these little turbo sleepers this past Saturday. This one was moderately modified, but very streetable. My buddy just got it up in Chicago. The timeslips left in the car showed it had ran low
13s for the quarter. He has since increased the boost and made some other fine adjustments, so this one should easily go into the 12s. It is an amazing little car and when that turbo spools up, it will pin you back in the seat. It is a shame Ford didn't stick with this motor and develop it even further. By the way I have heard there will be an SVO 6 cylinder coming soon for the new Mustang. I love Ford V-8s, but these cars are very impressive.
Well, you have to look at what that car was designed to do: compete with the E30-chassis BMW on road courses. All of the parts that make that car different from the Turbo GT were to make it handle better, not to be good at the quarter.
Hellsyeah the SVO'S are any good. they where the fastest and most expensive mustang of 84,85,86. Plus with little to no modifications you can have a lot of power. (unplug knock sensor, turn up boost, & retard time) and theres not a stock gt that will hold a candle.
It is a shame Ford didn't stick with this motor and develop it even further. By the way I have heard there will be an SVO 6 cylinder coming soon for the new Mustang. I love Ford V-8s, but these cars are very impressive.
The Mustang GT will have a option for the Ecoboost Twin Turbo V6 that is already in the SHO and going into the F150 (Which will have 420ft lb's of torque with the Ecoboost motor). The new Focus ST that is coming out will have the new Ecoboost Direct Injection four cylinder and is slated to fight the likes of Mitus's EVO and Subie's WRX.
Attention all 2.3 owners..
since there isnt alot of traffic in the 2.3 section i have decided to try and
gather up all the 2.3 users of moddedmustangs.com, so what i want you to do is, Sign your "REAL" name and car info below, and mods and plans for it
PLEASE NO OFF TOPIC DISCUSSION...
Hey guys im looking to build a 2.3 for a race car, most motors ive found are fuel injected 2.3s, can i take the 8 plug head off, switch it with 4 plug from an older model and run carburetor and do away with all computer and stuff,
Been researching engine swaps for my 1957 Austin Healey 100-6. Thinking about a 2.3 turbo with a T-5 transmission.
Lots to digest. Use an 87-88 Thunderbird 2.3 Turbo, Mustang SVO, Ranger roller rockers, Duratec etc??. Can anyone point me in a direction? What is the best combination of engine...
Well this is a shot in the dark since this section is pretty dead, but hopefully there's one or two lurkers out there that could help.
Basically I still have my 88 2.3 LX for shits and giggles. I've got some parts laying around the garage and I'm curious what I can do, especially in regards to...
I have a Ranger 2.5 intake. Motor is stock. Aside from UDP headers and exhaust and 17lb Bosch injectors. Has an SVO 5spd swap and 3.73 gears. I'd like to have it ported before installing it and half shaft the TB. In the future i would like to step up to a 2.5 ported head as well. Question is do...