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4cyl turbo?
« on: March 07, 2010, 02:18:46 PM »
my brother has a 91 notchback lx. not a nice car but the frame is good. thats the whole reason he bought it. only paid $400 and he says he wants to get a turbo 4cyl engine to put in it. how much hp did this engine have? and where could i find one? i think they came in a mid 80's stang but i'm not sure. i don't know much about it.

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 07:44:55 PM »
I had a '79 4 cyl. Turbo and it was a hot-sh#t little car for back then.  They also were in the '79 Pace cars.
I know you can start looking for '79 Mustang engines, but I don't know how long they lasted for production.
If I had my choice, I'd stick a 5.0 in it instead of a turbo 4 cyl.  Turbos seem to have a lot of problems attached to them.

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 07:49:15 PM »
thats exactly what he was talking about! 200 hp, and less torque than the v8? i think i'll try to get him to reconsider dropping the 302 in. but its still a pretty cool little engine. wonder if i can find one for sale.

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 03:52:07 PM »
This caught my eye and I thought I would throw a little trivia out/  The 2.3 Turbo engines use 289 Hi po connecting rods-How's that for getting the most out of a part?

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 12:24:27 PM »
thats exactly what he was talking about! 200 hp, and less torque than the v8? i think i'll try to get him to reconsider dropping the 302 in. but its still a pretty cool little engine. wonder if i can find one for sale.



stock they make about that...with a little more boost over stock you will have more power than a 302ho and  you can easily make way more

a lot of guys run over 450hp out of them 300+ is easy with junkyard parts like a turbo off a dodge truck (t3/t4 hybrid) volvo inter coolers etc

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 09:42:35 PM »
i've found a 2.3 turbo for sale. had 50,000 miles on it. they want $500.  what kind of drivetrain would i want to change to?

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 09:44:31 PM »
well ideally you will have the 5speed but the al4d auto is useable too...

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 12:22:55 PM »
well its got an automatic in it now. but i wanna change the rear end out. one of the brackets that the shock bolts to must have got hit pretty hard cause it stretched the whole. so i was just gonna get another rear end to put in it. if this motor has as much power as the V8, it should be fine if i put a 8.8 rear end in it right? i wanna put a 5 speed in it. but should i use a 4 cyl tranny or a v8 one? i know they're geared differently. i put a 4 cyl tranny in my GT. completely changed the car. the rear end in my GT came out of an explorer. its kind of a frakenstein car.

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010, 01:53:58 PM »
in all honest id find a complete running T Bird turbocoupe for parts if you havent bought the motor yet...it will give you all the wiring Vam meter a 5spd tranny and a 8.8 rear end with disc brakes and 3.55 gears(if you find an auto tbird turbo they have 3.73s factory) also the tbird front brakes are better than the 4cylinder N/A fox brakes and you can use the rear springs and sway bars etc to help the cars handling.........while the mustang uses a clutch cable setup with the 5spd im sure the hydraulic clutch can easily be swapped from a tbird into a mustang since they are both "foxbody" cars

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010, 02:10:26 PM »
thanks for the help, now on to find a thunderbird turbo coupe

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010, 02:30:05 PM »

Get on the horn and call every junk yard within a hundred mile radius of your house.  Surely, one will turn up.  Take your tools and a pickup truck and go get it. 

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2010, 08:54:35 AM »
thanks for the help, now on to find a thunderbird turbo coupe


yeah this is my plan for my 89 notch...ive found complete tbirds for 500$ ;)

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2010, 12:59:08 PM »
When I was putting together my 29 Mercedes Kit, I found a ton of them.  But, that was back in the 80's. 

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2010, 05:13:53 PM »
finding a thunderbird isn't a problem but i'm having some trouble finding a turbo 2.3 thunderbird.  guess i'll keep trying.

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Re: 4cyl turbo?
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2010, 12:03:09 AM »
keep an eye on craigslist but also you can use a cougar xr7 turbo or a merkur etc but those wont have the disc brake rear end etc

 

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