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    Ford 2.3 turbo

    Dose anyone know anything about the Ford Mustang 2.3 Turbo engine, I have been offered one for my Cortina but not sure if they are any good?

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    I'd grab it, M8 had one in his capri, it stayed locked away on rainy days as it kept doing 360's

    On dry days it went like a rocket and ate gearboxes for lunch

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    its not the same as the pinto you have got at the mo, i think the yank pinto is longer wider and taller it also runs a 4 bearing camshaft, some time with a tape will tell you what you need to no it may save you some time and money hope this helps

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Quite a few sites in the US about it, do a search for merkur XR4i (sp?) or mustang or LIMA engine.
    They are longer than the pinto but i've seen one in an escort so it should go in the corty easyer ?

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    I might just have to buy it then. Will it be the only MK3 Cortina turbo?

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Quote Originally Posted by bazbiker View Post
    Will it be the only MK3 Cortina turbo?

    I doubt it, so many mk3's about its virtually impossible to do something new with em (not slagging them off by the way)

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Seen a few turbo Mk3's but not using this engine

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    I aint seen any classics in the UK using this engine thatís why im unsure if itís a good buy or not

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Its bigger and heavier and probably a bit harder to get parts for than a pinto or YB thats more than likely the reason its rare over here.

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Thats a very nice engine with loads of tuning potential. i know a mate with the EFI Turbo version on an Automatic tranny; in a MK 1 Cortina. Its a little (unsuspecting) monster!!
    Look on Esslinger Racing website for lots of tuning parts.
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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Quote Originally Posted by djaminhi View Post
    Thats a very nice engine with loads of tuning potential. i know a mate with the EFI Turbo version on an Automatic tranny; in a MK 1 Cortina. Its a little (unsuspecting) monster!!
    Look on Esslinger Racing website for lots of tuning parts.
    Esslingre racing has some good kit

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    I picked up the 2.3 turbo engine, 5 speed Bog Warner box and wiring loom at the weekend
    Let the conversion commence

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    loads of tuning stuff in the us and they make serious power

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Sounds like this is going to be an awesome project Best of luck to you and now the show season is over...get on with it

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    loads of tuning stuff in the us and they make serious power
    Supposed to be quicker than a Cosworth

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Be prepared for loads of questions on turbo's and injectors, as im more of a carb's and cam's man myself

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Quote Originally Posted by bazbiker View Post
    Supposed to be quicker than a Cosworth
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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Here is the beast that is the 2.3 turbo injection








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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    might beat you to it check out www.freewebs.com/kiwihodge got a few links there too.

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    first thing i'd do is look into putting an intercooler on that, interested to see how it progresses
    http://itsalmosttime.co.uk/blog/

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    Re: Ford 2.3 turbo

    Here is an option to up the power.

    http://www.merkurtech.com/merkurtech...es/item045.php
    A bit of work but looks good.
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