2.3 N/A INTAKE write up

Discussion in '2.3L (N/A & Turbo) Tech' started by 429Mustang429, Jan 17, 2008.


  1. vristang

    vristang Advanced Member

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    I saw this thread and had to post some pics...

    It isn't tuned right yet, as some other issues came up, but I hope to have it sorted out tomorrow.




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    Where did you get that (brand)? Price? What tuning issues did you run into?
  3. vristang

    vristang Advanced Member

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    Tuning the MAF conversion is what I'm struggling with :)
    I'm using an LA3 ecu, which has been converted to maf before, but so far as I know it has been on boosted applications only.


    The piece into the fenderwell is from an old BBK 5.0 CAI kit, and from the MAF to TB is a from a local parts store.

    The MAF is from a stock Fox 5.0 HO Mustang
  4. GOvert

    GOvert New Member

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    Ah yes. Remove the silencer.

    I just picked up a 94-5 5.0 Throttle body. Can't wait to put it on.
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    tealtiger93 Member

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    On top of converting the LA3 ECU to work with MAF I think the 5.0 MAF is programmed differently than the 2.3 MAF, so that might be another hurdle!
  6. vristang

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    Interesting...
    This is similar to the issue of using the 90mm LMAF on a A9* ecu.
    I haven't had any difficulty there. But, how one imports the Transfer is supposed to make a difference. I copied/pasted.

    I drove the car to work today :nice:
    Still not right, but getting closer...


    Sorry for the sidetracking this guys, I'll start another thread if there is interest in the topic...

    jason
  7. red25th_4banger

    red25th_4banger Founding Member

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    I did the exact same thing to my 2.3 before i went turbo. Unfortunately it's really hard to get above 100hp with the naturally aspiriated setup.
  8. muskrat2.3

    muskrat2.3 New Member

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    you can get a 5.o throttle body off e-bay . it will need alil modification but will work ,just the stock 60 mm will be better then the stock 4 clyder one !!!!!
  9. vristang

    vristang Advanced Member

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    Did what????

    IF you mean an LA3 conversion, without the turbo, then I would REALLY like to touch base with you via pm's.


    :nice:
  10. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    is there any improvments in mpg with a larger TB. I have an old TB from an 89 H.O laying around. what is involved in getting it swapped over?

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