351w Is Coming Out 2.3 Is Going In!!!

Discussion in '2.3L (N/A & Turbo) Tech' started by 351wcoupe, Jul 13, 2005.


  1. Mike SVOR

    Mike SVOR Founding Member

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    two T3 turbos on the 351 and your in buisness.
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  2. 351wcoupe

    351wcoupe New Member

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    yeah but that brings up a whole other bunch of tuning issues that I'm not confident I can work out.
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    I thought about doing this to one, to get an economical daily driver, but I have not gottet to it yet. I do have a spare 2.3 efi and a matching T5 setup laying around.

    That 351 should absolutely haul faster than that. My 5.0 82 car does 8.2 eighth miles on motor and 7.80's on a 100 shot with just a 90,000 mile 1968 302. I would be thinking the 351 would have low 7 or high 6 eigth mile potential very easily.
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  4. 351wcoupe

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    I was shooting for 6's with some more nitrous but now I just need to figure out where the hp I have is going.
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  5. NUTCASE

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    damn you, after this current stang was done I wanted to be the first with a 2.3T fox to lay down insane numbers

    my plan was to be a stripped down notch with a c-4 and some other tricks and secrets. in basic, I plan to take some ls1/srt-4/corvette/fat heads money
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  6. highfly'instang

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    sounds great, hey i have an 88 lx that i am droping ing an 85 2.3t in to. i still have the block out so what mods should i make to the block since it is already out :shrug:
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  7. NUTCASE

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    depends on how far you plan to go with it
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  8. 351wcoupe

    351wcoupe New Member

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    nothing I still have a 100% stock long block including untouched head. Just jam a little nitrous in there and it'll go.
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  9. NUTCASE

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    I've heard the stock shortblock can take over 400hp but that is just word of mouth, I don't actually have one
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  10. Red_LX

    Red_LX I’m not much help unless you’re looking for porn! Mod Dude Founding Member

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    Mods to the block? Only "mods" I made to my block was a crank scraper, windage tray, and ARP rod bolts. The rotating assembly is pretty stout...the head is what needs all the work.
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  11. NUTCASE

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  12. 140CILX-Coupe

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    oh god i think I just wet myself...

    esslinger crate motor :drool:

    I read the artical, 12.1 CR jebus hubert christ.

    I wander how this is gonna work for turbo applications?

    :shrug:
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  13. NUTCASE

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    they will biuld just about whatever you want. either that, or they will have most of the parts for you to get there yourself

    I want the 2.5 package with thier head, and I WILL put the stock 2.3 valve cover on it :cool: :sleeper:

    I see it this way, if there are stock block, streetable, 3800+lb t-birds running around seeing 12's...........I think a fully worked esslinger 2.5 block wiht a t04 and some no2 in a fully lightened notch sould see some record setting times :banana:
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  14. NUTCASE

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    hell, with some of there stuff you could probobly make a decent N/A notch with some spray. now NOBODY would see that ass beating coming :banana:
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    Well a 12.1 cr that might be some street drivability issues.

    but I do think a good na build up could smack some cars stoplight to stoplight.
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  16. tealtiger93

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    How much are those motors going to go for? $3000+?
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  17. 351wcoupe

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    dang my cars don't go for that much
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  18. Mr. Merk

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    you are a wise man my friend :nice:
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  19. Turbo_Raccoon

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    or if you want even more power get a DOHC from england off of a cosworth might cost a pretty penny but you cant beat it.
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  20. Mr. Merk

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    i know a local guy who was running a stock auto merkur

    he had

    porting
    roller cam (ranger)
    IHI turbo (small from T-bird)
    no intercooler
    stock open 2.5" downpipe
    dodge 52# injectors
    AFPR
    and......
    150 direct port funny gas

    he went mid 12's with slicks letting off becuase it still had the unsufficient stock fuel pump
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