how hard would it be to add a turbo to a 2.3 ?

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  1. 85cleangtvert

    85cleangtvert New Member

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    i just picked up a 2.3 convertible from the auction. it is a stick and runs good. would the motor handle a turbo, just something like the svo set up ?
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    65ShelbyClone Founding Member

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    It will handle ~10psi fairly safely, but 15+ and some detonation will likely result in broken ring lands.
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    Red_LX I’m not much help unless you’re looking for porn! Mod Dude Founding Member

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    It's really more complicated than just "adding" a turbo...

    For the real deal, you gotta put in a turbo engine. Trust me, you wouldn't be happy with the limited amount of boost you could run on the stock cast pistons.
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    Curious what you paid at auction for it. Oh and why havent you included pics of it????

    Bought mine for 300 but it looked like this.[​IMG]

    not at an auction.

    I just aquired most of the parts for the turbo. E6 manifold complete svo intake with tb, injectors, everything on it and an LA3 comp with 3 inch VAM. all for about 250.

    There are those who rcommend the forged pistons and those who say you can get away with it for a lil while. I intend to pull the 2.3 and just rebuild the one I have.

    GL and post pics. I should try to post some progress pics.:nice:
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    Turboford dot net for the win! A fair bit of the guys from over there are on here as well. Check out Stinger Performance as he's got some "How to's" on his site for turbo conversion.

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