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Old 08-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #71
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I think what you're talking about is the ignition switch. Where the key goes is the lock cylinder the wires directly behind that is the ignition switch. I replaced the switch & everything is working now.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:04 PM   #72
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cool man. glad it worked out
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #73
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Thanks, from what I've read those ignition switches are kinda of a known gremlin. It's the third one I've replaced. Last one just fell apart.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:51 PM   #74
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Re: 2.3 turbo build

Ya and in some vehicles they are prone to catching fire as well. Good to hear its all good now man.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #75
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So another sacrifice to the god of speed. The rubber boot that goes from the turbo to the intercooler blew out. Couldn't get my hands on a suitable replacement. So I used a cheap rubber coupling from ace Hardware about $5. Lasted about 2 weeks till heat & pressure got to it. So I put another one on till the replacement gets here from stinger performance. Reinforced silicone with tbolt clamps. Also found a t3/t4 50 trim turbo for $100 & a set of brand new 42lbs injectors for nothing. Then gonna get a dyno tune. $300 bucks hurts. Also looking into a stand alone from Wilson racing that runs C.O.P. setup. In the works now is a custom made forward facing upper intake with a 70mm tb & phenolic spacer. Then the FMIC. Over the winter new head. Won't be long & should be well into 300-400 hp range. Oh yeah 3" down pipe too.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:55 AM   #76
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I picked this nice Shiney bov for $40. Those sweet reinforced silicone couplers with t-bolt clamps for $30 from stinger performance. No more blow outs or the intercooler blowing off when under pressure. My buddy is gonna weld the bov flange 2 the intercooler, that will keep me spooling between shifts & help with the blow out problem. Plus help prolong the life of the turbo some by preventing compressor surge.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:16 AM   #77
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I picked this nice Shiney bov for $40. Those sweet reinforced silicone couplers with t-bolt clamps for $30 from stinger performance. No more blow outs or the intercooler blowing off when under pressure. My buddy is gonna weld the bov flange 2 the intercooler, that will keep me spooling between shifts & help with the blow out problem. Plus help prolong the life of the turbo some by preventing compressor surge.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #78
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Here's the bov mounted. Not too crazy about how close to the shock tower it is. So I found on the manufacturer of the bov website they make a 90 elbow for it so that's gonna be my next step. But it works like a charm.
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They arrived today, sweet. Gotta get the elbow for the bov before I can put them on.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:52 AM   #80
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Re: 2.3 turbo build

Nice build you have going on there bro. Keep it up, I am awaiting the next post. I love custom builds. Especially the ones that involve small displacement engines with boost Good job on a budget so far!
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:57 AM   #81
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Thank you, I'm getting close to hitting a temporary limit. Soon gonna need some high dollar stuff to go much further. Like new cam, head work, bigger turbo & bigger injectors. Trying to keep the budget as low as possible though.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #82
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Re: 2.3 turbo build

So i was a little behind but This build looks awesome bro! keep up the good work. Can't wait to see it when you're finished
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:46 AM   #84
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Lol...nice
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #85
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Like me my injectors are working at 120 percent lol

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Btw don't buy a tublar header it will crack get a 40 bob header
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:33 PM   #86
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Like me my injectors are working at 120 percent lol

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Btw don't buy a tublar hear it will crack get a 40 bob header
I thought Bob was down. I seen on another forum that he had taken money for orders & never filled them.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:21 AM   #87
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Idk i want a bobs log though
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:35 AM   #88
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Yea i guess Bob was really ill & people paid & never got what they paid for. He wouldn't return calls or emails. There is someone else making basically the same thing. I'll look more into it & let you know.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:45 AM   #89
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Ok bc ive welded my header 4 times bc it cracked. Dont get a stinger or ebay header
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #90
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Nice. Does it spin through first pretty good when the boost jumps on? Like from a normal start then hammer....
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:29 PM   #91
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It spins like crazy once the turbo spools up. I can start in 2nd & get the same result. It's awesome.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #92
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I can't wait to turbo mine!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:44 PM   #93
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This is sick! Good job buddy
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Thank you everyone. I absolutely love this car. The only thing that could make it better is if it was a notch back. Trust me if I can find one I'll be doing the swap all over again. Another thing I've been looking into, an adapter is made to use a 5.0 bell housing & flywheel & clutch. My idea is to use that to bolt up a t56. I came within a hour of buying a wreck 02 cobra for $700, it sold a hour before I could get to it. I found out that putting the IRS under a foxbody is basically a bolt on affair. How sick would a 2.3 Turbo 6 speed IRS foxbody be. A man can dream.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #95
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Stinger dont sell that bracket anymore
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:42 PM   #96
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Yea but Canfield does, they also sell a plate to run a remote mount water pump. I have found some really cool 2.3T stuff. Like a megasquirt based stand alone kinda like P.I.M.P but it uses a C.O.P setup. There's another guy that makes billet fuel rails for them. I have spent months finding the best of the best 2.3 turbo stuff.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:50 PM   #97
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If anybody would like any info just hit me up. There's also a svo & 2.3 turbo group on Facebook that always has some good stuff
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #98
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I have the mega squirt and love it
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:45 PM   #99
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Yea definitely gonna need to get the power I want. Wilson racing makes one that hooks into the stock harness. I like the coil on plug option, it's said that it's good up to 10,000 rpm.
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COP is a nice upgrade. It's not a hp gain, but the actual tuning and ease of troubleshooting gain is worth it. I had an 84 SVO at one point, that's why I asked about the wheelspin lol. First MOD I did on it was reposition the wastegate arm. Basically boosted at a way lower rpm (I think it was around 1400 rpm lol), and a manual boost controller. My little stock 2.3 with 17 pounds of boost and wastegate mod would just smoke them through third. Then a rod decided that 17 pounds, my heavy *** foot, and 160k miles was just too much. So the next step was: Ported and Polished 5 angle head and valve job. Full on roller. .030 over, HKS 40mm, front mount intercooler, balanced and honed crank, x-beam rods, frpp pistons, digital boost controller/wastegate management, and a LUGO Performance dynotune at 21psi. I did the TKO Trans, but with the 5.0 bell/clutch assembly. (back then, they had to be made). Made 460ish at the wheels. I put less than 1000 miles on this setup before I was offered a 93 Cobra and 5k cash. I missed the SVO for about 2 minutes.
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From what I understand, the biggest advantage to the coil on plug is the ability to rev higher.
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So here's an update. I took the stang to the 1320. Ran a best of 15.2 at 95 mph. Before you start to laugh, just understand that I can't launch hard. All my suspension bushings are completely shot. I tried to launch a few times, but there's so much flex in the suspension it would bind up so bad it would almost stall the engine. Getting a lot of wheel hop & axle twist. I know with better suspension I could easily be in the 14 second range. Had fun though & found the weak links & what needs fixed. I just talked to my brother in law about swapping in some 3.73 rear gears so that will help too. I doubt I'll get back down anymore this year but at least I got a before time. Soon gonna be time to start upgrading stuff & tearing it down over the winter. Like a Phenix rising from the ashes it will be a whole new animal when it comes back out. Definitely keep updating as things progress.
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So here's an update. I took the stang to the 1320. Ran a best of 15.2 at 95 mph. Before you start to laugh, just understand that I can't launch hard. All my suspension bushings are completely shot. I tried to launch a few times, but there's so much flex in the suspension it would bind up so bad it would almost stall the engine. Getting a lot of wheel hop & axle twist. I know with better suspension I could easily be in the 14 second range. Had fun though & found the weak links & what needs fixed. I just talked to my brother in law about swapping in some 3.73 rear gears so that will help too. I doubt I'll get back down anymore this year but at least I got a before time. Soon gonna be time to start upgrading stuff & tearing it down over the winter. Like a Phenix rising from the ashes it will be a whole new animal when it comes back out. Definitely keep updating as things progress.
Still close to v8 time. Nice job.
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Ok, time for a little bad news. On my way home yesterday & the turbo took a dump. I'm probably gonna park it for the winter & start prepping for some upgrades. It was a total blast while it lasted though.
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Ok, time for a little bad news. On my way home yesterday & the turbo took a dump. I'm probably gonna park it for the winter & start prepping for some upgrades. It was a total blast while it lasted though.
What turbo r u runnin?
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