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Old 04-19-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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2.3 turbo swap.

Alright people here is the deal. Tomorrow I go to look at an 88 tbird turbocoupe to hopefully drop the emgine tranmy amd rear end into my 89 fox. I've gone and read through pretty much all the swap guides on here and other places. It seems really straight forward. The only thing I have any concerns about is the ecu and fuel pump. How do you gain acces to the ecu, and exactly what pins or wires have to be changed? I can't info on that anywhere. And can the fuel pump out of the tbird work with my stang?
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Well I picked up my donor car. An 88 thunderbitd turbo coupe. 155k miles, and the body seems irrepairable after seeing the roof is crushed. Any way I'm still looking for info on the ecm and fuel pump if anyone knows. Will post updates with progress and pictures soon
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Find a 255lph fuel pump for a 5.0(Walbro, BBK makes one too). You'll need a turbo ECU to run the turbo motor. ECU is located behind the passenger kick panel, just like SN95 cars. Worth noting, an automatic car's ECU will work with a manual setup. Pin-out guides are available at Turboford's website and I believe Stinger Performance has an article on it.

By the way, you went the smart route in buying a donor turbo car instead of trying to boost a stock motor.
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Well the swap is complete. I have worked out a lot of kinks and figured out a lot things that I found no info on. I will soon do a full write up of everything with pictures after I get some time off work. I have my hands on a 255lph pymp, but waiting till I get a new sending unit cause my gas gauge doesn't work to drop the tank.
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Well the swap is complete. I have worked out a lot of kinks and figured out a lot things that I found no info on. I will soon do a full write up of everything with pictures after I get some time off work. I have my hands on a 255lph pymp, but waiting till I get a new sending unit cause my gas gauge doesn't work to drop the tank.
Very good to hear! Seeing as my motor isn't swapped yet, I'm intrigued to see your write-up and possibly contribute to it. Did you install a front mount intercooler? What trans, and where did you get your clutch?
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You will love it there fun little bullet proof motor
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Why yes they are haha. Lovin it so far.

And I used the entire drivetrain, engine, tranny and rear end. If you want to convert the stang to hydraulic clutch now i s the time! But if you want to keep it simple just swap bell housings. And no, I pretty much just swapped everything over, cut a hole for a scoop, and just made due with what I had on hand
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Why yes they are haha. Lovin it so far.

And I used the entire drivetrain, engine, tranny and rear end. If you want to convert the stang to hydraulic clutch now i s the time! But if you want to keep it simple just swap bell housings. And no, I pretty much just swapped everything over, cut a hole for a scoop, and just made due with what I had on hand
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