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Re: 2.3 Ford Strokers
Shawn M Meyer wrote:
> I talked to you awhile back about putting together a Ford 2.3L turbo
> for a garden tractor pulling application. Well, low and behold, a 2.3L
> turbo with an extra turbo fell in our laps. It is in town and for sale for
> around $250. It is missing the exhaust manifold to the turbo, but I am
> hoping the local salvage yards will have one. I assume that this is a good
> price, isn't it?
Sounds like it. There are a few issues related to which year it is
(the newer, the better), but they're all pretty similar. Do you know
what it came out of?
> Anyway, I have misplaced the document that you attached
> last time. Do you still have it and can you send it too me again?
Sure, it was still attached to this message ;-).
> We are
> probably going to sell the Pontiac Iron Duke and build another Ford. We
> already have a Ford 2000, and most of the setup came from Racer Walsh. It
> is always competitive and usually wins on a good grabbing track when
> horsepower is needed. Any extra information would be appreciated and I
> would like to Thank You in advance.
> Shawn Meyer
I'm going to cc: this to the 2.3 turbo performance list, so hopefully
you'll get some input from those more knowledgeable than me. Anyone
that want's to give Shawn a hand, please drop him a line. Here's
the message that I attached last time, courtesy of Joe Morgan:
>One way to get 400+ horsepower from a 2.3L Turbo Ford:
>Intake - K&N air filter Mounted directly to air meter
> Vane Air Meter Stock SVO 3" (E4ZZ-12B529-A)
> Throttle Body Stock
> Intake Manifold 86 style, ported lower half,
> gutted upper half
>Head - Cast Iron Port matched to intake,
> big valves, good valve job
> Esslinger hardware
>Cam - Engle 55 Installed with stock pulley
>Exhaust - Manifold Ported stock ("E6SE" casting)
> Pipe 3" to rear of car + Borla muffler
>Block - Cast Iron Head and Main bearing studs
>Pistons - Stock Ford Modified for floating pins
> 0.0045" skirt clearance
> Back-cut upper ringland
>Rings - Stock Ford Total Seal second ring
>Bearings- Ford 0.002" rod/main
>Rods - Crower Sportsman Stock length
>Misc. - Nitrous 90hp dry-manifold type for 5.0
> Adds fuel by closing stock return
> line to increase pressure.
> - Fuel System Stock 86 SVO computer ("PE") plus
> chip to raise rev limiter to 7K
> Stock 35lb/hr injectors
> Two full-size Ford truck pumps
> (E7TF-AA) in series, with 3/8"
> factory plastic lines and an
> F1SZ-9155-A filter. Stock pulse
> damper retained.
> Ported Ranger fuel rail.
> - Turbo "S" trim T04 compresser with a
> dynamic seal, and an 0.82 A/R
> bolt on Turbonetics exhaust
> housing. Intake side is a T4,
> exhaust side is a T3 with stock
> turbine wheel.
> - Intercooler Aftermarket Garret designed for a
> Toyota truck, with modified tanks
> and 2" inlet and outlet.
> - Boost Control Simple "fish-tank" style bleeder
> valve, courtesy of Superchips.
> Set to 16-17 psi.
> - Ignition Stock TFI with an MSD 6. Motorcraft
> wires and stock 10 degree timing.
> AWSF32C spark plugs gapped at 0.030"
> - Head Gasket Felpro