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Re: Need help selecting a turbo
On Wed, 3 Dec 1997, Sly, Dennis wrote:
> Things done:
> 1: NGK plugs
Ditch them. Why pay extra for exotic plugs when the stock ones work really
well? Try Motorcraft AWSF32C gapped at ~.035.
> 2. 8mm wires
If you have any missing problems (or tach bouncing under load :) replace
with Motorcraft (not Motorsport) wires.
> 3: manually adjust boost
> 4. K&N 6" conical
> 5. Engel 55H cam
> Things to do:
> 6. 3" exhaust front to back (parts on order)
> 7. Big Valve Cylinder Head
You may not need the bigger valves, but I don't have much knowledge on
> 8. Ported intake
Just don't gut the upper plenum :) If you must, I have one to sell for
> 9. tubular header (ATR header, I think)
You may want to try the stock '87-'88 TC manifold. It's cheap and readily
> 10. Mass Air
Don't get Scott started :) I wouldn't suggest it. Use your money on things
you know will work.
> 11. New Turbo??
Why not leave the stock one on for now? I wouldn't worry a heck of a lot
about the .63 turbo right now.
> 12. 8.8 rear, 4.10 gears (need help here too)
You can probably get an axle out of a Mark VII or a later TC, but I
suspect the width will be 1 inch wider than your present axle (no biggy,
if you can live with the rear stance).
> # 1. From Modern Performance
When you decide to get a bigger turbo, look into other common OEM turbos
for starters. Scott Shidel found a nice big T04 from a Navistar Diesel
for cheap ($40?).
Hope this helps,