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Re: Best core motor year



On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Bryan Berndt wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Cory Erickson wrote:
> 
> > 
> > What is the concensus on the best year motor to get when looking for a
> > core? My vote is for either the '87-'88 TC for the hardened head and late
> > manifolds (although the turbo isn't necessarily as desireable as the
> > Garrett).
> 
> 	I would choose the IHI turbo because it is water cooled. THe
> Garrett is only oil cooled, which is why you could used to set your watch
> to them going out at about 60k miles........ The IHI turbo is somewhat
> smaller too- less lag -but the Garrett has a higher top end. I heard once
> of someone putting the two together though....
> 
> 
the garretts after like 1984 are watercooled too.  I actually went out of
my way to put a non watercooled turbo on both my cars, cus the fittings
are a pain in the ass...
The IHIs are small...too small.

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Scott
-71 Pinto, stock 2.3 turbo, 13.67@98, radials
	8.1@85 1/th mile on slicks
	Big intercooler ON!
	T4 Compressor soon to be on!

-85 Merkur, let the modding begin! 
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