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Ford 2.3 turbo fc build

Old 10-28-12, 09:51 PM
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MI Ford 2.3 turbo fc build

Figured i would post this up since i haven't found many other 2.3 swapped fcs on this forum.

the car is originally a 87 base model 4 lug/crank windows/na/no sunroof

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2.3 Turbo 88 tc engine and t5 trans LA3 ecu
xr4ti turbo t3 .48/.60
pbm coilover pro
welded diff 4.10
mmr subframe and diff bushings
FSR radiator
precision intercooler
sportmaxx 17x9/17x8 +30


I picked the car up middle of last year since most the big things were already done like engine wired up engine mounted,exhaust made and the shell is really clean this is how it was when i picked it up
the body has only 80k on it
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it was a fun car for the rest of summer this was my first turbo car i gotta say this car seriously was such low maintenance never had an issue with it except overheating issues but i got that all figured out now
I started working at a local shop and i decided to redo the whole car over the winter i started with pulling out the engine/trans and suspension
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seriously the easiest engine ive ever pulled the first time took 45 mins
then i was left with this wiring nightmare
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figured since i was there and the bay already needed a respray i would paint it
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this random box landed at my door
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after freshing up the engine and getting all the oil leaks fixed and swapping to the bigger t3 turbo .48/.60 i put the engine back in and came across a good deal on a precision intercooler
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this is it currently since redoing most the car i have put about 2,000 miles on it and since i finished it so late in season im getting ready to tare into it again and get it ready for the track next year
I actually took it to a local drift demo to at least get some seat time in before the year was over


The plan for this winter is too take the engine back out and fix the rear main leak, Power steering is going to be a huge thing on my to do list, tuning software, and getting the car track legal for next year mostly safety things such as seat/possible cage/harnesses/battery box.etc
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Old 10-28-12, 10:00 PM
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for any other things i didnt go over i have probably a 1000 pictures of the whole build process or if there is any interest in the swap just message me i have measurements of the engine in the bay and am pretty familiar with this engine now. I have to say i didnt think it would be nearly as fun as it is since the engine is still pretty far back in the bay you dont notice the front being heavy at all and is still really well balanced car for what i want to use it for
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Hey. I've got a few questions for ya.

I'm just about done with putting the engine in, and I''m running into an issue with my clutch setup.
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