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If I was to buy the 2.3l out of the nonturbo Mustang, would it work? someone wants to sell me the complete engine and drivetrain(block, head, tranny) what parts would be of use to me? ( my engine is blown)
according to him, turbo would bolt right up with my manifolds? is this true? or do i need my head or what gives??


Both engines run different compression ratios, the mustang engine has the weaker cast pistons (which do NOT stand up to detonation or even the "normal" boost pressures we usually run), and the mustang engine is lacking the oil return line in the oil pan for the turbo. So can get things to work, but you'll likely end up needing a new engine withing a couple of months / weeks / days after this one blows, too.

If you're going to have to buy another engine anyways, take your time and make sure you get a turbo engine. You can get them for just as cheap and won't have to worry about melting a piston if you ever encounter detonation.

Estoril blue 1987 TC 5spd, 141k miles
PRofec B electronic boost controller, kirban fpr, walbro 255 pump, Bailey BOV, Spearco 26x8x3 FMIC, a237 cam, t3/t4 50 trim / stage III .63, 3" exhaust, eec-tuner, 55pph injectors,
Best 1/4 mile: 13.64 (with 2.19 60' time) @ 102.91mph And that was on 93 octane Wink

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