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engine replacement
dwaynem3 Offline
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#1
Is a 2.3 turbo out of a 86 mustang the same as whats in my 88 TC ? sending the 88's in for a rebuild and found a 86 stang engine to use for the down time but need to know if the parts bolt up the same eg. starter alt wiring harness etc... the engine is at a wreckers and would like to know before I buy it.
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Pete D Offline
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#2
It should drop in. Is this an SVO engine?
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jmthunderbirdturbo Offline
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#3
i hope so... :p knowing the motor in my TC was from an SVO would be GREAT...

anyways, you may need to change out all the brackets and accessories, so you can use your serpentine belt and such, but the bolt holes are all there for that.

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Chas K 88 Offline
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#4
Scuse me, but I thought the earlier turbo engines were missing a bolt hole in the head for the intake manifold. The head on my 88 is cracked and I found a guy who says he has an 84 mustang turbo engine (with a carb) for $300 but passed because of reading that info on here. Now I'm confused :confused:
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Pete D Offline
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#5
There is a one hole difference in heads. I think it changed when they went from the inline uppers to the square intakes allegedly for the Rangers. It's the first hole at the front of the head, for the lower intake. Many people have just drilled and tapped a new hole as needed. The later SVOs had a square intake.
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dwaynem3 Offline
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#6
I'm told that it is out of an svo and thanks for the input I was not sure it was a drop in replacement so whrer better to ask then here at N.A.T.O. , thanks
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FLSTCI71 Offline
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#7
Quote:Originally posted by dwaynem3:
I'm told that it is out of an svo and thanks for the input I was not sure it was a drop in replacement so whrer better to ask then here at N.A.T.O. , thanks
Off topic, sort of. What is an SVO with an engine in it doing in the JY? Maybe you should snag the whole car??
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dwaynem3 Offline
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#8
picked up engine last night it is a svo (no car attached) is this a better engine? if so why didn't they come as stock in the tbird it's a better carSmile
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Pete D Offline
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#9
Basically the same engine.
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