North American Turbocoupe Organization



head help
bigep74 Offline
Junior Member
#1
UGGGH I just got back from my machine shop and my head is trashed off of my 1987 thunderbird turbo coupe. apparently whoever built the engine used a jegs head or one that has been reworked several times and it is a mess. Does anyone know if a head from a 1982 2.3 ltr non turbo engine work ?
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50RACER Offline
Senior Member
#2
I don't know about the fitment that you are asking about, but I do have a couple of 2.3 turbo heads. One is in the machine shop right now. I am having it cleaned and magnafluxed before I try to sell it. It should be ready, it's been at the shop a few weeks. The other is on a running parts car that I bought from a NATO admin. He said it had been replaced within the last few years. I'll sell one for $300 + shipping. It would be complete with valves and springs.
87 TC Medium Canyon Red
88 TC Black Beauty
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bigep74 Offline
Junior Member
#3
ok let me find out about the one I found close to me first if it will work
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Jeff K Online
Administrator
#4
Look for a late 70's - early 80's 2.3 oval port NA head. Casting number will have a "D9" in it. You may have to drill & tap one extra hole in the D9 head for one intake bolt. Be sure to use the turbo exhaust valves. Since these heads were on NA engines, they are usually not all cracked and beat up.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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bigep74 Offline
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#5
I found one today its at the machine shop now, it had been on a shelf in a scrapyard since 83
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bigep74 Offline
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#6
I found one today its at the machine shop now, it had been on a shelf in a scrapyard since 83
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