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V6 to 4 Turbo.....

Since my car its not running, i was visiting a lot of junkyards. i have seen a good 2.3 Turbo in one, and the price is good. Yeah, i dont have the money for a swap, but i was wondering if the 4 Cyl swap is possible for a V6 cougar-Tbird.....
1985 Mercury Cougar V6
1989 F-200 V8
1996 Explorer V6
2001 F-150

Re: V6 to 4 Turbo.....

Reply #1
of course it's possible, the 84-86 cougar XR7's had the 2.3 Turbo, same with the t-bird Turbo Coupes.

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Reply #2
a turbo 4 would probably be a failry easy swap if you were to go carbed and a manual trans.
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I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
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Reply #3
Quote from: Haystack
a turbo 4 would probably be a failry easy swap if you were to go carbed and a manual trans.


Carbed HUH??? Lets see, you'd need a different intake and distributor. Then Have to figure out how to plumb the boost from the carb to the turbo then into the intake(or build a pressure chamber for the carb if it was a blow through system). So hows all this easier than connecting a few wires, and using the original EFI??

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Reply #4
That's kinda what I was thinking.  Shouldn't be any harder than going to the 5.0 HO.

Re: V6 to 4 Turbo.....

Reply #5
With an engine/trans/ECU and harness it would be pretty easy.

My 83 was originally a 5.0/AOD car (then a 5.0/4spd car) before I swapped the 2.3T/5spd.

Not a big deal......

Even if your car is carbed to begin with, the EFI swap would be much more rewarding than attepting to use the old factory draw-through carbed turbo set-up.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

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Reply #6
Shouldn't be to difficult. I beleive I may be doing the same thing,if I cant get my 3.8 running again. I have everything for it I have. I tore apart two TC's
:birdsmily: Nate Wenck
Carroll IA
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07 Suzuki Boulevard C50T
2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew