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Old 08-22-2010
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well, it'll still be a swap, just a 2.3t swap inplace of the 2.5
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haha so what was with the 4.6?
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Well, sold the engine, made $400, so i bought stuff for the head work on the 2.3t.

Got bigger valves and some other stuff. Started to grind away at the combustion chambers to lower the compression. Going to port and polish too. Need to order more carbide bits to get everything done. Just used what i had lying around.

You mentioned lowering the compression ratio, why, are you supercharging it ?

If so, are the pistons up to the task ?

What kind of compression are you looking for ?

Also, jus thinking and do not know but are there special pistons for supercharging that have better flame travel than OEM stuff ?

If not Supercharging what’s up with the lower compression ?

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The t in the 2.3t stands for turbo. You must not have read the begining of the thread. I also explain that i'm using stock turbocoupe pistons and rods. THey are forged and good for about 450hp. They will keep up.
Shooting for a 8:1 or maybe a little higher compression ratio.
IDK what flame travel is, but this forged stuff is good enough. No need to spend $800 on new pistons and rods when these stockers can be had for cheap (mine was $40 at the u-pull it junkyard )
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The t in the 2.3t stands for turbo. You must not have read the begining of the thread. I also explain that i'm using stock turbocoupe pistons and rods. THey are forged and good for about 450hp. They will keep up.
Shooting for a 8:1 or maybe a little higher compression ratio.
IDK what flame travel is, but this forged stuff is good enough. No need to spend $800 on new pistons and rods when these stockers can be had for cheap (mine was $40 at the u-pull it junkyard )
I didn’t read all of the post… good that it is a Turbo setup and yes the parts you have are good enough, nice.

Good Luck with it waiting to see it all turns out.

The 4.6 would have been nice but work to install.
My 95 2.3L (Non-T) was a good peppy engine for its size, kind of miss it when thinking about MPG.

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Old 08-24-2010
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wait. so that was a sick motor and you only got 400 for it?
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wait. so that was a sick motor and you only got 400 for it?
i believe he said he MADE 400 on it...so he sold it for 400 more then he bought it for
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Yeah, I profited 400 from it. Just couldn't pass up selling it. Plus, i realized how goddam expensive touching those mod motors are compared to a 2.3t. The 2.3 hardly needs any special tools to take it apart and rebuild, the mod motor on the other hand....
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how about a sneak preview? or do we have to wait till saturday?
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saturday

unless you paypal me $20 right nao....
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ummmmmmmm, nope, need all the money i can save for my new project
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Yeah, I profited 400 from it. Just couldn't pass up selling it. Plus, i realized how goddam expensive touching those mod motors are compared to a 2.3t. The 2.3 hardly needs any special tools to take it apart and rebuild, the mod motor on the other hand....
holy. good job then lol
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ha ha, no doubt... now that im on the same page! lol

so what turbo do you plan on running?
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ha ha, no doubt... now that im on the same page! lol

so what turbo do you plan on running?
Probably be running the stock turbo that came off the svo's and early turbocoupe. Its a garrett T3. They are good for up to 300 or so rwhp which is what i want. Being all street (for the most part), i want a turbo that will spool up quickly. They seem to be the ticket!
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Nice! Can't wait to see this finished!
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looking forward to seeing the steps in the build.
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Thanks mang, me too. Can't wait to finish it. Should have some killer updates tomorrow and/or saturday.....
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Old 08-27-2010
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I Def cant wait for the finished product!
Sick truck again BTW!
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just arrived home after driving my 94 2.3 regular cab xlt here.

all the way home i was wondering what it would be like to have a boost gauge and hear the turbo spool up on a back road straight stretch.

this is KILLIN me i am going to look on craigs list for a t-coupe

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You don't even need to swap over the whole engine. Just to forged rods and pistons, then header and turbo and everything to support it. Surprisingly cheap really. Can't wait to get this project done.....
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just arrived home after driving my 94 2.3 regular cab xlt here.

all the way home i was wondering what it would be like to have a boost gauge and hear the turbo spool up on a back road straight stretch.

this is KILLIN me i am going to look on craigs list for a t-coupe

chuck
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You don't even need to swap over the whole engine. Just to forged rods and pistons, then header and turbo and everything to support it. Surprisingly cheap really. Can't wait to get this project done.....
so guessing your truck wont be at the meet tomorrow?
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lol wut?


NO i'll be there. will you be?
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just wondering what kind of power will be had.

i have heard that the "ideal situation" for semi long life of an engine is 50-hp per cylinder.

what are you expecting out of the 2.3?

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should easily be able to get a reliable 325-350. its all precautionary stuff tho, engine being freshended up... bearings rings ect. same with the head, but probly adding heavier springs, good clutch, strong trans, and an 8.8... should be pretty goood
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