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Merkur harness works with which engines?

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johnbigman2011:
Sounds like it will work for sure. Do the LA3 swap, and put all the intake and turbo parts from the 87-88 and make 200 hp easy.

Bigtimmay:

--- Quote from: Pinto5.0 on December 06, 2012, 12:11:30 AM ---Yeah, the engine came out of a '79 Mustang Pace Car & had a draw through system on it. The engine has the forged pistons & the oil drainback hole for the turbo. The head has the factory turbo cam & it's an oval port. As far as I know the head should be fine.

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there is a difference between that turbo engine and the later ones if it has the original pistonsthey are forged flat tops and arent dished like the later engines and as for the head I cant remeber if they used the special exhaust valves in those heads.

johnbigman2011:
I thought that there was a difference, just couldn't remember.

I new that somebody with allot more experience would come through with some clarity.


That's coming from me being a internet readaholic ;D

Pinto5.0:

--- Quote from: Bigtimmay on December 06, 2012, 01:05:07 AM --- there is a difference between that turbo engine and the later ones if it has the original pistonsthey are forged flat tops and arent dished like the later engines and as for the head I cant remeber if they used the special exhaust valves in those heads.

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It does have the flat tops in it. The heads are an open chamber & compression is supposed to be 8.9 to 1 from the factory.

Mike Modified:

--- Quote from: Pinto5.0 on December 05, 2012, 11:55:22 PM ---
I've been reading everything I can find lately to educate myself but my EFI knowledge is still limited.
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Did you find this site?  http://oldfuelinjection.com/  It was originally fordfuelinject ion . com, but Ford objected and the site name was changed. 
 
Lots of good info there.
 
Mike

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