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« on: October 30, 2014, 01:38:17 AM »
Hey guys, I made this 2.0 to 2.3 turbo parts swap sheet with prices. If it says "jy" than thats the actual junk yard price with core charge, and if it says "forum" than thats high price on a forum, that I would be willing to pay. Hope this helps someone......

2.0 to 2.3 swap parts list
2.0 to 2.3 swap parts list
Mustang II rear end $120 jy
Pinto Auto drive shaft C4 ONLY ( can also use Ford Aerostar 4X4 aluminum drive shaft $40 jy
stock pinto 2.3 single groove pulleys $50-$75 forum
stock pinto 2.3 alternator top and bottom bracket $50-$100 forum
2.3 turbo long block $250 jy
2.3 turbo intake $50 jy
35# brown top injectors $40-$50 forums (cleaned and flowed additional $100)
VAM and VAM hose $50 jy
2.3 Coil $ new at auotzone
Part Number: C839
Warranty: Limited Lifetime $28.99
2.3 flywheel $60 NEW (why buy used)
• 1988 Ford Thunderbird 2.3L FI Turbo 4cyl
• Part Number: FW9703
• Alternate Part Number: FW9703
• Warranty: 1 YR
2.3 clutch setup autozone $105
• 1988 Ford Thunderbird 2.3L FI Turbo 4cyl
• Part Number: NU31051
• Alternate Part Number: NU3158
• Warranty: Limited Lifetime
2.3 turbo E6 exhaust manifold $50-100 and IHI or T3 turbo $150 or $275 forums
Small NPR intercooler $150 if running more than 15 psi boost and you don’t want to cut the stock hood ebay
Tbird intercooler $50 if you are willing to cut a hole in stock hood and add scoop forum
• Cheapest scoop is off turbo 80’s 280z $25 jy $45 forum
Finned Heat sink tube found on 86 TC $25 jy or $35 forum
Mustang 92-93 ministarter
• 1993 Ford Mustang 2.3L FI 4cyl
• Part Number: DLG589S
• Warranty: Limited Lifetime $145 or $35 jy
Merkur XR4TI harness $150 forums
Merkur throttle cable $30 forums
86-88 TC World class 5 spd trans, $155 jy
84-86 TC or mustang 2.3 bellhousing for cable clutch NOT hydraulic found on 87-88 TC jy or forums
2.3 motor mounts with from a 2.3 Ford pinto(this includes the mounts to frame that are held in with four bolts $50 forums
New Walbro 190lph inline fuel pump $99
Fuel filter
• 2 Part Number: FF686DL
• Alternate Part Number: FF686 $9 ford mustang fuel filter (the smaller one)
Move battery to trunk using a mustang relocation kit
• JEGS Performance Products 10278 Automotive/Marine Type Battery Relocation Kit $99 new ebay
You can still use stock fan or 16” flex fan
$40 ebay push of pull fan $40 is also a good option
SPAL 30100385 14’’ Fan Pull
SPAL 30100382 14’’ Fan Push
Thermostat relay switch adjustable for electric fan
• Part Number: 733647 Alternate Part Number: 226204 $35
Parts you can still use
Pinto clutch cable
Pinto speedo cable with correct TC/Stang speedo gear
2.0 radiator *
• you can go 2.3 and get a new one from O Reillys
o Murray Heat Transfer - Radiator
Part # 433426
Use the stock starter solenoid
You can still use the stock pinto trans mount with TC or mustang two bolt mount. All you need to do is elongate the holes
Additional things you need to do
You will need to beat in the passenger side firewall to make room for turbo
You will need to remove stock heater box with protruding fan unit and go with the flush heater unit
You will need to vent the tank
You will need to cut off 2.0 engine mounts
You will have to cut shifter hole 2.5”-3” forward
You will need to mount VAM

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 10:58:23 PM »
Is this a list for the future..., or a list after you completed the swap?  Regardless, I'm glad you gave consideration and thought to the process.  It seems almost weekly there is someone looking to "hang" a turbo on their stock Pinto engine or "drop" a 2.3T engine in their Pinto.

I really don't aim to be the discouraging voice, but too often these posts read of a lack of understanding of what really lies ahead to successfully complete the project.  Hopefully your list will be a "reality check."  I contrast these common posts to those of 65 Shelby Clone when he first started his project.  He understood what was involved and is obviously skilled to meet the complexities of the swap.  While there are a fair number who have successfully completed their 2.3T swap his is current, and ongoing, and I think a fine example of what the task requires.

I've said it a 1000 times now (so listen up kids..., here is 1001 - LOL) "On a scale of 10 doing a turbo Pinto seems like a 2 but in reality it is at least a 7."  You need the money, the time, the tools and the skills to be successful. Otherwise, you are liable to end up with a disassembled Pinto and a pile of parts. And that would just be too  :( .

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 02:20:26 AM »
I posted my trial and error. My car is a 72 pinto. I flew to Seatle and drove it back to Los Angeles California. At the time it had a 2.0, but I had already laid out a plan for the swap using all the turbo 2.3 parts I had collected form my Tbird turbo coupes and SVO's. I just got tired of all the smog rules, so I devised a plan to take a drive train and MAKE IT HAPPEN! I wanted a car that I didnt mind beating on or cutting up. A car that in the end would be something cool without hearing the purist talk of desecration.

Anyway if you go on the pinto FB page you will see my running "Pinturbo". I'm Not some kid making bogus talk about what he is dreaming of, but rather some older cat who laid out a plan and followed through.

My car when I first picked it up and drover her home.

My car after Pinto Barn stripped out the 2.0 and gave it a paint job to match the original color

motor prepped for install

Motor installed and running

This is not an expensive install if you now the right people, lay out a complete plan, and search CL and junk yards for a good deal. I did it, and I love it.

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 03:36:07 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 06:52:49 AM »
Nice clean setup, sounds good..
65 Falcon 2DR 200 IL6 with C4.