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turbo swap
« on: July 22, 2017, 08:53:49 PM »
new project about to start.doing turbo swap in a 76 mustang ii with the motor from a 87 turbo coupe. i have the turbo coupe harness and a merkur harness.i know the mmerkur harness is a standalone but it plugs in on the driver side by the strut tower will i need that section also. i have a c4 from behind a 2.3 and also a t5 which would be better? any input will be appreciated.al ready has a 8 inch rear end and probably gonna upgrade to a hx35 turbo

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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 03:49:07 PM »
Hi, always great to see a new project getting started. My two cents, the T5 is by far the most popular as it's really fun to spool up and then blow off boost with every shift. Nothing transmits the thrill of boost like a manual transmission. The T5 will last forever and you get overdrive. The C4 is best if you need to handle a pumped up turbo in a drag racing setting. Having run them both, and like them both, I currently run the third (least popular) option, the A4LD on a stand alone platform. For my medium HP (225 - 250) Pinto, it comes off the line very hard with a 2800 stall, holds boost through gear changes, has overdrive and a lock up torque converter.  Have fun building !

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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 05:19:40 PM »
Welcome back crazed! Have not heard from you in a while. Everything you asked about is on the search forum, so dig in and don't stay gone so long.
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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 06:20:08 PM »
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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 09:30:31 PM »
Which T-5 ? Make sure you get the non-hydraulic clutch set up or have the complete set up.. IE master cylinder and slave...

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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 09:40:23 PM »
i have pretty much any t5 i could use 4,6,or v8. hydraulic or cable. ford or chevy. just trying which would be a better trans behind the turbo engine

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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 08:03:07 AM »
T5, as an automatic plus turbo lag would not be fun till you were able to get good boost / speed in a street / strip Pinto.
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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 09:34:06 PM »
A T-5 from a 2.3 would be the easiest from the mechanical stand point. If you want to fit it into a Pinto I would get a different tail shaft housing to move the shifter foward..

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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2017, 09:44:00 PM »
what do you mean d.r.

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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 02:35:34 PM »
The T-5 in the stock location will require making the hole for the shiftier larger and in most cases move it forward closer to the dash .. Some people have found that using the an S-10 tail shaft housing and the speedo gear assembly from the Ford T-5 to create a shorter transmission that can use your speedo system without changing the floor boards .. Some people on TurboFord have done it or you can do a search.

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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2017, 04:01:49 PM »
http://www.turboford.com is a very good site for what your going to do.
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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2017, 11:31:38 PM »
A T5 from a four cylinder will be the easiest swap....but if you intend to make any real power, I wouldn't do it.  Be sure you get at least a WC T5.  A Cobra spec would be better and a G-Force would be better still if you're going to be making north of 250hp.  I've got a big handful of gear teeth that broke off the input shaft of a non WC turbo 4 T5 I can show you to illustrate why....
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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2017, 04:38:14 PM »
C-4 is the only way to go. No brakeage / no problems.
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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 09:13:11 PM »
i have a c4 from behind a 2.3 and also a t5 which would be better?

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Re: turbo swap
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2017, 09:37:34 PM »
mainly street and every once in awhile ran on the track