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Old 06-15-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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I just bought a 1967 Mustang for my daughter and I to build over the next few years.

The plan is to swap in a 1980's 2.3L Turbo motor. Has this ever been done before? Anyone in particular I should be in contact with concerning this swap?

I am verywell versed inautomobiles, and now I'm going to teach my daughter everything I know...

If you guys can help,it would be a lot easier on thebank account ifI don't have togo into uncharted waters....

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Old 06-15-2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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Well, Id say it can be done, and it will be great if you are planning to build the slowest 67 Mustang ever imagined. Even in Foxbodies, a stock 2.3 SVO (Turbo) is a dog. They are soooo slow. My car stock would eat one of these alive. Do what you want, but I just think it is a waste of a perfectly good car. Sorry if I amputting you down, but those motors are horrible in stock form, and would be a lot more sluggish in a 67 because it weighs a lot more than any Foxbody. I think it is great you are teaching your daughter. Most girls know nothing about cars, so its nice to know that some are still learning about them. In my opinion, I think it would be cooler if you taught her about American V8 muscle instead of the American ricer wannabe. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:31 PM   #3
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isnt angilagasser doing this?
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:38 PM   #4
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This is not about building a fast car. Nor is it about building a car fast...

She is almost 12. And she will learn how to drive with this car. And then it will be her car.

If I was building it for myself, I would be dropping in a 5.0L from an Explorer and going from there.

This is my daughters car. And with gas prices jumping from $2 to $4.50 in 4 years, what will it cost 4 years from now?

Even with 200hp (easily achieved with these motors) at the crank it will be a decent commuter to and from school/work, and get good gas mileage.

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Old 06-15-2008, 09:57 PM   #5
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+1 racin66

search angliagasser in the members list and try to contact him. he had quite a long thread running about this swap but it may have been lost in recent disruptions to this forum.

personally i understand your reasoning and i am not gunna speak out against it...but there's something about the idea of a 4cyl in a 67 mustang that just doesnt do it for me[:-] In all seriousness, I think you could get better economy/driveability/reliability results from a late model efi 6 with an o/drive box.
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:00 PM   #6
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I think you have a great idea. I'm into modding, and if you want to do a turbo 4, then go for it. 200 ponies in these light cars will get you down the road as fast as you need to go. Often so many people think everything has to have the high HP engines that often we forgetthatthepurpose may be something other than racing or burning rubber. I think this will be a very good combo and great project, not to mention the quality time spent together. Along with the 4 banger, I would opt for some more safety features (3 point belts, metal fire barrier in the rear, disc brake upgrade etc. Other than some fab issues, it should be straight foward. You may want to keep track of the ECM from the donar car and make many notes, as the after market ones are expensive. Also, the same withthe fuel system.Otherwise, do it and have fun.
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:01 PM   #7
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IMO, you will spend a whole lot of time, money, and anger before you get it done and end up with a very mediocre car that gets mediocre gas mileage. If good gas mileage is what you are looking for then why not just get her a honda civic? I don't know much about that engine (2.3 liter SVO) but I doubt the gas mileage was GREAT on them, and add that to a classic mustang (I think they weigh 35 or 3700 pounds?) and all you have is a car that looks sweet, cost a lot of money, and doesn't move well.

Don't get mad, its just my personal opinion, but do what you want.
If you still want to go forward with it do a simple Google search, I just did and found a few sites (i'm not posting it here though because they are from other mustang forums and I don't know the rules about posting it here.. I seacherd for "2.3 mustang engine swap classic mustang"

Best of luck to you! and welcome to the forum!
I would say search the forum, but the last I knew the search feature was down, I don't know if it is fixed yet?
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:02 PM   #8
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A 2 barrel 302 in stock form would get 20 MPG easily (I know, I had one in my car before I built the 347). At least it would still have 8 cylinders and get good mileage. They aren't overly fast, so thats not a concern. I just think a 4 cyl in any mustang is only half of the motor they were intended to have.
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:14 PM   #9
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I have alot of experience with these 2.3L Turbo motors. I used to own a Merkur XR4Ti.....That was a great little fast car...

As for why don't I just buy her a Honda? Well, she would have a hard time finding a place to park it, as it won't be aloud at this house.

As she gets older, we can turn up the power on the motor easily....but you guys are forgetting the fact that this will be for a 15 y.o. girl...

This car will look way better than the99-04 Mustang that SHE wanted...and get better mileage than Me or my wife's Explorers.

It's either the 2.3T orthe 4.0L drivetrain out of my Explorer when I drop in my 347/T-56.

But I would much rather put the 2.3T in there.....it's different.

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Old 06-15-2008, 10:39 PM   #10
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http://www.mustangforums.com/m_4904241/tm.htm

most recent post on anglaigassers build
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:32 PM   #11
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Oh come one now whats wrong with hondas![sm=smiley2.gif]

but as far as with the project! after further thought i take back everything i said in my original post on this topic..[sm=signs003.gif]

although i don't like the idea of a 4 cylinder car in a classic mustang its better than a nissan engine in it!
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:26 AM   #12
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The 1968 coupe was the most produced Mustang. Also referred to as the hardtop, the Mustang coupe had a production of 249,447. The hardtop weighed 2635 pounds and had a wheelbase of 108 inches like the prior year's Mustang. The Coupe boasted a 200 cid engine and cost $2602. [/align][/align][/align]-according to the mustang timeline on this site. from what i understand the 67 and 68 are almost identical so i imagine the weights will be similar. 2600 pounds is actually really light. a hopped up 2.3 turbo will be more than sufficient to move the mustang and quickly at that. foxbody mustangs start at about 3200 lbs +/-100 lbs[/align]
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:01 AM   #13
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Dugan the 64-68 coupes are around 2600 lbs the fastback and convertibles are pushing 3000lbs the heavist mustang was the 71 with the big block around 3400lbs tell the newest mustang came out thats a pig.I wouldn't give her the mustang as a first car most people have a car wreck with in 6 months of driving get her a cheap beater for the first year then the mustang is what id do.Gas prices who knows what they will be in 5 years could be cheaper or higher.The 'gas shortage" of the 70s prices did jump a lot and limited you to so many gallons.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:24 AM   #14
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my 1967 with a 289, 8.8" rear, no ac, no power steering, headers etc. weighed 2840lbs with less than 1/4 of a tank without me in it.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:25 AM   #15
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Yeah, they are heavy cars. I will weigh my 72 the next time I go to the track. It should be close to the same weight since the entire top end of my engine is all aluminum. I have power steering, and ac, but they might add 100 pounds at the most.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:16 PM   #16
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So let talk sense we have an engine with the same power as 2 barrel v8 with less weight so it will be faster than a lot of stock cars and some modded ones too. While i would not do it myselfI more in keeping my car period correct, good luck with it.Wasn't that 2.3L turbo that was used in the EscortRS cosworth at high tune and used in the rally car? So I am sure modded you could do a lot more.
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why would you even think of putting a 2.3L in a mustang....thats just insulting? BUT hey its your money and your car good luck and make sure you post lots of pics because this is something everyone would want to see.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:30 PM   #18
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Why the 2.3?

Just go buy a 460 and a c6 tranny, cram it in there, (improperly, of course) and let her start driving when shes 13.



I think its a unique idea, and if you have as much experience with them as you claim, then you should have no problem tuning it in to where you want it.

Good luck. Post pics and stuff as you progress. She'll be a little cutie in High School with the car, but have a hard time finding a boyfriend thats cool with her having a better car than him... [8D]
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:37 PM   #19
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that engine, according to gov't estimations, gets around the same mileage as my 88 Silverado with a 350. I dunno how much better the mpg of the 2.3 will be in the stang, I know the efi setup im getting for my 72 is estimated at around 18 to 24 mpg. I guess im just laying this out there so in case you can't quite find the 2.3, you know there are other choices form the V8 family that get the same mileage as the 2.3. Plus with it being turbo'd that's going to eat at the mileagetoo, just make sure she doesn't have a lead foot.

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