The only really questionable piece of the 2.3 is the distributor/aux shaft gears. They can sometimes have a contest on who is going to eat the other first. Sometimes it's a suicide pact. Most of the time they aren't an issue, but it's a possibility.
Keeping the turbo oiled and oil temps down is a prime concern. For competition use, I'd use an air/oil oil cooler instead of the stocker (if you can change it).
If you are rebuilding the engine, ARP rods bolts are your friend. Don't need much else and don't get sucked into thinking you'll need a hi-pressure or hi-volume oil pump. (See the first part of this post) the stocker will supply enough.
Really if you keep them oiled and cool, the 2.3 is a pretty stout motor and hard to kill.
Hi, new to the whole turbo coupe scene. Currently been given the opportunity to build one and have some questions. Any input and any of the following questions is greatly appreciated. I should mention I want this to be a street reliable track ready car just nothing too wild.
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I have the rare chance to get hold of a practically new T-Bird TC from 1987. It has 800 miles and has never been licensed so is supposed to be like new.
Has anyone here experience with cars like that? Is it something like a chance of a lifetime or should I expect trouble after...
Last week I could finally pick up my new Turbo Coupe after a long long waiting time (there were problems with the Swiss DMV...long story)
It drives nicely and is a real beauty! There's no car like it, really special.
There is this problem with the Automatic Ride Control though: While driving...
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