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Old 01-21-2006, 04:33 AM
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1978 ford te cortina engine mod

hey guys i need help i have a 1978 ford te cortina. planning on rebuilding the 2.0l sohc engine or exchanging for something else. keeping in mind im based in Queensland Australia what ideas do you have for me? i have been told u can get a 2.3l turbo moter out of a pinto but i wouldnt have a clue where to start

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The 2.3 motors came in Pintos but those werent turboed.
Mustang SVO and some Mustang GTs had the EFI turbo motors, earlier Mustangs came with a turbo & carburetor but they didnt make too much power.
I wouldnt waste time on a carbureted version build the EFI one.

Your older generation 2.0 engine is common circle track racing so there are parts available but blocks & heads dried up a long time ago. So I would build a 2.3 because parts are more available and they were turboed so you could make a 300 hp combination pretty easily with all factory parts & little ingenuity on your part.

You should check out this site theres plenty of guys who could help you out or just read through some posts. And ebay is a good place to find your parts too.
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Probe industries stock a lot of gear for the 2.0/2.3 KENT engine, but in my day 302/351w powered cortinas were common - easy swap.
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What about a Ford Duratec or a 2.0 Ecoboost? You could have the first swap of the latter.
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I would look into the Toyota 2.2R there may be more locally sourced parts for one of those and getting one from a pickup would come with a suitable trans so none of the heartburn with adaptors and such..Fellow could adapt some sort of carbed manifold I think as well..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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