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5.0 vs 2.3 turbo

nobodyspecial

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i am sitting in the VA hospital waiting for the doc... i may be here a while.



can anyone tell me about the size differences between these two? how does the 2.3 compare? how much smaller? also tell me about it. i have seen some pretty fast t-bird turbo coupes...



help me pass the time, please?
 

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Well the 5.0 is a little more than twice as big. Hope that helped.
 

nobodyspecial

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gee... thanks... i never would have guessed. ;-)

it took me forever to load that reply... i feel cheated. bwahahaha :)

how does it compare width wise?
 

LEB Ben

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My job is done here then.



I hope it takes forever to download this reply too.
 

nobodyspecial

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you jerk! this one took longer. hahahahaha :D
 

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Here's another semi relevant article:

http://forums.mustangworks.com/f13/engine-turbo-2-3-5-0-a-12180/


From everything I've read, it looks like the Turbo 2.3 is just about peaked performance wise in stock form. With big money in a turbo and NAWZ it looks like you can expect a little more than 300hp. Most guys seem to still favor the the 302 and it's untapped potential.
 

nobodyspecial

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thanks i will check out those links. i agree about th 302 but what do you use when a 302 is too big?

fyi... waited 1.25 hours for doc and he boots me out of his office 6 minutes later with more damn pills!!! that is what i drove ovee 300 miles (one way) for? he didnt even look at my knee!!! aaaaaaargh!!!
 
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The 2.3 is approx 1/3 as big a 302. I can lift and sit a 2.3 into a ranger with just muscle power. A 302 you need a hoist.
A 4.0 is smaller than a 302 and putting out about the same power.
 

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nobodyspecial

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yeah, and 4-500 HP 2.3 builds (factory blocks) are fairly common.
 

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yeah, and 4-500 HP 2.3 builds (factory blocks) are fairly common.


Damn son...I don't know chit about those things, I was just relaying what those couple of threads said.


Now who's the jerk...jerk.
 

nobodyspecial

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you shut your jerk face! :D

I didnt know anything about them either, I just started with the links that were posted and dove in. If you are interested, youtube SVO mustangs, they had the 2.3T. Some of those are around the 10s. some less some more.

I am pretty impressed by that little engine. Its built like a tank to boot, forged internals from the factory. They say that a stock block (factory internals) will start breaking at about 700 HP. :eek:
 
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I think I wore out my mouse getting past those... :oops:
I do know that the 2.3 in Mustangs and T-birds the 5.0 will park in the same space as the 2.3. A 351W fits as well... same motor mount holes. Have to change out the trans though.
 

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