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He ( crash from blind chicken racing) has a Turbo Ford 2.3 I think it rates over 250hp

I just have the plain jane 2.3 in my baja 135hp + give or take


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interesting, what kind of cars can i find one of these engines in? i've heard of a lot of people putting 2.3's in their beetles. i assume it's still street legal but thought i should ask.

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Most any ford that has a 4 banger from 1974-1998 give or take that is rear whell drive will have this engine evan some Mazda Trucks nd the Merkur. it's the Ford 2.3 OHC. Dime a dozen and every place. You have all sorts of parts to pick too like dual plug, fuel injection, Trubo etc.

Trubos can be found in the Merkur XR4Ti, Turbo Mustangs and the Turbo T-birds


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Hey, Bugzylla I was just told that you have a corrall of baja's I'm looking for a nice clean driver. Are any for sale? Todd

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that sounds very nice. is there much fabricating to be done for one of these conversions? would it hook up to a beetle tranny? if so i'd imagine i'd neet a kit to connect the tranny to 2.3, if so do you have a ballpark price?

also, todd you'd probally have more luck in the forum that's specifically for buying and selling under the forum index

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they make trans adaptor plates for almost any engine to mount on a bug trans..


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You can find adapter kits here www.kennedyeng.com/


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toyota 22r is a very good engine to put in a baja or rail, low cost and good power with lots of parts. so you dont have to be stuck with a ford.... Evil or Very Mad

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The problem is finding a 22r that doesnt have 150,000 + on it.


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have you heard of something called, " rebuild " ? Wink

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Re- what no I got money to just call up TRD and get one Rolling Eyes . If your goin to put the time and effort might as well be a VW unless your buildin it for racing or somethin.


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theres plenty of companys in phx. that sell rebuilt 22r's long blocks from 800 to 1200 bucks. in the az. republic under parts, i see them in there all the time for cheap... and why must it be vw ? Confused

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my 3.8 supercharged v6 is rated at 215 hp/315 ft/lbs of torque. now im guessing im running 240 hp, downside is that it is HEAVY. but, the engine was free Very Happy

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It doesnt have to be VW, never done any research into any alternatives and didnt know you could nab one that cheap. But you have now sparked an interest into checking it out. Razz and that rig of yours is lookin bad ass Tako. Twisted Evil


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