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Old 07-21-2003, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity....
Anyone here ever turobocharge a 289? or know anyone who has?

I've got mine torn apart right now. It and my built c-4 are waiting 'till i get out of college and have some money. But in the mean time I was toying with the idea of planning to turbocharge it.

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Old 07-21-2003, 03:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why not go for one of the Paxton style blow thru super chargers?...probably a tad more in cost than a turbo but won't require all the exhaust mods and dollars.....
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Old 07-21-2003, 03:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A few more dollars? You could make 450 HP with a $500 budget if you do good planning. Turbo from a '98-02 powerstroke diesel, make your own headers from a set of hedman 88400 shorties, your own plumbing, etc. The headers will most likely be the most expensive part. VERY, VERY easy power, great steetability, very low noise (the turbo eats up a LOT of exhaust noise), and best of all the power is tuneable, either with a adjustable wastegate which can be adjusted from the driver's seat, or by creative use of your right foot. I prefer the latter
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Old 07-21-2003, 04:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't have any personal experience but I saw a guy at a car show with a twin turbo 289 in his 68 mustang.He used factory 5.0 shortie headers turned around backwards with a turbo on each side in front of the shock towers.He had to cut out the sheetmetal for clearance.I forget the performance numbers but the car was very quick for a basically stock 68 mustang chassis and he was still sorting the combo out.He said that he was running a little too much boost at first and found 7 bent connecting rods on his first teardown.
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Old 07-21-2003, 06:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i'm not too keen on these, what is the difference between a trubocharger and a supercharger and how do they work? (just out for some knowledge)
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Old 07-21-2003, 06:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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go to howstuffworks.com they show how a supercharger and a turbo work.
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Old 07-21-2003, 07:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A supercharger and turbocharger are pretty much vacuums that compress air and put it into the engine so that there is more air than there is naturally aspirated. A supercharger uses a belt to turn the compressor. A turbo uses the exhaust gases to spin the compressor. There it is in basic terms.

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Old 07-22-2003, 01:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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well that explained it, thanks
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Old 07-22-2003, 02:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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No problem. For more info. check out this months Hot Rod magazine, they did a 331 with supercharger, turbocharger and nitrous I believe, and the turbo setup kicked some A**.
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THe hardest thing I have found is figuring out specs on second hand turbos and judging how to size them for my application.

For instance, say i wanted to go the twin turbo route, would two smaller turbos off of some import/small car work well? And what about having one turbo that spools up fast for low end grunt, and the other that spins up and compresses better through the upper rpm band?

So many little questions.

Also, do most donor turbos come equipped with a wastegate or is this something I'd have to add on myself? How are they controlled? computer, or mechanism?

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Old 07-22-2003, 08:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Check out this site to have all your turbo questions answered. http://www.turbomustangs.com/forums/
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Old 07-22-2003, 01:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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For a 289 you'd want something along the lines of a pair of T3's off a T-bird turbocoupe or Merkur XR4TI or even an SVO Mustang. They come in two varieties. a .60/.63 and a .60/.48. the first will make more top end power and the latter will spool earlier but run out of breath on the top end. They have built in wastgates.. The .60/.63 are usually found on stick cars and the .60/.48's are usually found on automatics.
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