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  1. Isobel

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    I wanted my Verde as much as the QV. The experience to date couldn't be more different, the 308 is a Corolla compared to the Milano being a Biturbo and SM combined. The car gave me grief every single day. But the 924S was worse.
     
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    #54 JeremyJon, Nov 25, 2011
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    mine was a '82 stang just like this pic (pic isn't mine) same color combo, trx mags......was a 2.3 turbo, eventually had a lot of mods and an '88 GT drivetain :) ...miss that car :(
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  5. texasmr2

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    Alot of people may not realize that the 2.3 turbo in that car is solid as a rock and I have seen articles in mag's of one producing over 400ftlb's and alomost 400rwhp from simple bolt-on's.

    Old school is still cool!!
     
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    I was just thinking the same thing. What a bummer on the 2.3...
     
  7. JeremyJon

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    #57 JeremyJon, Nov 25, 2011
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    i think the bad rap came from that same engine being in the pinto/bobcat cars....mine was a carb'd 2.3 turbo (small T3) with the getrag 5 spd.....i'd rev the liv'n' **** outta it and dump the clutch which launched it pretty well....surprised a lot of small block guys :D ....later i upraded the axle ratio (8.8 w/ 3.7 gears), got a set of larger (wider) trx mags from the T-birds, converted it to a larger holley 2-bbl carb, a header (used track car piece) made a larger diameter (3.5") single exhaust with dump at rear axle, and a larger T3 turbo off of a T-bird, modified the wastegate can (for more boost)....lowered it and did some suspension upgrades...

    ...instead of that car, i almost bought a silver '79 pace car edition, but it was fairly rusty....i think mine was the better choice :)

     
  8. rob

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    Wow that brings back memories. I had an 82 mustang gt, had it for a week then got t-boned by a cadillac fleetwood. Then I picked up a 82 capri with the 5.0 liter package drove that for four years. Those were fun cars. I never got to drive a 2.3 turbo version. I remember the Svo that had the 2.3 and put out about 175 horse if I remember correctly.
     
  9. texasmr2

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    I believe you are correct.
     
  10. JeremyJon

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    #60 JeremyJon, Nov 30, 2011
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    pretty cool :) they use to say the fox-stangs were the 55 chev of thier time LOL lots still around doing the racing scene

    i always desired an svo, they were well designed package, good handling car, and responded well to mods....a local black svo was over 400hp, killer machine!

    there was a dohc svo prototype once too, 275hp+ IIRC :D
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    I wonder if that was a Cosworth designed head? The US market lost out bigtime IMHO when we did not get the 2.0 Cosworth Turbo motor, why do we continue to get screwed??
     
  12. JeremyJon

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    i don't know if it was? i do know there are some guys now putting a volvo dohc head on the 2.3 block, and turbo charged, with impressive results :D

    there are such a variety of cossy bits-of-kit too.....a local fellow i know imported a whole front end (engine/harness/etc)c complete of a cossy sierra (like merkur xr4ti), only to discover it was not the YB series (good past 500+hp) but a more common sierra cossy variation (engine good to 275-300hp) :(
     
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    I would still love to have a Cossy though as it would be a great swap for my Miata.
     
  14. JeremyJon

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    great engine, no doubt, i agree....they do have cam issues though too

    i'm not one of the loud mouth srt fan-boys LOL , but i do know the strength of the dodge 2.4 dohc turbo engine......that would make a hell of a strong engine OEM for such a project IMO
    my own srt4, with a modded stage 3, over 400hp at the wheels...and relatively cheap to aquire too
     
  15. texasmr2

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    Cock strong engine it is but to bad it is not a rwd chassis, no disrespect intended. Man I wish I had pics of my '76 Datsun, flash from the past would be awesome.
     
  16. JeremyJon

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    none taken....there are bellhousing set-ups been done for that engine ;)

    the only datsun i ever owned was a king cab LOL
     
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    The fox bodies really were like the 55 chevys back in the day, they ruled the streets until the Buick GN came out.
     
  18. texasmr2

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    Agreed. I remember the first time I sat in an LX model, it was a DPS car lol!!
     
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    Ah the LX that was the sleeper specifically the LX notchback.
     
  20. JeremyJon

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    agreed....i always wanted a notch back GT like the CHP used.....they had some factory SC ones too IIRC :D
     
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    1995 Mitsubishi 3000gt vr-4. I still have it with only 10,000 miles on it. I bought a 85 iroc comaro a year later to use as a toy.
     
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    I have always liked those cars and have seen a few 10sec/600+4whp versions. Every time I see one I always look for the VR4 badge.
     
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    If it is stock you should be able to tell by the wheels.
     
  25. texasmr2

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    20 yr's ago I could have but now with so many debadged and so few around it's hard too tell/remember.
     

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