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Rex Ruby
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posted 06-26-2004 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rex Ruby   Click Here to Email Rex Ruby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just took on a project that someone else started. 1987 Thunderbird SC Turbo. Was told the head is bad. A used one was installed, just needs to be torqued down and everything put back together. Does the turbo have specific heads? Is there a way to tell?

Thanks in advance for your help

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posted 06-28-2004 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The sources I have read on this subject all say there is not a "turbo" head for the 2.3. There are several port designs among the different years but there is no significant flow difference.

If you want to spend a lot of money there is an aluminum aftermarket head that flows significantly better.

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KULTULZ
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posted 06-29-2004 04:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a separate head listed for the turbo in the MPC. It gives no specifics there, but let me do a little research on it. I would think it would have larger chambers for decreased CR at the least.

UPDATE;

-TURBO TBIRD-

The MPC also lists different valves, so there is a difference. They were used on BIRDS, COUGARS and MERKURS.

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