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Old 06-19-2004, 08:09   #1 (permalink)
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Limit of standard internals in a Ford 6cylinder- turbo application

As the title says Im intrested in the limits of the stock internals of ford inline6 when turbocharging.

From the examples Ive read or heard about, a good tune ford 6 will handle up to 8psi boost and make around 200rwkw before giving up with stock insides.

Im assuming the later engines (ED-EL) are more tougher? Best I ever heard of was 220kw@wheels on a ED in the Zoom project.


What im looking for are other people thoughts and experiences with this. And maybe some good recomendations on what to replace the bottom end with.

Im running a 4.1 by the way.
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Re: Limit of standard internals in a Ford 6cylinder- turbo application

Pryoray on ford mods is putting out 330rwkw with stock internals. Thats at 15 or so psi though.
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Re: Limit of standard internals in a Ford 6cylinder- turbo application

I've seen an XF that runs 24psi on stock bottom end, runs 10's through a 3 speed auto.
I'd reakon as long as you are supplying enough fuel and not revving the thing to 6000rpm it'll take a fair amount of boost.
However you need to make it capable of supplying more fuel to prevent detonation.
8psi from a stock 250 would be about limit before you'll need better fuel pump, carby/injectors (u didn't say if it was EFI) etc
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Old 06-19-2004, 22:09   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Limit of standard internals in a Ford 6cylinder- turbo application

Oooo i see, this is pretty encouraging. Guess ill be bale to stick with the stocko internals for the time being, great.

Im running a straight gas setup, when i finally get around to fitting the Gas Research setup im sure it will supply more than enough fuel/gas. I wouldnt be seeing much past 4500 anyway.

Which XF are you talking about FastFords?
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