Bullitt's Rio Red Turbo Build

bullitt_11

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Currently going through a turbo build on my 97 Cobra. Since the machine shop is taking forever with the engine, figured I would start a thread on it. Ill start from the beginning...

After owning a fox, new edge, and taking a couple years off, I decided to get into another mustang. Purchased a 43k mile rio red 97 2 years ago and it has been through quite a few changes since.

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After owning it for a couple months I decided I wanted more. Installed an aftercooled Vortech V2 blower and did some subtle exterior changes. Car ended up making 492/433 on 93 with 18 degrees timing

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Last year it went through some suspension upgrades. Team Z tubular K member, Strange coil overs and some new shoes. Ended up doing a transmission built as well.

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I honestly wasn't a huge fan of red when I bought this car but it has really grown on me. She cleans up nice

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This winter I again decided I wanted more. Tore off the blower and decided to go turbo and a built motor. This years build list is as follows

Teksid block
Stock crank
Molnar Technologies Turbo rods
Manley Platinum Series pistons (flat top, standard bore)
ARP head and main studs, side bolts ect.
BTR valve springs
Stock heads/cams


Fore lvl 2 return style fuel system
Dual hat - Walboro 465lph pumps
ID1050X injectors
E85

On3 gen 2 forward facing turbo kit
VS Racing 7875 billet wheel turbo

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Great looking car! Always liked the red on these, especially with a black wheel! Keep up the good work!
 

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oh man, I like this a lot. Considering going with an On3 build myself within the next yearish, so I will be following this closely. :cheers:
 

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On3 could not confirm that it would work with a Team Z K member as they have not had any feedback from someone running it. We will find out soon though!
Odd since they sell the Team Z K-Member as an add on through their website. I think they designed the kit around the UPR K-Member
 

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Odd since they sell the Team Z K-Member as an add on through their website. I think they designed the kit around the UPR K-Member

Yes they did mention it was designed around the UPR. They said they didn't see why it wouldn't just could not guarantee. Hopefully i don't have to make any major modifications to it.
 

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Very nice! I've seen the car around town before. I work in Columbus, didn't know it was a vortech car when I saw it. What's your goals for the car and timeline. Be sweet to see when you get it back together!
 

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sweet! wat tranny u goin with? yea them rims look hot on that car!
 

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Very nice! I've seen the car around town before. I work in Columbus, didn't know it was a vortech car when I saw it. What's your goals for the car and timeline. Be sweet to see when you get it back together!

Thanks man! Yep sure was lol. Actually I think I saw a thread from you last last year about yours getting tuned? Im pretty sure we have somewhat similar builds. I shooting for 8-900 but not sure how feasible that will be. Ill be happy with anything over 700. Blankenship is tuning it in a month.
 

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