BUILD 1984 Ford LTD Wagon 4.8L 78/75 Turbo 4L80E Build

Mook

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Car made 430hp despite sounding like it makes 900hp. This is the only car that's ever been on that dyno (it's brand new and at a High School), I think it's reading low. It had 17psi and runs solid. I need to bring it somewhere for a professional tune and dyno.
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So he strapped it down on the dyno better after working out some kinks and asking around on some forums. And it made 491hp. But it was pushing pressure into the coolant. Did a test and it either blew a head gasket or lifted the head. So new gaskets and ARP head studs on the way.
 

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Meh it's a teachable moment. Glad it banged out straight.
Those were my thoughts too. You messed up? Okay no problem, but you gotta fix it. Kid forgot to bleed the brakes on a brake job. I guarantee he will never do that again :rofl:

Glad it's on this thing and not my Mustang or something that I'd actually want to call insurance about. No harm no foul.
 

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Not sure how I missed this build thread, nice job.

What size turbo and is it intercooled?

Good to see someone detailed their engine base less than me.
78/75. Just an on3 kit. Nothing fancy.

Shit if the truck intake would have fit it would still be on there and look even more junky :rofl:
 
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