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2.3 engine specs

I have a 1987 mustang with 2.3 and t-5. I would like to keep th e2.3 engine. So I'm going to rebuild it. What are the engine specs of my stock 2.3? What type of mods in rebuilding this do I need to make if I decide to build this engine for a turbo?
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For turbo need forged pistons. But they are low compression so if using them and not going turbo you are going to lose power. Also a drain hole needs drilled and tap into block. This can be plugged no big deal there. Also head need valves for turbo application and chamber design needs changed from head shape to d-shape. Maurice

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For turbo need forged pistons. But they are low compression so if using them and not going turbo you are going to lose power. Also a drain hole needs drilled and tap into block. This can be plugged no big deal there. Also head need valves for turbo application and chamber design needs changed from head shape to d-shape. Maurice
Correct me if im wrong but i think the 2.3 turbo had forged rods too

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Correct me if im wrong but i think the 2.3 turbo had forged rods too
You are wrong...sort of. All 2.3 Limas have forged rods

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