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Got an idea for a budget build 2.3...

Tims2002GT 26.07.2015, 06:43
Well, my dad has a couple of circle track 2.3 motors sitting around gathering rust. Not real sure what all is done to them as far as rotating assembly goes. But they both have a little headwork done. One of them has a fairly radical circle track cam in it. Anyway, I have been kicking around the idea of freshening up one of these motors and putting my nitrous kit from my GT on it. I have a '92 coupe to put it in, so it won't weigh much.

My biggest concerns are the transmission and converter, currently a 2.3 AOD, and how much nitrous the bottom end could handle.

I think it would be fun to run in the 12.0 index races with my little 'ol beater 4 cylinder! Anyone else ever built a 2.3 to run with nitrous? I'd rather not go turbo, kinda want to do something a little different than everyone else.
94fiveohvert 26.07.2015, 06:49
as long as it has forged pistons and maybe rods i don't see why it couldn't hold it. those circle track 2.3's can take some abuse. just don't get it hot.
Tims2002GT 26.07.2015, 06:53
yeah, he was spinning those motors about 8k rpm! They are plenty stout, i've just never really heard of people putting the hose to them.
94fiveohvert 26.07.2015, 06:56
i can't remember who, i think dozerjoe or someone, sprayed a shitload to one trying to blow it up and it wouldn't do it.. just tore up the tranny.
crakkedoutranger 26.07.2015, 07:19
I put an unregulated nitrous line in the intake of one i had several years ago and and it spun pretty hard for a sec then backfired the intake off. New bolts and it was good to go drove it for another 2 years before i sold it to a circle track guy. I was very abusive to this motor on a daily basis.
orangeRcode 26.07.2015, 11:36
yeah, he was spinning those motors about 8k rpm! They are plenty stout, i've just never really heard of people putting the hose to them.

Talk to Zac (93reefnotch). He sprayed down everything he owned back in the day. I'm pretty sure a 2.3 was one of them.
363efi 26.07.2015, 12:59
Anyone make a 4 cylinder blower? anyone
Tims2002GT 26.07.2015, 13:03
Anyone make a 4 cylinder blower? anyone

I'm wanting to do an N/A + nitrous build. Would like to see 12.0's with it! Car should be pretty light keeping the 2.3 NA!
363efi 26.07.2015, 13:08
I'm wanting to do an N/A + nitrous build. Would like to see 12.0's with it! Car should be pretty light keeping the 2.3 NA!

For sure! Think it would be interesting though to see a 4 blown.
lxhatch302 27.07.2015, 00:05
hell tim my lil bro has a couple SVO motors laying around and an actual 85 SVO....has the everything you need except the turbo :D
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