4-cylinder Turbo ’68 Mustang

Wait…what? Yep, a 1968 Ford Mustang on any automotive website (or magazine for that matter) would have you assuming that a stove-hot V8 would be hiding under the bonnet, and 99% of the time you’d be right. When Beau submitted me his ’68 Stang, he pointed me to a certain page on his build thread, and when I got to it I knew why it had to be featured. Beau neglected the 302ci V8 he had waiting to drop into the car and instead opted to go down an unorthordox route, slotting in a 2.3lt turbo 4 cylinder from a Ford Merkur (Sierra). Make no mistake though, this car is more than just an engine swap, with attention paid to suspension, brakes, and interior, stereo, and many other details.


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6 thoughts on “4-cylinder Turbo ’68 Mustang”

  1. I really like this. There is a cult following for the Lima based 2.3L turbo. These were/are stout engines that can take absurd amounts of boost. These are not the most refined engines, but incredibly reliable. This is completely unique platform to stick this in (those who want factory correct may hate it, but I really like the execution)

  2. Thanks everyone! The build has been a journey to say the least. I had never done anything this ambitious before. I haven’t met anyone yet that openly dissaproves. I’m itching to do another project after I get the bugs worked out of this one.


  3. Hey all, just an update, new paint and stuff.





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