Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Like the others have said, adding a turbo to any 65-66 Mustang and making it look good is a small feat of engineering in itself. It can be done but for what you'll have in the engine, you're better off looking for a V8 to put in the car. There's loads of threads on here (and the 'net) covering v8 swaps so be ready for a read; it's not as easy as a drop in and go scenario. I know the power bug is there but let me speak to safety for a minute. I, and many others on this board, have put the proverbial cart before the horse. I went for brute power and all i did was tear stuff up, had a car that i cursed at, wasted a lot of money and more importantly, made the car unreliable. I had a 200 in my car as well and I put a hot 302 in its place, swapped all needed parts and the next weekend was beating on the car. Two weeks went by and I blew a transmission. After I fixed the trans, I blew a dif (stock 4-lug diff) then I had a VERY close call with a bridge and nearly lost my car and my life. I had what alcoholics call ‘a moment of sobriety’ and discovered that my mayonnaise-jar master cylinder and drum brakes were WAY too small for what I asked of the car. So, what can you take from this in one sentence? Upgrade your brakes, rear end and suspension to handle the power you want first, then go for the power. Just my .02.
Restoring a 65 Mustang i've owned since i was 14...don't ask how old i am now.