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Siragan and I were having a discussion of what I should do with my $3k 2.3 turbo longblock. It will produce 500-600hp when it's all up and running.

I want to put it in a Pinto or a Ranger. Something little that will surprise the SHAT out of anything I line up against.

Siragan thinks I should put it in something that has better handling because turns are more fun that straight line performance. Here, my only 2 choices are going to be a Merkur or a Mustang, and I DON'T want a Mustang.

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Damn why am I the only one on an Escort board that voted for the Merkur? lol

People have been making rangers and S10s fast for years...Merkurs are little known cars, and if you don't roll the damn thing over in 2 days, it'll be one hell of a sleeper.
 

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I'm with ya James Merkur XR4Ti all the way. Gotta have a whale-tail instead of the duckbutt though. A guy I know in town had one with a totally built 2.3L with all wiseco internals. He had the thing intercooled with a hood mount intercooler and running 38psi. It was an easy 11 second car.

I say go with the Merkur..but leave is european badged!
 

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Well I've always been a fan of the Sierra. It was a very stiff car for its time.
It's easily the best handling of the 3 choices(note to self: DUH!).
But I guess you can do serious mods to a pinto to make it handle great.
 

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hey in my oppinion pintos are cool. There used to be a guy that autocrossed the "worlds fastest pinto" probably not in a strait line but that thing was crazy on the track. Not to mention not many people have them.
 
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