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Turbo on stock manifold.

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  1. austin86

    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I don't really know much anything about turbos. But I was thinking, would it be possible to put a little trubo on the stock escort cast iron manifold with an adapter of some sort?

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    I probably should state that I do not plan to trubo a car. I just wanted the into for a possible build way down the road.
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    yes, it has been done
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    Is there any reason not to do it? Aside form other options being available. In other works is is hard on the manifold or really bad for performance?
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    welding cast can be tricky... the welds become brittle and dont handle high heat so well. often they would crack and turbos fall off. bracketry becomes required. other issues are the turbo sits very low and does not have quite as good of oil drain.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    Thanks for the info. I was thinking of more of a bolt on adapter assuming I can find a trubo manifold for the 1.6l I wanted to build down the road.

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