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I am planning on Turboing my 1990 escort GT that I paid 400 dollars for and it is clean. I am going to start getting pictures going to show where I found the car and start going into detail about the Junkyard turbo project. Monday is when it officially started. My friend is also going to turbo his escort (91 lx). We hit the junkyard at around 11 in the afternoon. The first junkyard we hit we hit a gold mine. There was one Turbo EXP so we yanked all we could off of it the exhaust mani, ECU, injectors, thermostat housing left the turbo cuz it was shot. All this cost 75 dollars. Also in this junk yard lies two 2nd gen GTs the guy only wants like 500 bucks each for them. One is black and has no body damage whatsoever and the other one is white and has been rear ended. But that is not on my mind right now. Also in the junk yard lies a good 20-30 scorts from 1st gen to 3rd gen. Mostly LX´s. Some of them you cant tell what they are. Well we went to a couple more junk yards and didnt find anything. The last junk yard we went to had one Merkur XR4TI in it that still had a complete engine. So we yanked the turbo, the injectors, the ECU, the VAM, and the throttle body and I yanked the dual stage rear wing off of it for my car. For an intercooler we yanked an aftercooler off a supercharged toyota mr-2. Everything we got was roughly 150 dollars at that junk yard. We still have many parts to find but I will keep all of you posted until we get these bad boys on a dyno and see what kind of numbers we can turn.