So back in October 2013 I found a 97 with a blown head gasket for $900. I had no clue what I planned to do with the car when I bought it, but at that price and ease of repair I figured I might as well pick it up. There are a few other things wrong with the car such as speedo not working (came unplugged at the dash), bad paint, driver side window stuck half way down, needed a battery and tires.
Sometime in the spring as I was slowly getting it back together I decided it would be a decent car for a proper budget build. It would also be the test mule for my new MKTurbo setup. The plan is to cut corners where I could, but use parts that will be reliable. I am shooting for about $2500-3000 total cost to get it all up and running and making 200-225whp.
The list of items I need to turbo the car and how much they cost me.
$1250 - MKTurbo setup - T3 log manifold, T3 ChinaCharger, 2.5" to 3" downpipe, and 3" exhaust.
$650 - MS3X - I already had this form my 94, just needed to make a PNP harness for the 97.
$170 - Wideband o2 - Ordered an AEM UEGO from amazon.
$400 - clutch - I am using an ACT HDSS that I got from Braineack for cheap.
$100 - Oil feed and drain lines and fittings.
$60 - Intercooler, I already had leftover aluminum piping that I will reuse.
$200 - EV14 Injectors - I am using the Mustang injectors that are rated at 630cc. I also bought the ID spacers to fit the stock fuel rail, and then harness converters to go from EV1 to EV6/14 plugs.
$57 - 50mm Ebay BOV, this is a Tial knock off.
$xx - Couplers and T-bolt clamps. I already had a ton of these laying around spare so will just reuse what I have.
The car in it's stock glory. Hardtop did not come with the car, I just put that on since it currently needs a rain rail and the soft top is off.
Some used Michelins that I picked up and had mounted on some stock rim.
Intercooler pipes and the dead battery that came with the car.
Intercooler, BOV, Inectors
MS3X and Wideband
The current plan is to get the MS3X installed in the next few days and get a decent tune I can drive on. After that I will install the new injectors and retune. Then the turbo setup will go on. Possibly start on that install this coming weekend, or sometime next week.