Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Portland, OR, USA
I would guess that the Fairmont 6 is a 200. If so, I have some experience to lend. I have a 200 with three 1bbls, a custom solid lifter cam, head work, headers/dual exhaust, stall converter, 4.11 gears, etc. I have learned that the 200's potential is pretty limited unless you do a BUNCH of work. The intake/head don't flow well. The hydroplane racers that run the 144 (same family) start by milling the intake off and building an injection manifold (stacks). I don't agree with the weak bottom end opinion. Mine has 7 main journals, is balanced and has gone to 8500 rpm.
If you want to do a decent performance turbo setup on the 200 (or 250) you will REALLY need to be in love with it. I would build a turbo header (the stock exhaust manifold is pretty bad), mill the intake off and build a new one, do some head work and then comes the issue of fuel management. Carbs are simple, but not the best for a turbo setup. The engine management system from a Tbird SC might be similar enough to the I6's needs (# of cyl, displacement, boost, etc.) to work. I don't think it would be practical.
'86 Mustang coupe (under construction)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.