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v6 2.3 Hello!
« on: November 30, 2010, 13:27:04 PM »
Hi all new to the forum.I have a pilgrim cobra and now feel i need more
power has anyone done any work on a 2.3 cologne before.I was looking at tripple
carbs but the manifolds are hard to get and not much gain in bhp from this.My other
option is a 2.8 engine and rebuild it with cams and gas flowed .Has anyone any advice
on these engines cheers john



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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 15:02:37 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forum John.

I`m not really upto date on the 2.3 or 2.8`s v6`s

You might want to have a look at http://www.fordpower.org.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=7245&hl=cobra]http://www.fordpower.org.uk/forum/index.ph...45&hl=cobra

and http://www.fordpower.org.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=2155&hl=cobra]http://www.fordpower.org.uk/forum/index.ph...55&hl=cobra

Have abit of search through some of the past threads, theres been afew members over the years with cobras that have been looking at other options for more power.


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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010, 15:23:54 PM »
Quote from: cobra
Hi all new to the forum.I have a pilgrim cobra and now feel i need more
power has anyone done any work on a 2.3 cologne before.I was looking at tripple
carbs but the manifolds are hard to get and not much gain in bhp from this.My other
option is a 2.8 engine and rebuild it with cams and gas flowed .Has anyone any advice
on these engines cheers john



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I recently bought a 2.3 V6 to use in my Jago Jeep project but once stripped down decided it wanted pistons and eventually bought a good running 2.8 instead, there are more tuning options with the 2.8 plus you start off with about an extra 25 bhp anyway.

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010, 16:52:19 PM »
Its not worth n/a tuning a 2.8 - loads of £££ for little bhp. turbos are the way on these motors. The only cologne that will kick ass n/a is the cosworth 24v - thats your best bet imo - over 200 bhp in standard for and loads of potential both n/a and boosted. You can still get one for a couple of hundred quid but they are getting popular for kitcars and transplants so starting to fetch more and becoming rarer.

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 10:11:08 AM »

Welcome  

Either drop a 2.8 in or if your not bothered if it looks different then go for a 24V conversion.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 22:07:50 PM »
It's true, the best way to tune a 2.3 is to replace it with a 2.8, and stroke it to 2,9, and that is really only if you want to keep the car more or less in it's original state (or like me live in Norway where cars are 'illegal')  For all other purposes the 2,9 12v or Cossie is better, but still almost as heavy as a smallblock v8 (unless it's a v8 with aluminum heads and intake, which will make it as lighter than a Cossie 24v) On the other hand the 2.3 block makes a good wine rack or boat anchor.

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010, 10:53:29 AM »
As others have said, a 2.8 will be the easiest upgrade - it will give you a bit more power and will anable you to use the same engine mounts, gearbox, prop etc. A fast road cam and possibly a lightened flywheel may also help (and possibly make it "feel" faster).

The 2.9 24 valve will give more power but will mean new exhaust headers and possibly a new clutch. There is a guy on the cobra club forum ("Firestarter") who has a 2.9 in a mark 2 Sumo - join the forum and send him a pm.

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2010, 16:02:35 PM »
Hi thanks been looking around for options and rik wood do some 2.8 and weslake to.
they claim to produce about 200bhp.You can also turbo charge as well so looks like
i will try something like these.anyone used these engines cheers

 

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