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rooster11
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Posted: 10/14/07 11:58 AM

I BOUGHT A 1989 FORD WITH 7.3 DIESEL. WHAT IS THE HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE ON THIS MOTOR? ALSO WHAT CAN I DO TO BOOST THE POWER AND TORQUE WITHOUT A BIG INVESTMENT.    Grin  

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Edward A. Sanchez
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Posted: 01/18/08 06:10 PM

I believe the horsepower was 180 and the torque was 345 lb./ft. I'm assuming it's the normally-aspirated model. I think Gale Banks Engineering sells a turbo retrofit kit for it. But I've heard they're starting to phase out some of their older kits. If it's the IDI turbo, I think it's 190 horse and 380 or 390 lb./ft. ATS sells a turbo housing upgrade, and supposedly you can tweak the boost up a little.  

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cowboy25414
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Posted: 01/19/08 06:41 AM

175HP & 360#/'...those are the numbers....Cut the muffler off and add a straight piece of pipe, put in a K&N Filter & buy some new alloy rims if you are running steel rims....you will notice a lot of difference right away...ATS has the Aroura 2000 bolt on kit for $2100...$900 cheaper than Bank's....good luck....I have a 91 7.3 Normally Aspirated also....have had a number of PowerStrokes and loved them all, but this little monster came alive by just doing these few little mods...you will be impressed...  

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elintz74
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Posted: 01/19/08 10:48 AM

i have a 91 7.3 idi. I have found 20 hp injectors hypermax make a nice turbo kit to . all i want to know is how to turn the pump up a nice spec pic would be nice  

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rancher38
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Posted: 01/28/08 04:25 AM

to turn it up theres a plate on the side that looks like a traingle in there theres a allen strew u mite have to turn the motor over to find it turn toward the front of the truck that will add more fuel also loosen the three bolts that hold on the injector pump and twist the pump that will advance the time the more u twist and turn the more smoke itll blow but dnt go to far  

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sootman73
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Posted: 02/14/08 09:38 PM

here is a link to an article about turning up the pump. heed  his warnings about having a pyro and small adjustments.

http://www.members.shaw.ca/k2pilot/Injection%20pump%20adjustment%20article.htm

hypermax's turbo kit is the better of the kits offered. they have put much more engineering into the kit and it is designed to run very well with the ford idi motors. 1993.5-1994.5 had idi turbos from factory. all other years were naturally aspirated.  
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eastcoast
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Posted: 05/01/09 03:06 PM

Will you get the same effect on a 7.3 turbo and if so it seems like it would be very loud?  

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theSLEEPER.
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Posted: 05/04/09 09:00 AM

No eastcoast. There is no pump to "turn up". It mostly has to be done in the computer.  
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