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#2483097 - 03/18/12 04:57 PM 10sec Turbo Build
Nthe10s Offline

Registered: 03/12/11
Posts: 419
Loc: FL

10sec 2V Crown Vic Build
First off it took two motors, a transmission, expensive fuel system, and an idiot to make my mind up to build my own builds.
I started planning the build of the BADDEST daily driven Crown Vic back in 2006. I was trying to decide bigger S/C or go Turbo. I started researching a found the best way to build is four basic steps.

1. Set a Goal for the car
Ok for my goal: I wanted an all round good Daily Drive and track car that could run 11.0 or 120mph ¼ miles.
2. Set a budget
Budget was set for 12k
3. Make a list of pros and cons
for options for build
4. Don’t lesion to the cookie cutter builders
With my goal set. I began to do research and understand the two options I had. The two options were Supercharger or Turbo. The S/C path would have been easier but I would be limited to a set power unless I spent extra for different tunes, pulleys, and I know from the S/C setups the maintenance is nonstop with a Daily Driver. The Turbo path I was a better pick cause to add power it was only a turn of a knob or button away. The maintenance was that of a factory car. If you wanted you could go every 5000mile for oil changes and the belt last 10x long than on a S/C setup. When doing my research I started to meet people that had slimier setup I was researching. They were more they happy to show me there cars/trucks. I took a ride I a few S/C mustangs and then in a Turbo Mustang. From that one ride the decision was made. TURBO!

To the drawing board:

Crown Vic 4300lbs, 4.6l 2V iron block, D.S.S P&P pi heads , Comp 270Cams, 4r70w transmission, Factory 8.8 Rear-end
Rebuild short block, Build Transmission, Convertor, Fuel system, Rear-end, Gears, Turbo, Wastegate, BOV, water to air intercooler, intercooler pump, different cooling Fan, Engine management, Transmission controller, Gauges, wideband, and supported materials for upgrades: Hose, fittings, wire, piping, etc…

Getting started

I sent the block out to get bored .020 over but had to wait until new pistons where here to get the block bored to piston spec. The new pistons are Diamond -19cc/3.572 bore. I used the DSSracing engine cradle to help support the Block. Block was bored and balanced with new pistons and h-beam rods. The oil pan I modified by cutting the bottom of the pan off and welding a 1.5” piece of steel in place. Then the oil pickup needed to be cut and adjusted for the new pan depth. I used play dough in a plastic bag to measure the space between the pickup and pan before I cut the bottom off. After getting the measurement I modified the pan. Then took measurement needed to get the pickup tube back to the right measurement. The motor mounts I modified to be solid along with the transmission mount (before removing motor and transmission the mounts were tac welded.) This keeps the fitment issues down….

Then i ordered DSSracing cnc’d heads and Comp 270 cams for the turbo build.

Left 270 comp cam, Right Crower defective cam

So the long block was ready.

I got read of the factory intake as I know I would be pushing its limit. I ordered the 2v typhoon intake. C&L Plenum, BBK 70mm TB, I made a custom 1" spacer (fit under the plenum). Here is what the few items looked like going to the coaters.

Factory fuel tank i sumped with specs from Aeromotive fuel tank sumps but added 15% to total size of sump. Welded two -10 bungs to sump. One is spare and the other is used to feed the motor. To feed the motor i ran SS braided lines. -10 to a Meagfuel filter, Filter mounted on MegaFuel 750 pump(part#4303), from there I ran -10 along the frame over the axle to just in front of the A-arm supports(passenger side)here I add a second filter. From there i ran -10 up to a (y) to 2 -8's, -8 is only about 1.5' do to the flexibility of -10 to the CRL fuel rails, -8 out of the rails to the Meagfuel fuel reg, -8 to fuel cooler than -8 return to fuel tank. Oh I added a fuel cut off before the first filter.

Left are 105lbs, right 60lbs. you can see the (ID) size difference.

Here you can see the difference of the exterior sizes. Adapters are needed to get the same size length as the 60lbs.
Left 105lbs, right 60lbs

Transmission is a 4r70w that was built by [email protected], Fully auto Lentech Trans-Brake. Jake did a few upgrades to help prolong the trans and deliver power to rear-end. Torque convertor is a FTI 3500 stall lockup, Art Carr Deep Transmission pan, I ran -8 SS braided line to the largest B&M cooler with fan. trans temp at the end of track is around 185-190*.

Rear is a Factory Limo 31 spline rear that I added braces to and welded the axle tubes. Rear-end supports where enforced ¼” thick steel angles to handle the launches. Control arms are Metco (ordered for marauder but is the same as our Vic’s to 2003 as far as I know. Rear-end supports where enforced ¼” thick steel angles to handle the launches.

Drive shaft is a Metco and has been on the car since 2004. Sorry no pix but i do have pics of the custom drive shaft loop.

Engine, Transmission Management, and Gauges:

Engine Management: Mega Squirt 2/Tuner Studios- with extras Fan controls, boost control, two step, Transbrake, etc…

Trans Controller: Baumannator TCS

WideBand: Innovate 3781 XD-16, Autometer RPM, Boost/Vac, Electric fuel pressure gauges mounted in a custom pod.

Gauges I keep them as hiding as much as possible with a custom pod that fits above the rearview mirror.
also a custom wiring harness for the engine and trans was built.
2V 4.6l, Single 76mm Turbo, slow

#2483099 - 03/18/12 04:58 PM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Nthe10s]
Nthe10s Offline

Registered: 03/12/11
Posts: 419
Loc: FL
Okay now to the goods:

Turbo and items needed: 76mm Precision turbo with .81 a/r, LAVA turbo heat shield, Tial 46mm waste gate, Tial BOV 50mm, K&N Filter

900hp air2water intercooler, Aftercooler, 1- 5gal aluminum fuel cell, 1- 20 GPM Single Outlet intercooler Pump. Intercooler tank was customized to stand upright and give access to fill with ice when needed. Custom cooper line were built the get the water from the back 5gal tank to the intercooler. The cooler pump I mount on the front bumper but that caused a few issue so i moved to the bottom of the trunk. as the pump does not like to pull. They are built to push fluid. To fill the ice tank I modified 2.5gal water jugs. on one I just needed to drill a hole in it to allow the drain for tank to fit in. the second the bottom was cut out and a fiberglass neck was built to help with filling the tank without spilling ice/water all over trunk.

Here's a list of hardware needed with a shot of the tubing/pipe i used along with mods done.

1- T4 inlet flange, 2- Weld-on 02 bungs, 1- oil (-10) drain kit, 1- oil (-4) feed kit, 2- 4” Mild Steel V-Band Assemblies, 1- 3.5 Mild Steel V-Band Assembly, 1- 3” Mild Steel V-Band Assembly, 5- 2.5” Mild Steel V-Band Assemblies, 1- 4” Weld-on flex pipe, 1-2.5” Weld-on flex pipe, 8- 3” Stainless Steel T-Bolt Clamps, 2- 4” Stainless Steel T-Bolt Clamps, 8- 1.5” Stainless Steel T-Bolt Clamps, 2 -3” Silicone hump hose, 1- 4” Silicone Hose coupler, 1-3” Silicone couplers, 1- 3” Silicone 45* Elbow, and piping.

K-member needed to be modified. I cut two 4.5" half moons out of each side of the K_member. doing so i needed to be enforced to support the weight. after the enforcing i welded in 4.5" steel pipe to except the the 4"down pipe and 3" turbo feed.

So after the K-member, Radiator support, Motor mounts, Trans mount,Fuel system, etc.. was modified it was time to fab up the tubing.


To top it off i installed a nice system.

All the Mods to date gave me a final goal of [email protected] on [email protected] 15psi.
2V 4.6l, Single 76mm Turbo, slow

#2483100 - 03/18/12 04:59 PM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Nthe10s]
Nthe10s Offline

Registered: 03/12/11
Posts: 419
Loc: FL
Here is the finished under hood pic

Best track time to date:[email protected] with 15psi

As they say you’re never done modifying....

New P&P TFS heads, Edelbrock intake and Rails, Turbo cams, 6061 plenum are no the way.

Updates will be here soon.

2V 4.6l, Single 76mm Turbo, slow

#2483116 - 03/18/12 05:20 PM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Nthe10s]
98VicP71 Offline
[email protected]
Grand Poobah

Registered: 03/28/06
Posts: 12731
Loc: ATL
1993 Lincoln Town Car 150k+ - RIP 5/10/2011
1998 Ford Crown Victoria P71 - RIP 12/25/2006
2001 Ford Crown Victoria P71(Count blackula) 297k+ - Ummmmmm evil

#2483141 - 03/18/12 06:17 PM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Nthe10s]
2004_p71 Offline

no replacement for displacement
Posting Addict

Registered: 09/04/03
Posts: 15711
Loc: Quebec Canada
I have to say that this is the most impressive thread and most impressive build I have seen in years.

Sir you did an awsome project smile
I'm going to FL next winter and so I will be looking foward to meet you laugh

new best time 13.079 @ 105 1.8 60'

#2483153 - 03/18/12 06:34 PM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Nthe10s]
Rich_B Offline

Registered: 09/24/11
Posts: 49
Loc: Bucyrus, Ohio
Congrats Rich! You have accomplished the goal you set for your CV. Very impressive indeed!!

2003 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

#2483169 - 03/18/12 07:04 PM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Nthe10s]
GAP71 Offline

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 938
Loc: NE GA
I am beyond impressed. Great car and writeup. I can tell you put a ton of thought into every little detail. I even love the Solobaric installed in the rear deck with the hidden box.
2006 P71 SAP - Silver Birch over dark charcoal, 2010 GT Wheels, Jmod, K&N, bumper tuck, some stereo, leather steering wheel, 3.73's, Cobra diff, Moser Girdle, BOC 93 tune, and more to come!

#2483217 - 03/18/12 08:27 PM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Nthe10s]
P71CVMAN Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 07/09/07
Posts: 4840
Loc: wIScONSiN
Thee best build! bow
Need new ride!!! Old ride: '01 Vomit Comet w/128K miles!
Best 1/4 mile pass: 14.774 @ 94.09 w/2.256 60' time!

Exhaust/dragstrip videos

#2483226 - 03/18/12 08:46 PM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Nthe10s]
6thirty6 Offline

Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 132
Loc: orlando
so sick man nice build, what part of florida are you in?
2007 cvpi white h pipe delta 40's

#2483247 - 03/18/12 09:38 PM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: 2004_p71]
CNGInterceptor Offline

4V Fairmont
Grand Poobah

Registered: 03/18/07
Posts: 12303
Loc: Rhode Island
Originally Posted By: 2004_p71
I have to say that this is the most impressive thread and most impressive build I have seen in years.

THIS. I'm honestly at a loss for words on how awesome this is.

Thank you for taking the time to share all this information!
Pantherless since September 2019
1972 Ford Galaxie 500 | soon to be 7.0L
1978 Ford Fairmont | soon to be 5.0L (Coyote)
1988 Ford Econoline E-350 | Quigley 4x4 | 7.5L
2017 Ford Fusion SE | 2.5L

#2483249 - 03/18/12 09:40 PM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Nthe10s]
Raven238 Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 09/19/10
Posts: 1401
Loc: Beantown, MA
I need to change my pants! drool

97 P71 187K milesSOLD

03 TC Executive 142K.
70mm Tuberculosis, Projectors refit, LED refit, some other kind of refit, something something something....something.

03 P71 225XXX miles
Marauder Cluster Swap,Sniper Tuned, Side Blinker Mod, Headlamp Upgrade pictorial
Town Car Projector Refit

#2483268 - 03/18/12 10:20 PM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Nthe10s]
KayTar Offline


Registered: 05/13/09
Posts: 9426
Loc: Alberta, Canada
What a great project with huge results!
Amazing work!
2008 P71 - Vortech V2-SQ, 3.4" pulley, 2nd cats removed - Sold
2013 Silverado 2500 6.0 4X4 - Sold
2017 Challenger 392

#2483370 - 03/19/12 01:02 AM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Nthe10s]
Superhobo Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 3017
Loc: Kansas City
2000 P71. -PI intake, BBK 78mm throttle intake, 80mm MAF, Granatelli COPs, Autolite plugs, Ford 30# injectors, MMR fuel rails, Ford GT cam followers, K&N filter, UD pulleys, Stewart WP, Comp XE262H cams, Trick Flow cam spacers, Stainless Works long tubes w/catted lead pipes, 2.5" cat-back w/MagnaFlow x-pipe & Jones Full Boar mufflers, Heinous CAs, Metco Watts-Link, Energy Suspension bushings & end links, 4:10/Trac-lok w/carbon fiber clutches, Setina rear window barriers, Taxi Depot front bumper guard, Sony head unit, Pioneer speakers, tuned w/Sniper.

#2483386 - 03/19/12 01:17 AM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: Superhobo]
guee Offline

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 448
Loc: Atlanta GA
wow! I love it!! you did an amazing job!
2000 crown victoria LX 145xxx miles,PI intake manifold, 4 new speakers with new head unit and 15 inch sub-woofer.12000k HID kit , K&N filters, custom tint, drilled out air box, custom driving lights, and cherry bomb muffler, New upper and lower control arms.

#2483415 - 03/19/12 02:14 AM Re: 10sec Turbo Build [Re: CNGInterceptor]
Ari Offline


Registered: 09/22/06
Posts: 594
Loc: Central New Jersey
Originally Posted By: CNGInterceptor
Originally Posted By: 2004_p71
I have to say that this is the most impressive thread and most impressive build I have seen in years.

THIS. I'm honestly at a loss for words on how awesome this is.

Thank you for taking the time to share all this information!

2003 P71. (Winner of POTM for November 2014!)
In the process of coyote swapping!
Formerly 4.6L iron block, built bottom end, 4v Cobra heads, built rear end, VMP TVS supercharger, t56 magnum 6 speed swap, too many other mods to list.


Special thanks to Chris @ and Kevin Hand @ Wicked Motorsports.

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