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turbo on ford 5600

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03-22-2014 11:02:57

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don"t know much about these tractors but a buddy at work asked about putting a turbo on his..he needs a little more power for baling..something about not being able to pack the bale as tight..idk but all I have done is modded for pulling with turbos..short time stuff.. not constant pulling and working in the field.. told him you guys on this site are very helpful so what would you do and what size turbo .. any head bolt changes pump turn up any factory manifold setups that would work..thanks for all your help

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03-24-2014 15:26:28

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 Re: turbo on ford 5600 in reply to deene, 03-22-2014 11:02:57  
thanks for all the replies I passed on the info to him today and he will have to decide where to go with it now... was interested in the oil cooled pistons I assume the block is machined to spray oil under them?...or is it applied another way..thanks again to all who answered

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03-25-2014 19:54:46

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 Re: turbo on ford 5600 in reply to deene, 03-24-2014 15:26:28  
Oil cooled pistons receive their oil through a central drilling in the rod... and no, it's not there on the N/A engines. There is a LOT of internal mods to the turbo engine when you get to looking at it, but so long as you don't go crazy with the fuel the 5600 engine should live with the turbo OK.


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03-22-2014 15:23:02

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 Re: turbo on ford 5600 in reply to deene, 03-22-2014 11:02:57  
The first 5000 I worked on was a 66 model with a M&W turbo with 7000 hrs tore it down everthing looked great but the turbo seals causing the oil use. It was pulling 80 hp. That's when I decided these things are tuff.

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03-22-2014 15:36:44

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 Re: turbo on ford 5600 in reply to sunbeam, 03-22-2014 15:23:02  
I know of a 1969 5000 that had an M&W turbo and 16.9x38's bolted on it when it was brand new. It got a head gasket at 12,000 hours and the oilpan has never been off it to this day. SOS transmission had had oil, filters & band adjustments only.

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03-22-2014 13:24:18

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 Re: turbo on ford 5600 in reply to deene, 03-22-2014 11:02:57  
If your buddy does decide to add a turbo, and goes with the twin inlet like Rod mentioned, I have a NOS exhaust manifold for a 7610 that I got with a bunch of other parts.

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03-23-2014 17:21:02

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 Re: turbo on ford 5600 in reply to Fordfarmer, 03-22-2014 13:24:18  
I am interested in the manifold off the 7610 for my 6610.

Email is open.

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03-24-2014 09:38:09

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 Re: turbo on ford 5600 in reply to David G, 03-23-2014 17:21:02  
Email sent.

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03-22-2014 12:24:13

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 Re: turbo on ford 5600 in reply to deene, 03-22-2014 11:02:57  
If it's a 5600 it shouldn't be too hard to get a turbo from a 76/7700 and bolt that in place, get an oil supply and drain. IIRC, my 5000 is tapped into the cam gear cover for both the supply and return.
I'd really make an effort to get a twin inlet Garret/AiResearch turbo rather than the older single inlet Schwitzer's that the 7000 used. You really don't want one of the old M&W setups in my opinion. That's what I have on my 5000. It's not a great turbo and I understand (perhaps incorrectly) that it's now made of unobtanium... but it's a poor setup anyway. I want to change mine over to a Garrett.
Like the others have said... don't go too crazy with the fuel or you're just going to melt something down and as noted... it's going to be hard to keep cool period. You might also want to look into the injector sizes. The 5600 may have a small nozzle that's about topped out for delivery anyhow... so you might add the turbo and get absolutely nothing from it. Regardless of what changes you make I wouldn't recommend taking it over 80 hp.


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03-22-2014 11:31:42

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 Re: turbo on ford 5600 in reply to deene, 03-22-2014 11:02:57  
That engine is essentially the same as an early 5000, so (if one could be found) a M&W turbo kit for a 5000 should work. With some work (mainly oil supply and return lines), the turbo from a 7600 or 7700 (or other factory 4-cyl. turbo model) could be added. That said, it isn't really meant to have a turbo. Doesn't have the oil-cooled pistons and other parts a factory-turboed model would have. If he adds a turbo and leaves the fuel alone, he'd probably be OK, but a pyrometer would still be a good idea. Adding a turbo AND turning up the fuel will almost always lead to too high temps, and melted pistons. I'd say his best bet is to find a bigger tractor.

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03-22-2014 11:14:52

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 Re: turbo on ford 5600 in reply to deene, 03-22-2014 11:02:57  
Keeping it cool will be a challenge. Not much radiator up front.

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