How’s it going everyone, hp-j here, looking forward to some good advice/opinions/wisdom on what I’m trying to accomplish, so on to it:
•The car - 1990 lx 5.0 5spd hatch
•What’s done to it as of now - engine bored to 306, e303 cam, intake, header, off-road exhaust, fpr, walbro 255lph, 3.55 gears, smog and egr deleted, subframe connectors, tubular lower control arms, adjustable uppers, poly upper axle bushings, solid trans mount, aluminum radiator, tokico shocks.
•Problems the car has currently:
Engine burns oil, valve train seems noisy, transmission is noisy 1st-3rd and grinds 4th, and car just doesn’t feel as fast as it should be(not my first foxbody)
•my plans: pull the engine and trans, rebuild both myself, I plan on doing the trick flow valve spring upgrade kit for stock iron heads, hardened push rods and 1.7 crane roller rockers off a cobra(not sure if I need valve cover spacers for those?), I’m going to keep my e303, for the block I’m hoping it’s fine and I don’t even have to pull the pistons, put new acl bearings and arp everything, im talking about rod/main bolts, intake manifold bolts, header bolts, head studs, flywheel/clutch bolts, crank pulley bolt, ect. Will get new ford performance high flow oil pump and water pump, all oem gaskets and seals, rebuilt t5 with an upgraded cluster plate I think it’s called, I have a king cobra clutch hopefully it looks good, I can just resurface the flywheel and reuse the clutch for now, I also plan on rebuilding my rear end and keeping the 3.55’s(should I upgrade my axle shafts for 450-500whp?)
•the turbo kit: I plan on going cxracing twin turbo manifolds with down pipes and intercooler, tial waste gates and bov, cheap eBay gt35r’s for now, and I plan on welding up my own intercooler piping
•fuel: I’m hoping a bigger maf housing with a maf calibrated to 42lb injectors, 42lb injectors , my walbro 255lph, and some newer mustang fuel rails will be enough fuel to support over 400whp safely(someone please chime in on this if I’m mistaken)
•tuning: do I get my 9al chipped and get tuned that way? Or do I have to get a fancy ecu? Remember I’m trying to keep this as cheap as possible but as right as possible first!
Sorry for the novel, just want to measure 4 times and cut once you know, I plan on converting rear disc(I want to stay 4lug) for better braking, I hope I can afford to get a Manuel steering rack so I can eliminate my leaky power steering pump, I’m keeping ac and heater, it’s a street car first, and real street car not no street outlaws ####, just because it’s regustered and insured don’t make it s st car!! Ac, full interior, and being able to drive it every single day anywhere any time and pump at most regular gas stations(the closest gas station to my house sells e85 and 93) that’s a st car!!
Lmk if I’m missing anything, opinions, wisdom, experience with your setups that worked, again I’ll be happy with 400whp but would be nice to make 500.