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my88gt
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From: hollister,ca,usa
Registered: Aug 2004

posted 08-29-2004 01:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for my88gt   Click Here to Email my88gt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have a 88 mustang gt with 5.0l ive put alot of atfer market part on it like.......
bbk cold air intake,msd box and coil,
and 3.55rear gears,king cobra clutch,
quadrant and cable,bbk adj.fuelpressure reg,
performance tune up,ford racing 9mm wires,
bbk 110 lph fuel pump and 110 amp powermaster altinater.
motor only has 30,000 miles on it new remanufactored motor .

but it is still slow and i dont know why.
i still get beat by other mustang with no or little modifocations can somebody help me or give me advice please.......

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73torinoqcode
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From: Buffalo,NY,USA
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 08-29-2004 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Headers and a GT 40 or similar intake will help a bunch.

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GTRocks
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From: Lusby, MD
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posted 08-29-2004 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heads, man, heads.

Let's define how fast you want to go first. You just say slow. Slow means a lot of things to a lot of people. Just ask John Force!

How fast do you wanna go?

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73torinoqcode
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From: Buffalo,NY,USA
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posted 08-29-2004 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For a street car which it most likely is, as he states, he gets beat by other non modified 5.0s etc. His car cant breathe. On a budget which most people have to follow you cant just jump into a 2K dollar set of heads, when all said and done. My advice is get an Explorer intake and a good set of headers, X or H pipe. You will notice a big difference and not kill the pocket book, they still will flow good enough to where you can upgrade heads later. My 2 cents if its a street car on a budget.

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BorgMoose7of9
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From: Aloha, Oregon, 97006
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 08-30-2004 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BorgMoose7of9     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
....and the only problem with switching to an Exploder intake is there is no internal EGR passage....If EGR is not an issue, the Exploder intake works pretty well.

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capri man
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From: doerun, ga.
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posted 08-30-2004 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wildfire466:
Bro, ya need NOS, Turbo or supercharger. The car N/A won't cut it.


les look at my signature!! no nos, no turbo, no supercharger!!!

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73torinoqcode
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posted 08-30-2004 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
EGR and Smog whats that LOL.

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Russ3747
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From: Raleigh, NC
Registered: Jan 2004

posted 08-30-2004 11:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ3747   Click Here to Email Russ3747     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
off road h-pipe and new O2 sensors if yours are old

are you sure its the car thats slow and not your drving

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 09-09-2004 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 73torinoqcode:


...My advice is get an Explorer intake....



What year Explorer - Or better yet, does anyone have a casting number for it?

That's an EFI intake, right?

TIA,
Ryan

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'65 F100 Short box; 390"; 4-spd; Tow Truck.
'85 GT Convert.; last carb'd 5.0L; 5-spd; street cruiser.
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73torinoqcode
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posted 09-09-2004 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

This is the one on my car. I will try to get a casting number later if it stops pouring rain here.

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Fastymz
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posted 09-10-2004 12:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What kind of times have turned ?

My dads 88gt 5 spd with 85,000 org miles a BBK cold air, headers,complete exhaust system, and 3,55 gears no changes to the fuel system. He puts plenty of other 5.0's and chevy in his rear view. Before any of the mods he was turning high 14's stock.

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73torinoqcode
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posted 09-11-2004 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop,
Not sure who this is directed to. I cant run it at the track. I am definitely sub 14 seconds and its a Vert. My friend has a car that runs steady 13.9 in the 1/4 and I beat him all the time. I dont know if I want to put a roll bar in for a few occasional times at the track. I need my backseat as its a family cruiser LOL. Here are my mods.
Explorer intake
JBA Headers
Bassani O/R X pipe
Smog Delete
Timing Advanced
Short belt
2.95 first gear conversion
Pro 5.0 shifter
K member
H brace
3.73s
K&N
Full length SFCs
Rear end girdle
on stock E-7s and fuel system

Winter mods and fixes.
Heater core, alumiminum heads, bigger injectors and MAF,

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mustangs68
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From: Buckroe Beach Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
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posted 09-11-2004 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The engine as described is Stock,king cobra clutch,quadrant and cable,bbk
adj.fuelpressure reg,
performance tune up,ford racing 9mm wires,
bbk 110 lph fuel pump and 110 amp powermaster altinater
will not make you go faster.


I know money doesn't grow on trees but the engine needs to breath to make HP..heads,headers,cam,a better fuel delivery system would go a long way to reaching your goals.

Check with you buddies or other Mustangers to see what they may have "laying on the shelf" in the garage,you never know,they just might have some parts at a good price.

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Fastymz
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posted 09-11-2004 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 73torinoqcode:
Scoop,
Not sure who this is directed to. I cant run it at the track. I am definitely sub 14 seconds and its a Vert. My friend has a car that runs steady 13.9 in the 1/4 and I beat him all the time. I dont know if I want to put a roll bar in for a few occasional times at the track. I need my backseat as its a family cruiser LOL. Here are my mods.
Explorer intake
JBA Headers
Bassani O/R X pipe
Smog Delete
Timing Advanced
Short belt
2.95 first gear conversion
Pro 5.0 shifter
K member
H brace
3.73s
K&N
Full length SFCs
Rear end girdle
on stock E-7s and fuel system

Winter mods and fixes.
Heater core, alumiminum heads, bigger injectors and MAF,

[This message has been edited by 73torinoqcode (edited 09-11-2004).]


Take out to the track see what it'll run, all they will do is kick you off. At least you can see what you run.

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SCOOP

oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

My Pics

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