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What is the most economical horsepower
« on: March 12, 2009, 08:24:17 AM »
I have an 87 stock 302 in my Mustang and I am fairly new to the mustang world.  I have a $750 budget and I was hoping someone could help me figure out what the best and cheapest mods would be to make to gain the most torque and horsepower.

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Re: What if the most economical horsepower
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 03:14:27 PM »
Change out the gears in the rear.  411's would give you the most, but not real good on the freeway.  Check into getting a racing chip also.   Put some long tube headers on it. Other than that, I don't know much about the 87's. 

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Re: What if the most economical horsepower
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 08:23:52 AM »
my 90 vert has an intake, exhaust, headers, gears and a tune and that thing is a quick car but not too fast to drive alot.

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Re: What is the most economical horsepower
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 03:27:19 PM »
What is intake and headers do you have and do you have different heads?

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Re: What if the most economical horsepower
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 05:29:56 PM »
stock heads, custom headers done by scotty seals @ pro chassis and i have a gt40 lower intake with a k&n cold air intake. Flowmaster rolling thunder exhaust system also.

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Re: What if the most economical horsepower
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 06:03:09 PM »
Yeah, I put a K&N filter and synthetic oil in my 03 Mach, and I immediately noticed some increase in performance.  I put synthetic oil in my old 289 65 pony , and she rared up and kissed me.   ;D  I will never burn dino oil ever again.
What you want to achieve is to get that engine to breathe as best it can.  The more cold air in, and the more exhaust air out in any given second will increase the power.  That starts with aftermarket heads, but you can't afford those.  Then the aluminum intake if that is what you 87 owners call that, then the long tube headers, then the exhaust system.  That's about all you can achieve on that budget. 

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Re: What if the most economical horsepower
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 08:49:56 PM »
Thanks, now what do you guys think about putting a twin turbo system on the mustang.  I have a couple garrett t3 turbos and an inercooler sitting around and I was wondering if it was worth the time putting them on.  Or should I go with a single bigger turbo?  Or would I be better off doing neither.

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Re: What if the most economical horsepower
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 09:41:17 PM »
it would be fun. i was gonna put a tt system on my vert but being 16 that would kill me, i have the whole kit brand new for a 5.0 if you want one ill give you a great deal.......

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Re: What if the most economical horsepower
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2009, 07:40:23 AM »
How much do you want for it?  Do you have the manifolds or would I have to make those?  Do you mean its the kit without the turbos?  I will probably use the turbos I have so I can save some money but I might be interested in the rest.

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Re: What if the most economical horsepower
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2009, 08:48:18 AM »
i dont know what the manifolds are, im only 16 and learning about cars and i would have to sell the whole kit with the turbos. ill take 500 for everything...

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Re: What if the most economical horsepower
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2009, 10:01:24 AM »
Do you have any pictures of everything?

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Re: What if the most economical horsepower
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2009, 11:55:35 PM »
want to make some budget power, find a 96-01 ford explorer in the junkyard. buy the top end of the motor get the heads and the intake. or if you have high miles take the entire motor.

the motor features GT40 style heads(93-95cobra) and a gt40 style intake, the only thing that is lacking over a real cobra motor is the cam and roller rockers. add a new cam and some roller rockers you can get close to your 750$ budget

say 400$ for the motor
150$ for a new cam
150 for some roller rockers
and about 50$ for new gaskets(you would have to swap you original oil pan,timing cover, distributor and oil filter boss on to the explorer motor)

this setup will be an easy 300HP :D

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Re: What if the most economical horsepower
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2009, 12:06:30 AM »
just these
Who makes those? Are they those electric turbos? I've heard they dont increase performance at all..

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Re: What is the most economical horsepower
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2009, 07:24:33 AM »
That's why he is selling them.   ;D

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Re: What is the most economical horsepower
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2009, 03:42:09 PM »
im selling them because im 16 and the car is already too fast for me, they are not electric..

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Re: What is the most economical horsepower
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2009, 05:48:43 PM »
im selling them because im 16 and the car is already too fast for me, they are not electric..
I was just teasing ya' Goblin.  You sound like a very responsible teenager. 

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Re: What is the most economical horsepower
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2009, 07:39:36 PM »
i figured you were. i just didnt want anybody to think i was trying to rip them off

 

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