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'90 LX Build Update

Well, apparently I've managed to impress the right people, but I've managed to land myself a sponsor/donor for my build. I'm getting a fully ported head with solid lifters, adjustable cam sprocket, fully ported intakes, and all machine work donated to my engine build. This ought to make some power with my .490 lift cam and my stainless valves ought to compliment it all nicely. Not to mention the long rod kit I ought to be getting (if that doesn't pan out, I'm thinking stroker)

Now I just need to find a big intercooler, some other various turbo parts (got a Turbonetics T3/T4 hybrid with .63 exhaust housing) but need EWG and BOV. Throw a tune at it and I'll be good on power for a while while I put together the rest of the car. This all has me very excited, this guy and his shop are helping me out big time here.

Just figured I'd update anyone paying attention to what I'm doing.
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post #2 of 12 Old March 9th, 2013, 10:33 AM
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Holy crap, congrats man! You know you're way around these motors so I'm sure it'll put out some impressive numbers when you're done.

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I was trying to land myself one of those no-name chinese heads, this guy is affiliated with them and has gotten one of the heads to 280cfm and thinks he can break 300cfm with it. He and Bo have been talking, Bo very much wants a head with his name on it, looking like that's going to end up being it. But you didn't hear that from me. Anywho, I wasn't able to get one of those heads (although a bare head is only $550 and they're pretty impressive as far as bang for the buck) but a professional ported factory head and CNC ported intakes and all that jazz are as good as mine. My powerplant is only around $1000 away from being completed, but then comes the fun (but expensive) part...suspension. I'm likely going to have to detune the motor for a while so the stock suspension will be able to stick the car to the ground, and that makes me sad. Not to mention my T5 is already starting to blow and I still need an 8.8" rear built to handle the power. And tires. I have alot left to do, but my motor will be pretty damn nice.
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Interesting. How much power do you think you'll get out of it? What are your current suspension/braking plans?

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Still waiting to hear on the actual flow numbers on the head, what intercooler I can get my hands on, etc, but I'm shooting for about 350-400hp. The cam is kind of a wildcard here, it's a custom grind with high lift and long duration, something not commonly seen in a turbo build but my machinist/porter and I think we can optimize the ports in the head to take advantage of the cams characteristics for what I'm doing. I'm also not overly familiar with the specs on this Turbonetics turbo...There are alot of unusual parts going into this build that aren't really well documented. Also depends on how it ends up getting tuned. A wideband may help dial that in, but I intend on detuning it for a while anyway.

Right now I have all stock brakes and suspension. Going to get SFCs and torque boxes, when I go to the 8.8" it'll get my SVO diff cover, a rear sway bar, hoping to get rear control arms as well. Then a strut brace, still debating 4 lug and 5.0 spindles and brakes or 5 lug with sn95 spindles.

Further down the line I'd like to go 4 way discs with an MM Grip Box, or the Maximum Motorsports full front end and an 03/04 Cobra IRS.
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What kind of pads and shoes are you currently using?

I can't find a signature I like.... I am too picky
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All stock Bendix, nothing special.

I've been scheduled (by myself and other 2.3 racers and enthusiasts) to make my TurboFord debut in Bristol, Tennessee, on August 30-31, when we're having the TurboFord meet. Only a handful of people have seen the car in action thus far...hoping to have the powerplant done, body and paint maybe done, and some suspension/chassis/brake work done by then. Plan is to survive the drive to Tennessee, survive the track, and make it back home at least somewhat intact. As long as it makes it home under its own power I'll be happy LOL
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Hows the motor look, is it super shiny, so everybody is like "wow". Or does it take a trained eye to see what you've done, and people will be shocked at how fast it is?

Oh and no issues with heat soak taking the stock brakes over 100mph? Just feather them to slow down from high speed?

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Well right now it's basically just all stock parts, mild hand porting, and a little boost thrown at it. Ain't shit right now. But I'm not much for bling.



KIDDING! lol here's mine as it sits now





This is very much just thrown together to get from A-B while I build the real asskicker engine....again, it's all still in parts collection/assembly stages...will extensively photograph the head when I get it in my hands, but until then all I have are teasers...





And here's the turbo on the engine it was on previously...(was used to break in the engine and now it is mine!)



And now for the port porn....






As for the brakes, I don't know. These ceramic Bendix pads seem to do well but I haven't had it down the track going from 100-0 again and again, most of its life in the triple digits is spent on the highway where I just slow back down...
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Do a Total brake fluid change, drain the whole system and run high performance brake fluid. The main cause of brake fade it boiling brake fluid. Ceramic pads dont grip less when they get hot. You will work them pretty hard, but if you have ceramic pads and a high temp brake fluid you will be ok for now.

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Putting a Ranger 2.5 small main stroker crank in my large main turbo block...





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Hey arummel you need to help me out with my build too haha yours is going very nice
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