svo engine build assistance
So my girlfriend and I just started to build up a 2.3T engine for her 1991 mustang lx. Right now we have a block, 1986 svo block bored .030. We were looking into new pistons / rods for the motor. I have a few questions:1) How much power can the stock rods handle, or should I go to aftermarket rods?2) If I stay stock on the rods, the piston that summit racing is listing is an ICON Premium Forged. Are these pistons any good? How much boost will they handle?3) If I go with 5.7" rods, what work will need done to the motor to accept them? Is it as simple as Just getting pistons listed to accept 5.7" rods?4) will a stock 2.3 head work on this engine if I grind the "heart shaped" combustion chamber to a D-shape? Advance auto sells a new head for $410.00 that they state is for an svo, but I am uncertain of this.We were looking to make the bottom end as bullet proof as possible without killing the bank. We are both on college budgets as well. Any advice would be great. She is pretty set on this concept as well, no changing her mind. haha Thanks ahead of time!
I posted this in the svo section but i think i put it in the wrong section. Sorry for that...
1999 SVT Cobra
- 11:1 Compression Forged Short Block
- 03 4V Heads and Cams
- BBK CAI
- BBK o/r X-Pipe
- Borla Stinger cat-back
- Hurst short throw shifter w/ tri-ax handle
- 93 dyno tune