stick with the problematic 50, swap a 4.6, or ditch the car?
so ive had my 88 gt for about 5 years, drove it all through high school, and the year after, but once i got my job, i bought my truck, then earlier this year my SVTF. love that little focus btw
anyway, my mustang has been sitting for the last 2 years, since i bought my truck. i did some work on it, got a new shortblock(used, but new) with an e303. using my stock, home ported heads and intake. got a MAF and CAI and converted it to mass air, went through 2 computers and it still doesnt seem to run right. i have a feeling its a problem with the top end, like a cracked head or leaking intake. when its warm it sounds like it loses a cylinder from each bank. but i have had a long series of problems with this damn engine since i got the car.
i really want to keep it, and now since i have a little more money i can spend some time getting it going. its needs some suspension/chassis work too but i cant drive it without a decently running engine.
SO my question. do i keep the 302, go back through it, stroke it, get a new aluminum top end, new exhaust, possible forced induction, ect...or make the swap to a 3v or 4v 4.6, or just say fuck it, sell the thing and my SVTfocus and look for a new weekend warrior?? what would you guys do?