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February 17th, 2014 06:51 PM
Alias Calvin Lockhart

89 2.3LX Notchback

Mods so far were necessary and include:

Smoked Altezza taillights
17x8 Silver SC Style wheels wrapped in Nitto NT555
CAI with K&N cone filter
Steeda rear sway bar
Energy Suspension front sway busings
Ford Racing Lowering springs
Gabriel Ultra shocks

Most of these mods were to improve the ride of the vehicle however with the CAI I would like to go back to a stock air box. I installed a CAI b/c when I got the car it had a DIY 3" ABS air intake that was melting over the exhaust Mani.

Future mods: Keep this beast alive!
December 26th, 2013 03:53 PM
fess40 Hey I'm BJ. I have an '89 convertible with full '88 turbo coupe drive train, even using the hydraulic clutch. I'm running fms b springs with koni blues and sve upper and lower control arms. I'm using the tc brakes and sway bars all around. I've added a stinger header and fmic. Still working out a few bugs here and there, but I'm having a blast with it. Boost is definitely addicting!

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December 23rd, 2013 03:38 PM
mustangIIfan Steven
1993 Mustang LX 2.3 5 speed
mods=Flowmaster muffler, custom air intake piping, Pony Wheels, GT body kit, removed dogbone cable
future mods=considering 2.3T or 5.0 swap
December 2nd, 2013 10:04 PM
OHC230 Understandable but sad to see another 2.3L scrapped in favor of a bigger mill. There's amazing HP potential in the 2.3's, using very few add-on parts. The 2.3 can offer a reasonable compromise between performance and economy as well. I guess if you need more than 550 HP from your street car, then the V-8 is the logical way to go.
December 2nd, 2013 07:57 PM
92LXNOTCH My name is Tim,I just got a 92 Notch 2.3.All stock
with some new parts.shout out to Mikel of 1320stangs in phoenix..
As for whats planned. Rippen out that old tired little heart and replacing it with a a 5.0.and a 5 speed trabny.5 lug. Disk breaks all around.2inch drop.4:10 gears..and some cosmetic work.
However.I think it would be fun to shoehorn a ford raptor motor in it.just sayen
November 18th, 2013 09:41 PM
TG4 I just got generic from AZ. But don't waste your money unless you know the Ignition system is bad. You may just have bad plugs, bad plug wires, or something else. I would run a self test first and see what codes it pulls.

How To Run A Self Test

The test port is gray and says "EEC IV Test" I do believe, just use any wire and ground it (the plug) to battery neg and follow the above instructions.

OBD even in its first generation is a major thing that makes DIY work alot easier.

Bad running can be a million things, hence why OBD is so helpful.

It just so happened to be that my car was one with a bad ignition system. One of the biggest symptoms of a bad DIS is a dancing tack, i.e. the tack moves without any change in the engine, it may spudder, read high, etc, etc. This is because the tach gets its signal from the DIS, Bad DIS may = Funky Tach readings.

Also make sure its nothing stupid like a vacuum leak, any original lines would be pretty deteriorated by now.
November 18th, 2013 09:23 PM
zero001
Quote:
Originally Posted by TG4 View Post
Hey at least you have ponies, and modern headlamps.

BTW, you are running the original coil packs, so I presume you are running the original DIS.

They are prone to failure and can cause mistiming/misfiring.

If your car randomly throws check lights, that come and go, randomly decides not to accelerate. Or if the tach "dances" occasionally, you may gave a bad DIS module or coil packs.

If you do a self test and get error code 223 then that could cause the bad running.

When I changed out the DIS module and the coils, both coil packs were cracked on the corners around the mounts, I believe, and on the bottom, might be worth unscrewing your packs and making sure that they are still solid.

---------- Post added at 07:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:53 PM ----------

In my picture I still have the original coils, but there gone now, .


Where did you buy the dis and coil packs I would like to keep this motor Running as long as possible and maybe buy a cheap shell to keep as dd or something.
November 18th, 2013 08:53 PM
TG4
Quote:
Originally Posted by zero001 View Post
Hey guys I'm rudy I have a 91 notch back red. Work in progress, 2.3t swap, what's in it is a stock 2.3l right now, running shitty but with some help from you guys and some days off I might get her back to being spunky again.
Hey at least you have ponies, and modern headlamps.

BTW, you are running the original coil packs, so I presume you are running the original DIS.

They are prone to failure and can cause mistiming/misfiring.

If your car randomly throws check lights, that come and go, randomly decides not to accelerate. Or if the tach "dances" occasionally, you may gave a bad DIS module or coil packs.

If you do a self test and get error code 223 then that could cause the bad running.

When I changed out the DIS module and the coils, both coil packs were cracked on the corners around the mounts, I believe, and on the bottom, might be worth unscrewing your packs and making sure that they are still solid.

---------- Post added at 07:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:53 PM ----------

In my picture I still have the original coils, but there gone now, .
November 18th, 2013 06:42 PM
zero001 Hey guys I'm rudy I have a 91 notch back red. Work in progress, 2.3t swap, what's in it is a stock 2.3l right now, running shitty but with some help from you guys and some days off I might get her back to being spunky again.
November 6th, 2013 08:06 PM
91TwilightGT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Genie_92lx View Post
the fuel relay should be under the driver seat unless someone has moved it over the years. on my 92 4 banger it site right comfortably under the drivers seat.
Old post but to correct the record...

The fuel pump relay is located in the IRCM on the 91-93 Mustangs. Some of the 302 powered cars had the pump relay under the seat, but IIRC that changed in 93 as well. If the relay is bad, you can either buy a new IRCM or rebuild the current one.
November 3rd, 2013 02:43 PM
Genie_92lx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colormepearl View Post
Hello. I have a 93 4 banger and have spent all day trying to find informaion on where my fuel pump relay is located. I have the supposed replacment from Car Quest, but can find nothing on the firewall, shock tower or under the drivers seat that is it. Can you help?
Thanks, Ron
the fuel relay should be under the driver seat unless someone has moved it over the years. on my 92 4 banger it site right comfortably under the drivers seat.
October 26th, 2013 03:32 PM
Colormepearl Hello. I have a 93 4 banger and have spent all day trying to find informaion on where my fuel pump relay is located. I have the supposed replacment from Car Quest, but can find nothing on the firewall, shock tower or under the drivers seat that is it. Can you help?
Thanks, Ron
October 8th, 2013 02:38 PM
Genie_92lx Gene

92 hatch 2.3 lx, 8 plug n/a
crappy cai, egr delete, new spark plugs, oil change w/ seafoam treatment, new tires.

future plans
might possibly become a supercharged 2.5 stroker eventually
ranger came, head, all the long stroke internals. 3.45 rearend
ram air nose from 86 foxbody, lx side skirts, gt bumper.
5-speed swap w/ t5
July 3rd, 2013 02:15 PM
h8louzn
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boost-Gobbler View Post
Ok thats better than pictures!!
April 21st, 2013 01:42 PM
TheBrat Nothing fancy. This.

Waiting to go in this.

Brett.
April 21st, 2013 12:20 PM
Boost-Gobbler
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nito2v View Post
Secondedededed. Pictures!
April 18th, 2013 02:59 PM
Nito2v
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boost-Gobbler View Post
Name's Frank, I have a 84 notch iv been tinkering with for a while, started with a carb 2.3.

Current Engine Performance mods:

* 1987 Thunderbird 2.3 turbo swap
* EFI coversion
* Stage3 Bo-port head
* Essy 2277 cam kit
* MSG blaster coil
* Supercoupe throttle body
* 40 Bob gutted upper ported lower, ported and flow tested by Bo-port
* Proform Electric Fan
* Kirban fuel pressure regulator
* 255pph walbro intank pump
* Holset WH1C
* Twin Tial MV-S wastegates
* Delphi 85 pph injectors (893 cc at 43 psi Fuel pressure)
* Stinger Performances intercooler kit
* Forge bov
* NGK Iridium IX plugs
* Bo-port twin scroll turbo manifold
* 3"exhaust to Magnaflow with a turn down before axle
* Stinger Performance's "P.I.M.P"

Current Drive Train And Suspention Mods:

* 8.8 swap with 3:55 gears and posi
* 31 spine axles
* Spec stage3 clutch
* 1987 Thunderbird T5 swap (B&M short shifter)
* AJE tubular K-member and A-arms
* Tubular upper and lower control arms
* GT front and rear shocks
* 265/50/16 BFG G-Force drag radials
* 1988 GT front brake swap/upgrade

Monitoring Mods:

* Autometer boost gauge
* Autometer electronic fuel pressure gauge
* AEM wideband

Interior Appearance Mods:

* Black arm rests
* Black dash pad
* Black lock knobs
* Black latch bezels
* Modified black lock switch bezels
* Black e-brake bezel
* Grant 415 steering wheel
* Shift knob from an 88' mustang
* Custom carbon fiber gauge plate
* Green gauge cluster lights
* Black seat covers
* Black Turbo badge

Exterior Appearance Mods:

* 16" pony wheels
* 2.3 badges

EST. 300 RWHP @14.5psi
EST. 12.XX 1/4 mile
Secondedededed. Pictures!
April 18th, 2013 10:57 AM
91TwilightGT
Quote:
Originally Posted by h8louzn View Post
@91, I just went thru your whole build last night on corral! Great build!

@ boost, Pics are always good!!

Thanks buddy, it's been a long road with plenty left to travel!
April 18th, 2013 02:59 AM
h8louzn @91, I just went thru your whole build last night on corral! Great build!

@ boost, Pics are always good!!
April 18th, 2013 01:31 AM
Boost-Gobbler Name's Frank, I have a 84 notch iv been tinkering with for a while, started with a carb 2.3.

Current Engine Performance mods:

* 1987 Thunderbird 2.3 turbo swap
* EFI coversion
* Stage3 Bo-port head
* Essy 2277 cam kit
* MSG blaster coil
* Supercoupe throttle body
* 40 Bob gutted upper ported lower, ported and flow tested by Bo-port
* Proform Electric Fan
* Kirban fuel pressure regulator
* 255pph walbro intank pump
* Holset WH1C
* Twin Tial MV-S wastegates
* Delphi 85 pph injectors (893 cc at 43 psi Fuel pressure)
* Stinger Performances intercooler kit
* Forge bov
* NGK Iridium IX plugs
* Bo-port twin scroll turbo manifold
* 3"exhaust to Magnaflow with a turn down before axle
* Stinger Performance's "P.I.M.P"

Current Drive Train And Suspention Mods:

* 8.8 swap with 3:55 gears and posi
* 31 spine axles
* Spec stage3 clutch
* 1987 Thunderbird T5 swap (B&M short shifter)
* AJE tubular K-member and A-arms
* Tubular upper and lower control arms
* GT front and rear shocks
* 265/50/16 BFG G-Force drag radials
* 1988 GT front brake swap/upgrade

Monitoring Mods:

* Autometer boost gauge
* Autometer electronic fuel pressure gauge
* AEM wideband

Interior Appearance Mods:

* Black arm rests
* Black dash pad
* Black lock knobs
* Black latch bezels
* Modified black lock switch bezels
* Black e-brake bezel
* Grant 415 steering wheel
* Shift knob from an 88' mustang
* Custom carbon fiber gauge plate
* Green gauge cluster lights
* Black seat covers
* Black Turbo badge

Exterior Appearance Mods:

* 16" pony wheels
* 2.3 badges

EST. 300 RWHP @14.5psi
EST. 12.XX 1/4 mile
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