Holy crap that’s a clean engine bay! I love that intake manifold, it looks so badassDon’t know anything about the horns, but agree that you are good with the factory air box. I am running an ‘88 intake tract on my ‘89 Fox with 347. I have a Microsquirt and had it tuned using speed density.
Awesome. Thanks for the additional pics and details. I love the way that looks. I’m assuming that if I eventually went with a GT40 intake, I would have to have my speed density setup tuned to get any real gains out of it?The intake you are asking about is the GT40 Tubular. I have it on two of my cars, my third car has a trick flow. I like the looks of the GT40 tubular personally.
My 90 GT
My 90 LX (7UP)
Awesome. Thanks for the additional pics and details. I love the way that looks. I’m assuming that if I eventually went with a GT40 intake, I would have to have my speed density setup tuned to get any real gains out of it?
I did notice this gauge when I was putting the stock CAI back on (fuel pressure it looks like?) but didn't notice anything else so maybe it's just a gauge and I still need the actual fuel pressure regulator. Unfortunately didn't have a ton of time to look around as much as I wanted because we had some friends come over.Nah, not for just an intake. Get an adjustable fuel pressure regulator and bump the fuel pressure up a tad and you’ll be good.
yes, that is a fuel pressure gauge... it's hooked onto the sherader valve on the metal fuel lines that feed the fuel rails..I did notice this gauge when I was putting the stock CAI back on (fuel pressure it looks like?) but didn't notice anything else so maybe it's just a gauge and I still need the actual fuel pressure regulator. Unfortunately didn't have a ton of time to look around as much as I wanted because we had some friends come over.
Let's see under the hood. Is it still speed density?
'88's are a transition year, MAF's were California, only.
Wheels are 15's, stock tire size (225-60x15) will rub the fender skits at full lock.
I still have the original turbine wheels as spares; they are impossible to clean.
Not too many GT's with the red interior, almost all were gray..
'88 seats are fully articulated with lumbar support.
I think they changed the seats in '90 when the air bag was introduced.
Your steering wheels tilts, air bag ones do not.
BTW, I drive my fast car slow, safe in the knowledge it will go incredibly fast when necessary.
Those rain guards " look cheap and stupid "....lol. I'm really just joking. They don't look bad on your fox.
The AC compressor is missing for sure. Looks like the dryer may be over in the passenger side on the firewall. If it isn't getting the parts and fixing it isn't too bad.
That car still has the factory spark plug wire cover on the distributor. Very nice.
If it were me I'd take that car back to stock. With maybe just a little more gear...like a 3.73. It's so rare to see a car that isn't completely hacked up.
The Budweiser shifter is pretty cool. That wouldnt get changed if it were me. Adds character.
I have to admit. I was thinking a real Bud drinkin' older guy owned that car...until I saw the Lil'Wayne CD. When I say older I'm talking like over 55...I'm 42 so....Lil' Wayne is on my playlist.
Very nice score man !!! The next vid needs to be diving into finding all the issues. Close ups of the strut towers and under the hood. Doesn't look like there will be any huge surprises with that one.
Definitely understand. If anything, driving the fox now and then has made me feel like my 2014 is so much more refined and luxurious, lol.I’m sure you are already aware of this, but just be sure you understand the Fox will never be as solid and nice to the touch as your S197. They have to be appreciated for what they are or you’ll be over it in no time. They simply don’t have the build quality that today’s cars have.
I let myself get away from the feeling of stepping back in time when in mine, and got frustrated with it’s quirks. While I do plan to address them, I had to step back and remember what the car is for.
The turbines are growing on me. I think a 16 or 17 maybe a little bit wider would fit the car pretty well, especially on a two tone style like this:Nice find, welcome to the rabbit hole..lol
Looks pretty clean, any rust issues that need to be addressed ?
Oddly enough I kinda like the turbines, I would like to see someone produce a
slightly more modern 17" version.
Coming back to this because I am still curious about the cold air intake issue...Throw a K&N filter in that stock box and call it a day. You’ll spend almost $300 bucks on one that you are describing and won’t gain anything out of it. Youll need the adapter that goes where the mass air flow sensor goes if you car is speed density. That thing alone is $70.
I might have to give this a try. Thanks.To make sure the horns work you could lay the bracket end on the negative battery post...take a piece of wire and put it on the positive post. Tap the wire on the horn where the plug goes. If it doesn't make noise the horn is bad.
The earlier ( pre airbag horn pads ) are easy to fix. On the 93 there should be buttons on the strering wheel for the horns.
That depends on your budget. Fluke is the best, but costs the most. I wouldn't buy a DMM (DVM) from AutoZone, probably way overpriced. Definitely get an auto-ranging DMM.
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The Fluke that it is copied from is the Model 87-IV - True RMS for $440. I've had one for 15 years, price keeps rising, was $350.