Looking for a Fox: All Advice Welcomed

LandoGotAFox

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Hello everyone I recently sold my 1979 Camaro with a built 383 Stroker. I’m looking at picking up a 1988 Foxbody this week. I’ve always liked the Foxbodys and this one is in very nice condition. However, I’m new to this world of mustangs and need help advice with my go fast addiction.

The car has BBK intake, 75mm BBK throttle body, headers and a exhaust already. What’s heads/cam/larger injectors would you guys recommend? I don’t care about gas mileage as this will NOT be a daily driver. Mostly cruising around on the weekends and I love having the power there when needed.
 
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Be prepared for suggestions from mild to wild. For a street cruiser, stick with the stock cam, trickflow 11r 170 heads, gt40/explorer/cobra style intake. The stock cam makes good power down low and will be more fun on the street than any of the OTS "street" level cams.
 

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My recommendations would be Twisted Wedge 170 heads, Anderson N41 cam, 24# injectors. If you don't have it already, add a cold air intake calibrated for the injectors and throttle body size. Adjustable fuel pressure regulator. A good tune! Then you will need to upgrade the brakes and suspension to handle the extra fun power. Make sure you have a good set of sub-frame connectors and a Maximum Motorsports strut tower brace.
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I think you need to know more about the car before you start worrying about power.
For example, why the hell is there a 75mm throttle body on it? That doesn't even come close to mating up to a stock intake port properly, which suggests either the previous owners are clueless or the car is more heavily modified than you think.
Brakes? Suspension? Subframe connectors?

I'm of the belief that you get the entire car ready for more power, before making it more powerful.
 

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Check the car very closely for rust issues,especially the strut towers. Look at the torque boxes as well. You DON"T want to deal with a rusty car. And,you'll get a ton of different suggestions here on engine mods. It really comes down to how much $$ you want to spend. But like said above, prepare the chassis FIRST.
 

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I think you need to know more about the car before you start worrying about power.
For example, why the hell is there a 75mm throttle body on it? That doesn't even come close to mating up to a stock intake port properly, which suggests either the previous owners are clueless or the car is more heavily modified than you think.
Brakes? Suspension? Subframe connectors?

I'm of the belief that you get the entire car ready for more power, before making it more powerful.


I can probably answer this. Car has been sitting for good bit and the decision was finally made to get it out of the damned yard (it's killing the grass). So the owner took all the parts he had lying around in the garage and started tossing them under the hood. The pieces and parts that were missing are either still missing or were sourced from friends, Craiglist, and Ebay.

If the car starts then it's a good part and generates many HOuRsE PowerZ
 

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Hello everyone I recently sold my 1979 Camaro with a built 383 Stroker. I’m looking at picking up a 1988 Foxbody this week. I’ve always liked the Foxbodys and this one is in very nice condition. However, I’m new to this world of mustangs and need help advice with my go fast addiction.

The car has BBK intake, 75mm BBK throttle body, headers and a exhaust already. What’s heads/cam/larger injectors would you guys recommend? I don’t care about gas mileage as this will NOT be a daily driver. Mostly cruising around on the weekends and I love having the power there when needed.


Can I ask you how much you intend to spend on the purchase of this car?

Once that purchase is complete, how much do you have to spend on upgrades?


Also (and this is for legacy Stangnet Member with a better memory than mine): There is a thread here in the 5oh section and I can't recall who... Anyway, it's the one where he bought the car and took a pic of the pile of OEM parts that he replaced just to feel good about making it DD-able.

:poo:, I can't remember who made the thread. Someone post a link if they recall?
 
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Can I ask you how much you intend to spend on the purchase of this car?

Once that purchase is complete, how much do you have to spend on upgrades?


Also (and this is for legacy Stangnet Member with a better memory than mine): There is a thread here in the 5oh section and I can't recall who... Anyway, it's the one where he bought the car and took a pic of the pile of OEM parts that he replaced just to feel good about making it DD-able.

:poo:, I can't remember who made the thread. Someone post a link if they recall?
This !!!!!
Take all that money , combine it and go buy a nice clean close to stock as possible example that isn’t rattle canned black and start there .
 
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I can probably answer this. Car has been sitting for good bit and the decision was finally made to get it out of the damned yard (it's killing the grass). So the owner took all the parts he had lying around in the garage and started tossing them under the hood. The pieces and parts that were missing are either still missing or were sourced from friends, Craiglist, and Ebay.

If the car starts then it's a good part and generates many HOuRsE PowerZ
Lol car actually haven’t been sitting. It’s parked in a garage, starts right up and not owned by a youngster looking to rag it out. But thx for the input boss
 

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Can I ask you how much you intend to spend on the purchase of this car?

Once that purchase is complete, how much do you have to spend on upgrades?


Also (and this is for legacy Stangnet Member with a better memory than mine): There is a thread here in the 5oh section and I can't recall who... Anyway, it's the one where he bought the car and took a pic of the pile of OEM parts that he replaced just to feel good about making it DD-able.

:poo:, I can't remember who made the thread. Someone post a link if they recall?
Just depends on how far I wanna go with it once I start having fun with it. Stay mild and keep it as a cruiser or go wild. Nobody really knows how much they’re going to invest in a toy until they start playing.
 

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Lol car actually haven’t been sitting. It’s parked in a garage, starts right up and not owned by a youngster looking to rag it out. But thx for the input boss


The alternative is that he just didn't know what he was doing :shrug: I figure it's more likely he had a part sitting around when he decided to sell.