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Old 10-23-2004, 02:13 AM
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89 mustang 2.3

any one know of any " chips " i can use on this thing....it's a gut less wonder....no exhaust and custom intake....is about all i've got going for it right now...was gonna turbo it, but don't wanna buy a turbo header

what else can i do to this thing to make is quick ?
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Old 10-23-2004, 04:05 AM
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I doubt there will be a chip for something that far back. Most those chips are for OBD2 computers and some OBD1, but a chip doesn't make internals changes that make the power in an engine.

Anyway, what goes for a v8 goes for a 2.3L as well, in a smaller sense, of course.

Cam, valve job, port/polish the head (stock head = lousy air flow), find a factory 2.3L header if not on your engine, but if you've tuned the engine to run with no exhaust (from what you say = doubtful), go that way instead. Higher compression pistons will help, too. Compression can be bumped to about 10.0:1 and you might get by with maybe mid-grade juice. 2.7L stroker kit from Esslinger or Racer Walsh (I forget which) helps, too. Maybe by late next year, I can strut that 2.7L kit with the spare 2.3L I've got now.....

Otherwise, speed costs money, how fast can you spend???
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Old 10-23-2004, 10:20 AM
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i can't spend any more, i just spent 4 K on my 1981 truck, so i'm outa the game, with any thing that isn't over 200 $
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Old 10-24-2004, 02:27 PM
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this guy turboed for cheap he's a little wild but it is some good info i think

http://www.msvorinich.itgo.com/
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Old 10-25-2004, 09:34 AM
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i've thought about going turbo, but the only thing i reall want to turbo is my 89 nissan maxima
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