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Old 08-24-2008, 03:52 PM
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85 Mustang 2.3l OHC

Hi Y'all,

a few weeks ago (5-6-14 months?) I found an old HotRod Mag article on opening up the 2.3l, now I cannot find it again. I remember header-found for $181, intake and carb. They used like a holley 390 and offy intake I think, and netted like 156 tq and 202 hp @ 3500/6000. My problem is that they used a 79 w/D2 ignition and I have an 85 w/ EEC4.

What I have found is that my head is supposed to be better, my ignition is supposed to be better and my cam will soon be more agressive, not by much though. I also know a motorcraft 2150 will bolt to my manifold if I take off the YFA adapter.

Staying with a feedback carb, what would be the best size; one for a 302, Windsor, or 2.8l v-6?

It has a German ET 4spd non-OD and cruises about 2800 rpm @ 60 in 4th. A PO has aready gotten into the axle b/c an open diff doesnt catch poss. I do plan to build this engine before too long 10:1 cr, 2000-6500 rpm cam, headers and at least a 2bbl, I am shooting for 150 rwhp

Any help/advice will be greatly appreceited. Thanks
 
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:32 PM
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I would ditch the feedback carb system. At best, they sucked. A DSII conversion is a walk in the park, and will open up your carb choices. I would go with a 350cfm Holley 2300 2BBL, they have the same bolt pattern as the motorcraft/autolite, and are new. You will need to tune it, but they take standard Holley jets.
 
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thanks six, just finished a thorough exam yesterday, all is not well, head gasket is failing, needs suspension and tranny rebuild. have 97 GMQ parts car, 4.6/auto, thinking of doubling engine size, shouldn't be much more $ than rebuild (4bbl, cam, header, 2" exhaust, ect...)

Mass Air, thats the one thats easy to mod, right? Have some peeps looking it over on stangnet now, info for swaps is easier to dig up.
 
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You might contact tech at www.powerbyace.com
They would be able to help with some of the pieces you need.
 
 
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