Originally Posted by hcompton
Got ya. I usally deck the blocks for street build to raise the compression. If your doing edis get a ranger 2 plug head they make more power. Careful there are some gotcha to the swap.
I love itbs and bike carbs but your going to have some issues tuning for a low compression low rpm engine. You may need to drill the idle air ports tp make that work. Or under size them a little if they are from a bike.
The four barrel manifolds actually work well. You can buy a real good four barrel and a good webber setup. Im sure you seen this site they are the go to ppl for 2.3 unless your trying to 9 k rpm then its ford motorsport beleive it or not. Since they use the 2.3 in a indy style race car ford supported.
Sorry for crappy link.
The head has already been done so I'm sticking with it, if I ever do decide to change the engine rather than modify this one I way just swap in a Zetec 2.0L.
The compression is at like 9.8:1 so its not too bad- I'm more worried about tuning the carbs with the big cam than anything else.