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my 4 cyl mustang nightmare

I have many issues reguarding my 87 2.3 Mustang, I dont want to put a bigger motor in it but I would like more power,What add ons can I purchase to get my car alittle oomph wiyout committing financial suicide?

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Welcome to Hotrodders. This is the introduction forum. Please place your question in the Engine forum and you should get some answers. Thanks
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Welcome to the site, you NEED a turbo on that engine
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I have many issues reguarding my 87 2.3 Mustang, I dont want to put a bigger motor in it but I would like more power,What add ons can I purchase to get my car alittle oomph wiyout committing financial suicide?

Check out Racer Walsh on line, they have a lot of 4 cylinder Ford stuff....
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these two as well

http://www.esslingeracing.com/index.htm

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I have many issues reguarding my 87 2.3 Mustang, I dont want to put a bigger motor in it but I would like more power,What add ons can I purchase to get my car alittle oomph wiyout committing financial suicide?
Find a junked SVO mustang, or a junked Turbo Tbird. Take your engine out and install forged pistons, and then swap over the turbo, exhaust, and fuel induction system, and then the Engine control system. It will give you an SVO mustang, or as we used to call them, "Super Stangs". Hold on when you hit the gas, becasue it will fly with that turbo. If you want to avoid pulling your engine out but going with a turbo, then go easy on the boost. The only difference between your 2.3L and a turbo2.3L is the Pistons. Yours are Cast, and the Turbo Pistons are Forged so the difference in strength will restrict the amount of boost you can add. The Fuel injectors for the Turbo are really big, as needed for the extra air, so not using them will also restrict the amount of boost you can add. I have a 93 Ranger with the 2.3L and I am looking for a blown 2.3LTurbo for cheap money. I want the extra power for towing, not racing though. When I get it finished I'll paint the words "Rocket Ranger" on the side just for kicks.
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seveal years ago my grand pa built a 2.3 motor in a mustang for a guy doing that roundi round racing...he ported the heads, up the compression a little and some cam..that little dude would fly...how ever afetr the 3rd race and winning -and lapping every one, he got called out for a tear down..of course the motor was illegal..lol..but point is..it would fly...but for you..i would try to do a turbo
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for "oomph" and not break the bank just change to a higher rear gears ratio

"oomph" is never free, your gas mileage will suffer (a little) but you will feel a big difference in acceleration and still burn 87 octane

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put nos on it

the most bang for your buck and they make a system for everyone no it will not blow up your motor thats an old tale you can blow it up with nos but thats because we all experiment to the limit
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