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Old 10-06-2005, 06:02 AM
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well since the edsel was worth so much it is no longer my daily driver

and i picked up a 1992 Ford Tempo with a 2.3 Inline 4

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Any ideas on what to do for performance
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:13 AM
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Only drive down hill.

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Its a Tempo. I wouldn't waste money on performance. There was one in MM & FF a few years ago that looked like a drag car. It had a tube chassis, tubbed, looked great...except he kept the 2.3. He listed all these modifications he had done including NOS. He listed his best time as 17.xx. All that money and that was all he had to show for it.

That being said, nothing is going to be much of a difference, but the sum of all might be noticeable. Mostly common sense stuff.

Get some dryer vent hose and run it from that throttle body to somewhere to get some cool air. Run it out the side of the fender and cap it with a cone filter.

Advance the timing a hair, make use the plugs are good and gapped properly.

Keep your tires aired properly
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Don't forget a new wheel cover for the rear wheel, got to have good aerodynamics for acceleration down the hill.

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sure if you want to make it go faster just tow it with a silverado pickup lol.
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How about some pictures of the Edsel?
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:36 PM
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Only drive down hill.

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Tow it with a Chevy

Last edited by Blazin72; 10-06-2005 at 08:37 PM. Reason: Dangit, I need to get in the habit of reading all of the posts before I respond. I thought I was being original...
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:37 PM
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Tow it with a Chevy
He wanted to go faster, not slower!
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He wanted to go faster, not slower!

lol, cant get much slower than a Ford Tempo...
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He wanted to go faster, not slower!
Ahahahaha, I don't care if you love chevy's, that was good .
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:44 PM
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lol, cant get much slower than a Ford Tempo...

I can tell you haven't driven a '63 Hillman SuperMinx...
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I saw a beat up Ford Probe somebody spray painted white and somebody had hand painted on the rear bumper "cost of paint $100, cost of car $1000, the look on your face when I blow your doors off...priceless" and between the front seats he had a 10lb bottle of nitrous.

You could go that route....
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Just drive it, don't try to make it faster, save your money.
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Graphics, a red "R" emblem, 4' wing, and a 6" fartcan exhaust. You will be running 12s in no time.

seriously, use the Tempo for the purpose it was designed, economical transportation. Save your pennies and start a "fun car fund". Use the Tempo to chase parts for your project.
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