Suspension: Tokico Hp blue shocks/struts, Prothane master bushings kit, boxed in lower control arms and strut bars front and rear. still stock springs, i'... Show more;d like a set of Eibach or Tanabe lowering springs, and an adjustable panhard bar, but all my money is being used on the Mustang for now... besides this car handles great! Show Less
I chose to keep the 200ci inline 6 for a couple reasons.
1) better gas mileage, it will be my daily driver.
2) it was the original engine.
3) i had never... Show more seen one in a mustang before, i have only seen 2 other 6 cyl mustangs since (in person). so it will be something unique that will hopefully grab attention.
yucky, time to rebuild.
This was the first engine i had ever rebuilt, so i was kinda nervous, but i had some help.
all it needed was a hone and a lot of cleaning. I had the crank polished too.
while it was apart I installed ARP rod bolts and a clay smith cam from ClassicInlines.com. i also installed Clifford long tube dual out headers, Duraspark 2 distributor, GM HEI module, and MSD coil.
the head was milled, i now have a 9.8:1 compression ratio, i also did some porting.
one of the things i wanted was a tri-power setup, however i didnt want to pay $400 for the adapter from offenhauser (which i have heard is prone to vacuum leaks. the intake manifold is cast with the head as one piece, making it impossible to bolt on a performance intake and carburetor.
this is what i started with:
i decided it was a good idea, so i went to my machine shop and had them weld it up for me because i didnt want to attempt welding on cast iron.
i used a 1 1/4" hole saw and dremel to make the outer holes.
i dont have any really good pictures of me welding the flanges on, but both the tubing and flanges are stainless steel. thats epoxy putty in the last picture, just to make it look smoother.
more info here
7/14/08 - ive ordered a TransGo shift kit for the C4, it will be going in as soon as i get it.
my exhaust kit came. 2" dual aluminized tubes with Cherry Bomb turbo mufflers. it should sound great. Show Less