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Old 12-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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H/C/I attempt...fail!

So, I won't have the money I thought I would. Was planning a TrickFlow tip end kit. Still wanna do something! What would be the best "pieced together" top end kit if I could get my hands on it all? Looking for low to mid range tq and hp as it sees some highway use.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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I wouldn't bother. If you head gaskets leak change them. If they don't leave them and put a low boost supercharger or turbo on their. The vortech kit is about $1900, do you have that? It comes with everything you need.
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My bottom end needs a rebuild. Everything leaks!lol Not a novice as far as internals go, but have spare time and a garage. Not putting anything new on this tired bottom end man. I hear the stock rotating assembly can handle some business of its own though. Just looking for direction I guess...lol!!
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Ah understood. That's a different story. Any budget?
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I'd like to have maybe 17 hundred in the build. Realistically about 23 hundred or so man. Like I said: had BIG plans all year...not so much now!
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Hmmm, can you build the bottom yourself? Might get away for hundreds in cost. Then you could buy a nice set of used aluminum heads and an intake of your choice. GT40 or explorer type seem to be most popular on a budget.
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i say get a good set of aluminum heads like jay says. then whatever is needed to rebuild. then upgrade the rest down the road. also a cam doesnt cost to much.mit would be nice to get that in there while you have it apart. check ebay, craigslist, local adds, classifieds, etc etc. if you find some used parts you could probably swing a nice mild rebuild for under 2k. but like i said at least get some heads. they are the most important thing thats gonna make power.
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Cool. Like I said, just didn't wanna be throwing good money over bad and trying to get a budget together. Thanks for the help as always guys!

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Hmmm, can you build the bottom yourself? Might get away for hundreds in cost. Then you could buy a nice set of used aluminum heads and an intake of your choice. GT40 or explorer type seem to be most popular on a budget.
This will be my first attempt at building a bottom myself, but I think I'm gonna go for it! It's just a hobby car and I'm havin fun learning. Just don't wanna bash up good parts...
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I know you can get edelbrock E-Streets for under 1k and flo teks for a little under 800. Search Craigslist and you can find some deals on intakes. I got my explorer gt40 for around 100 or so and my edelbrock performer for 125.
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Cool. Like I said, just didn't wanna be throwing good money over bad and trying to get a budget together. Thanks for the help as always guys!

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This will be my first attempt at building a bottom myself, but I think I'm gonna go for it! It's just a hobby car and I'm havin fun learning. Just don't wanna bash up good parts...
Are you planning on boring it or just freshening up the bottom end.
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I've got some advice on heads, try speedway motors online , aluminum heads complete only 385 each . As far as intake I have a stock 93 cobra upper and lower I will sell . Picture is one I replaced mine with but looks faded and older cobra emblem on it. Let me know n I will send pics of it

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I've got some advice on heads, try speedway motors online , aluminum heads complete only 385 each . As far as intake I have a stock 93 cobra upper and lower I will sell . Picture is one I replaced mine with but looks faded and older cobra emblem on it. Let me know n I will send pics of it
That's the flo tek heads I was referring to.
They are basically the same as the GT40X ford racing heads.
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Got to looking around. With those heads, I can piece together a kit for half of what the TrickFlow kit is. Think I'm goin for it!
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That's all I'm waitin on man. Prolly gonna start the tear down in a couple weeks. Just got longtubes on my car and wanna enjoy it for a few rides!lol
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Got to looking around. With those heads, I can piece together a kit for half of what the TrickFlow kit is. Think I'm goin for it!
The gains prolly won't be any near as much as the trickflow kit but I bet you will be happy. I'm sure it will still be far superior to a gt40 build.
I am actually kind of excited because I have been dying for someone to review these heads. One of the mustang magazines did a small article on them a while back. I just don't remember which one it was.I think they saw gains of at least 40hp just bolting the heads on, but my memory is foggy.

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The gains prolly won't be any near as much as the trickflow kit but I bet you will be happy. I'm sure it will still be far superior to a gt40 build.
I am actually kind of excited because I have been dying for someone to review these heads. One of the mustang magazines did a small article on them a while back. I just don't remember which one it was.I think they saw gains of at least 40hp just bolting the heads on, but my memory is foggy.

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Here's the article along with a pic of the dyno numbers.
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Sorry, here it is.

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Thanks for the info man! This was very helpful, and answered a lot of the questions I was gonna eventually ask anyways.
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Thanks for the info man! This was very helpful, and answered a lot of the questions I was gonna eventually ask anyways.
No problem.
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