Originally Posted by WhiteKnightGT
So I just got my 87 gt last night... Been a Chevy guy for years and wanted to see the big deal and honestly love my fox body I picked up. As for the engine the previous owner added a bbk throttle body with bbk headers x pipe with two flow master super 40s and a set of turn downs. It also has a new k and n cold air intake new injectors brand new rebuilt 5 speed tranny with adjustable quadralink 3.73 posi swap big and littles cervini stalker front end with 6 piece projector clear case headlight assembly.
All I am looking to do is find out on a stock 302 as I'm assuming that's what it is ... What heads and cam can I drop in it as I have never messed with ford before. Also I'm looking for a good lowering kit as I don't like the stock ride height. And some info on what to do to maybe eliminate some of the wheel hop when I get on it a bit.
And lastly the cluster works but speedo is dead and doesn't read however car has only got a max of 86k on original engine. What cluster can I use and or what route would ya guys suggest.
The best thing you can do HCI wise is drop in a top end kit. The most popular is the trickflow. It will net gains of over 125hp. Edelbrock, holley and some others make some good top end kits also. Another good head is afr.
If you have bad wheel hop you can see if someone has removed the quad shock. It is located right behind the brake drum running horizontally. But A good set of lower control arms will fix any wheel hop. I use umi lift bars. Some people don't like them more street use, but I think that's people who haven't used them. They really make the car hook!! They are also formerly know as south side machine lift bars.
As for the speed it is probably an easy fix. Sometimes if the clip that holds the cable in place breaks, the cable will touch the header and burn up. Or the other more likely issue is the speedo gear stripped. This is located behind the speed sensor near the tailshaft on the tranny. The sensor comes out with one bolt. You can order the sensor from any major mustang parts dealer. Just know you wheel size and rear gear ratio before calling. It will cost around 20$ Oh yeah, it is possible the cable came out of the speedo but not likely. You can pull the cluster back far enough to verify if needed after pulling the screws that hold it in.