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Old 09-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #36
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Ok, so they aren't 140hp.... From the factory they're rated at 200 vs the 225 of later foxes. The 86 has junk heads... They're E6's and have a turbo swirl combustion chamber that is garbage for performance. They do have true flat top pistons which make higher compression but have no valve relief, so you are very limited to roller rocker and cam choice. Any clean 4 eye car is hard to find and there really aren't that many cruising around any more.

The speed density is going to be a mod killer. You are safe with full exhaust, gears, and other bolt ons. You can get away with with a set of GT40 or GT40p heads and a cobra, explorer, or tubular GT40 intake but that is pretty much the absolute most you can increase airflow without totally throwing the computer out of whack.

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I've seen similar 86's go for around the 4k price range. Some a little more some a little less. I'm not sure the math would totally work out on a straight up swap.
The turbo swirls with a bigger valve are supposed to be real good....

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Ya thats all stock, except i dont know about the stabilization bars, pretty sure its not. Engine is though. Unless that fox is in MINT condition its not worth your 02GT outside looks nice, inside doesnt look as good and its high miles. U would have to get $2 - $3k on top. As far as that tick you are hearing, u said u thought it could be ur headers, thats quite likely. Listen around until u locate it, it could be something easier. If u want a good fox i recommend 89 or earlier 87 and 88 didnt have a MAF sensor.
Computer upgrade isn't hard. Takes a couple hours.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:57 AM   #37
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Computer upgrade isn't hard. Takes a couple hours.
Ya guess ur right. Just get a computer that supports a MAF from the junk yard, right?
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:16 AM   #38
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There are several routes you can go... You can do the junkyard route and piece together everything you need..... ECU, harness, MAF sensor and housing..... But it can be a crap shoot as to if your getting good stuff or junk. Second option is to try and hunt down a Ford Motorsport MAF conversion which is a piggyback onto your computer and adds just the MAF portion.. I'll try to post a picture. Third you can look into aftermarket companies such as fiveology racing or others who offer complete MAF conversion kits. The plus side to the kits is everything is new or tested if its not so you know you're getting good stuff.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:14 PM   #41
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Oic, also i could gor to the parts store and get a new computer and MAF and rout the wiring to the MAF. That would assume that the harness still fits of course.
Well i like the idea of using something aftermarket better, makes me think its improved. Ill look into that, thanku.
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Get it with some boot and get a TF top end kit and call it a day clean 4 eyes are hard to find and worth alot more than u think
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Get it with some boot and get a TF top end kit and call it a day clean 4 eyes are hard to find and worth alot more than u think
Good point! Just gotta watch the TF top end kit on the stock bottom end. Without valve relief on the stock flat tops it would be a great idea to check piston to valve clearance first before you ruin valves or worse.

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Oic, also i could gor to the parts store and get a new computer and MAF and rout the wiring to the MAF. That would assume that the harness still fits of course.
Well i like the idea of using something aftermarket better, makes me think its improved. Ill look into that, thanku.
Yeah, IMO aftermarket is the way to go. I purchased mine from fiveology racing as a pre put together kit. Had I known about the Motorsport computer add ons for the MAF conversion I would've gone that route. Finding one of those on a car in a junkyard will probably take a while and if you find them for sale, they may want top dollar for it.
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I had a very clean and fast 88 GT and recently traded and threw some money for an 02 GT and honestly man it's no comparison whatsoever. I would never give my 02 up for a Foxbody. driving is so much better. exhaust sounds so much better.
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If u want manual then tease yours for a manual....to jump into an 86 fox is alot different...u can throw $2-3k at it easy and still won't b as fast or cruise like your 02....if you are hands on and have $5k to do suspension and motorwork than yeah go for it...like u have heard if u race on the street any newer cars will beat u but what's important to u...an 86 is a classic and should b your second/hobby car really...keep your 02 and get a loan...
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:22 AM   #46
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Build yours if bored with it...find a modded mustang...the 86 has 140,000miles...if u can't afford to mod the 02 than you really can't afford the 86...so many things to check on 86...btw instead of speed density or mass air u can put a carb on it...there is a lot to learn and learning takes time and most of all money...it doesn't seem like u modded or no about the car so its probably not a good idea to jump to the 86
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:53 AM   #47
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Get both like me, i have fun playing with my 88 and if whatever im doing makes it so i cant drive it then i drive my 01. That way i keep my 01 nice and always have something do drive. Just get an old beat up fox for real cheap and have fun with it. Then when the fox is done and u are happy with it, sell the newer mustang if u want. I love both, i dont think i could ever sell either.
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This would prob be wat your looking for in a fox, an for the 5 speed swap. I'd go with a manually shifted auto, no missing shifts an a good stall.
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