Originally Posted by needmorespeed
I know you said you are using as much of the donor 96 as possible but any thoughts on upgrading the suspension as you build? The suspension isn't the best design in these cars.
Also, any plans on stiffening up the 88 as you build it up?
Definitely a challenging and fun project. And yeah stick with the 4.6, my concern is the width of the 4.6 in the fox body for the headers you will need.
perhaps you know something i've not yet thought of? the engine bay is pretty much the exact same shape in both cars isn't it?...the radiator support is different and the sheet metal is stamped a little different with respect to the location of some holes...and of course the plate where the steering shaft comes through.
I'm using the K member from the 96 and the steering shaft...so i'll have some welding to do on the firewall so i'm expecting the manifolds currently attached to the heads to fit just fine.
though i'd welcome any information to the contrary before i begin putting it in.
Sure I know that while the engine is out is the right time to put heads and/or headers on but this is a serious budget build. I'm trying not to spend any money outside of parts that need to be replaced...i.e. motor mounts and drivers side spindle. I am using a set of rear control arms i got from summit. i have them sitting here and i was going to put them on my 96 but i figure i'll use them on this.