- Ownership Status:
- I own it
- Transmission Type:
- Build Type:
- Parts change pretty frequently as we are always looking for ways to make the most power possible. Changes are noted below.
- 2014 Ported OEM intake, HKS 272 cams,ARP head studs,block bored .20 over 2.3 Stoker kit with Eagle H beam rods, Wiseco 10:1 pistons, 100mm Eagle crank, balance shaft delete, Egr deleted
In 2015 we switched to a 2g head with a mild port job, HKS 272 cams, Brian Crowler valve train with 1mm oversized valves. OEM 2g intake reflanged to fit a 70mm throttle body. Previous years 100mm Eagle crank, Eagle 150mm rods and new Wiseco 12:1 pistons.
For the 2016 season we added an evo 3 intake ported and honed for the 70mm throttle body. Most of the previous years engine was salvageable so only minor upgrades were made and the money was spent on other areas on the car. The pistons were upgraded to Wiseco 13:1 and a lighter OEM rod was used to reduce rotating weight. With the extra resources we upgraded the ecu with Ecmlink V3.
For 2017 I'm using a 2.4 block, 156mm manley rods, manley light weight crank, a freash 2g head with bc springs and kelford cams. Also keeping previous years intake and throttle body. Tuning was done by Jp Riccio out of Independence Ohio. Jp was able to pull a additional 30 hp from previous years tune which makes a total increase of 70% over a stock na 1g.
- Mods-EMS & Logging:
- For years we've debated on getting some sort of tuning software so in 2016 we finally jumped in head first.... With the help of some good friends and Ecmtuning we created an animal of a naturally asperated 4g. The car is currently set up on Ecmlink v3 with an Innovate wideband and Innovate egt gauge. Rixracing out of Morgantown Wv provided tuning assistance, many parts and was a huge help getting the car set up on Ecmlink.
- Welded center differential. Aluminum Fidanza flywheel, Act 4 puck unsprung clutch
- Energy suspension polyurethane bushings full kit, KYB AGX adjustable struts, hypercoil springs, tubular cross members, AEM strut bars, 8 point chrome moly roll cage, and adjustable rear J bar for weight transfer. We also run Areo race wheels or Ford Crown Vic wheels (depending on rules), and anything and everything that is not necessary has been removed.
- Parts Wishlist:
- We could be here all day! Tubular a arms with more adjustment than stock.
- I was looking for a new hobby and ended up finding this car just sitting in the weeds on someone's property. I asked the owner what his plans were for the car and let's just say things didn't look good for the cars future. The car was pretty beat up so the chances of making this car 'nice' again were slim to none. I've owned several 2g street cars but I never owned a 1g. In our area we have several tracks that race a Non-Turbo FWD class. I thought that seemed like a great idea! At first we gutted the car, bought a cheap roll cage, got the motor running and put the car on the track, but as Ricky Bobby says: "If you're not first you're last", and I wanted a win pretty bad, so we bought a chrome moly light weight cage and started on the engine build.
Our plan for 2017 is to get a track championship. We've been close the last few years but with the changes planned over the winter we should be very competitive in 2017.