87-90 2.3 5 speed 1/4 mile times

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    rseibenick New Member

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    Does anyone have any 1/4 mile times for a 87-90 2. 3 with a 5 speed. Thanks.
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    We are still waiting for the results from 1987. ;)

    They are really slow and I have never seen any magazine that tested one. They typically run 18-19 seconds.
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    Thanks for the information. Building a drag racing 2.3 EFI Mustang and wanting to get some actual times.
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    Mustang5L5 Car used in adult film "Highway Gangbang-InDaButt" SN Certified Technician Founding Member

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    When I ran mine...it was in the 20s
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    last time I had an n/a non coil pack car that I actually ran at the track( like 99-2000) it ran a 18.92 and I forget the mph, had 3.73 gears , 5 speed, a header, advanced timing, and 2 1/4 down pipe to a 2 1/2 cat back , was embarrassingly slow, ran it to do a before and after turbo swap , after turbo swap, bone stock 88 t-bird drive train, set at like 10 lbs ran a 15.92 and I forget the mph, now its running 13.50's consistently with basically stock stuff that has lots of tweaking and lots of boost, go with a turbo swap


    you can build an n/a 2.3 that will run 15-14 in the 1/4 but it wont be very streetable at all , old boss had a pinto with a n/a 2.3 that would do it but it was a major pain to drive on the street and he had bookoo money and time in it
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    I am running NHRA stock class with a 87 2.3 Mustang. Will weight 2480 with me in it. Have to run at least 16.45 ET. Will have long tube headers , 512 gears , T5 trans. , after market performance , but stock lift camshaft, water pump delete, Fast XFI computer. I can run a roller camshaft if it would help. Just had the car painted. Hope I can make the 16.45 ET index.
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    cam is going to screw you, the power is in the head and cam, if you get the head to flow good, deck it to raise compression, and put a big cam in it that's how you make an n/a run stock cam is ****ing in the wind as far as im concerned but I could be wrong
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