I just bought an 88 coupe and i plan on making it a track car... Before anyone bashes, I want to explain that the EFI setup has been removed from the previous owner (Harness, ECU, upper and lower intakes and distributor) Since I want to make this a track car, I will be overhauling/ rebuilding this engine. I want to keep it a 302 or possibly bore it to a 306. I also plan on taking it to mustang week this year so I do want some drive ability behind it as well. I plan on getting at least 300-350 to the wheels. There may be other threads on this as well im sure but I will not search for something I don't want, so lose the frustration. But my main point is im on a budget somewhat over the next few months and im curious if I should buy a new EFI setup (don't tell me to buy a used harness) as in new intakes, new harness, new ECU, new MAF etc. or go the easy route and switch to carb. If I switch to carb, what exactly CAN I use that I still have? I would plan on running an electric in-line fuel pump so I can keep the same timing cover, I'd need the duraspark distributor, probably a 600cfm holley, maybe a 650, performer intake, all the stuff to convert to carb, since it'd be cheaper. But what heads and cam should i use that would be carb friendly? i was thinking afr 165 at the most, but most likely TW heads and a stage 2 TF cam, with upgraded rockers, springs, pushrods and lifters. I know how to tune carbs and rebuild them, so i'm not a beginner with them. Also, since I want this to be somewhat reliable so I don't have to keep rebuilding, should I spend the extra money for the forged pistons or for 300-350 horse would the oem be fine? I'm not too sure how these 302's hold up and if I do have to keep EFI it will cost more. I'm just looking for a budget build that will be reliable and easy. Please give me your inputs, thanks. AND NO YELLING!!!!