My 1990 Notchback Build Thread

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by oatburner99, Jul 2, 2011.


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    My center caps are actually custom made by me.. :p had to do some trimming on the plain jane black center caps I got from American muscle. But they work great!
     
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    +1000 on getting rid of the GT bumper and maybe do something about the 4x4 stance it has....But other than that, Nice Car:nice:
     
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    What's the wording on the underside of the hood? Maybe i just can't see it
     
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    says "powered by SVOC" which is a very good friend of mine (owner of SVOC) and is a Shelby tech.
     
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    I've got to get the fender's rolled first before I can lower the car...already rub in the front. But yes lowering is on the list.
     
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    Nice car. So you put the sensor from the small housing into the larger housing and it runs good? I was gonna do this on my old 91 notch, but a few people said it wouldn't run right.
     
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    From what I have gathered (this is my experience) that some car's do just fine. Other's don't run as well with the stock 70mm Cobra housing and stock meter installed. I installed my 55mm stock meter in the 93 cobra 70mm housing and noticed a drop in mileage as well as a rich condition. Now I have my cat's off as well as running a short belt (bypassing the smog pump) and it runs rich from that too. Another thing I noticed was that on startup the car would hunt a little bit @ idle until it warmed up. We have a big discussion on another forum about this situation. Some of the input has been that the 55mm meter obviously is reading (voltage) more air (due to the 70 mm size of the housing) but the computer cannot adjust ENOUGH for the fuel. The stock computer can only adjust so much (adaption) So what ends up happening is the car goes lean @ higher RPMS, which isn't good for the motor. Now I am researching now how a SN95 70mm housing AND SN95 meter work with the fox computer. Maybe someone can also chime in on this. I know it has alot to do with the voltage, airflow measured equates to voltage which is sent to the computer. The more airflow passing over the meter, the higher the reading in voltage. If the computer's max for reading airflow is "X" and you are actually flowing "Z" the computer can't understand that value because it's higher than it can adapt to. This is obviously is my understanding, so if I'm incorrect anyone please correct me!
     
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    Sounds like what happened to my car when I put an old Pro-m 87mm maf on there. I got back firing when i got on the throttle heavy or when i would let off the gas from getting on it. I figured it was because the computer wasn't making the fuel adjustments after taking the reading on much greater air flow coming in. I definitely think it needs a tune to run right with the 87 but that has to wait just like the rest of the engine build :mad:... trying to keep the motto in my head "do it once and do it right"
     
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    Installed these today with the help of a good friend:

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    Well went to the track last night. Track prep was lacking as usual. Next track night is going to be at Lonestar Motorsports Park, Home to Hennessey Performance. Alot better facility so I've been told. Anyway here's my times....went from a 14.7 last time out, to a 14.3, but still have alot of practice to do. Seriously lacking in the reaction time department, Uploading pictures and video now...in the meantime here's the times (keep in mind this is on street radials also:

    1st Pass
    Reaction=.5010
    60ft-2.53
    1/4=15.46
    mph=94.70

    2nd Pass
    Reaction=.8766
    60ft=2.26
    1/4=14.51
    mph=95.08

    3rd Pass
    Reaction=.5745
    60ft=2.28
    1/4=15.30
    mph=91.26

    4th Pass
    Reaction=.1138
    60ft=2.27
    1/4=14.73
    mph=94.24

    5th Pass
    Reaction=.5930
    60ft=2.50
    1/4=14.38
    mph=90.58

    6th Pass
    Reaction=.4371
    60ft=2.31
    1/4=14.64
    mph=95.28

    7th Pass
    Reaction=.4094
    60ft=2.35
    1/4=14.73
    mph=95.73

    8th Pass
    Reaction=.3655
    60ft=2.35
    1/4=14.49
    mph=96.65

    9th Pass

    Reaction=.6634
    60ft=2.557
    1/4=15.1
    mph-95.79

    10th Pass=
    Reaction=.8040
    60ft=2.32
    1/4=14.52
    mph=95.79

    11th Pass
    Reaction=.8094
    60=2.32
    1/4=14.52
    mph=96.26

    Pictures and video coming....as far as times...I did a 14.7 last time I went out...so making some forward progress with a 14.3 Still my times are all over the place...need to get consistent.
     
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    Man you got quite a few passes in! Usually I only hear about folks getting at most 4-5 runs. Good numbers too. I like the build, keep it going.
     
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    yeah, I tried to get as many as I could, trying to get consistent. But with it being 100+ even @ 10:00 pm it sucks.
     
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    Holy Crap, last time to the track I got like 2 runs.
     
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    I'm with these guys, getting 11 runs in is bad ass. I'm lucky to get 3, and that's with never getting out of line. Of course, test and tune night at my track is basically open season, you've got street cars, bikes, full blown race cars, etc. Fun to watch, but sucks to try to participate.
     
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    Super nice garage! Oh, and you must've been at the nascar drag-strip the way you were hot-lapping it. Practice your launch and stuff on the street (somewhere safe), and then when you go to the track, use and ice-pack on the intake and let the car cool for 30 minutes or so between runs. Right there, you're going to pick up a couple of tenths and a couple mph.
     
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    it's against TRACK RULES @ little river to ice your intake....get's water on the track....
     
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    you can buy insulated freezer packs that are made to keep in the ice chest and then be thrown onto the intake to prevent that and still get the same benefits
     
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    Alright no more 4 wheeling for the notch. Picked up a set of Saleen Racecraft springs, and me and my buddy Justin put them on this morning. Went on with no problems. Only worry that I had was that I have a REALLY REALLY steep driveway, and I was worried about scraping while trying to get the car in the garage. But I squeaked by. Overall the springs feel awesome. The car handles like it's on rails (in combination with the subframes) but the ride isn't bone jaring or beat you to death. Very happy with the outcome. Only thing I've got to work out a little more is roll the fender lips. Still rubs on the tire, in the front and the back. Easy enough fix. Excuse the cell phone pics, the sun was STUPID bright early this morning which caused the glare. Here's some pics:

    Springs:
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    Before the spring install (at Reborn's house)
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    Stock vs Saleen's
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    Out with the old:
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    All done:
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    All installed got glare? :
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    you are on westsidemustangs too yeah?
     
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