Sorry if its the wrong section... I've been dormant for awhile with a bad head and a unwillingness to do anything. Quick background as to why I'm having trouble.
-Wanted a 2nd car to use to deliver pizza.
-Bought this 88 shelby z with little knowledge about these cars and not alot of wrench time.
-Had a bearing issue
Yeah didn't know about it upon purchase
-With help of a local I got a 2.5 T1
-Dropped that in with the t2 top end and a MBC and a auto 2.5 t1 smec
-Lots of detonation + hitting overboost shutdown like an idiot with maybe 600 miles before i had bad valve train noise + Found out the fuel pump was running only 40-45 psi at idle
-Cam journal wear+bad valve seats. Just bought a new roller head for roughly the same $$
When I bought the head the plan was to do the 20 psi mod with the +20's, LC-1, Walbro 255, 2.5 in exhaust that I already had. Still need the computer (which ever one I need idk which), AFPR then I'm unsure of the rest as its starting to add up to more then I want to spend. On top of that the other day I went out to PB blast the gas tank straps and I poked a hole through the frame or the pinch weld area near the rear wheel. I got severely depressed at the rust rate of this car as it has the typical fred flintstone going on on the driver side and just the overall grossness underneath the whole car.
Planned on fixing it and driving it a bit and getting a reliable car that isn't rusted this bad. I guess my question is what would you do? or what are my options as it ran with the 2.5 t1 with detonation and I don't REALLY want to sell it like that.
other negatives I have going on or more work to do
-NY winter sucks working in outside
-Probably needs the front pass. side wheel bearing done although I could sell it with this
-Non turbo pass. side long cv axle, I have a intermediate shaft with cv shaft just not on there
-Need to Frankenstein the exhaust some or paid to get it so it doesn't bang around everywhere
-Driver side T top black trim that is on the back side of the door is broken off
-I'm demotivated with this specific car yet I still love them as a whole
-Crappy tires on eh looking 15"ers and the stock crabs have dry rotted tires on them so buying tires either way and it'll cost $$ which I'm trying to minimize
- Says in the 20 psi mod to get new fuel lines.. steel or rubber? Cause idk if I wanna tackle the steel lines especially with all the rust( won't need to worry if i choose not to do 20 psi mod) and aswell as I don't have nor want to do the car build part of the 20 psi mod:
poly front and rear engine mounts
Poly A arm bushings and sway bar bushings
new struts and shocks, KYB gr2 at least
1 negitive camber up front at least, no positive camber computer alignments!
-God knows if anyone read this far in my long rant. I can add pictures so maybe you'll read the text??
Any thoughts and comments are appreciated. Just want to figure out what I'm going to do.