well the best idea you can go for is to get a mopar head gasket the felpro are known to go bad, and you dont have to gasket match the ports just clean them up and smooth them and it will make a differnce
if that was a print-a-seal gasket by fel pro it's a dam fine gasket and it won't rot like a mopar one around the water passages ( print-a-seal is a grey coloured gasket with silicone bead seals)well crap... got the part number for the Mopar gasket? I was looking at a fel pro "super seal" or something like that
lol the G33K is a lady,yeah i think it was a permatorque, i'll ask my boss to order one from the dealer he lives by
and painting the valve cover a girly color? do you think i'm trying to rice out my car???
1st setup the cam according to the book , then advance the cam (clockwise) 1 tooth , smoother idle and better power. 2nd score a computer from a minivan with the same motor , if i'm not mistaken the mini's got a slightly more agressive timing curve for the xtra weight ? someone will surely let me know if I'm wrong. otherwise porting the water pump housing would be a nice bonus for xtra HPYeah it's a TBI car (94 Acclaim). I ordered the gasket today from the local dealer, got a new water pump, felpro head bolts, intake and exhaust gaskets, magnetic drain plug...
I think I'm going to change out the E3 plugs for a set of NGK Platinums.... or if you guys have another suggestion I'm open for it. The car has an Accel coil on it with Taylor wires and a K&N filter so far. I plan on doing some very minor porting on the head while it's off and after some research I've decided not to wrap the exhaust manifold.
Since I'm not wrapping the manifold, is there any shielding that can be made or that is sold to maybe keep exhaust heat away from the intake? I plan on blocking the cooling lines that go to the intake for the sake of a denser intake charge, and later down the road I'd like to put in my own cold-air ductwork.
Other later plans for the car involve new wheels, a small and tasteful wing (no six foot tall fake carbon fiber BS, more like 03 OEM stratus/taurus), bucket seats inside with a Getrag A555 swap, custom center console, pillar mounted digital gauges, a tach, and..... heck, i'm not sure but i'm sure i'll come up with more stuff
In the meantime it's time to go pull the head so I can have it milled tomorrow!
Heavens no! But I'm a girl and we like things in pink and purple!and painting the valve cover a girly color? do you think i'm trying to rice out my car???
Uh oh. Hold on to your wallet.Any ideas for mods while i have the head off?
I wish I had all that, but I'm looking to get back on the road by the end of the weekend lol, not having a car is starting to suck badWell since you got the head why not go turbo? just buy a complete TI intake with injectors/tb/sensors, wiring. Then order a top end gasket kit that way you have all new gaskets on your top end. Buy a cheap turbo head (under 75 plus shipping for complete ones in the FS section, I even have one posted),buy a turbo LM, buy a cheap mitsu in good condition WITH the swingvalve (at the most 75 shipped), buy an exh mani (also super cheap) and a downpipe and you should be good to go. If you spent some time and ported the exh/int manis, SV, turbine/compressor housings, you should make some nice power compared to what you have now. Just my opnion, its not expensive at all, and since you have the head off already, you already have about half the work done.
what about running the Chevy 300 CFM TBI and tuning with fuel pressure. Not being turbo fuel pressure should get close enough.But you will not be able to gain a WHOLE lot of power unless you come up with a less restrictive throttle body, and a way to tune it.
The factory tbi intake manifold and air box are designed to keep the throttle blade from freezing closed and to keep the fuel atomized in the manifold in extremely cold weather, at the expense of flow/hp.dont do ut own cold air duct work the engineers at the factory get paid hundreds of thousands to make the parts perfectly match the cars they are attached to and im sure they did a better job at it then using toilet piping as cold air
When i was modding a tbi i noticed that if you take the top part (the fuel part) off of the tbi throttle body, it will actually sit on the lip of a mfi tb (t1 or v6) and fit pretty well. If you brazed or jb welded it on and then incorporated the different bolt pattern into a throttle body spacer, it might be an easy way to get a bigger TB on a tbi.what about running the Chevy 300 CFM TBI and tuning with fuel pressure. Not being turbo fuel pressure should get close enough.