Your headers look like some fun, however, they come down in the wrong place unless you just going to plumb straight pipes out.
I've been designing some custom long headers at 33" for primaries, and the fit to actually get mufflers in is a real problem. The reason I am using 33" primaries is that the formula for header design calls for that length with the Crane 2030 cam I'm using. On N/A the headers can make up to 17 hp gain when designed properly. A very good gain IMHO. Other headers might get you more around 10-12.
My carb'd 2.8 dyno'd at 132 at the wheels with a tired block, and the motor I am currently building, is planned for the 175 range with more low end torque.
With the work you are doing on the heads and the intake setup, you can make close to 200, however, the porting job on the heads needs to be carefully done and you will benefit from a 3 or 5 angle valve grind.
The other issue is clearance. You are going to run out of room up top unless you cut a scoop.
I just received PFF stickers from IMSA GT. These look more original for me. That is the first set made. I feel honored The quality is awesome and these stick good too. I cant wait to put one on my fiero.
Dominik, I knew I had a picture of your car back when Lisa owned it around here somewhere. Tonight, I was looking for some other pics, and found it....so I thought I'd post it here for you. This was taken at the last FOCOA meet at Osage Beach, and Lisa is standing next to the car, waiting to take it through judging. I know I have some others...I'll have to look and see if I can find them.
Its below 0 degress here in Chicago area so no huge updates. I talked to Craig today and we decided to upgrate the regular water pump to the electric one. I will also get more powerful chrome alternator.
So, what are your opinions if any on the electic water pumps installed on 2.8's. Any pros or cons?????
Yes, this build took a big turn. After talking with Dominik over the last couple months I new that this 2.8 was not going to satisfy his need for speed. So after figuring out some numbers we came to the agreement that I would basicly buy back the 2.8 from him and build him a nice sbc V8 and install it. Dominik found a 305 near him and sent me the link. After reviewing the link and speaking with the seller Dominik bought the engine. It is a 1989 305 HO out of a Trans Am GTA with 83k on it.
The engine will be rebuilt by me and will put out about 330hp. This build is also a very special build, because this car will be the first to leave the new shop "Fieros Unlimited of Wisconsin" and will be a trademark for future builds.
.... and yes, it is a Toyota Matrix. Who needs a truck?
and here is it my V8 in Craig's garage.
I also bought a shiny oil pan, you like?
The engine has to spend the night in the garage, soon it will be comfy in the basement where rebulding will take place. The block will be read as well as the tranny. The only thing I am worried about is how long will the stock clutch hold. I won't race the car so hopefully it will last a while.
Craig, you must have been blasted with snow, we got a ton, and are getting more tonight. My aunt said she got 22 inches in Madison.
Blasted with snow is not the word for it. I have my fastback next to yours behind the car port, and they now look like a small ski hill. I had to have a company come and remove snow piles from the shop because I ran out of room. I am begining to REALLY HATE SNOW!!!!!!! We just got hit again today with about 7 more inches. This sucks.
Your putting a V8, carbeurated none-the-less and you are putting in an MPG guage??? Why?
First, It's not just a MPG gauge. It is a vacuum gauge. A vacuum gauge helps aid in the tuning process and is a vital gauge for engine monitoring. A vacuum gauge can tell you alot about how the engine is running and performing.
Second, A well tuned V8 will get the same mpg if not better than the stock 2.8 if you keep your foot out of it, whether it be a FI setup or a carb setup.