Good luck with the new car, I'm sure you will get a lot of pleasure out of it..
I have a 1989 LX, and they are much less expension to build up than the newer 4.6L SOHC & DOHC engines.
My '89 LX was running 13.53 back when the engine was stock, but it did have expensive suspension work. This included steeda U/L control arms, tokio 5 way adjustable shocks and drag struts, sub frame connectors, and strut tower brace. It also has MAC shortie headers, MAC off road 'h' pipe, 2.5" flowmaster system, and detroit locker with 3.73 gears..
Doesn't take much to dial them in..
Enjoy the car..