88 TC with 351 swap project
Hi folks! If anyone here knows any tips or has any suggestions at all, please let me know. My project is converting a 1988 TC (was an automatic car) to a 351W roller & stroker (393) engine (probably carb'd but have yet to decide). As far as the basics, I've built a few Ford engines in my day so mechanically, I'm fairly knowledgeable. It's the wiring that scares the crap out of me! I'm probably going to keep this an auto (built C4 or C6) and leave the gears as they are (373s). I'll be tying the frame, upgrading the suspension, brakes, drive shaft, mounts and other stuff. I'd say that the wiring may dictate what I want to do. In other words, it may influence whether or not I can make this beast a fuel injected / turbo'd machine, or bring the compression ratio up to about 10:1 and make it carb'd with juice! Or, maybe a combination. Bottom line is, I'd like to keep most of the wiring intact and use it where I can. If I run a turbo, I'd even like the little green turbo light to come on.
It's going to be a relatively slow project due to limited funds but I have most of the basic hardware I'll probably need including the car. Any of you project brainiacs, please feel free to offer advice.
Thanks guys. BTW, I from near Chambersburg, PA (Carlisle country!)