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I really need to figure out what to do about my crank case ventilation on the mustang. For those that don't know its an 89 coupe with a DSS 306 and a cartech turbo kit. Yesterday I bought a Trick Flow track heat intake manifold and need to figure this out before I put it in.

Some people say keep the PCV some say eliminate it and drill holes in the valve covers and run a catch can. What is the best way to do this on a turbo car? I thought about plugging the PCV and tapping the valve covers and doing a catch can, but a cheaper alternative would be nice. Also my car has the trick flow valve covers so I dont know if they have baffles.

Also what suspension is the best for drag racing? The car is a coupe and when its all back together it will probably weight around 2600 lbs. It currently has some coil overs I believe to be granatteli but they seem really stiff and not adjustable. I want to keep an eye out for something better but have no idea what to look for.

Any info is appreciated.

Cisco
 

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Cysco... your catch can with a breather idea is best... but not the cheapest. As far as suspension... battle box that bitch. Subframe connectors, upper and lowers, anti-roll bar, and good shocks are all a must. If the bitch dosent have a tube k member in the front... find one. They make tube k members with bosses for coil springs which will be cheaper for you. Good 'ol 4 cyl front springs or cut moroso's will do the trick if you're on a budget. Throw that front sway bar away too. If you don't like the camber up front, buy some used camber/caster plates on E-bay. Drag struts in the front are a plus too... and go with 90/10 shocks in the rear. That suspension right there has been 8's and is relativley inexpensive. You can find those parts used on E bay or craigslist.
 

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im going to be using some procomp valve covers with breathers, they come with baffles already installed and there fairly cheap. As far as suspension goes, I have UPR upper and lower control arms, UPR front k member kit, and Strange adjustables on all corners.. seems to work well
 

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Cysco... your catch can with a breather idea is best... but not the cheapest. As far as suspension... battle box that bitch. Subframe connectors, upper and lowers, anti-roll bar, and good shocks are all a must. If the bitch dosent have a tube k member in the front... find one. They make tube k members with bosses for coil springs which will be cheaper for you. Good 'ol 4 cyl front springs or cut moroso's will do the trick if you're on a budget. Throw that front sway bar away too. If you don't like the camber up front, buy some used camber/caster plates on E-bay. Drag struts in the front are a plus too... and go with 90/10 shocks in the rear. That suspension right there has been 8's and is relativley inexpensive. You can find those parts used on E bay or craigslist.
Just curious, why would you recommend a catch can vs just simple breathers?
 

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That motor will push more oil than a jack-pump in Farmington. Who knows how long it was driven on a shitty tune. I have a feeling it will take some time to get that motor to seat right. Catch cans will keep the oil off of the headers, and most of all out from under the tires. One drop of oil can ruin your day on a small tire.
 

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Cysco... your catch can with a breather idea is best... but not the cheapest. As far as suspension... battle box that bitch. Subframe connectors, upper and lowers, anti-roll bar, and good shocks are all a must. If the bitch dosent have a tube k member in the front... find one. They make tube k members with bosses for coil springs which will be cheaper for you. Good 'ol 4 cyl front springs or cut moroso's will do the trick if you're on a budget. Throw that front sway bar away too. If you don't like the camber up front, buy some used camber/caster plates on E-bay. Drag struts in the front are a plus too... and go with 90/10 shocks in the rear. That suspension right there has been 8's and is relativley inexpensive. You can find those parts used on E bay or craigslist.

Luckily the car I got has a lot of stuff on it already. Its got UPR caster camber plates, subframe connectors, and a tubular k-member and a-arms. The stock front sway bar is long gone lol.
 

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I'd remove the pcv system and run two breathers. one on each valvecover. Thats what I've done to both of my cars. And I've seen a lot of mustangs doing the same thing.
 

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I can get you a set of stock covers that are catch can ready.

trade for the trick flows lol

I will get those even if I have to buy them new fucker
 

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I can get you a set of stock covers that are catch can ready.

trade for the trick flows lol

I will get those even if I have to buy them new fucker
Hell no I love these valve covers. Plus they now match my intake manifold. You act like I will tap them all ghetto like. You know me better than that.



Is this car gonna see a lot of street duty?
Yes and no. I want to drive it around but its not like Ill be driving it every day or on long trips. It will see a lot of street miles with most of them being hard lol.
 

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Hell no I love these valve covers. Plus they now match my intake manifold. You act like I will tap them all ghetto like. You know me better than that.





Yes and no. I want to drive it around but its not like Ill be driving it every day or on long trips. It will see a lot of street miles with most of them being hard lol.
Well i know that they will look even cooler after you tap them, I was just trying to make a case for you to trade me lol
 

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I run a catch can with a breather on top of it Cisco, I think it's better on a boosted car that may see a bit of oil.
 

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Yeah, my white car pissed oil out of the baffle, had to clean it every day. Tap them, install some nice fittings, they sell a Jaz brand canister at yearwood for $69 with the filter on top and a drain on the bottom. You can run a line or 2 to it and your good to go!
 

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Hell no I love these valve covers. Plus they now match my intake manifold. You act like I will tap them all ghetto like. You know me better than that.





Yes and no. I want to drive it around but its not like Ill be driving it every day or on long trips. It will see a lot of street miles with most of them being hard lol.
I would be cautious about running a anti roll bar on the street man. They usually break the arms off the central bar or twist themselves up after repeated use on the street, then you have a bar thats welded in between the frame rails which is a :banghead: to cut out. Get you a air bag kit that they use in the eibach drag launch spring kit and you'll be good to go. Or you can put the anti roll bar in and disconnect it for the street.a Double djustable control arms make life easier when setting pinion angle. I would just weld your torque boxes up instead of spending the money on battle boxes unless you get a killer deal on some.:thumbsup:
 

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I would be cautious about running a anti roll bar on the street man. They usually break the arms off the central bar or twist themselves up after repeated use on the street, then you have a bar thats welded in between the frame rails which is a :banghead: to cut out. Get you a air bag kit that they use in the eibach drag launch spring kit and you'll be good to go. Or you can put the anti roll bar in and disconnect it for the street.a Double djustable control arms make life easier when setting pinion angle. I would just weld your torque boxes up instead of spending the money on battle boxes unless you get a killer deal on some.:thumbsup:

Ya today I found out a lot more the car needs. I thought the stock rear end was strong and I found out about the torque boxes. Hell I don't know what to do. Maybe Ill just leave it on some crap tires and make it last till I can get all the other stuff.


Another thing about the crank case ventilation. Could I just use where the PCV normally is or is it better to use the valve covers for ventilation.
 

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go to the valve cover Cysco... that motor will push a shit load of oil up through the valley. 302's are little in size... so crank windage along with blow by is what pushes excess oil into the valley on a boosted motor. Stick with the upper-most accessible place to put a breather or catch.
 

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cysco i found you a cowl 4in this guy billy here in santa fe wants 200 and its yours...
 
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