Iowa Chapter Director
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Ames, Iowa
just because it's a 97 doesnt mean it wont blow the head gaskets, although it is very unlikely, he should still be cautious and take measures to protect against it.
It's true that the 3.8 isnt the fastest motor in the world, but with the right mods it's really not all that more expensive to mod. Cams for the 4.6L cost ten times as much as a reground performance cam for the 3.8. Ported heads can be had very cheaply. But, if he were to upgrade the transmissions and rearend before anything else, I'd bet it could see 15's, with a 3000rpm stall converter and 3.73's
1988 Notch Mustang: - 438W, direct port n2o, t56
2003 SVT Focus: - SCT X3 tuner