Well I drove it yesterday and she's running pretty good. I could stand to play with the valve clearances more as the lifters are still making a little noise but its a definite improvement from when i first got it. The Walbro is doing fine, and it wasn't running rich so I think my regulator is still working fine and is handling the new pump. idk if thats something I need to worry about but im watching it nonetheless. During the drive, between my excited giggles, I noticed the front passenger brake caliper was dragging or not fully disengaging. I'll bleed it, then see from there. if its the caliper, autozone sells em for around 50 bucks. if its a warped rotor, i have fresh spares. That was also the first time i ever drove it. my review: The weight (or lack there of) is NOTICEABLE. This is such a fun car and I can't wait to make memories in it!
Yeah, you're right. Injectors wouldn't do any good for this motor right now. A regulator however, those tend to be made better than stock. I could run it at stock psi, and not worry about it going out because of the bigger fuel pump. No change to the mixture, ecu is happy and so is my mpg.Just remember that more fuel does not equal more power. You need more air, and then you need to mix it with the correct amount of fuel, to get more power. If you switch over to bigger injectors that flow more fuel, and don't improve airflow at all, you will probably be making less power and certainly will be making more emissions and worse fuel economy.
To flow more air (than the stock EFI can handle), you will need fairly significant modifications. Something like a turbo setup, or a supercharger, or a more aggressive cam grind that allows you to run higher RPM, and so on. The engine is a system, and just changing out one part of the system is unlikely to improve the performance of the system.
I did too honestly. I almost didn't get it because of those holes. I was able to crawl under it and low and behold, darn thing was undercoated and thiccc too. Trust me though, the body isnt unrepairable. Ive got a special fund for the bodywork and its getting fixed soon.That rot is pretty significant and will probably be worse once the trim and bumper covers are removed.
With all that body rot, I have a hard time believing the underbody isn't crusty.