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Bought my first Fox body 1985 Notchback 5.0(Carb Convertion 1989 motor)

i want to build something for street/strip use 12s seconds would be great

No, I DONT WANT TO LS SWAP IT
 

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Bought my first Fox body 1985 Notchback 5.0(Carb Convertion 1989 motor)

i want to build something for street/strip use 12s seconds would be great

No, I DONT WANT TO LS SWAP IT
see above
 
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I also say see the thread above, but if you talk to Ed I am sure you can get similar results with a properly set up carb induction package too.
 

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The lighter it is, the easier it is to accelerate it.
 
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True, some weight reduction with a H/C/I and you are easily in the 12's!
Twelves?

If the car hooks and he can drive, better dip well into the elevens or sell it.
 
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Yeah......12s are definitely very attainable. HCI, exhaust and some suspension upgrades. I did it with bolt ones, stock block, cam and p heads.
 

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I went 8.0X in the 1/8 with a stockish 86HO engine, only had a port matched explorer intake, gears, slicks and exhaust.
 

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Cheapest and easiest route is a turbo kit
 
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Cheapest and easiest route is a turbo kit
I'd have to disagree with this opinion Decipha.
I would very much agree with the statement if the thread title was "how can I make the MOST POWER for cheapest" or "how can I make 400+ HP the easiest".
But OP is dealing with his first Fox and "want(s) to build something for street/strip use 12s seconds would be great".
For someone who is dealing with their first Fox, I would say an entry level nitrous kit would get to the 12s cheaper and easier than the least expensive available turbo kit + engine management, which as you know is necessary for a turbo application to operate properly.
A nitrous kit can be had for under $600 and can be slapped on in an afternoon.
A turbo kit is upwards of $1600, not including fuel system or engine management.
While the suggestion of a Turbo kit being the cheapest and easiest route applies to some of the questions asked on this forum, I don't think it would be a viable suggestion to the OP.
This is of course my opinion, and I'd be open to engaging in a healthy discourse on why you'd think otherwise.

Then again, a stock fox in the right hands can be made to dip into the 12s.
OP if you want to read some good information on how to get into the 12s without a power adder look up BOB COSBY's 12 SECOND RECIPE. This information helped me immensely when I had just gotten my Fox and wanted to go faster without throwing too many aftermarket parts on it.
 

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Nitrous is useless for a street car. Spraying everytime you leave a red light daily driving like I do will cost you upwards of $500 a month just in refilling bottles.

Been there done that. Boost is the much better route to go.
 
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Maybe someone does spray every time off a red light.
Then the cost of refilling the bottles becomes a point to include.
But not everyone has the same driving habits.
We must also consider that OP's car is a street/strip carbureted application.
Fox body 1985 Notchback 5.0(Carb Convertion 1989 motor)

for street/strip use 12s seconds
Nitrous or even just a few bolt ons and aggressive driving seems like a simpler way to get into the 12s.
 
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