Thinking about '88 3.2 mods...
I've been thinking about making some modifications to my 1988 Mondial 3.2.
The car has high mileage (but it does run great), so I've been toying with the notion of modifying the head to start.
I came across a guy this past weekend who is a specialist in porting heads and works for a company (that has an excellent track record and reputation) that modifies engines and he assured me that I could go from 275hp to between 400 to 450hp and still be a very drivable car. They would start by porting the heads to maximize air flow, perhaps cams, valve springs...
This guy tells me that the car would go from 7500 red line to over 10K and still be very reliable. He has built his own car that does high 8's in the quarter mile and I've seen his work personally...(he's my close friends neighbor).
I am think quite seriously about this because I really love the Mondial, it is a great summer car and I drive it all the time. I would certainly make this a keeper.
I would also upgrade the braking system...
Am I nuts, should I bother?
Am I going to ruin the value of the car? (does it matter?)