I just got a 90 Camry All-Trac, and am considering boosting it. I've been through this all before, I finished turbocharging my 90 BMW 325i this spring. I bought the Camry as a winter car so I can garage the bimmer. It's got good power, but I have a hard time leaving well enough alone.
I'm not opposed to going to a full standalone system like MegaSquirt, and I'm familiar with it as well (It's running the BMW). But, I'm wondering if there's a simpler way of going about it on these cars. I doubt that the equipped ECU can be tuned, but is there anything I can do to trick it or tweak it? Thought about an AFC Neo, but that costs just as much as a MegaSquirt & is nowhere near as powerful.
I'm trying to keep this on the cheap because I told my wife I wasn't going to sink a bunch of money into this car. In the end, I'm only looking for around 200 HP or so. The car is pretty quick as it is, but just leaves a little to be desired. I may be able to get the same effect NA by making it breathe better, but you know...boost.
Any suggestions? Maybe a headswap that breathes better, swapping the barn-door airflow meter for a MAF, stuff like that? Or should I just go straight for the kill and boost the thing to get that number?