You need to get rid of that shit-box, boat-anchor engine. A 1.9L is more suited to a go-kart I would put small children on...if you want a "race" car and are still looking for a smaller ford motor, go with the 3.2L Taurus SHO motor from the early to mid-90's...the quad cam motor. The top ends on those engines were built by Yamaha...so you can bet they'll perform.
If you MUST stick with a 4-banger, at least use a 2.3L turbo motor. But a 1.9? Come on man, it's time to get serious.
New Toy- Stone stock '88 T-bird Sport in need of some TLC
1988 Cougar XR-7- HO/T-5 conversion, cracked block prevented from reaching full potential.
RIP '88 T-Bird....email@example.com...best sleeper in So. Jersey, now it's taking a permanent dirt nap.