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Old 04-09-2006, 12:01 AM   #1
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What do you like about your 5.0?

My main likes:

- Ease of repair

- Ease of modification

- Fairly cheap aftermarket

- BROAD/Flat torque curve..

- Reliability!!

- How it sounds with flowmasters, a mild cam and an X pipe

My main dislikes
- The weak T5 bolted to it

- The design of the oil pan and K member (have to basically pull the engine to drop the oil pan



I didn't go into much detail with my list but feel free to elaborate on your ideas.. I'm just curious to see why everyone loves their 5.0s..
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

It's fast.

It's lightweight.

It brakes well.

It handles well.

It's extremely easy to work on.

I know absolutely everything that's on the car.

It (in my humble opinion) looks good.

It (once again, in my humble opinion) sounds freakin' awesome.

I've never had any real mechanical problems out of it.

It's just a 5.0L fox body. What more could you want?
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

It looks good sitting on a stand.
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:05 AM   #4
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

I like that it turns heads

I like thats its loud

I like that it looks nice

I like that fast

I like that its light

I dont like the 650 double pumper carb

I dont like the interior

I dont like putting $30 of 93 gas to fill it up
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

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I dont like putting $30 of 93 gas to fill it up
I spend $40 twice a week to fill the buick with premium my mustang is so much more fun to drive.. it costs $30 every 2 weeks to fill (though I don't drive it as much..) its more than worth it ...
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

30 bucks fills a stang? it costs me about 55 to fill my thunderbird.
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

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My main likes:

- Ease of repair

- Ease of modification

- Fairly cheap aftermarket

- BROAD/Flat torque curve..

- Reliability!!

- How it sounds with flowmasters, a mild cam and an X pipe

My main dislikes
- The weak T5 bolted to it

- The design of the oil pan and K member (have to basically pull the engine to drop the oil pan



I didn't go into much detail with my list but feel free to elaborate on your ideas.. I'm just curious to see why everyone loves their 5.0s..
Same as above except, I still have the T5 in mine with no issues.I can also drop the oil pan without pulling the engine..............Tubular K member makes this easy. T5's will take a beating if they aren't powershifted and are properly set up.
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

mine kinda fits in here...

looks good
makes decent power
handles nice
turns lots of heads
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

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It looks good sitting on a stand.
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

After today, I take back every thing I said earlier... my car's a piece.
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

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After today, I take back every thing I said earlier... my car's a piece.
can't leave us hanging like that man.. what happened?
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

basically believe all the positives monte listed.

dislikes:

poor design for the crank (i.e. 2 bolt mains) lets the crank wiggle a little bit causing the rear main to die quicker...overly common problem.

needing to buy new 1/4 windows to fix the dry rotted molding unless they are refinished
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

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can't leave us hanging like that man.. what happened?
Eh... nothing major. I was working on my speakers and re-did the wiring on them. The guy I had install them didn't do it exactly how I wanted. It's just a 4-channel amp pushing two 6x7s in the back and two 6-1/2s in the doors with the 3-1/2s in the dash running off the CD player amp. Nothing special.

But anyway, my interior is held together very poorly, especially in the back hatch area. So I can't turn up the bass at all without getting extremely annoying vibrating sounds. I guess that's what I get for buying a drag car whose interior was originally torn to pieces.

BTW, all the sound deadening was taken out of the car and there were holes cut for the roll cage out of the interior panel just under the rear speakers, so I'm sure all that doesn't help matters.
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

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30 bucks fills a stang? it costs me about 55 to fill my thunderbird.
when im around 1/4 tank it only costs around 20 to fill it back up with regular, yay for stock timing lol.
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

comparatively speaking, it's fairly easy/cheap to mod
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

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It looks good sitting on a stand.
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Re: What do you like about your 5.0?

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usually looks better on a stand IMO haha.. but then you can't enjoy using it..
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