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Old 02-02-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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Help with 94 5.0

Hey all new to this site wondering if any one has any advise for bang for my buck to get as much horse power out of this engine I ran across a steal of a deal on this car just got it with only 80,000 km or 50,000 miles how ever u look at in I have a 99 gt and a 08 gt but not familiar the 5.0's and make em produce more power any and all advise is appreciated thank
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Hey all new to this site wondering if any one has any advise for bang for my buck to get as much horse power out of this engine I ran across a steal of a deal on this car just got it with only 80,000 km or 50,000 miles how ever u look at in I have a 99 gt and a 08 gt but not familiar the 5.0's and make em produce more power any and all advise is appreciated thank
If you have a mod motor and have tried to sqeeze hp out of it you know it's difficult. However a 5.0 is a dream. Gt40 heads and intake and a 303 cam and you have at least 300 to the wheels. Wait til you get the low down from the 5 litre guys. These motors can make power on a budget. I love the new edge cars for looks but the 5 litre is the torque champ. Have fun with her
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Thanks very much the 5.0 l guys will see this and help me out?
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Thanks very much the 5.0 l guys will see this and help me out?
They will....this thread is gonna get flooded with great advice
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:15 PM   #5
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Heads, cam. intake, just as Everett said. Great combo to start making real power with a 5.0. Are you planning on going forced induction? What kind of power goal you have in mind. Making power with a 5.0 is cake, and everything you do to it is easy to do yourself, imo.
Sounds like you got a good starting point with that car. What year is it? Edit: Sorry didn't look at your title. It's a '94.
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I just know they are low in power I wanna step it up so it can the it keeps up with 90 and my 08 I have done cams throttle body exhaust cold air headers and a sct chip and I'm happy w the power just have done cams and bolts to 99 and 08 not up in the 5.0
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99 not 90 effn iPhones
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All depends on how much money you want to spend and how far you want to go with it. You could make it a 10 second 1/4 mile car or a nice 14 second street car depending on what you want to do with it.

You need to figure out what your end goal is and plan towards that. Otherwise you're going to end up buying a lot of parts twice as you decide you want more power. Take heads/cam/intake for example... A good combo for a ~12 second naturally aspirated 302 is going to suck if you decide you want to add a blower or switch over to a 347.
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K that's what I'm lookn for a combo oh heads cams intake and bolt ons for that 13 second car with out jeprodizing trany and rear end I want it reliable for my wife ! So if and one knows make and model of heads, cam, intake and chip I would love to hear it and know where to start lookn for it!
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I ran consistent 13.80's with a cheapo cold air kit, 73mm c&l maf, 70mm tb, , gt40 heads, stock cam with 1.7 rr's, explorer intake, stock bottom end, 3.73 gears on some 245 45 17 off brand pep boys tires launching at 1200 rpm. I drove this car everyday, anywhere, and drove it like I stole it every time I got in it. A stock cam is a torque monster and great for a daily driver. If I were you, I'd do the same combo but use a better set of heads like the afr 165's. That should put you in the low 13's on street tires and high12's on some et streets assuming you have driving skills. My car made so much bottom end power I could take off in 1st, shift to second thru 4th without even touching the gas pedal and it wouldn't buck or stall.
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My first question for you is what trans is in the car. That will be your limiting factor on power.
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It's a 5 speed that's all I know where do I get gt 40 heads
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Should be the T5 then. Might price a set with American Muscle. They may also have an HCI package for a good price, then you can just get the whole combo. Much easier to install that way when you do it all at once.
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It's a 5 speed that's all I know where do I get gt 40 heads
Just about anywhere. I like 50resto.com

They sell everything but if you have the money, get the afr's. Gt40 heads are just ok and they perform about as good as a ported worked stock head.
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I have a set of AFR 165s, an Edelbrock Performer intake, and a Comp Cams XE 270HR cam in my '90. I drove it daily for years. I would also highly recommend the AFR heads if you can afford it. If not, they are probably worth saving up for...

The key to having something that you don't mind driving everyday is the cam. I would go with a custom cam if at all possible. Otherwise, the Comp XE line is probably the way to go. If you go fairly conservative on the cam, you'll end up with something that remains very driveable on the street and will make massive amounts of low to mid-range torque, which makes for an incredibly fun to drive car.

You may lose a couple tenths at the track compared to a wilder cam, but it is worth the trade in my opinion. Whatever you do, please don't throw a Ford Racing alphabet cam in there... There are much better options available, especially if you want something that is actually to be driven on a daily basis.
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Oh, and I forgot to say gears! A good set of 3.55 or 3.73's will wake that thing up like no other!
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Oh, and I forgot to say gears! A good set of 3.55 or 3.73's will wake that thing up like no other!
You mean 3.73s or 4.10s right? Don't fear the gear!
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You mean 3.73s or 4.10s right? Don't fear the gear!
For me those would work just fine, but he said he wanted to keep it tame for the wife as well, that's the only reason I put in the 3.55 option.
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Dammit, that was another thread just like this lol.
Ok, yes, 3.73 or 4.10. F the 3.55's!
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For me those would work just fine, but he said he wanted to keep it tame for the wife as well, that's the only reason I put in the 3.55 option.
True... 3.73s then.

I would say though that I would be a little wary about doing too much if you are hoping to keep it "tame". I had an '06 GT for a while, and I can guarantee you now that driving it and the '90 are ENTIRELY different experiences. The '90 makes in RWHP what the '06 made at the flywheel, and the difference in torque is ridiculous. Not to mention the difference in weight between the two...

If you just want it to keep up with your '08, the AFRs may be too much. I'd hate for your wife to end up with the faster car, because if she is anything like mine you'd never hear the end of it.
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True... 3.73s then.

I would say though that I would be a little wary about doing too much if you are hoping to keep it "tame". I had an '06 GT for a while, and I can guarantee you now that driving it and the '90 are ENTIRELY different experiences. The '90 makes in RWHP what the '06 made at the flywheel, and the difference in torque is ridiculous. Not to mention the difference in weight between the two...

If you just want it to keep up with your '08, the AFRs may be too much. I'd hate for your wife to end up with the faster car, because if she is anything like mine you'd never hear the end of it.

We both did it, see my post above!
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True... 3.73s then.

I would say though that I would be a little wary about doing too much if you are hoping to keep it "tame". I had an '06 GT for a while, and I can guarantee you now that driving it and the '90 are ENTIRELY different experiences. The '90 makes in RWHP what the '06 made at the flywheel, and the difference in torque is ridiculous. Not to mention the difference in weight between the two...

If you just want it to keep up with your '08, the AFRs may be too much. I'd hate for your wife to end up with the faster car, because if she is anything like mine you'd never hear the end of it.
3.90s pull almost as well as 4.10s and get a bit better mileage. But I have a mod motor and they love the high revs
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best spend your $$$$ on THE HEADS / they make the most power and while you got it apart put a cam in /then you'll be good to go .
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Best bang for the buck on an otherwise stock Mustang is nitrous oxide. A good condition stock engine should be able to handle a 100 shot easy. Where else can you pick up that kind of horsepower, while keeping the rest of the combo completely safe (for the wife) by turning it off. The torque increase from the nitrous means you don't even have to change rearend gears and kill your gas mileage at $3-3.50 gallon. To check out my killer nitrous setup for the 5.0 Ford click here How To Build a 650HP N/A Ford 5.0 Mustang Engine | Best Racing Tips Win at the Dragstrip
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Best bang for the buck on an otherwise stock Mustang is nitrous oxide. A good condition stock engine should be able to handle a 100 shot easy. Where else can you pick up that kind of horsepower, while keeping the rest of the combo completely safe (for the wife) by turning it off. The torque increase from the nitrous means you don't even have to change rearend gears and kill your gas mileage at $3-3.50 gallon. To check out my killer nitrous setup for the 5.0 Ford click here How To Build a 650HP N/A Ford 5.0 Mustang Engine | Best Racing Tips Win at the Dragstrip
Plus 1 and used kits are cheap. I hit my stock 4.6 with 150 at the track and drive with the 75 in for the street
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