Originally Posted by Kenny laird
As thinkn of buying a 88 chp coupe for parts. Does anyone know if the motor in the chp cars were any diffrent. I heard they have diffrent heads
I don't know for sure if they were any different, but it would be marginal at best.
The factory 5.0 heads and induction are not designed for high HP and replacing them has been and always will be one of the best mods you can do.
Trick Flow makes a HCI/TEK (Heads, Cam & Intake or Top End Kit) that will take them from 215-225 HP up to 360 HP. That is a considerable improvement and illustrates how much the factory parts are choking the 5.0.