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Old 10-06-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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351w (5.8) or the 5.4 lightning or titan engine?

I currently have aa 1994 3.8 mustang and am going to be swapping in one of these motors? Which is better in your opinion and y?
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Go for the 5.4 1 haven't seen a lot of those 2 rebuilding 1 of those has got to be very cheap and 3 drop 373 gears in and you will not be sorry if you do the 373 gears make sure they surface the flywheel correctly.
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I currently have aa 1994 3.8 mustang and am going to be swapping in one of these motors? Which is better in your opinion and y?
The 351W (5.8) will be an easier and less expensive engine for you to swap into your car.
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Also i believe the 5.4 would require a different k-member.
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The 351W (5.8) will be an easier and less expensive engine for you to swap into your car.
I agree,,alot cheaper
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The 5.8 creates more hp and mid range torque too correct? Because from what I've read the 5.4 also has probs making anything but large low end torque.
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The 5.8 creates more hp and mid range torque too correct? Because from what I've read the 5.4 also has probs making anything but large low end torque.
It all in how they are built. The 5.4 triton would make a lot more low end torque than top end power because it was built for a truck
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It all in how they are built. The 5.4 triton would make a lot more low end torque than top end power because it was built for a truck
So was most 5.8s
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My understanding is that unless its a 4V 5.4L it's not really worth the swap expense etc
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My understanding is that unless its a 4V 5.4L it's not really worth the swap expense etc
Unless your.just worried about cool factor. But a high hp 5.8 can top that.
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Unless your.just worried about cool factor. But a high hp 5.8 can top that.
A small block 427w is what I really want.. My $10k+ dream engine lol it can be built cheaper but not mine lol
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So was most 5.8s
I guess now that i think about it they all were lol. I think the 95 cobra r was the only 351 windsor factory installed in car?
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I guess now that i think about it they all were lol. I think the 95 cobra r was the only 351 windsor factory installed in car?
In a new gen mustang yes.. Some older cars had them
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In a new gen mustang yes.. Some older cars had them
But those were Cleveland's not Windsor.
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But those were Cleveland's not Windsor.
I thought some Torinos came with Windsors but idk
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But those were Cleveland's not Windsor.
The mach 1 mustang 1969-72 had the windsor if I am correct.
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The mach 1 mustang 1969-72 had the windsor if I am correct.
I believe those are Cleveland's
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I believe those are Cleveland's
Ah ok. Hey are there 32v dohc made for the 5.8? Buddy of mine told me there was but he's a chevy guy. Lol
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Ah ok. Hey are there 32v dohc made for the 5.8? Buddy of mine told me there was but he's a chevy guy. Lol
I believe the new GT500 is but it's a 355ci, still a 5.8L
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I believe the new GT500 is but it's a 355ci, still a 5.8L
Ya they do but they also are an aluminum block and a ton of other differences. Was jw if u culd buy those heads for the 351
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Ya they do but they also are an aluminum block and a ton of other differences. Was jw if u culd buy those heads for the 351
No they don't work.
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No they don't work.
I'm not meaning the 355's heads. I was meaning do they make a 32v for the 351.
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Oh ok. I didn't think so since I haven't found anything but thought id ask.
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Thanks you all for the help. Ik which engine I'm going with.
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Thanks you all for the help. Ik which engine I'm going with.
Which one?
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Which one?
I'm going with the 5.8
And build it to the specs of the cobra r except try to squeze a lil more power out b4 I add a kenne bell 2.3l sc. I'm thinking that my cmp will be about 8-8.5:1

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I'm going with the 5.8
And build it to the specs of the cobra r except try to squeze a lil more power out b4 I add a kenne bell 2.3l sc. I'm thinking that my cmp will be about 8-8.5:1
But that talk will be for a diff thread.
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