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Old 09-17-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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What would you pick for your sn95 5.0 swap

306 , 331 , 347, 408

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306 if you can't afford a stroker or 351 block. 331 because they don't burn oil. 347 but u have to have good pistons and rings. And 408 if you come across a 351 for cheap
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408 and it isn't even close.
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408 and it isn't even close.
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Will the 408 drop in to the stock setup?

Give me so comparison details if u dont mind scotty
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A 351 swap is an extremely common thing, search/google/whatever and you will get the info you seek. In a nutshell it drops right in with a few swap parts and there is 0 reason to not go 351 based if you are starting fresh.
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K sounds like a plan
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I have a quick few questions. Where do you buy good quality motors from.like the one stated above. And on average how much are they?
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www.fordstrokers.com

They aren't cheap. You also get what you pay for. Complete 408 longblock is $8200. The shortblock where all it is is the block and rotating assy. all installed is $2800 IIRC.
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^^ holy **** that's expensive. What would you recommend for some one not trying to spend an arm and a leg? If I do the swap in the future I am not really ever going to bring it to the strip. It would just be a street driven car.
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Fast/Reliable/Cheap, you only get to pick two.

I'll tell you what I tell everyone not looking to spend a bunch of money and make 350-450whp on a 5.0 motor. Get a Vortech S trim and call it a day. On the stock HCI and all the "bolt ons" you can make near or right at 400whp. $500-$700 invested in stock cleaned up GT40 heads and a GT40 intake will get you another 50whp out of it and you'll have much better off boost power. Cam should remain the stock GT cam.

Again, you have to pay to play. A supercharger and the supporting fuel system can be done for $1500-$2k if you buy used and buy smart. Depending on what is already done to the rest of the car you are looking at another decent chunk of change to get the rest of the driveline and chassis up to the task of supporting the power. Also throw a $600 dyno tune on top of all of it when all is said and done.

This is why I laughed at the other thread where the dude was saying he had a $2k budget to build a 400whp 351 based motor.
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That sounds like an amazing set up!! But my motor has like 148k on it so Idk If I should start really modding this one. Or just buy a different motor. Even if it is just another 302 I can drop in there and super charge that down the road
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Do you know if my t56 tranny will cause me any issues with this swap?
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They have 5.0 rebuild kits for about 700. Comes with can gasket rings oil pump extra every thing u need

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350 hp is plenty. If you can get it to the ground. Build up your 5.0. Boost it. And slowly build up a 408 over time.

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350 hp is plenty. If you can get it to the ground. Build up your 5.0. Boost it. And slowly build up a 408 over time.
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Do you think a 95 gt vert could handle the torque off a 408 with subframe?
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Don't bother to build a 408. hci and boost the 5.0 more usable power and cheaper.
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Depends on what his goals are. For a budget build you can't beat a s trim on a stockish 302. For a legit slam your balls into the trunk every time you hit the gas... 408 stroker.
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