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Old 04-26-2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

I am buying a set of the PI HEADS from a guy, he said they are complete but I need followers and lashes??? Are these expensive? Also, my car has 167,000 WELL MAINTAINED, highway miles, am I wasting time and money doing this PI swap? Can I get a good fast engine somewhere for relatively cheap???? Any help would be appreciated...
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

Just heads on the car wont make it fast either. You will wind up having to tear into the engine. You could build up a 5.0 for cheaper and it would make more hp/tq for less money~ but thats only if you want to go that route.
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

If I buy a 5.0 and build it up, or even if I just buy a low mileage 5.0..... will it be a direct fit or do I have to change mounts and buy harnesses and computers???? I don't have a lot of money to be throwing around... Or, someone has to know of a place to get a good high performance engine for cheap?
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

always, I thought you sold that car. Well... that's what you said in another forum??
That's your '98 correct?
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

The car is FOR SALE, I havn't sold it, and I may not. I really want a truck for hunting season.... kinda hard to transport an Elk in a Mustang But I like the car so much that I don't know I have the bumpers off because I just ordered a black widow body kit too... Do you have the link to the forum where it says that, "I SOLD MY CAR?".... Cause that really makes me curious?
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

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Just heads on the car wont make it fast either.
i dunno bout that. in this situation, just PI heads wont make much of a difference as much as a full PI Head/PI Cam swap combo would. i think 75% of the power gained from the full PI swap comes from the cams alone, which work better when paired with the PI heads than with the standard NPI heads.

i believe the followers/lashes are the pieces that hold the cam in place. not too sure but i think thats what they are referred to as. most likely if they are the parts that hold the cam in place then you could re-use the ones from your old heads.

btw if youre not going to do the full PI Head/Cam swap there really isnt much to be gained, maybe a few ponies and pulling power :dunno: but hardly worth the amount of work.
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

What does the cam cost?
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

i dunno, you can try to find used PI cams, or you can get brand new ones from ford, or you can go a step above PI and get some VT Stage1 cams.
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

Well I don't want to spend to much as my car does have high miles... it was rebuilt but still??? I may look into the cam idea though...
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

i wouldnt worry about the mileage, if the compression checks out fine you are good to go, especially for a basically stock n/a package.
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

Sweet, yeah the compression checks out... the car runs like new! Anyways, how hard is it to change out the cam and heads with just me and a friend?
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

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The car is FOR SALE, I havn't sold it, and I may not. I really want a truck for hunting season.... kinda hard to transport an Elk in a Mustang But I like the car so much that I don't know I have the bumpers off because I just ordered a black widow body kit too... Do you have the link to the forum where it says that, "I SOLD MY CAR?".... Cause that really makes me curious?
BMC, but I could be seeing thing lots of things for sale there.
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

Yea, like he said, if your going to do the PI head swap atleast take the extra time and money to get a nice set of performance cams and maybe valves for your heads. Im not sure what they do to the PI heads besides adding the extra valves. If they dont port/polish it might as well get that done too.

And with those mods might as well open up your intake/exhaust with some nice headers or else an aftermarket intake manifold setup.
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

SCRAP ALL THAT, I just baught a 1998 Cobra Engine with only twenty five hundred original miles!!!! Get this... for a GRAND, 100% complete!
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Re: what are followers and lashes? PI heads/new engine?

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SCRAP ALL THAT, I just baught a 1998 Cobra Engine with only twenty five hundred original miles!!!! Get this... for a GRAND, 100% complete!
Sweet deal dude
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