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Old 09-21-2015, 01:17 AM   #1
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Talking Opinions on either Boss 302 or the Ford Racing 5.0 Aluminator XS


Im new to this forum but have used quite a lot of information on this forum for my build.

I used the search feature and have not been able to get my exact questions answered.

I want to know what your opinion is on the following motors. If it was you which motor would you buy for your build? and why?

Boss 302 OR 5.0 Aluminator XS ??????

And lets say in the near future I'll throw on a Whipple Supercharger. I know some may say to build my own motor but honestly I'd rather spend the money and buy a complete crate engine.

For the past 5 years I have slowly been building a 1968 Eleanor Resto-mod. Rod and Custom IFS with a 4-link in the rear.

BOSS 302
Ford Racing's aluminum 5.0L Mustang Boss 302R crate engine is a modern 5.0L 32-valve DOHC V-8 that uses advanced features like Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) and high flow CNC cylinder heads to deliver 444 horsepower and 380 ft.-lb.+ of torque (with premium fuel)
11.0:1 compression ratio
Lightweight aluminum cylinder block features cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom-end strength
Features largeM-6007-M50B sump 8.5 qt oil pan with revised oil pan baffling for improved oil control under hard cornering
Revised composite intake system with shorter runners, inspired by Ford Racing's Daytona Prototype engine program
80 mm single bore "drive by wire" throttlebody
High-strength aluminum-alloy cylinder heads with fully CNC-machined ports and chambers for exceptional high-rpm airflow without sacrificing low-speed torque
Sodium-filled exhaust valves for improved heat dissipation
Forged aluminum pistons and upgraded sinter-forged connecting rods for improved strength

500+ Horsepower
5.0L - 302 cubic inches
11.0:1 compression ratio
Mahle hard anodized forged pistons with Graphal low friction coating
Manley H-beam connecting rods with ARP2000 bolts
Lightweight aluminum cylinder block features cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom-end strength
Ford Racing Camshafts
M-6550-M50BINT intake camshaft - 13mm lift / 263 degrees duration
M-6550-M50BEXH exhaust camshaft - 13mm lift / 290 degrees duration
Ford Racing M-6675-M50BR 12 quart rear sump oil pan features optimized oil drainback and windage tray to control oil and improve high-rpm performance
Ford Racing M-6600-50CJ High Performance billet steel oil pump
Ford Racing M-9424-M50CJ Cobra Jet tuned intake (pre-production intake manifold shown)
Ford Racing M-9926-CJ65 throttle body
Ford Racing M-9593-LU47 47 lb. fuel injectors
Four-valve-per-cylinder BOSS fully CNC ported aluminum heads
Roller-finger camshaft followers
Ford Racing M-6513-M50BR Boss valve springs
Ford Racing M-12A227-CJ13 high RPM pulse ring
Ford Racing M-6P067-M50B blue coil covers
Ford Racing M-12405-M50 heat range zero (0) spark
Ford Racing M-6731-FL820 oil filter

Obviously leaning towards the Aluminator XS but I like to hear other peoples opinions.

Thank you!!

Here are a few links as well

Ford Racing M-6007-M50B - 5.0L TI-VCT 4V MUSTANG BOSS 302 CRATE ENGINE

5.0L Aluminator XS Crate Engine - Ford Racing M6007A50XS

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It just depends on what kind of HP/TQ you are going to expect out of the motor.
Personally for me I'd build a motor because you can tailor it to meet your needs both now and in the future.
I guess if I was going to buy a crate motor it would be something with good rods and forged pistons and with a compression ratio to handle whatever you put between the heads..........IMHO
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