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Ty5.0

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My New 1985 Mustang Gt 5.0 (Need Help) lots of it....
« on: August 27, 2009, 07:40:45 AM »
Hey guys im new to both mustangs and to posting in these forums. I have read them for a long time and gathered that there are some seasoned pros here and all others seem very knowledgeable. So with that said i just bought a1985 mustang gt 5.0 4bbl stock as of now. I was wondering what my first step to preparing this car for a single turbocharger would be, example: like cams,headers, or just a tune up thanks for your thoughts in advance and if you wouldn't mind stating the price and difficulty of the job along with your post id really appreciated it Thanks!

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Re: My New 1985 Mustang Gt 5.0 (Need Help) lots of it....
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 07:00:05 PM »
You need to tell us just how mean you want that puppy to be, and how deep your pockets are.  The old saying is that power costs money. 

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Re: My New 1985 Mustang Gt 5.0 (Need Help) lots of it....
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009, 08:14:57 PM »
Haha i hear ya well i want to produce around 350-400hp money wise im 17 ill just leave it at that

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Re: My New 1985 Mustang Gt 5.0 (Need Help) lots of it....
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009, 09:35:42 PM »
Then, just drive the car as it is until you have enough money to invest in power options. 

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Re: My New 1985 Mustang Gt 5.0 (Need Help) lots of it....
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 07:51:11 AM »
yeah i plan to but my dad said he will help me out if i come up with a solid plan so thats why im asking for help i need you guys haha ;D

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Re: My New 1985 Mustang Gt 5.0 (Need Help) lots of it....
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009, 04:40:16 PM »
I'm not too familiar with the '85 5.0 engine, so I'll let some of the other guys help you make a hotrod out of it.  In the meantime, google "Crate Engines" to see what one would cost you in that power range.

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Re: My New 1985 Mustang Gt 5.0 (Need Help) lots of it....
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 08:23:32 AM »
gears are probably the first place to start. of course heads, cam and an intake would be a good also. i would check out any junkyards in your area and look for some explorer, expedition or trucks with a 351 in them and see what you can get off them.

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Re: My New 1985 Mustang Gt 5.0 (Need Help) lots of it....
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2009, 06:50:46 PM »
OK, Duhhhh!  Now I remember that it wasn't until 1988 that the Windsor engines got rid of the carbs.  Get some AFR 165 heads, or steal some GT 40 heads from a junk yard.  put on a Weiand intake manifold and a decent 4 barrel carb.  Follow that up with a mild cam and some decent headers.  Follow that up with 2 1/2" pipes with an X pipe and some 40 series Flowmaster mufflers.  Gears should be 355's for around town, and 410's for the strip. 

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Re: My New 1985 Mustang Gt 5.0 (Need Help) lots of it....
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2009, 08:44:57 AM »
sounds like a great start

 

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