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mustang horsepower
« on: July 14, 2008, 04:27:23 PM »
how reasonable is it for 400rwhp on stock gas for a 5.0.  what are the best mods for a budgit builder if i want the car to be an every day driver and achieve the 400rwhp?

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Re: mustang horsepower
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 01:03:59 AM »
very reasonable with the right parts check out this build in carcraft:

http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/116_0307_ford_302_v8_engine_buildup/index.html

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Re: mustang horsepower
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 09:20:10 AM »
Budget building is easy.  Get a set of GT40 or GT40P heads and intake and get a B303 cam.  We had that in our 89 and it ran 9.47 in the 1/8 mile and we drove it every day.

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Re: mustang horsepower
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 08:59:24 PM »
+1 on the GT40 heads.  Now, AFR 165 or 185's would be a better breathing head, but the best bang for the buck would be the GT40's.  Any junk yard will have them. 

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 09:52:11 PM »
  Any junk yard will have them. 

They are easy to find as well.  Alot of "beginners" to the engine building of mustangs think they are only in the '93 Cobra's, but they are also in the '96-'01 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer.  Though you'll have to change the fuel rail.

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Re: mustang horsepower
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 09:58:02 PM »
Yeah, like I said, they are readily available in any junk yard if the junk yard guy will allow you to take just the GT40 heads and not the entire engine.  Most of the time you either buy the whole engine or nothing. 

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2008, 08:34:05 AM »
We went to our local yard recently and a friend that works there told us it would be cheaper to get the entire engine rather than just the heads and intake.  Luckily we listened, we ran the numbers on the block and turned out being a replacement crate motor from Ford with less than 10K miles on it.  Now that was luck.

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Re: mustang horsepower
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2008, 04:31:30 PM »
That's about a 4 thousand dollar motor.  You lucky stiff.   ;D

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2008, 10:02:38 PM »
Yeah, but we don't have it anymore.  A good friend of ours blew his motor cuz he actually trusted someone that told him it was a fresh rebuilt motor and it wasn't.  So we sold it to him for what we had in it.  We'll find another GT40 engine sooner or later, just not likely to find another crate one.  Oh well.

 

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