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Old 09-21-2004, 02:33 AM
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I'm assuming you don't care if it's fast or slow, just economical & dependable. The 302 (5.0L) found in the '86-'88 T-birds & '87-'91 Crown Vics was rated 150hp @ 3200RPM & 275lb/ft @ 2000RPM. This is with single exhaust w/catalyst, & relieving that back pressure will wake it up noticeably. Mine ('88 T-bird) was capable of over 28MPG at freeway speed with the overdrive automatic, & in over 176,000 miles, has given me relatively little trouble. The only problems with the fuel injection were a little crud on the throttle blade (sprayed clean maybe 3 times) & the throttle position sensor bit the dust at ~175,000.
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