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Old 08-11-2003, 02:02 AM
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Red face Ford 302 - Carburetion Or Fuel Injection?

I can't figure out which one that I want .Carburetors are easily maintained,but are a ****** to pass inspections with.Fuel Injection is great if you have the money to keep it up and it's pretty simple to pass inspections with it.Which do you guys prefer?I think that if I were to bite the bullet and go with a Mustang 5.0 FI and I maintain it,I shouldn't have many problems.Plus,I can just buy a supercharger kit and add a little boost of power for a little over $2K without any blowers sticking out of the hood lol.

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5.0 to go

nightrain, they've got as much stuff out for the 302 FI now as a sbc. I admit that I like going through MMFF magazine and seeing how much power they get out of those things. Plus the fuel injection is a lot easier on the gas plus easier to start right up, which I'm sure you know. And as for the superchargers, those little centrifugal superchargers by Vortech or what have you really are cool; you don't have to look over a huge cowl hood to see over the road, while still getting a boost for about the same amount of money.
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Old 08-11-2003, 04:46 PM
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I think that I'll go with Fuel Injection.You are right on the availability for High Performance Parts.I think those Mustang 5.0's brought that on .I'll probably try to find me a wrecked '88 5.0 HO Mustang and get the engine and T-5 out of it.Then..I'll rebuild 'em and buy that supercharger .

Now all I have to do is start saving my money ...

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Nightrain- Good choice! I did the same thing with my 65 mustang about 12 years ago and it has been just fantastic. If I could give you a bit of advice it would be to buy the whole car as you would be amazed at the number of parts that you will need for this project. It should be a lot easier now than it was back then because a lot more info is avaliable now and it should be a fun project. Go for it!
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Old 08-11-2003, 06:22 PM
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definitely EFI!! they got so many performance parts for EFI to be just as capable as carburetion if not more
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Old 08-11-2003, 07:07 PM
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I'll probably go EFI.Kinda depends on how much money I'll have when I do it I guess.I would really like to have the truck done for senior pics ...

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