jsdailey said:My son wants to upgrade his 5.0l Mustang engine for Xmas. What is the best bang for the buck upgrade for a stock 5.0l Ford engine.
49 Merc said:
Did you read the link? The only thing that is the same is the block. Everything else is different. Cam,heads,firing order, throttle body, Hp.xntrik said:All 5.0 Mustangs are HOs if they are fuel injected. The early 80s carb 5.0 wasn't much of an engine.
jsdailey said:Great ideas guys, thanks. Should have told you guys, this is a stock 5.0l, 140,000 miles, but still a tight motor, no leaks, plenty of power. I think we'll wait until spring, then decide how much we want to spend, then apply it based on best gain for the buck. Looks like nitrous may be favorable, but I know you really have to watch how much you use on a stock motor. We have heard the cold air intake, larger throttle body, better intake all work pretty well.
anything else they're on? I wonder if it'd be cost effective to strip the local yards of em, rebuild em myself (well machine work would be done by local shops) and ebay/swap meet them off.Timido said:gt40p heads intake off a 5.0 explorer. 1.72 roller rockers and a electric fan free up some power also
Heads, intake, throttle body, mass air meter, special P-headers......Timido said:early 5.0 explorers had gt40 heads later ones had gt40p heads. The explorer intake is close to the cobra intake. They are great upgrades from stock. You can even use the 65mm throttle body if you modify it. My old mustang ran great with them.