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Im looking to, in the long run, make my 95 gt 5.0 a tuner. The nest step in my project is some engine work. It have the 5.0 V8, runs strong, well taken care of, but 164xxx miles. I have 3 options, rebuild my current engine with newer and performance parts, replace the engine entirely, or run this car into the ground as I save up for a newer one. Is it worth rebuilding something with that many mile even if i do end up replacing alot of it?
Well, just my opinion... (your's may vary)
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
At least the bottom end.
So long as the short block is not tired, I would use it for the base to build upon, at least until you get into serious mods that need an aftermarket block. You can bolt on all sorts of stuff to the stock bottom end, and just transfer it all over to a 'new' bottom end when the day comes that the current short block is showing signs of weakness.
What kind of mods are you thinking about?
If you did heads/cam/intake, just take the time to throw in a new timing chain, for example, while you are installing the cam. If you have the oil pan off for whatever reason, replace the oil pump while you are in there. Little things like these will keep the short block going for a long time.
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