Go Back   Ford Mustang Forums > Mustang > 5.0 Mustang > 94-95 Tech

Welcome to our Mustang forums where Mustangers come together to hang out, discuss and enjoy their favorite Mustang hobby with fellow Mustang enthusiasts. We invite everyone to read, post, and enjoy our Mustang forum as well as the many other sections of our site.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest. By joining our community you gain access to post topics, communicate with members, upload your photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free so why wait, join our Mustang community today! If you have any problems with registration or your account login, please contact support.

1994-1995 5.0 Mustang SN95 Tech Forum

5.0L Talk | 5.0L Tech | 94-95 Tech | 1979-1993   1994   1995   Upload Pictures | Timeslips | Power Adders | Mustang Tech 


Reply   Post New Thread
Unread 06-17-2013   #1 (permalink)
hmineer7 is offline Rookie


Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 2 Threads: 1
 hmineer7's Country Flag
Ellensburg   Washington
hmineer7 is on a distinguished road
Default 94 GT rebuild mods

New member here, so bare with me please. Just picked up a 94 gt with the 5.0 HO, just wondering what modifications I should do to it first.

The timing cover cracked, and leaked water into the oil. So it will be coming apart for a rebuild. It currently has MSD cap, rotor and coil, Ford Racing plug wires, CAI, Header back exhaust, Short shift kit, 355 gears, and an aftermarket clutch. It was rumored to have a cam but I have not started it yet.

I have a $2000 budget, just wondering where I should go with it. Thanks for the help!
hmineer7 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Unread 06-17-2013   #2 (permalink)
2Manystangs is offline Banned

4.6L Member


Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 12,914 Threads: 35
 2Manystangs's Country Flag
Tampa   Florida
2Manystangs is on a distinguished road
Default

uhh, $2000 might rebuild your motor, I'd make sure to use forged pistons and rods..then if you have the money get the "Trick Flow Top End Kit", some long tube headers and a custom tune...then work on the suspension
2Manystangs is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-17-2013   #3 (permalink)
94MustangGT5.0 is offline Apprentice

5.0L Member


Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 61 Threads: 21
 94MustangGT5.0's Country Flag  View 94MustangGT5.0's 32 photos
Chester   South Carolina
94MustangGT5.0 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to 94MustangGT5.0 Send a message via Yahoo to 94MustangGT5.0
Default

On a $2000 budget your not going to be able to do many mods. I would concentrate on building a good bottom end. Invest in some good forged pistons, you can use stock crank and rods on a mild build but I recommend ARP bolts. Get a good cam. After that get some aluminum heads. It cost about the same to buy a good set of heads then to redo the stock ones and they will never flow as good.
__________________
1994 Mustang GT, 306ci, Ported 351 heads, B303,1.72 Rockers, Typhoon Intake, 70mm TB, MSD 6AL, 24lb Inj. C&L 76mm MAF, 255lph pump, Equal Legnth Headers, Off Road X-Pipe, Flowmasters, Aluminum Driveshaft, 3.73 Gears
94MustangGT5.0 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-17-2013   #4 (permalink)
TheRoadWarrior is offline PONY Member

5.0L Member


Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 885 Threads: 99
 TheRoadWarrior's Country Flag
Shelbyville   Kentucky
TheRoadWarrior is on a distinguished road
Default

Read all the 94-95 Stickies, all of them will help, in your case particularly the timing cover and intake sticky. If you didn't know, the 94,95 has unique water pump and timing cover, the 79-93 kits won't work.

Your budget depends on some sort of goal. To be honest, 2000$ will go real fast just replacing aged high mileage maintenance parts that need to be replaced anyways. I've probably spent over 2,000$ just doing stupid stuff that broke on me. But, if you want to do a real budget buildup for a little more fun, maybe not serious 1/4 mile times but still pretty fun (mid 13's maybe) then here is my budget build:

GT40 or GT40P explorer heads. 100-200$ salvage yard, about 350$ to clean, mag and do a basic valve job=450-550$
Headers, summit shorties: 180$
Explorer Intake: Salvage yard 50-100$ 100-150$ ebay/cl
Cam of choice: 250-350$
Upgrade valve springs (TFS) 150$
All gaskets, valve seals etc. 150$
Total: 1050-1300$

Stock: 215hp, 15sec 1/4 mile New: 260-290hp 1/4 mile prob mid-sub 14's

3.73 gears on stock trac loc, just a rebuild kit: 175$ + 130$=305$
labor at most shops for install: 300$
Total: 600$ (pretty expensive, may be cheaper by you)
Stock: 3.08 (five speed) New:3.73 prob knock .2-.5 off the 1/4

2000$
-1300
-600
--------------
1900$
add misc. other things, prob be 2,000$ or just over.

Stock: 15 sec 1/4 mile, 0-60 in about 6.5 seconds
Budget modded: mid to possibly low 13's, 0-60 in around 5 seconds.
This was what I did to mine, but I have an auto so its prob more like only a 14 in the 1/4 for me if I'm lucky.
__________________
95' GT. GT40X heads. XE264HR with 1.7RR. Ported Explorer Intake. 4.10's. Bama tuned SCT chip. 160lb diet.
TheRoadWarrior is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-18-2013   #5 (permalink)
hmineer7 is offline Rookie


Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 2 Threads: 1
 hmineer7's Country Flag
Ellensburg   Washington
hmineer7 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank you for all of the advice. I have access to a full shop any time I want, and my dad has been a mechanic for 30+ years. Therefore labor costs will be minimum.

The car already has the full BBK adjustable suspension, camber plates, and lowering springs. I'm also selling my other rx-7, so I should have another $2500 rolling in. I'm hoping this will get me somewhere in the 12's. I just dont want to skip anything, or do anything the cheap way... I've seen where that can lead.
hmineer7 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-18-2013   #6 (permalink)
TheRoadWarrior is offline PONY Member

5.0L Member


Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 885 Threads: 99
 TheRoadWarrior's Country Flag
Shelbyville   Kentucky
TheRoadWarrior is on a distinguished road
Default

If you want to avoid the cheap way then disregard my entire budget build.
aluminum heads are the only way to go, it has been already said, the Twisted wedge top end kit is a great value, the stage 1 cam is from what I have seen from other people's experience pretty forgiving with our computer if you leave it stock tuned or just a canned tune. I never owned one so I can't say anything about it otherwise.
__________________
95' GT. GT40X heads. XE264HR with 1.7RR. Ported Explorer Intake. 4.10's. Bama tuned SCT chip. 160lb diet.
TheRoadWarrior is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply   Post New Thread



Thread Tools



Mustang Photos
Mustang Links    Top Sites    RSS    Link To Us    Add to Favorites    Archive    Terms of Use    Site Rules    Privacy    Contact    Sponsors    Advertise   
AllFordMustangs is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company. ©Copyright 2002-2011 All Auto Enthusiasts Network

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172