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  1. advanced timing

    5.0L Tech
    I have a 1988 mustang gt which i have just swapped out the upper and lower intake on to a edelbrock performer i took my dizzy off made sure i was at top dead center when put it back in. Rotor pointing to the back now my timing is adavnced to 25 degree and idles at 1200 and jumps to about 1500...
  2. Where am I?

    I have a 95' 5.0 v8 bored .040 over, no a/c or power steering, MSD coil Blaster, MSD Ignition 6AL box with a 65 grand chip, 750 Holley Double Pumper Carburetor, Ford Racing E303 Cam. How much power do you estimate I make and if I add a set of 1.6 roller rockers how much more will that add?
  3. Engine noise.. I can't figure out what it is

    5.0L Tech
    I've got a 94 5.0 and whenever the engine decelerates it makes a weird combination of hissing whistling and a blowing noise and its actually starting to do it when I start the car. I don't have any loss of power or anything but its really annoying when I try to get on it lol so if anyone can...
  4. 1997 explorer 5.0 questions

    5.0L Tech
    I bought a 1997 Ford Explorer. It came stock with a 5.0, and GT40 heads. I'm looking to buy an f303 cam. With that cam, it requires to change the Valve Springs. I'm an apprentice Tech, So I'm learning as I go. If someone could tell me which Valve springs I need to go with, or any other...
  5. Engine/VIN codes- what a mess!!!

    5.0L Talk
    Hello AFM Fam; My stang is a 95 GT 5.0 ho, convertible. When I run the myriad of vin decoders, I get the same result- 5.0 V8. I'd like to know if I have the 215HP or the 240HP. My VIN has a T in the engine location and I cannot find a cross to a "T" engine. It was a CA car. VIN is...
  6. UHH my '86 has E7 heads!?

    5.0L Tech
    Basically, as the title suggests, I picked up an '86 Mercury Capri 5.0 recently. Rare car, 1 of 1,000-ish T-top cars, blah blah. I was so excited, I didn't even realize that the spark plug's were sideways like on the E7 heads, instead of straight on like the E6's. So... my questions are... 1)...
  7. 1990 mustang gt sputter

    5.0L Tech
    as im driving down the road at a certain point while pushing the gas the car acts like its out of gas but once you give it a lil more its fine also while the car is idling it will go up and down and sometimes even die and sometimes you can see smoke coming from the tail pipes but it has a strong...
  8. Need help with c4 starter in 1986 mustang 5.0

    2005-2010 Mustang Talk
    i have an 86 mustang with a c4 transmission and i didn't know i had a c4 till i shipped my other starter for a core. so i need help trying to match a starter to the flywheel i got an 79 and 86 starter but the keep hitting the fly wheel when fully disengaged so if u could help me plz thanks
  9. 1990 mustang lx stalls out

    5.0L Tech
    hi i have a 1990 mustang lx 5.0 302 and i currently am having problems keeping the car started it has no problem staying running if its just sitting there idling but as soon as i go to drive it it stalls out after 2 minutes of driving. What i currently have done to the car is gt40 upper and...
  10. 1990 mustang 302 loss of spark issue

    5.0L Tech
    Hi I did a gt40 upper lower intake swap, i just put in a brand new bbk 255 lph fuel pump, brand new bbk fuel filter, and brand new msd ingition coil, and the car has ran beautiful but now all of a sudden after like 2 minutes of driving it just stalls out i have plenty of fuel, I have fuel...
  11. 88 gt dies out or surges

    5.0L Tech
    Hi all, Occasionally, when I hit a bump just right, my stang dies out momentarily. If i hit enough bumps at once it even surges. They only way to stop it is to restart the car. It used to permanently die out with the bumps or after driving for a while, so i changed the tfi. No more long term...
  12. 3.8 to 5.0 Swap

    5.0L Tech
    Quick question whats the oldest 5.0 motor you can bolt up to a 95 3.8 trans? I been having really horrible luck with my electrical with my 3.8 an i wanna go back to a carb 5.0 so much easier to deal with...Really need some feedback i have ford electrical but nothing runs as hard as ford.
  13. 1983 mustang front facia converision

    5.0L Talk
    i have a 1983 mustang and i was wondering if it was possable to swap the front clip to a 5.0 look? has anyone seen it done? and how hard is it?
  14. gt40 head fitment question

    5.0L Talk
    Hello, Im wondering if newer gt40p heads will bolt up correctly to my 68 302 block? Has anyone ran this set up before? If they do in fact fit, will I need to update the intake to efi as well? Im looking at these bad boys right here. Ford GT40P (pair) - $598.00 : Tri-State Cylinder Head...
  15. *Fuel Injector/Rail Question*

    5.0L Tech
    My car is still ripped apart from the last fuel injector post, unfortunately - painting intake and TB and picking up the girl's cobra from FL - anyways... my friend told me that i should put vaseline around the top of the injector to make sure it doesn't leak when i go to start it up. What's...
  16. 1991 Mustang LX overheating

    5.0L Tech
    Hey there! I used to use AFM for my 97 V6, but I sold that and got me a Sweet 1991 LX. Now to my problem... I'm having problems with it overheating when I'm sitting in traffic. What I've done: New 2 row Radiator 17" Flex Fan 195 Degree Thermostat Advanced timing to 14* ~70/30 Coolant to water...