Just wondering what inexpensive power adder modifications can be added to a 1988 mustang with 5.0 ho stock motor. I have an upgraded aod with 2300-2500 stall convertor and want the motor to match with around 500 hp.
producing 500hp will never be cheap and not capable with a stock engine... your gonna want an aftermarket block with a stroker kit aftermarket heads, intake,and forged internals with maybe a lil bit of juice :yup:
250 to 300 is a little more reasonable
They don't make them, a 1988 5.0 has ruffly 200 hp, to get to 500...... a blower or a bunch of spray. Or start with some E.B. victor jr. heads, small spray, fuel system, and gears, tough to get there from where you're standing for a reasonable price. Good luck !!!
I am new to the 5.0 I have had several 2.3s I am impressed with the car I got it in about 20 pieces and have got it running and what not. It goes backwards but not forward. I am changing out the trans with the one I mentioned earlier. I am sad to hear it only produces about 200 hp. can someone recommend a diffy gear ratio that I may be able to install that will give me a little more speed in the trap? and thanks for the advice on the power adders . what about maybe a cam swap and intake swap and head swap what will bolt up and give me a little? thanks again guys!
if you want it on the cheap a gt 40 intake and heads will bolt on but you have to remember these are ford parts and used most of which are in junkyards so bolting on and going isnt an option youd need em rebuilt atleast. may as well save for better heads.
with an auto get a set of ford racing 4.10's and the master rebuild kit not the install kit for the rear may as well do it once and do it right.
so maybe a set of rebuilt gt40 heads and intake with a trickflow hydraulic cam and a rebuilt rearend with racing 4.10s with a built boss aod with a 2300-2500 convertor and a ram air intake with hooker headers and flowmaster cat back exhaust should be impressive for what I have to work with? This is what I gather anyway I like what I am hearing it is within budget any other suggestions or experiences?
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