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Hey guys,

I know this is probably a gay question but I need to know the correct answer...I was wondering if any ford 5.0 engine would work as a direct bolt in to my 90 stang...I am looking to rebuild one just for fun but at the completion I want to be able to use it if I want or find a stang I could put it in, etc...Lincoln engines seem pretty plentiful but mustangs are hard to find around here...Here is a perfect example:

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Even though it is a 5.0 ford I notice that the intake is backwards on this...Can that just be changed, does the motor mounts line up????...Anything else have to be changed?????...What about a Ford F-150 compared to this Lincoln????....Are horsepower/torque ratings the same...meaning do they use the same heads or what????...Can someone please tell me if these engines will work/are the same as are 5.0's in our stangs...I know they are the same block and displacement and stuff but what about building one from a lincoln or f-150 to use in a mustang????...Thanks for any help with this!

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lincolns are the same, except i think on the lincolns the intake was bolted so the throttle body was on the other side. no big deal, just switch it around. the truck motors, i dont believe are roller cam engines. but i think that the 96 and up explorer motors are roller cam engines.
 

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Thanks for the reply...So you can just flip the intake and it is good...Is the roller cam you talked about the only difference????...Also what is the differene between a regular 5.0 and a 5.0 HO????

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Yup, the cam is different, as is the firing order. The HO might have a few improved valvetrain pieces. From '85 or so, till '92 or so, HOs had forged pistons.
 

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Any 5.0 will bolt in. They will just perform diferently. The 5.0HO in the mustang was built by ford for performance. Where the 5.0 in the Linc was built with a little more fuel econimy in mind (lower compression etc). The truck eng. a little more for lower RPM power. As fare as the linc eng. it will bolt in fine, but it runs in the back of my mind that your going to need a mustang int. I don't think you can just turn that upper intake around.
 
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