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    Is there anything simple that can be dobe to get a syronger running 3.8? A cam? Better intake? Etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by atengnr View Post
    Is there anything simple that can be dobe to get a syronger running 3.8? A cam? Better intake? Etc
    5.0 V8

    3.8 is a turd. Don't bother sinking any money into it.
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    3.8 is not a turd.....it's a slow turd.

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    What would be the ideal car to get a motor from, if Im going to make a carbed motor?? Would accessory brackets and setup from other cars 302 setups work in this car??

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    A 5.0 H.) from a Fox Stang or perhaps an Explorer 5.0.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFoeYouKnow View Post
    Don't start unless you've got the grit to finish.
    This exactly...

    These "reality" shows that totally rebuild a car in a week are a farce... They have 8-10 guys working and a unlimited budget... I spent three months of a two or three evenings a week getting my TC ready for the 5.0(I disassembled three cars)... In addition to the parts cars, I bought a low milage AOD from a 3.8 Super Coupe to use as those were as good as it got from factory(car had burned due to ign switch fire)...

    The Fox chassis 5.0 pulleys and accessories readily fit but are getting to difficult to find, at least cheaply... For a good one the Explorer engines are best bet, BUT the accessories may not fit our chassis plus are cumbersome(I just scrapped some of that stuff)... Exhaust and oil pan is unique to Explorer, plus they don't even have a distributor... Also require a specific water pump that's not like Fox or most other applications used, there are no provisions for a mechanical fuel pump(but neither do most Fox EFI engines)... So for carbed you'll have to use a low pressure electric pump or find a timing cover for a mechanical pump... This just scratches the surface of things to consider...






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    THanks alot! What about a pre-83 fox chassis 5.0 (I forget the ugly vehicles that were made in late 70s early 80s that fall in this category) as a source?? These would be carbbed, and I presume the accessories would fit?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atengnr View Post
    THanks alot! What about a pre-83 fox chassis 5.0 (I forget the ugly vehicles that were made in late 70s early 80s that fall in this category) as a source?? These would be carbbed, and I presume the accessories would fit?

    Thanks.
    UGLY??? You're no doubt talking 'bout the '80-'82 Cougar & T-Bird... The Fairmonts & to some degree small LTD(no doubt for LX models) have already achieved cult status... A Fox body Granada is rare enough to be cool(but yes is ugly)...

    Bluntly, if it's a fox chassis it gonna fit... Sure some are different from others but when swapping a totally different engine, nothing is going to be direct... Excepting for the carbed '83-'84 Stang, '84-'85 HO CFI LSC Lincoln, automatic Mustang, and LX LTD, just about every 5.0 before '85 was in the turd class... A 5.0 didn't really grow hair till the 4bbl carbed Stangs and the SEFI models that followed...






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    1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed << New 49th Birthday Picture

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    Haha, sorry to those that I may have offended, but I know lots of folks who don't appreciate my dear 84 (and tell me so). To each their own, but dam*, those fox cars before 83 were.....unique looking .

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    Hey theres an 84 mustang for sale locally which has heavy rear end damage but is a 5.0 manual. Wants $2000 for it. Would this be a reasonable pick up for $1000-1500??

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