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Old 02-08-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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just picked up a 94 GT stang. its going to be my DD for a while. was just wanting to know the limits of the 5.0 HO in the 94 gt. What Rpm can you safley spin to(mine is a stick)? how much power can a stock motor take? how much power can the t-5 tranny take? just wanting to know the do's and donts pretty much. my ls1 is my stalled auto dig car, so i was wanting to make the mustang more of a roll car since its a 5 speed. can the stock 5.0 take a healthy shot of spray? perhaps a huge cam and nitrous might be on the list in the distant future, thanks.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:45 PM   #2
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yea i have a 94 gt myself, stick too, it can handle about 50-75hp shot of juice, the t-5 is a good solid tranny absically bulletproff, i dump mine quite often, i spin to 5600 rpm, the car makes peak power about 45-4800 rpm's i belive, so its pointless to wind it out to 6200, btu id do it anbyways, adn th e5.0's are some of the best motors out there, they can handle a ton of bolt ons and a cam with minor tuning from a chip..hop that helps.. later
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:00 PM   #3
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yea thanks. my gt is the exact same color as the one in your avatar. just making sure if i reved to 5500 it wouldnt blow on me. i thought the 5.0 could handle more spray but im glad i asked. thanks
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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you don't need a huge cam in a 94 but you need to wisely choose a combo for it
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:16 PM   #5
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you don't need a huge cam in a 94 but you need to wisely choose a combo for it
+1 these engines do not have forged internals and the 94 and 95 computer needs tuning for many mods. before the cam i suggest better heads,
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:31 PM   #6
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oh so it was the earlier 87-88 GT's that had the forged 302's? yea i figured id get some better heads maybe the gt40 heads and better intake and cam. how good do the stock intake manifolds flow? what is the average RWHP a NA 302 will make when built right?
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:26 PM   #7
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another Q. are these 302's Pushrod motors? what size rear end does my 94 gt have, what gears do i have and how much power can the rear end take?
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:30 PM   #8
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they are pushrod old school engines 8.8 rear and the gear size is probably 3.08 it shoudl say on ya door or axle tag thats how i found out.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:33 PM   #9
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i apreciate it man, thanks
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85-92 had forged pistons
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