Search



Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang Technical discussions on 5.0 Liter Mustangs within. This does not include the 5.0 from the 2011 Mustang GT. That information is in the 2005-1011 section.

Sponsored by Weld Racing


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
gtpcoupe
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 224
Default 5.0 questions

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.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
gtpcoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 07:45 PM   #2
5.0 85 GT
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location:
Posts: 888
Default RE: 5.0 questions

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
__________________

Big Snake, Little Bite...Full Bolt-On 97 Cobra, Bored .30 over...Need Kenne Bell
-1986 IROC-Z-SOLD
-1985 GT T-Top-SOLD
-1994 GT-SOLD
-2002 GT-SOLD
-1997 COBRA-LOVE!!
-1988 Mercury Cougar Bostonian, 5.0 60k Mile Peach
-1985 GT-Carb'd Special, Bolt on's and a t-5 n Sunroof!
-1993 Ford F-150 4.9I6 5 Speed-WON'T DIE
5.0 85 GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 08:00 PM   #3
gtpcoupe
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 224
Default RE: 5.0 questions

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
gtpcoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 08:01 PM   #4
mjr46
Wal-mart lube/tire tech
 
mjr46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 85 mustang
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 29,818
Default RE: 5.0 questions

you don't need a huge cam in a 94 but you need to wisely choose a combo for it
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by dudegirl View Post
Be polite and cordial when you talk to them, as pissing off the guys that can help you is seldom a good idea.
mjr46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 09:16 PM   #5
95 BLOWN GT
5th Gear Member

 
95 BLOWN GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 95 mustang gt
Location: buying tires!
Posts: 3,210
Default RE: 5.0 questions

Quote:
ORIGINAL: mjr46

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,
__________________
4:10 eaton/moser rearend
upr front suspension
strange adjustable shocks/struts-battery in trunk
driveshaft loop - subframe connectors
10pt. chrome moly cage- rear seat delete-ultra lite gauges
wolfe rear suspension-torque boxes welded
400 turbo trans rev. man valve body trans brake
408 C.I.TURBO ENGINE
DART-CALLIES-OLIVER-ARP-MANLEY-SOLID CAM
95 BLOWN GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 09:31 PM   #6
gtpcoupe
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 224
Default RE: 5.0 questions

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?
gtpcoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 10:26 PM   #7
gtpcoupe
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 224
Default RE: 5.0 questions

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?
gtpcoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 10:30 PM   #8
Mustangkiler
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location:
Posts: 2,005
Default RE: 5.0 questions

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.
__________________
No Replacement for Positive Displacement.
Mustangkiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 10:33 PM   #9
gtpcoupe
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 224
Default RE: 5.0 questions

i apreciate it man, thanks
gtpcoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 10:35 PM   #10
mjr46
Wal-mart lube/tire tech
 
mjr46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 85 mustang
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 29,818
Default RE: 5.0 questions

85-92 had forged pistons
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by dudegirl View Post
Be polite and cordial when you talk to them, as pissing off the guys that can help you is seldom a good idea.
mjr46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 10:35 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5.0 questions. need expert advice EREHEMANECALP 5.0L General Discussion 14 01-09-2008 05:27 AM
Domestic newbie, 5.0 questions... gtucker4 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 81 03-27-2007 07:11 PM
5.0 questions (the 5.0 guys wont help me) FoRdBoY357 Classic Mustangs (Tech) 20 03-26-2006 10:11 AM
Couple Of 5.0 questions. pcupo12 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 11 01-18-2006 11:50 PM
5.0 Questions... esc88turbo 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 20 02-26-2004 07:55 PM

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03 AM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup