5.0 rebuild/refresh questions
I am building a 5.0 to put into a Miata and want a little more that stock power. I want the car to daily driver capable, easy to tame, and maybe 250 whp. I normally deal with BMWs and have never owned a push rod engine. Any guidance to get me near my power goals would be appreciated.
What I have:
1993 5.0 HO with 150k miles
1993 Cobra upper and lower intake
1993 Cobra 65mm throttle body
GT40p explorer heads with 120k miles
What I want:
24lb/hr injectors and MAF
High volume oil and water pump
I need new springs but what kind and how much lift?
Do I need new pushrods and lifters?
Are stock explorer rockers any good?
You guys are the 5.0 pros so, while i have the motor out what should i do preventative maintenance wise?
Are there weak points in the block I should thoroughly inspect?
Last edited by rowen210; 02-19-2014 at 03:57 PM.