5.0L (1979-1995) MustangTechnical 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.
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I have had my mustang since the fall of 2005. I've been faithful to it since despite numerous people wanting to buy it from me. I've made minor modifications and a major one and now I'm looking, in the new several months to years, building a new engine for it. I don't think I'll do it alone -- I have plenty of help since auto work isn't my forte -- but I'm basically looking for some guides, advice, thoughts, whatever, on building the new engine. I've searched a little for guides and types of parts to buy -- it'll be an overtime purchase, buying parts here and there until I get everything -- so I'm mostly looking for starting points. Should I stick to building what is similarly in it with more power or move up entirely?
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I don't really have a budget at the moment. I wasn't entirely worried about it currently.
And the car is currently used as a regular car. It's one of two I have so not in daily use. I do want to keep it where I can randomly drive it on the street but for race/show.
Well if money is no object just pull the motor and throw a quality stroker motor in it's place! If you want to keep the 5.0 go with a good top end kit from trick flow. 3.73/410 gears. Quality exhaust with long tube headers. Start with the gears first. That'll give you the most seat of the pants feel. Do a little research and you'll most likely find the best path forward for you. Good luck.
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Get a plan and stick with it. If you want a nice powerful street machine then the 5.0 with a quality HCI kit along with gears and good exhaust will undoubtedly make you smile every time you push the throttle to the floor.
I agree with Dawson if you just want to pep it up and remove some miles from the odometer there is no need to get crazy. If you're looking for something mild I'd just save up and tear into it all at once. Your stock crank and rods are probably fine so you really don't need more than HCI, pistons & rings (assuming you'll need over sized pistons), and a master rebuild kit. The TFS kit mentioned is widely respected.
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