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Old 09-24-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default Need new engine in my 88 gt, any suggestions?

Hi all!, I'm trying to figure out the best way & cheapest way to either rebuild or just swap out my 5.0 H.O. Can I put a long block from a 88 T-bird in there? Were they a H.O. motor? Will a non-H.O. 302 work? I need some advise, good or bad. lol Thanx!
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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no, cam must carry h.0/351 firing order, t-bird motor = non h.o , you have SEFI = injectors fired in sequence in accordance with firing order
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:34 PM   #3
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no, cam must carry h.0/351 firing order, t-bird motor = non h.o , you have SEFI = injectors fired in sequence in accordance with firing order
Which means if you use a Tbird motor you need to put a H.O. cam in it for it to work.

BUT if its not a HO motor then the heads are also e6 heads and are worse than the stock e7 heads. The short block will work though but I think the pistons are also different so the compression ratio is slightly lower too.
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Thought the Thunder Chicken and Mark Lincoln had the h.o. 5.0
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^Thunderbirds only got them from 91-93(I THINK)
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t-birds, iirc no......lincoln mark 7/8's yes iirc^^^^^^^^^^
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^ Well, I know I've got a HO sitting in the 91 T bird out at my grandmas house. 100% certain. So they did do it in 91 anyway. We're gonna be putting it into a notch for my brother.
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I think the H.O was used starting in 90 on the Tbirds and Cougars
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The following list is all '82-'01 Ford/Lincoln/Mercury passenger vehicles that had a 5.0L engine, either as standard or optional equipment. The models in RED could be ordered with the H.O.

'82 = Mustang, Capri, Continental, Mark VI, Town Car, LTD, Marquis, Country Squire, Colony Park, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'83 = Mustang, Capri, Cougar, Continental, Mark VI, Town Car, LTD Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'84 = Mustang, Capri, LTD, Marquis, Thunderbird, Cougar, Continental, Mark VII, Town Car, LTD Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'85 = Mustang, Capri, LTD, Marquis, Thunderbird, Cougar, Continental, Mark VII, Town Car, LTD Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'86 = Mustang, Capri, Thunderbird, Cougar, Continental, Mark VII, Town Car, LTD Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'87 = Mustang, Thunderbird, Cougar, Continental, Mark VII, Town Car, LTD Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'88 = Mustang, Thunderbird, Cougar, Continental, Mark VII, Town Car, LTD Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'89 = Mustang, Mark VII, Town Car, LTD Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'90 = Mustang, Mark VII, Town Car, LTD Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'91 = Mustang, Thunderbird, Cougar, Mark VII, LTD Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'92 = Mustang, Thunderbird, Cougar, Mark VII, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'93 = Mustang, Thunderbird, Cougar, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'94 = Mustang, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'95 = Mustang, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'96 = Explorer, F-series, E-series, Bronco
'97 = Explorer, Mountaineer
'98 = Explorer, Mountaineer
'99 = Explorer, Mountaineer
'00 = Explorer, Mountaineer
'01 = Explorer, Mountaineer
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