Hey I am trying to get my car to ~400 HP to the flywheel (hoping around 350-375 to the wheels)
I have a 1988 Mustang 5.0 engine and I'm putting it in a 68 mustang.
I've read that the 68 is ~300 lbs lighter than an 88.
So far, I am planning on adding:
1) Elgin E-951-P Performance Cam from AM. Comp Cams recommended a similar cam with slightly higher lifter and longer duration, but for $200 more I'll stick with this one.
2) AFR 185cc Heads
3) Tri-Y Headers
I read an article that claimed after cleaning up the engine, adding afr heads, tri-y headers, and upgraded rocker arms that they got the car pushing just over 400 hp to the flywheel. Not sure how accurate it was thought because they claimed after cleaning up the engine and throwing on a single 4 barrel carb manifold they gained ~50 hp or something like that.
I had the engine boiled and the cylinders looked to be in great shape so I didn't have them bored out, only honed. I'm going to use the same pistons and just get a re-ring kit. I'm also going to carbs, I have a dual 4 barrel carb intake manifold from edelbrock that I'm going to use and 2 4 barrel elderbrock carbs. I am also going to go from the c4 auto trans that came with it to a 5-speed manual (IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO BUY ONE CHEAP, PLEASE TELL ME! THANKS
) and I have a 9" posi rear end right now, but I will probably be switching to an 8.8" rear end with ~3.55-3.73 gears.
I want to keep the car streetable. I just want a crazy amount of horsepower without going to super/turbo chargers. I want to be able to keep up with the new 2011+ 5.0 mustangs
Thanks so much guys!