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Vehicle: 1991 Ford Mustang GT, 2002 Ford Mustang GT
91 GT Fox Hatchback HO5.0 pushrod into my 02GT engine Bay is it worthy?
I currently own a 91 GT as well as a 02 GT, Both mustangs of course, the issue being...the 02 fired #2 spark plug out of the head..threads and all...bought the kit for $30 tapped the head... the insert I used went too deep into the combustion chamber thus the piston hit it. Long story short, car down since. In the mean time I bought the fox to drive until I could repair the new edge...upon research as well as after driving both cars...the fox seems to have A LOT MORE get up and go than the 4.6l had. And a heavier car to boot... and the 5.0 Is from research, somewhat less pricey to mod. Trick flow for instance top end kits are $2700 for the 5.0, $3400 for the 4.6l. I'm asking if its worthy of a swap and curious to what all else I need to swap? The 5.0 Is sitting with an auto-tragic transmission over drive. The car I want to swap it into has a T-3650 5 speed in it. And that's what I prefer. Well I would love a 6SPD but... if anybody has any insight it will be greatly appreciated. I can't justify taking the engine out the bay to replace it with 245 wimpy *** horses. Was a daily driver but after all the down time n money I just want to make it a lot of fun to enjoy never again in the winter time. Iowa is the location. Snow n stangs don't mix well.
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Um, I think this would be a lot more work than you think. Not saying it can't be done, but why go backwards in technology. Now, I love my 5.0, but trying to get a 02 harness to work on the Fox 302 would be an adventure.
Maybe I'm wrong here, someone correct me if I am, I've just never heard of it, so there must be some reason. Good luck
306 with all bolt ons, letter cam, ported E7's, T5 swap, full exhaust, 3:55's, 2" drop, and the worst paint you'll ever see or feel.
Dyno'd 300/316, 2745lbs-track scale
Best ET………12.4@108, 1.66 60ft on 8" ET Drags.
24 mpg (combined)
You have a full complete donor car if you so choose but why fight with the wiring while trying to go backwards in time with a newer body when you could instead get a different motor for the 02 that's bigger or just better that's just my personal opinion though
95 GT 'vert' incognito project that I'm keeping secret from all the jackasses at my highschool and fixing as time allows
I'm also trying to find somewhere in Central Wisconsin that I can get my top replaced as having duct tape and clear window vinyl is very annoying to me
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