I'll start a new thread here and see if we can't revive a little interest of some kind in the atlantic chapter.I'm starting my 306 sbf build for my 78 F100.bought a 5.0 engine from an 89 mustang.took the fuelie gear of it and got rid of it and sent the heads to a local machine shop for 3 angle valve job and a good going over.thinking on the E303 cam and a weiand stealth or excellerator intake and a holley 670 street avenger carb.already running dynomax long tubes and 40 series on it.this should wake up the old girl a little.will be a good start to my quicker then 16 second 1/4 mile time.
Last edited by northeaster79; 12-04-2008 at 02:34 PM.
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Hi, it`s nice to see a post on here finally after a long spell.
Sounds like a neat motor build, it should wake your truck up nicely.
The 3.55`s without an overdrive transmission will kill off some of your fuel mileage off though it`s not bad if it`s not your daily driver.
no its not going to be a daily driver,just a toy and maybe a little back and forth to work.all in town driven on those days,not looking for fuel millage looking to melt some tires and take to the track and have a little fun.should turn on pretty well,the truck is light.weighed in at 3720 lbs.I found a set glass fenders and some other things to help lighten the load.
well it should be quick enough to get into the 14's I would think.I had an 89 5.0 convertable with a cage in it that was 3669 lbs with a fairly stock engine,T5 and 4:11 and the best I could get out of that was 13.98 until I did some more work.
I believe your right on the money for the weight for the coupes,and I think the hatches were right around the same weight.mine had an overbuilt 6 point cage,and subframe connectors,and the verts have the stiffning rails on the inner rockers and the power top pump and motor are a soggy combination too.but it did launch nice with all the extra weight in the rear of the car,battery was back there too.without slicks I was going by the tree in third gear spinning the tires and with slicks just grabbing for second.I kinda miss that car,until I remember what it was like with the top up and in the rain.
sounds great noreaster but it's still a truck. why not sell the 2wd and get another mustang,there much more fun.get the 4wd on the road to have a truck when you need it.my best time with my 89 5.0 was 14.10 at Maitland years ago.it was stock except for headers.
I will someday have another 5.0.I want to buy a nice rust free 4cylender and buy a smashed or rotten 5.0,but for now I want to see how fast I can get that truck moving with a base engine from a mustang.alot harder to get a truck fast then car,looking for a challenge hahaha.but yes the 5.0 mustangs are a hell of a fun car,I had an 82 gt,81 rs capri and 86 gt and the 89 convertable,all met the same demise except the convertable.rocks and trees are hard on cars.
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