v8only, I once disliked the modular motors. my user name (Five Oh Brian) stems from my long standing admiration for 5.0L V8's. I've owned a couple 5.0L's, a couple Fox Body Mustangs, 5.0L T-birds, and I'm old enough to have grown up with carburetors and points-type distributors. I was over 20 when the first fuelie 5.0L Mustang came around. Now, having explained my user name and fondness for 5.0L Ford V8's (and Windsors, in general - I've owned 351's, as well), I have to confess that I now prefer modulars. I've owned at least one each of the 4.6L 2V, 3V, and 4V's. You are absolutely correct that it takes more money to mod a modular motor than it does an OHV Windsor motor, especially the 4V motors. However, cheaper and more plentiful mods for modulars are arriving regularly and there are plenty running 11's, and some 10's out there without cashing in your life's savings. I've owned 11 second cars before, but my goal with my daily driver 07 GT automatic was low 12's at 110+ in the 1/4 mile. I easily met that goal with a very basic, non-intercooled blower and am basically done modding since it's a daily driver. Low 12's in a daily driver is plenty. If it were a track only car, a simple blower pulley change and an intercooler and it would be an easy 11 second ride, and that's in a car that is full-weight, fully equipped, 100% stock suspension, 100% stock exhaust, and comfortable on long trips. There's no shame in liking the current Mustangs and their mod motors, my friend. Perhaps someday you'll warm up to them. It took me quite a few years, but I finally got there. I guess I need a new user name now.