Have 12-13k to spend...what can I do?

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  1. White360RFnSwee

    White360RFnSwee Founding Member

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    Hey Guys, I have about 12-13,000 to spend on a 94-95 5.0..

    Id like to buy a stripped car ( basically cloth interior, ****ty rims.. etc ) and put

    2 racing seats, 17 inch Torque Thrust IIs all around, and the modify the engine..

    What can I do safely to the car to get the most performance? Im thinking intake + blower, but I don't know jack about the 5.0s, as Im a 4.6 guy who is moving into the 5.0 territory.

    -Ryan
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    1o1PRooF New Member

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    For that kind of cash you can do about whatever you want. In my area you can get a very clean 94 or 5 for 4-6k, which would leave you with over 5k to play with. The 94-5s I have owned seem to respond well to airflow improvements i.e. filter, m/a, exhaust. AODEs suck IMO, but if you get one a torque converter makes a LOT of difference. And of course like all stangs, ditch the 2.73s for some 3.55s or 3.73s.

    You have plenty of cash to work with, get a car and figure out just what you want it to do...break out the credit card. :)
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    What kind of horsepower is your target? Will this be primarily a track car or daily driver? And if it's going to be a track car, will it be drag strip or open track?

    If you're looking for ~300 rwhp (350 at the crank), I would put together a good H/C/I combo instead of a blower. If you want significantly more than 300 rwhp, I would at least get swap out the E7TE heads for something a little better (i.e. GT40), and then slap on a blower or turbo.

    For reliability, I think N/A will be the better choice. You are less susceptible to tuning problems or bad gas blowing something up. For an open track car I'd definitely go N/A. For a drag car, the blower might be the best option.

    Dave
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    There is a guy on this site that got over 500 hp and TQ out of a stock cobra motor + a turbo kit. That would be a good way to go GT-40 heads A cobra intake extrude hone both and have a blast with a lot of cash left over
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    If it were me I would use it as a down-payment on a new Cobra.
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    95snoozer New Member

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    331/347 stroker
    AFR 185s
    comp 282 cam
    intake of your choice (not a ford)
    NX wet kit if you wanna go that fast
    TB
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    injectors
    chip or tweecer
    Long tubes/ exhaust
    315 nittos
    3.73 gears
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    White360RFnSwee Founding Member

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    allow me to add...

    I currently OWN an 03 Cobra with all the bolt ons..

    Im going to a 94-95 5.0 because.. well.. Im broke and going to school. The Cobra cannot be paid off any more.. school takes over in priorities...

    Im considering this ( based on my limited 5.0 knowledge )

    buying a used black 5.0 vert.. light bar, New leather seats from a new mustang, Torque Thrust IIs 17x8 front, 17x10.5 back..

    lower it, put a new sound system in it just for sound quality.. say $500 or so on that..

    Then, from there.. engine work..

    new heads ( I'll research what the best ones are ), blower cams, Kenne Bell 9 psi intercooled Blower, 3.73 gears, longtubes, o/r x pipe, magnaflow catback, T3550 Transmission...

    I figure that'll be around $13,000 all said and done.. and it will be quite the strong running car.. while looking great.

    Anything wrong with this idea?
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    95snoozer New Member

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    eys... your buying a vert ;)

    get a hard top
  10. White360RFnSwee

    White360RFnSwee Founding Member

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    Ive had hardtops my entire life.. Id like to have a little fun in my car from now on, ya know? Vert seems to be great for those days where racing doesnt matter whatsoever..

    -Ryan
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    How about brakes? A 13" Cobra setup, with everything needed to convert, can be had for ~$500. You can get lots of bling-bling options too. Check it out here.

    http://www.discbrakesrus.com/make/ford/mustanggtff.htm

    Stopping is gooood.

    As for heads, the AFR 165's are nice for the street, IMHO.

    -Steve
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    As far as Heads the two answer you will get are AFR and Trick Flow Twisted Wedge heads. AFR seems to be really popular but I only know one person that has them on there car and his dyno #'s were not that impressive, he may have had tunning Issues. Ive had 3 other friends that put on Twisted wedge heads and saw alot better dyno #s. Plus TW heads are cheaper then AFR.
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    Only that you can't get an intercooled Kenne Bell blower for a 302. Water injection is your only option for cooling the intake charge.

    Dave
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    Hey Ryan, I have a Buddy in Houston with a 1994 GT Vert, it is Black with a Black Top and has Black leather. It has over 100k, but with the mods you plan on I suggest a new motor anyway, he is leting it go for 6-7k I beleive, the car just had fresh black paint on it and looks nice. Let me know.
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    Make: FORD
    Model: MUSTANG
    Year: 1997
    Price: $10,900.00

    97 FORD MUSTANG COBRA White, 2 dr, 5 spd, 8 cyl, ac, ps, pb, tilt, pm, pw, plks, alloy whls, cc, r def, tint, amfm stereo cass, exhaust kit, 61,000 mi, Vin VF118136, Stk 2192, $10,900Plus Tax, Tags & Fees MEADOWLAND FORD- STERLING TRUCKS 330 County Ave., Secaucus, NJ 1-866-251-8528 www.meadowlandford.com

    put a blower on it you have between 400-450 rwhp, close to a 03 cobra stock just an idea vs spending 5-6000 on a 95, get a blower, h/c/i and have around the same hp. I know that money is an issue, it is with all of us, but if you put a little into the cobra it will benefit you a lot later especially with all of the aftermarket support coming out for them. The 94-95 with the stock engine tops at about 500hp, where as the cobra can go to about 550-600hp. You can get better pistons, bore it out, get a stage x port job, etc for both engines. The only thing that I haven't seen was a stroker kit for the 4.6
    Good luck in what ever you do.
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    hes lookin for a 5.0 :nice:
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    I don't know if that was a missprint or what, but you said "cams". Just to make sure you know, if its a 5.0 it only has 1 cam... <-- much cheaper that way...

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