My Big Block Fox Finished Product...56k Warning

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by ExplodingGopher, Oct 8, 2005.


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    what kinda tires are you gonna put on?
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    275/50/15 on some rodlites or draglites. can't afford to be tubbed. maybe in a few years, i need new tires by next summer though, mine are like slicks now.


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    It drives just like it did with the 302, just imagine it with 300 more rwhp and a buttload more torque all N/A powered and reliable up to 6500 rpms. Its pretty fun. I get tons of looks when i drive around without the hood on.
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    surprised nobody nominated me for the top three stangs, lol j/k but it would be nice. Tried something different.
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    I absolutely love your car. The only thing Im not stuck on is the ginormous hood. Personally I wouldve taken more time to find a shorter distributor or something and a low rise intake, but thats just me.

    Besides wasnt that thread for the nicest foxes? If it was for the baddest ass fox youd have my vote.
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    LOL thx, The only dizzy that is short is the stocker, and that intake is a low rise single plane, its the shortest one you can get. If i had a K-member spacer (which i can't afford) it would've fit under the old 2.5" cowl. I would rather have a 4" bolt on hood, but i was stuck with this one. I got used to it.
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    I see. Just curious though....how much would that spacer have been?
    And how much did that hood cost?
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    heres what the car looked like when it had the 302:

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    The spacer is ~$500+ and the hood cost $260
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    Nah i was talking about the pic your favorite three stangs thread.
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    Oh. Godamn thats alot of money.
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    Yeah it just wasn't worth the BS, the stock K-member worked just fine, although the motor does sit kinda high, oh well. If i had money growing outta my ass i would've done it, and made a 545ci motor, tremec 6 speed, and a twin turbo on it just because im crazy. Someday, someday :(
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    What cam was in your car? specs? i want some kind of roller cam down the road when i rebuild, and stroke it.
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    WOW man, my recent build of my car cost me $8000 in parts and that was all great deals from E-bay and Summit!
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    Get ET Drags; they are the only thing that will come close to putting the power down. I'm going to do a 460TT when I get the cash :rolleyes:
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    I just want to keep the suspension stock for now, but have the largest tires i can fit in the back, thinking welds either rodlite or draglite with 5.5" backspacing ?, 15x8, tires 275/50/15. Nothing too fancy and it would probably be better than my bald street tires on there now.


    I would like to build one of these someday, an 806 stroker, some Thor heads, just the shortblock is around ~$15,000 but just look at this damn thing lol:

    Wonder if anybody has put one in a fox?
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    thats sick but I would take a TT 660 over it lol..not quite as expensive the 660 shortblock is only abour 10,500 :rolleyes:
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    Can i get that with a 5 speed? :D Really though, does anyone make a bell housing to use a Tremec with a 460? I've got a friend with a '65/540ci in it...it's damn near scarey. Big blocks are wonderful untill you try to corner hard. You say it turns ok, and i'm sure it's fine for the street, but i couldnt live with a car that i couldnt autocross with, and i KNOW you can't cut corners in autox with a 460 :D
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    Yeah, strikly drag/pro-street/street weekend fun toy, no auto-x with this combo, you could daily drive it if you made it a very mild setup with EFI and a 6 speed. Yes lakewood makes a bellhousing to mate the 385 series motors to pretty much any tranny including the tremecs. I simpy didn't have the money to do it.

    As fo the car cruises, i usually hang out local considering i get bad gas mileage, i will try however, next summer to try and go a little further to other cruises, like the one at summit, to show people what they can do if they put their mind to it and their passion into the work.
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    Uh-oh looks like i may have some videos AND THE PICS I TOOK THROUGH THE WHOLE SWAP PROCESS coming soon to this thread. It was a helluva ride.

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