Or spend months wondering how the 2003 version of the car that came with that engine handed his ass back to him despite less weight, and more crowd appeal...And then you can learn to drive it.
Like I said, learn to drive it.Or spend months wondering how the 2003 version of the car that came with that engine handed his ass back to him despite less weight, and more crowd appeal...
Could it be.......Aww snap!!! those damn pesky sensors again...this time telling the ECU to scrub timing when the rear tires start spinning.
You are incorrect in assuming that an older 5.0 fox isn’t a computer controlled car, and is less likely to break. It’s almost the complete opposite. Firstly, anything after 87 has an ecu, as it is fuel injected. The age of the car guarantees that you’ll be fixing stuff...all the time. Lastly, The Coyote engine N/A power level stock starts where you’d “hope“ to even be able to get to on an early model 5.0.
But most importantly $$$.
If I had all the money I’d be in a 11-14 Shelby or a c6 zr1 ( used ) .Ain't that the truth. Whatever budget you set aside for your build, double it. If you can pull it off for less than your double-estimate, you are doing good.
These cars are money pits, the size of the money pit all depends on your attention to detail. With aftermarket parts vendors drying up for these cars (20 years ago you had 15 different vendors making shorty headers, now you have 2-3), and costs going up, gone are the days of these being cheap cars to buy and build. If you look around the site here, you'll see many guys have some serious money into their builds.
If I could go back in time, I would have saved up all the blown fox budget and be weekend cruising in one bad ass bellybutton !If I could go back in time, I would have left my LX 100% stock, saved up all the money I spent, and could have bought a pretty badass Mustang.