View Full Version : 5.0 CL find

04-12-2014, 12:50 PM
Dash looks beat but looks fine after that and it looks like the guy is ready to talk. 5.0 has tons of aftermarket support. GT40 heads and a cam maybe?? Dashtopper definitely


04-15-2014, 01:51 AM
That Bird looked in really good condition. The exterior color reminds me of my 1990 T-Bird with a 3.8 NA that I had.
Even though there are good aftermarket parts, and cheaper, I stay loyal to the headache SC :p

04-16-2014, 02:15 AM
Headache is right. A little after posting this I bolted up my freshly ported early model blower nice pear shape outlet trimmed up inlet with coated rotors and a 10% pulley and mashed the pedal on quiet side street...boy was that fun for about 10 seconds. I developed a slight misfire and saw the magic white smoke that makes your car run exiting my tail pipes by the time I got back to my driveway. I knew full well this was not only possible but likely and i had no business doing it but you see... I have a condition. I have to learn things the hard way. The car was running fine but I had to beat on it. At least I now have an excuse to finish porting my spare heads...(see condition above). I did think for a second a donor 5.0 wouldn't be bad with a 5spd and 3:55 already in the car. And should be smog legal if done right but that's out of my budget which is zero right now. That's supercoupin'

04-17-2014, 12:10 PM
AHH!!! You addded a smooke screen so whomever is behind you can't identify you :D:p

Sorry to hear about your recent condition. But as you said, it gives you a good excuse to port those spare heads. I would suggest looking into installing bigger valves. But DEFINITELY you should consider upgrading the valve springs! :cool:

The good thing is that once you have all the parts and gaskets at hand it would be a good weekend project :cool:

04-17-2014, 02:53 PM
yeah. it's decision time...ARPs or TTYs..3way valvejob on my existing heads or take in my ported heads. pull the bottom out or leave as it. This can go from $300-$400 to a couple grand pretty quick.