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Vigo
Vigo UltimaDork
11/27/17 10:53 p.m.

is there a way to prevent a repeat of this or is it just one of those "when your number is up" kind of things that just happens?

Are you sure it wasn't a failure of the trans-to-engine locating points that caused the crank to break and not the other way around?

 

 What sort of redline can i set the 5.0 to and be safe? 

Depends on how much of that '380hp' you want, i'd bet. I also think that is optimistic unless you are camming and spinning the crap out of it, and i haven't noticed pics of said fancy intake which might be a dealbreaker if it's not as fancy as PO thought. Luckily since it's a mainstream engine theres a huge dataset to work off of in guesstimating what it will do once you really know what you have.

 

Also, CRAZY cool project for the money! yes 

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
11/28/17 3:18 a.m.

I routinely spun my stock cam/e7 5.0 to 5600. Stock cam ran out of steam with those heads at 5400.... Factory limiter was 6250.

Ran a Bernie cam with stock expo long block and it was done at 5800.

akylekoz
akylekoz HalfDork
11/28/17 5:54 a.m.

Sounds like the rear is out of a Lincoln, so standard 8.8" internals with lighter arms than the T-bird got.   With aluminum heads and a cam you should have larger than stock injectors and matching MAF.  The stock #19 injectors are supposedly only good for 325-350 horse, probably what that engine will make, they will just be maxed if stock.

KyAllroad (Jeremy)
KyAllroad (Jeremy) PowerDork
11/28/17 8:03 a.m.

Big MAF and 45 lb injectors.  I have the cam specs at home and will post them up this evening.

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
11/28/17 8:40 a.m.

You got a heck of a good deal! Beware of those aftermarket fuel injection parts though, I remember in my 5.0 days a lot of stuff was worse than stock because of the crappy build quality.

akylekoz
akylekoz HalfDork
11/28/17 8:49 a.m.

Those injectors are way too big, unless you plan to use a power adder.  It will probably run better and be easier to tune with some #24 injectors.  Kind of like adding dual quads to a stock motor.

You got a killer deal on that, can't wait to see how it runs.

 

 

Ashyukun
Ashyukun UltraDork
11/28/17 9:38 a.m.

Very nice! Sounds like we may have a nice number of vehicles from the area at the Challenge next year!

pres589
pres589 PowerDork
11/28/17 9:48 a.m.

Yeah, the TKO comes in a couple versions, a 500 and a 600 lb/ft rating on each, respectively.   It's like a T-5's 3rd cousin, twice removed, and it's a lot stronger.  Heavier, more costly, etc.  This just sounds like a lot of motor for a T-5 with a good clutch.  And perhaps that's how to deal with it, a clutch that won't allow more than 300 lb/ft through the input shaft.  

Another dumb idea I had was really tall rear end gears for that 8.8 and a Super T-10.  I mean, if a Top Loader worked in the Cobra, something similar should work here, right?

45lb/hr injectors in a street driven 302 is kind of over the top.  24's or similar sounds much better as previously suggested.

KyAllroad (Jeremy)
KyAllroad (Jeremy) PowerDork
11/29/17 7:55 p.m.

so my trolling CL marketplace paid off today.  This clean T-5 with aftermarket shifter popped up for $250.  It's mine now so the questionable one can come out and I'll sell the core to a trans shop ($150?).

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