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Well, if you are doing a stock for stock swap it is a waste of time. You lose performance because the stock 5.0 didn't come with as much power as the 3.8SC.

It is a good base though. If you are going to change the heads and build up the top end along with a decent bottom end then you can have something special. Keep the compression reasonable and supercharge it and you can have something special.
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I am sorry if I disappointed anyone, but I built the engine for car shows at first, not speed. i needed a new engine and wanted something with a little extra power, but until I met the guys in the Bama Mafia, I had no desire to race or go fast. I did not do anything to the heads or intake. Also that time was before I had the SCT chip, and also was the FIRST time I ever ran down a track. It was also mega-HOT that summer day here in Alabama and high humidity. I am planning on running the car again sometime this month or next. when it will be cooler. I also still have the factory exhaust piping around the gas tank, but I have the '92-up fuel tank to swap out so I can put true duals.

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How does that fit under the stock hood?

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How does that fit under the stock hood?
Who is your question directed at?

It fits under the hood if the insulation is removed and a chunk of the bracing is cut out.

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Well i think if Best thing about the 5.0L ARE:

No crank sensor to fail
No Crank pulley bolt to break
No Blown Headgaskets
No Nose cone bearings to fail

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mike i need to do that on mine for hood clearance. which brace? the one on the left?

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mike i need to do that on mine for hood clearance. which brace? the one on the left?


The reinforcement is sort of 2 levels Cut out the rearward part and leave the front part.

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thanks, thats what i needed . i hate to loose the hood blanket. but i could just cut it out around it. it looks like it was a pretty easy modification.

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thanks, thats what i needed . i hate to loose the hood blanket. but i could just cut it out around it. it looks like it was a pretty easy modification.
I think you could re-install .

I gues you could reinstall it after cutting the
reinforcement without cutting the hood blanket

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just remember that it is different for the t-birds and cougars, less clearance...or at least that is what i have been told before...

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StupidFly your pic's are helpfull here is a picture of my installed Cobra intake,65mm TB. Also installed 3.73 WOW!

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what'd you use for that intake tube?

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I'm using the Densecharger Cold Air Intake and the tube is 3" exhaust pipe. But I ordered a new cold air intake to replace this setup.
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heres pics of mine .




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did you do anything with the "thermactor" system on the back of the heads?

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you dont have to do anything with the thermactor system at all . not in the way unless your doing headers

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well i have the mac headers for the 91 tbird. will it be in the way with these?

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a little, but i just have mine floating

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what do you mean by floating?
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since you cannot use the brackets thats hold anything to the head its just sitting there

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hi,

I did a search and did not find out what year range of Cobra U/L Intake will work on our 5.0 birds. Can somebody reply the answer?
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hi,

I did a search and did not find out what year range of Cobra U/L Intake will work on our 5.0 birds. Can somebody reply the answer?
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94-95 would be the years you are looking for.

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94-95 would be the years you are looking for.
glad to see you are still here bro!
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glad to see you are still here bro!
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Would the Cobra intake make much difference on an unstock motor? Mine is deffinitly not stock. Close, real close. I couldn't bore it out anymore. Where are yall getting these upper and lower intakes? When ever I find one, it's like $600. I really can't afford that. Rather stroke mine than do the intake. I geuss both would work. I have to put headers on. What do yall do with the thermactor stuff?

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see above post about the thermactor parts, theres enough to hold them there with just the hoses. i left mine floating , no brackets . no issues yet , well with that part at least , i paid just under 600 when i bought mine , and that was at employee cost. now that you can not get them from motorsport , your gonna pay what you pay . iyour best bet is to find a used one that has been on a car. they wil go for substainally less than a new nos one

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bill look on corral.net, the intakes go for $300-$350. if you are going stroker in the future, then the cobras will not be enough, unless they are ported to hell.

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I'm not to certain about going stroker. Nothing else will fit under the hood. I surely do not want to put the stock intake on a stroker motor. A cowl hood is out of the question. I need front and rear bumper covers 1st. PCM also.
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The trick flow street manifold has been known to work under a stock hood now and then... albeit, with a bunch of bracing chopped off, and even then I believe its pretty darn close. C

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