Probably like many here, went through some mustangs on my way to these cars.
I chanced upon a 93 T-bird 5.0 when my mustang died. I'm still surprised at how much better this car is, comfort, suspension, brakes, etc. Actually, everything but acceleration. Plus it's not "assumed guilty" by the local troopers, as mustangs tend to be. In short, I'm sold.
I own a fresh 347C.I. engine along with a P600B procharger set up, including the 3-core intercooler. I have most of the supporting hardware, (42lb injectors, fuel pumps, 80MM AFM, etc)
Also, I have a holley systemax intake that I realize won't clear the hood. Retaining the stock hood is important to me. How much is this interference?
The blower bracket is the updated stronger one for a 90 Fox. I used the blower on a stock 302 for 70K with zero problems. The new motor machined, and bagged up awaiting assembly.
While I'm not even sure I want to upset a very comfortable car, as of yet, the question is:
Has anyone converted a T-bird to the mustang-fox belt system? If so, what did you run into. 9(I know you ALWAYS run into something) And, if I go this route, I really want to avoid re-using the FMU. I hear the T-bird engine management is different than the mustang. Mine is a LX with 4 whl disc, ABS, and I want to retain an AOD trans. I've read the excellent exhaust system articles, already. I realize more cooling is a must.
Just wondering if anyone has done something similar to this.