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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2004, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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Question To all those 5.0ers out there

k. maybe y'all can help me. b4 i became a member, my friend who i bought my t-bird off from was telling me that they have superchargers for the 5.0. at first i thought he was talkin bout the sc kits thats out for the mustangs. eventually i found out that it wont fit. i thought i would be able to slap on a charger and that wil be it, boy was i wrong. as i read thru these posts i see y'all talkin bout compressions ratios and im completely lost. all i see are these numbers but dont understand them. i would like to supercharge my 5.0 bird but dont know where to start, my dream is have this done and the manuel swap. i did see a kit, its on one those sites list here, i think its speedfreak, i cant remember, any1 who have done this, can y'all lead me in the right direction?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2004, 03:21 AM
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We all feel your 'need for speed' and we also know it would be too easy to just be able to get an off the shelf kit!
You will have to be resourceful!

First you must review your goals and current situation.
1: how many miles on the current engine?
2: how much money do you have for your project?
3: Is this going to be a daily driver?
4: How fast do you want it to be?

There are a few important things to consider starting with current engine condition.
If you engine has more than 50k miles (the range seems to be 20k-60k) you must
freshen your engine first. That can be hundreds to many thousands of dollars to start with.
Is there a better way to get the performance you want? I opted for the non power adder
route, but that’s me.
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It can be done, but it requires discipline. I put a 9lb ATI intercooled deal on my old mustang, years ago.....at 120K! I drove the car into the 190'sK before retiring it. The motor seems as good as ever. But you can't just nail it at every given chance. (best to save for LS1's and such).

You have to listen for detonation, and give it up when you hear it. mostly tip-in was the problem I had. I could nail it at pre-boost rpm,and drive into boost with no problems. However I couldn't downshift, and nail it at 3K RPM, without the tip-in, so I didn't.

i thought all this stuff would readily fit into a T-bird. It ain't so easy. So, I'm searching for ways myself. I'll probably use my 347 N/A in my car, as bad as I hate to.

How can you have a hood so damn long and have no room for a mustang blower, or a radiator?!!!!
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You can put one on you will just have to cut and so forth. The set up for a 5.0 stang blower would be the same clearance wise.


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not a direct bolt on, but just two words for you, Kenne Bell

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You want some answers to your questions, email or PM Blown306, he has a Kenne Bell on his bird......he'll have some answers for you.

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You can put one on you will just have to cut and so forth. The set up for a 5.0 stang blower would be the same clearance wise.

is that why u had to cut a hole in the hood? by the way , love how ur t-bird is set up. a supercharged t-bird in stick, ahhh . lol. thas what i want eventually. hey do u have any pics of the interior? and also do u have a console from a sc to complete the look?
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Yeah I have the SC console but thinking about not using it. This is older pics during the cage work and rebuild so its kinda trashed but you get the idea.

Dry rot is the sh*t.

"Thunder-cougar-falcon-cobra-stang-mark8-SC-bird" IS SOLD!

Dodge VIPER GTS blown and winged.

1987 Saleen #79 Turbocharged # 40 On the Top 100 Rarest Mustangs!
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