It may have been, can't remember.I have a 347, did not require any clearancing . Sure that wasnt for a 363 stroker, I see a lot of people talking the gt40 heads. But you still get better gains with a aluminum head with much better flow
LOL, this is my beater I bought to be my daily driver!My 2c: if you're worried about the spend on running premium fuel, maybe it isn't the right time to throw a bunch of money at an engine build? Here in middle TN, 93 is about $1/gal higher than 87. You're talking about $15 on a tank. Maybe get a beater of some sort for a daily then build your engine? I realize that would push the build out a ways, but it might be worth it in the end. That way, you won't have to compromise on what you build.
I think this is the route I'm going to go now.A junkyard GT40 from an Explorer with a cam and valve spring upgrade will get you there, or pretty dang close to it. And run on 87.
Looks like it. Things to note: there are two versions (EGR and non-EGR), and you'll need the elbow for the TB. I think you'll need 24# injectors to be safe - the Cobras came with 24s I think. You'll most likely need a tune.Is this what I am looking for?
Foxbody Mustang 5.0 GT40 Explorer Intake Manifold tapped for sensor. The throttle bracket has been machined off for a cleaner look. Rear water line has been tapped for egr water line. Manifold is an Internal egr with center hole in upper and lower manifold. The 5.0 emblem has been sanded and...www.ebay.com
Will a 351 fit under a stock convertible engine bay brace and hood?
Will the stock ECM drive it?
I am not looking for a project that ends up being like plucking a thread from a wool sweater, where one thing leads to another and another and another.Your spending money to add more air and more fuel to make more hp but want a computer that was designed to calculate less of the above to run it?
Fast, cheap, reliable..
Sounds like your best bet is a mild HCI build on a 302. Keep the cam mild and you can pick up some good power without having to go crazy on tuning and other parts.I am not looking for a project that ends up being like plucking a thread from a wool sweater, where one thing leads to another and another and another.
I have to put a new engine in this thing. I'd like to boost some horsepower if possible. I don't want to change the stock wiring, emissions, or anything else if I can help it. I might be ammenable to doing a "tune". If I have to yank the ECM then I presume much of the instrument cluster will quit working as it is driven by the ECM?
My suspicion is right now that I can probably replace the heads, cam, and upper/lower intake to get increased flow and pick up some power without messing too much with anything else.