83 5.0 any good for swap?

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  1. Angelv23

    Angelv23 New Member

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    I have an 88 gt 4cyl and I'm looking at an 83 5.0 carbed. Any opinions and comments on the swap. Is it a good motor
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    I wouldnt just stick it in the car.... I don't believe it is a HO motor with the pistons and cam. But its a good block to start with
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    ratio411 Founding Member

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    I wouldn't bother myself, but everyone is different.
    83 is still in the low point of Ford engine quality and performance.
    I'd hold out for an HO* from 87-92, or a 96-97 Ford Explorer 5.0.
    If you go Explorer, and get the entire engine at salvage yard prices ($500), you can sell off the intake and TB, as well as other fuel injection parts, to get a bit of your money back. (Assuming you are set on using a carb)

    *Not all 5.0s are HO!


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  4. Mustang5L5

    Mustang5L5 Car used in adult film "Highway Gangbang-InDaButt" SN Certified Technician Founding Member

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    Boat anchor motor in stock form.
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  5. 84Ttop

    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    Same as the others, I would pass and wait for a roller HO motor
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