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If you have performance shops do all the work you’ll see that $15k vanish quickly. 550whp doesn’t come cheap even if you’re doing it yourself, yet alone if you pay a shop.

If I were going the cheaper route I would get a 351w block and put a good set of heads and intake on it as well as a turbo kit. On3 makes a pretty solid turbo. Then you’ll need a cam to match the other components. After upgrading your fuel system, and some minor cooling system upgrades(radiator, sn’s have decent factory fan), as well as a machined block and possibly rotating assembly you’ll be in the $11,000+ range. Then a trans and clutch to hold all the power will set you back another $3000-$3500.

You can find components used if you want to chance it. You can also find people selling their used setups, but it doesn’t seem like you really know enough to make an educated decision on used parts. No offense on that, we all have to start somewhere.

Just throw a turbo, heads, intake, and cam on your stock block and call it a day.
 
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Yeah I managed to catch it. I even placed your thread in the correct forum.

Wanted to ensure you knew that they made them for more than one year. :O_o:

Oh and... Mustang site? News to me. I been here nearly 20 years waiting for my turn to get a free pair of BlueBlocker sunglasses. Some dude by the name of Raburn gave me a bunch of keys, told me to wait right here and watch over the place and that he'd be right back with my free BlueBlocker sunglasses. That was 2001. :nonono:

I'm starting to think he might not be returning :scratch:

Has anyone else gotten their BlueBlocker sunglasses? Are you all here for the same thing?
Wait........sunglasses?.........Seriously, when do i get mine?
 

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Ya This car won’t be my DD so if you know anything about stripping interiors let me know
I don't think you'll have an easy time of getting it down to that kind of weight — even the Cobra Rs in '95 were considerably heavier with the rear seat removed, no power driver seat and no A/C. That kind of weight is much more in the wheelhouse of '87-'93 notches.
 
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If you have performance shops do all the work you’ll see that $15k vanish quickly. 550whp doesn’t come cheap even if you’re doing it yourself, yet alone if you pay a shop.

If I were going the cheaper route I would get a 351w block and put a good set of heads and intake on it as well as a turbo kit. On3 makes a pretty solid turbo. Then you’ll need a cam to match the other components. After upgrading your fuel system, and some minor cooling system upgrades(radiator, sn’s have decent factory fan), as well as a machined block and possibly rotating assembly you’ll be in the $11,000+ range. Then a trans and clutch to hold all the power will set you back another $3000-$3500.

You can find components used if you want to chance it. You can also find people selling their used setups, but it doesn’t seem like you really know enough to make an educated decision on used parts. No offense on that, we all have to start somewhere.

Just throw a turbo, heads, intake, and cam on your stock block and call it a day.
Okay thanks for the advice I just have a question, So you’re saying the whole build should cost me 14,500 if I do it myself or if I get someone else to do it?
 

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Okay thanks for the advice I just have a question, So you’re saying the whole build should cost me 14,500 if I do it myself or if I get someone else to do it?
Never mind I reread it and got it thanks for the advice how long do you think my stock block will hold with that much hp
 

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Never mind I reread it and got it thanks for the advice how long do you think my stock block will hold with that much hp
The silly thing could last forever — theoretically — if there weren't any issues such as detonation or odd crank vibrations from misfiring which could cause crank flex too severe for the block to handle. Especially if it had a stud girdle. Even more so if the thing was balanced and blueprinted with a stud girdle. In the early days of the 5.0 people were hitting those kinds of numbers with centrifugal superchargers and nitrous without anything being done to the bottom end, but they were ticking time bombs.

Realistically, at that level of power, the moment the engine has a little hiccup, she could split. I mean, literally, right down the middle of the block.
 

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I don't think you'll have an easy time of getting it down to that kind of weight — even the Cobra Rs in '95 were considerably heavier with the rear seat removed, no power driver seat and no A/C. That kind of weight is much more in the wheelhouse of '87-'93 notches.
I know it’s doable to get a sn to around 2800 lbs but I wouldn’t call it practical. Shooting for around 3000 without driver is more realistic, but will still take some work to do.

Never mind I reread it and got it thanks for the advice how long do you think my stock block will hold with that much hp
You should be good for 400-450whp for several years without issues - assuming the tune is good and the engine was in good shape before. You’ll have issues with your transmission long before the bottom end.
 
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The problem with asking for advice that spans a topic this wide, is that you have to be able to discern what is, and what isn't bullsht.
Its one thing when you ask a simple question...i.e. You want advice on choosing a cam/intake/head. Because of the narrow scope and limited choices, you'll come up with a popular consensus to draw from. It's a totally different animal when you ask a group how to spend 15k, and at the same time try to get a car to race weight. It's like asking for a color choice on paint.
I personally prefer Orange....I think you should paint your car Orange.

For every dollar in the budget, there'll be a different opinion, a lot will be good opinions, but a similar amount are pure bullsht.

You have to have several things in place to do something like you're talking about.
You have to be capable of doing the work. All of the good intentions in the world will not make you a capable engine builder/ a chassis builder-fabricator/electronics-wiring tech/welder/painter...etc..etc..Experience does. Biting off an entire forced induction big power build has brought more than one guy here to a bail out point.

You have to have the tools to do it.

You have to have the place to do it.

You have to have to have time.
And....
You need to invest in a bullsht-o-meter, so you can discern what is crap advice from the FB mechanic of the hour.
 

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I know it’s doable to get a sn to around 2800 lbs but I wouldn’t call it practical. Shooting for around 3000 without driver is more realistic, but will still take some work to do.



You should be good for 400-450whp for several years without issues - assuming the tune is good and the engine was in good shape before. You’ll have issues with your transmission long before the bottom end.
Thanks for the help
 

Treycot37

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The problem with asking for advice that spans a topic this wide, is that you have to be able to discern what is, and what isn't bullsht.
Its one thing when you ask a simple question...i.e. You want advice on choosing a cam/intake/head. Because of the narrow scope and limited choices, you'll come up with a popular consensus to draw from. It's a totally different animal when you ask a group how to spend 15k, and at the same time try to get a car to race weight. It's like asking for a color choice on paint.
I personally prefer Orange....I think you should paint your car Orange.

For every dollar in the budget, there'll be a different opinion, a lot will be good opinions, but a similar amount are pure bullsht.

You have to have several things in place to do something like you're talking about.
You have to be capable of doing the work. All of the good intentions in the world will not make you a capable engine builder/ a chassis builder-fabricator/electronics-wiring tech/welder/painter...etc..etc..Experience does. Biting off an entire forced induction big power build has brought more than one guy here to a bail out point.

You have to have the tools to do it.

You have to have the place to do it.

You have to have to have time.
And....
You need to invest in a bullsht-o-meter, so you can discern what is crap advice from the FB mechanic of the hour.
I guess I’m asking is having any of you built this car and if so what worked for you