So, it's about time to put the Stang away. :( I sooo hate winter.
So what to do about summer 2009? I want to add a little power to it but not
sure what to do. Anyone want to share their thoughts so I can digest it over
The car is a 93 Cobra, with a few things: C&L, shorties, smog pump removed,
shifter, good exhaust and 3.27s. Probably making about 300hp and it pulls at
80mph like it does at 30mph.
I'm thinking of a blower but there are so many kinds and variations. Because
I'm building a house and recently bought the wife a $20,000 diamond ring
(for an anniversary thing - and yes, it's paid off in spades!, but I have to
pay for it now), cash is a little tight. So I'm thinking the Novi 1000 looks
good for the price. Do you guys think I can get to 400hp with that? The
Procharger looks good too but is more expensive and can anyone really hook
with one of those? What about a 5lb Vortech? Again, 400hp?
And most of all, I want to put it in, close the hood, and forget about it.
No maintenance, no fuel additives, easy oil changes, everything.
If anyone wants to chime in on their experience, that would be great.
*** smog pump should be in, it makes the cats hot to pass emmisions, dosent
rob that much power either, Cobra should make about 240 or 260 HP stock at
flywheel. I would put a Keene Bell blower, 6# to 8# lots of low end torque
the other super charges don't have, and get it professionally tuned (about
$400 or so they put a new chip in). Injectors may just make it as is, but
you could go up one size more, and you will need a higher capacity fuel
***IMHO much above 330 HP in a 5.0 for street driving is unstable, back end
can slip out too easy on slick spots, you need good performance tires to
stay hooked up, hard tires are bad news (winter, snow, year round etc), and
car can wobble if you hit the gas while turning some. The KB is easy to put
on. Stang I have is very fast in town. I would skip most other mods, too
little HP for too much money. But your engine needs to be healthy too, how
many miles?, check compression, should be about 45 to 55 (or so) across all
cylinders, 60+ too much carbon, read the plugs.
-1987 5.0 and 1993 5.0 8# KB