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302 V8 5.0 LITER MUSTANG AUTO-TREND OVERHAUL ** 8 YEARS STRONG **


Well I figured I would do a write up on ole' Fishstang302's engine I built some 8 years ago. He just recently brought it by and let me take it for a spin and let me tell you, it sounds like a dog shitting marbles and I had almost forgot what it was like to steer with the rear tires! Thing still gets it!

Here are the specs of the engine

302 bored 30 over
TRW Forged Pistons/ Plasma Molly Rings 11:1
SVO Motorsport rods
Clevitte 77 Race bearings
Edelbrock Gear Drive timing set
Motorsport X303 Camshaft
GT40P Heads ported and polished by us
Motorsport crankshaft
GT40 Upper and Lower Tubular Intake
Tremic TKO Transmission W/ Scatter proof bell housing
SVO Disc Brake conversion
Southside Lift bars
3:73 Gear
Flowmaster H-Piper and Mufflers with polished tails
DDS Main cap gurdle
Motorsport 1.7 Roller Rocker arms

Gosh I know I am missing some things, but Ill post up the photos... Some of them from 8 years ago, and some a little newer. Enjoy.... I know I did.

-- Edited by SELLC on Sunday 20th of June 2010 04:30:03 AM

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He keeps on asking me to put the 500 HP plate kit on, but the damn thing has a hard enough not sliding sideways as it is!

Finding the GT-40 Tubular Style NOS Big shot plate kits is getting harder and harder. But I am sure this story is far from over....

Here's to 8 years on a highly modified engine!

Oh and by the way... If you got $15-20K and a Mustang I can duplicate this. You know the number.


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I ended up buying this Mustang today... my friend who I built it for passed away some time ago... I purchased the car from a family member of the person who I built the engine for.

I don't deny the fact that I need another sports car like a hole in the head, but it was a friend of the family discount too good to pass up. Now I just have to clear a spot to store it in the garage until I get other work caught up. Currently it needs a new top and some trim, along with some re-freshing. Feels great, and honestly the history with this vehicle is such that I may just keep it... 

Needless to say, the wife is not as thrilled with my collection of old Historical vehicles...

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but I get a super rate of just $30 every 10 years for plates and registration under the Historical program here in Michigan... Plus it's pretty much $15 a month for a full coverage collectors insurance policy! You just can't beat that! Plus I got one year no interest financing thru my Discover card! Even though I could have paid cash, why not spread out the payments with zero interest... 

I bought the car well enough that I could literally sell two parts off the car and make my money back... The Tremec T5 TKO manual transmission with scatter proof bellhousing, and the ultra-expensive and rare tubular GT40 intake with matching cast iron heads. Not that I'd ever do that, I only mention it so people know this was a SOLID INVESTMENT with the perks of some sentimental value. All the other Hi-Po parts in the photos above are still in the vehicle too... I'm really excited to find this car a spot in my garage and just take my time with it. No rush, as it gives me youthful vibes and memores much like the Corvette and Mercedes.

Sentimental value... and cars... It's a sickness! But if I had to have a sickness, this is the one for me! 



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Nice car!

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Thank you PowerStroker! You being a Ford guy, I knew you'd approve! lol

Guess I'm a Ford guy again now too.

Quick question for you, do you know if back in 1988 or 1991 if they put part of the vin number on the block? Or at least what year the block was made? There is a possibility that the engine block could be from my old Green Notchback as my car got totaled about the time this one came on the scene and I want to say we might have used the block from my car for the rebuild... I just can't recall because back then we were all so crazy!



-- Edited by SELLC on Wednesday 29th of June 2022 03:38:24 PM

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That "is" a nice car, too bad about your friend RIP.

I guess goldilox will just have to sit-it-out a little-while longer ;) !

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Thanks Rastus!

Goldilocks will soon be able to wait it out in climate controled comfort in my new four car attached garage that I am having built out of an existing addition and the adjoining patio slab... just got the all clear from the woman, as it was a hard sell...

But here is the truth, if you're going to have nice cars they HAVE to be stored inside or they will succumb to the elements! Does not matter what brand you buy! That is the bottom line.

Would make no sense to paint Goldilocks, or ANY other car I have unless it could be stored indoors. Let's hope I can keep all this under budget! Remember, I used my previous home improvement loan to bail out the company during COVID... now that fund is fully replenished and awaiting use for it's original intened purpose! The key will be bundling up these improvements to save money... I have needed a roof since COVID, but now that I am adding a two car on an existing patio slab that means when I do the roof this year it takes care of two issues, along with easy install of the HVAC when the back side of the roof is off. Should have some pretty cool photos for the V8 Cafe soon!

For now I am having to clean out my other garage here to make room for the Mustang. I don't plan on doing anything with it but covering it and putting it in the garage until after Big Blue and the House projects are complete. I just had to strike while the iron was hot, and I really wasn't ready to take in another car that needed to be stored indoors... Once Goldilocks is inside the four car attached to the house I'll be able to do her proper! She still runs like a top and fires on the first crank after the engine work. This expansion will also allow me to add another lift or two... Maybe even a four post with a pipe bender and alignment setup. No rush on that stuff, if the economy tanks I might be able to pick up some good deals on the stuff! I was going to wait and low-ball the Mustang, but Jim was a good friend (and a member of this forum too, Fishstang302) and his cousin is a good friend as well! So when he said he was thinking about letting it go I asked how much, and the rest is history. 

Just got my plates today, historical... $30 for 10 years... $62 for insuracne while I await the actual metal plate, but then probably about $12-14 per month once the collector policy takes over. So my investment will be insured and only growing in value as I fix it. 

Other revelations have been ongoing, which I will also bring up in the V8 Cafe since it's classic family drama.

With the expansion between the house, my garage (by way of simpily adding a two car garage door) and the other garage I will have a combined SEVEN bays! Four of them climate controlled (with my new HVAC system I been sitting on) Not bad if I can get it all done under budget!



-- Edited by SELLC on Wednesday 29th of June 2022 08:55:14 PM

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To be honest, Jim's cousin pretty much gave me the car for a song because he knows I have a lot of history with the car. So that was really-REALLY cool of him! 

RIP Jimmy! The Fishstang WILL see Nitrous as she was built for! Just like the good ole days! 



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I don't think I've ever seen a vin on a Ford engine block, but I haven't looked. I was under the impression that for a Ford to be considered "numbers matching" it just needed to have the correct part numbers on the block and heads, including the 4 digit prefix code being realistic. There is a lot of information about Ford part number prefix codes to help you decode that. And keep in mind that the prefix code ONLY indicates the first year and model in which such a part was installed, it does not indicate how many years or vehicle lines said part ended up being used in. You could have a 1990 car with 1980's prefix codes on many parts and that would be totally normal, but the only way a part with a 1991 prefix code would be found on a 1990 car would be if it had been replaced at some point with a different version. Also the suffix, which indicates revision level of the part would have to be legit to be "numbers matching" on a Ford. 



-- Edited by PowerStroker on Wednesday 29th of June 2022 09:20:32 PM

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Well it will always be far from matching since nobody would go back to the BWT5 from the Tremec...

But you make a good observation... if this block has numbers matching 1991, rather than 1988, then it's my old engine block. That would be really cool to me, in addiition to everything else. But even if it's not, and a 1988, then that's good too since it's better for value. 

The heads are GT40 and are not factory issue on a 1988 Mustang LX 5.0 convertible.

That's one more thing I need right away, the little 5.0 badges! This one has been de-badged, but back in the day you would look for it. I miss seeing it.



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