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Old 08-19-2006, 01:19 PM   #1
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Which would you prefer (if there is no budget)

5.0L DOHC V8 http://www.fordracingparts.com/crate...dularcobra.asp

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5.4L DOHC V8 http://www.fordracingparts.com/crate...eplacement.asp
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I'd rather have a GM engine?
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Which would you prefer (if there is no budget)

5.0L DOHC V8

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5.4L DOHC V8
L67......
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327 Small Block....

383 Vortec Stroker (I miss my old engine )
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Which would you prefer (if there is no budget)

5.0L DOHC V8

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5.4L DOHC V8
L67......
Ditto. Or an LS engine. (LS1, LS2, LS6, LS7, etc....)
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L67....I'm constantly amazed at the good engineering decisions GM made on this engine, and the cars that would have been so much better if they used it more liberally.

Ex. Guy I work with has a Buick Rendezvous....anemic as hell...plenty of space. A 3800, or better yet a L67, I'd buy LONG before I'd think of a Escalade.

The L67 makes it soe easy to be naughty and nice at the same time.
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I guess I didn't know there was a 5.0 DOHC V8.

Between the two choices, I would pick the modular 5.4. I think there'* less of an aftermarket, but you could do some innovative things and really squeeze some power out of it. Or find yourself an M112 and set it up like a Lightning motor.

Or just go for the Ford GT all-aluminum 5.4......
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You could always be nostalgic and put an Inline-8 in it
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The 5.0 is a racing motor, and it costs $15k for a reason. The GM equivalant LS7 makes 105+ more HP and costs the same, you do the math.

Why all these threads about engines? None of these will reside in a bonneville, and that'* what this forum is about.
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