Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Georgetown, Kentucky
Not looking for a fight or a locked thread, but just wanted to chat it up about the LS platform. From talking to alot of folks, I've heard that Ford had the mod motor design and the LS design to choose from. The mod was new, and the LS was an updated Windsor/5.0. Ford chose the mod motor for the 'Stang in '96 due to less moving parts, cheaper to build, more efficient, etc. The engineer who updated the Windsor/5.0 left Ford to go to GM. They used his design one year later in the '97 'Vette. RUMORS I'm starting to believe those rumors. Here is why. The years line up. Also, the heads from an LS engine will bolt to a Windsor/5.0. The intake and exhaust valves are backwards, but a custom cam will fix that. The pushrods are off a touch, but I'm hearing there are kits to fix that. Also, GM Performance Parts makes a water pump for the LS stuff that moves the waterneck up to the exact location of a Windsor/5.0. They also make an ignition setup to do away with the crank trigger type and coil on plug setup. How does it work? A cam extension with a mechanical fuel pump lobe and a distributor gear bolt to the front of the cam with a new timing chain cover. A FORD distributor is used and it mounts on the FRONT of the engine.
Anyone care to have a civil discussion about this? Is it just coincidence? Is it fact? I love the LSx and I love the Windsor/5.0. Mostly, I LOVE learning about both platforms.
1987 Mustang LX Coupe 5.0 5 Speed setting on a full suspension.
Ed Curtis cammed, AFR headed, Tremec shifted, Production block Coming Soon!
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