Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: greenville, s.c.
Man , i am in same boat.
Looking heavily at the new 5.0
I will be running in nasa's american iron
I have a '98 svt, full cage, full MM maximum grip box, stock motor except for LTHs, msking about 290/290 to the wheels
I could possibly get off cheaper with heads (b-to-c swap), P&P, cams and tune, . . .
My short block was supposedly rebuilt 10,000 miles ago, but I still ain't sure.
If that got me to about 345/345, I'd be SET.
But i am scared of investing $3-4k, and either having it come up short, or grenading shortly thereafter.
I heard something about them turning the new coyote 90 degrees on it's side on the dyno, and running it, to simulate the oil starvation of a long 1-G sweeper, and it held up flawlessly.
Plus it is brand new and should come with a warranty for a year
New motors are going for ~$6,149, and ~$1,549 for the harness, ecu, etc.
May still need a different alternator, etc, . . . And who knows what else
Looking and debating, . . .
Last edited by docstang; 11-28-2010 at 11:28 PM.