First glad to be back, I am excited about this new project, and I am hoping some of you can steer me right.
I am wanting to build a 'fun' weekend car, to make @400whp. I have just bought a 'stock' 1990LX 25th Anniv. 5.0, with the stock AOD tranny. Plans are to put some boost to the stock bottom-end, and then upgrade the suspension for 'light' strip duty.
What I am looking for is somewhere @400whp on the stock internals, to work the car through chassis testing, before putting the power to the car. I have another motor to go in the car later, but for now, I was looking at installing one of the HP kits on the stock block.
What kind of boost can I run on the 1990 5.0 internals, and how safe would the car be @400whp. Is this realistic, with a good tune? I have a ton of experience with boosted cars, but not Mustangs. I raced an Evo for the past 3 years (vids below), so I know how to keep them in the sweet spot, and not to go boost crazy.
Please, if there is anything I should consider upgrading on the heads, intake, etc, please let me know, but I don't want to put too much money into this motor, because I have a 358 (which used to go in circles
) to go in later.