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Asking About: Mustang 5.0L 302 Short Block Accepts Roller Cam (79-95)



I just bought this short block and it should be here within the week. My question is I want to get at least 380-410 horsepower/torque from this engine with a carb. what combination of aluminum heads and camshaft, and intake should I get to get as close to those numbers as possible? Thanks guys
from Grants pass |

Accepted Answer
Hegan, Those numbers will be best achieved with AFR 185 heads,an Edelbrock Performer Air Gap intake, a 650 cfm carb, and either a Ford racing E303 or TFS stage 1 cam. That combo will get you closest to those HP numbers but you will be pushing the envelope to get those hp ratings from a bolt together engine assembly. Obviously proper carb tuning, ignition and careful assembly will be key here.
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