Reader’s Rides & Mustangs
This 2006 Ford Mustang is owned by, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords reader, psfracer. Check out some pictures and ratings of this Stang below, as well as other info about this ride.
The 5.0 Bench Racer page titled "What if?" is the reason why I am submitting my car. In that article editor Steve Turner wonders about older engine platforms put in modern cars--as the opposite of putting modern engines in older cars is quite popular.
I decided to put a 385 series big block ford in my 2006 Mustang GT. Its a 572 cid engine that uses an aftermarket A460 block and uses a 4.500 bore in conjunction with a 4.500 stroke 4340 eagle crank. Kaase P51 heads, Comp solid roller camshaft with Crower lifters, custom 2 1/8 to 2 1/4 to a 4 1/2 collector step headers, a TFS intake, and a 1150 dominator from the carb shop help make 924 hp @ 6900 rpm on the engine dyno. So far my best 1/4 ET has been a 9.417 @ 142.96 mph at Famoso on 10/29.
The engine transmits power to the ATI Powerglide via a 4500 ATI Treemaster converter. A strange chrome moly driveshaft hooks up to a Currie 9 inch rearend with 35 spline axles, spool, and 4.11 gears.
The car weighs 3420 lbs with me in the car. The engine swap was pretty easy actually, as the engine dimensions of the 385 series motor vs the 3V modular motor is virtually the same width wise, but the big block ford is 2 1/2 inches longer, so I needed to come up with a different fan set up. The motor mounts were custom made, but are pretty straight forward. I used the same tubular K-member I already had with the modular 3V. No special oil pan is needed either, I just used on off the shelf Moroso drag race pan.