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Old 08-22-2007, 17:24   #1 (permalink)
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Question Intake choice 5.0 carb

I am going to install an 87 5.0 into my 80 Mustang , I was wondering if anyone had any input on what intake I should run,5 speed and 3.55 or 3.73 gear,probably a 750 holley.Thanx
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Old 08-22-2007, 22:32   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Intake choice 5.0 carb

Unless its highly built, a 750 is WAAAAAY too much carb. 650 would be pushing it and I'd lean more towards a 575.
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Re: Intake choice 5.0 carb

5 speed with a 3.73 and run a Weiand Stealth, a Performer RPM or a Offy 360 degree high rise intake. Is this an 87 HO motor?
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Yes its an HO motor.
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Re: Intake choice 5.0 carb

Run whatever intake you like. For the street and all-around fun I really like Weiand Stealths. Period.
750 cfm is way too much. Yes, people run them. They also have a bunch of problems with stumble, bogging off the line, and so forth. One of the magazines ran a comparison some years back and they were suprised to find that a well-tuned 480 cfm Autolite actually outperformed aftermarket carbs.
Folks who have restrained themselves from buying too big a carb almost always are well pleased with the results.
So the closer you stick to 480cfm, the better. Good Autolites are getting pretty rare. Many people have had great luck with an Edelbrock 500 cfm carb. Easy to tune and they tend to stay tuned. Many people have just bolted them on and never needed to tune them further.
If you like Holleys then something like the 570 Street Avenger is about as close as you can get. Those are vacuum secondaries though, you might prefer a double pumper with that 5 speed. So a regular old 600 cfm Holley would be the way to go.
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