Re: 1991 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 HO questions?
Ah yes, the 1991 Ford Thunderbird... wish I owned one of these. I know I am an avid fan of the Super Coupe and the previous gen's Turbo Coupe. But enough of my personal preferences. Let's get to business!
1. Yes! In fact, the 5.0 was used in these car from 1991 up until 1993. However, I remember the H.O. version being in bigger cars such as Lincoln Town Cars (1980's), Ford Thunderbirds of the previous gen (1983-1988) and the Mercury Cougar that is similar to the previous gen Thunderbird. So in short, it's possible but not for certain.
2. As stated above, the H.O. typically means 80's Personal Luxury Cars Such as the Thundebird, Cougar, Town Car, Mark VII, and some of the 80's Fox Body Mustangs. So in short, mainly 80's Ford. After all me and my dad took an H.O. and cured a 1972 Chevrolet Vega with it!
3. Oh my, now if you're smelling gas at all means you got a leak! Check the entire fuel line system and filters. Check the fuel pumps if those are external. And having the exhaust cut, while does add performance, could mess things up if you're not careful. Check anything and everything and never lose a part!
I don't know much about Hondas other than there's a particular year of Accord I'd love to cure like that Vega, but like with any car, once you get to know it and all of its secrets not to mention treat anything with the utmost care you'll get to have a long time of enjoyment and fun with your car. Be it Ford, GM, Honda, etc.
If you have any more questions, don't be afraid to ask. Oh, and welcome to the forums BTW.