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Re: Time to rush the 5.0 swap
I think youll really like the 5.0. It is a very well designed piece of machinery. As you get deeper into the swap, you will really appreciate how well Ford designed and manufactured the 5.0 HO. The EEC IV computer system, is widely regaurded, as one of the best systems in use,(even with todays newer technology). It is very simple and efficient, and contrary to what many think, it is a very simple stand alone system, (only relying on a few sensors on the engine). The engine is light and powerfull, and is easily modified to build powerband characteristics as you need. It has no inheirant problems, and a history of long reliable service. It runs very cool, maintains great oil pressure even at low RPM.
You really dont need to spend a suitcase full of cash on high performance modifications, to get a super Jeep engine. With just a few ballanced performance options, added to my (90) 5.0,(with just under 100K) it was dyno'd, out at a shop at LV Speedway, yesterday at just under 250 HP at the wheels,not bad for a 12 year old engine, just beginning its second carreer.
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