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I have EFI and so can you
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IF you didnt know my car is running a 1st gen 5.0 EFI motor. I decided on it because i wanted fuel injection and more fun in tuning it. fox body mustangers have been tuning this setup since its inception. and ive decided to post some bits and pieces on what you need......[Image: CIMG0313.jpg]

88-93 mustang or lincoln mark7 5.0 EFI engine
96-early 97 explorer engines will work with some modifications including changing the water pump and timing cover.
fox body accelerator cable
MAF sensor
HEGO sensor
PCM
TFI distributor
Wiring harness -which can be done one of two ways, either the factory harness or and aftermarket harness which is the route i went and and better in presentation. im running a RJM injection tech harness.
Inline Fuel pump
Inertia switch
-a donor vehicle is a nice luxury but most can be had at the junkyard and parts stores. I built mine almost entirely out of the junkyard

The next comes engine fitment which basically drops right in since the dimensions are the same as the original 302 2v here are some pics for reference

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depending on whatever trans you use, either t-5 or AOD both are easy to adapt and work flawlessly. the best way to get the T-5 to work with the newer bellhousing is to use the clutch cable conversion kit from bruce couture"s modern driveline. its simple to istall and adjust and imo it works perfect.
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When I installed the motor in my car it was pretty much stock cept for the TFS stage one cam. one upgrade i do recommend is the Explorer upper and lower as it has the same flow characteristics of the cobra manifold and its very cheap and easy to find however most intakes will work though but one thing to consider is that with any EFI style intake you will want to use, you will lose the factory export brace and will have to fabricate something in its place. For the most part I would recommend running stock parts for now to fire the car and get it running and then upgrading later. be very careful what cam you run as well because you might run to a few driveability and idling issues, the next thing i would recommend is upgrading the alternator to a 3G if you havent already. a 130 amp unit will power the efi and then some.

In conclusion, Since i installed this in my car i have a blast driving it and love the reliablility and simplicity of the system. however if you have a good running 351 cleaveland then leave it and build that. however if you have a 302 2v and dont mind updating to roller cam and more drivability and more modern performance than this is something to consider. The sky is the limit on modifications so do research and have a plan when upgrading.

Here is my setup in my 72 coupe........for now

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97 Explorer block 20 over
GT40 iron heads
Explorer upper and lower intake manifold
Patriot Long tube headers with O2 sensors
Trickflow Stage One Cam
MSD pro billet distributor
24lb injectors
BBK 70MM throttle body with spacer
BBK 75MM MAF calibrated for the 24lb injectors
-Engine is controlled by a 92 mustang lx A9P PCM and a RJM injection tech 5.0 wiring harness

Hope this helps if anybody is interested in doing it and thanks for reading also feel free to ask questions too.....

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Nice setup. I actually built a stroked Windsor for my '68 coupe that is just waiting for a Paxton Novi-2000. For Cleveland owners, you can get an EFI intake from Trick Flow and use the rest of the items you mentioned.
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cazsper;120206 Wrote:Nice setup. I actually built a stroked Windsor for my '68 coupe that is just waiting for a Paxton Novi-2000. For Cleveland owners, you can get an EFI intake from Trick Flow and use the rest of the items you mentioned.

That Trick Flow set-up wouldn't somehow still work with a factory Ram-Air plenum by any chance, now would it?

Nice job, Stangrpunk72! Looks awesome, and I'll bet it runs great, too.

Eric

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I doubt it.. But you could run the intake into the passenger side fender just like I did with my '95 GT. I have also seen EFI kits that use a modified single plane carbed intake with a GM style throttle body (Mass-Flo, FAST). U don't see why one of those wouldn't work with the fastiry ram air.
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I was actually planning on going with an Edelbrock E-Street TBI set-up - it's the same physical size as the Performer series carbs, so it'll be a direct swap without giving anything up (like the Factory Ram-Air).

But that's down the road... first things first: get it running.

Eric

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The Ram Air "ports" seem so small. Wouldn't it be better to use larger mendral bent tubing from the intake to either the fender well or to either side of the radiator?
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Mister 4x4;120221 Wrote:
cazsper;120206 Wrote:Nice setup. I actually built a stroked Windsor for my '68 coupe that is just waiting for a Paxton Novi-2000. For Cleveland owners, you can get an EFI intake from Trick Flow and use the rest of the items you mentioned.

That Trick Flow set-up wouldn't somehow still work with a factory Ram-Air plenum by any chance, now would it?

Nice job, Stangrpunk72! Looks awesome, and I'll bet it runs great, too.

thanks man, yeah it does run pretty good, it surprises most when I pop the hood at the gas station or car gatherings cause most figure its gonna be carbd. If i were to go another route i would of went with the mass flo efi system, that one i think is pretty cool but my car was a flat hood- non ram air car so the efi intake is fine with me

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Looks great but you definitely need some sort of shock tower export bracing else the base of the shock tower is prone to crack.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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Don65Stang;120361 Wrote:Looks great but you definitely need some sort of shock tower export bracing else the base of the shock tower is prone to crack.

Good catch/advice Don.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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yeah that is the next step, i definately dont want that happening when i start making big power......

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