How do I make my 1983 Ford LTD Country Squire faster and more hp? It is the 5.0 V-8 4spd automatic.?
- Old Man DirtLv 75 months ago
My choice would be to get the engine, transmission and ECM/s from a Ford Mustang or some other Ford product that is at least a 1997 model.
There are other choices but dollar wise not cheaper. Like a head swap to make a Boss 302 out of what you have.
- Anonymous5 months ago
Don't waste your money. Sell it and buy a car with better performance.
- M.Lv 75 months ago
Replace the 302 with a 351 Windsor engine.
- Trump 2020Lv 75 months ago
You would have to spend about 3 times what the car would sell for on Craig's list. Is it WORTH doing?
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- don rLv 75 months ago
Totally hot rod it- have the engine blueprinted, add hedders and turbo. Strip out all the seats but the driver's, the door panels and headliner have to go.... still not as quick as a Mustang or Taurus SVO...
- DimoLv 55 months ago
- Name WithheldLv 75 months ago
My reference book says the base weight of that car was 3900 pounds - probably closer to 4600 equipped. The 5.0 came in either 130 or 145 hp versions.......and I assume it's geared for maximum mpg, not performance.
So there's no practical way to make that combination fast - but a lead foot will kill it quicker !!! Enjoy the ride - although those Fords were greatly downsized from previous years, they don't make anything that quiet, smooth & cozy anymore.
- 5 months ago
its an old car that was built heavy. You would have to make some major changes. Like adding a turbo.
- .Lv 75 months ago
That's an old station wagon. You could change the engine, I suppose.
- Robert SLv 75 months ago
Turn it into a Corvette.