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Looking to get some work done on my 94 351W EFI. Considering a rebuild with some modifications for some increased HP; heads, cam, headers, possibly intake or even stroking it. Currently don't have the space or tools to pull an engine.
Looking for some reasonable quality shops in Florida. Located south, but willing to travel for quality work.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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if you dont plan on doing it yourself, you might just get a crate engine. but jsut so you know the stock EFI is pretty limited to modifications. you can get it tuned but it may be limiting. and if you have a auto tranny, it needs the EFI to work so swapping to carb would need a tranny controller which is costly


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if you dont plan on doing it yourself, you might just get a crate engine. but jsut so you know the stock EFI is pretty limited to modifications. you can get it tuned but it may be limiting. and if you have a auto tranny, it needs the EFI to work so swapping to carb would need a tranny controller which is costly
Thanks, my son and I would love to do the work ourselves but we just don't have the garage or driveway space to do it. (Don't have a lift or stand either) We aren't looking for huge gains, it's my son's daily transportation to school and insurance is ridiculous as it is. It is an auto, so I'm limited there.
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you could upgrade the EFI to MAF which would allot more gains and run smoother. but that can get either costly or complicated or both. the stock Speed Density is limited due to reading vacuum to determin load. cam selection is most important with it. but even differences in intake, heads, exhaust and rest of the engine build can affect the readings. but there are early Ford Lightnings using Speed Density with some built engines, jsut depends on how good of a job the guy doing the tuning does

look on craigslist for engine stands and lifts. there usually all over there because people buy them, use them once, then sell them


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you could upgrade the EFI to MAF which would allot more gains and run smoother. but that can get either costly or complicated or both. the stock Speed Density is limited due to reading vacuum to determin load. cam selection is most important with it. but even differences in intake, heads, exhaust and rest of the engine build can affect the readings. but there are early Ford Lightnings using Speed Density with some built engines, jsut depends on how good of a job the guy doing the tuning does

look on craigslist for engine stands and lifts. there usually all over there because people buy them, use them once, then sell them
Thank you. I am finding much of the same researching this. I know the cam selection is a big factor, I have found quite a bit of conflicting info on which to go with.

I haven't given much thought to switching to a MAF (it has crossed my mind). What other changes would need to be made if that switch was made.

The biggest hurdle I have right now is lack of garage space to do the work and I don't live somewhere where I could do it in the driveway.
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well i havent actually done the swap as both my 96 trucks were MAF already and i plan on using a 96 MAF harness in my 88 when time comes. probably the best kit would be the Fiveology Racing kit
1985-96 FORD F-SERIES 5.0/5.8L (E4OD) MASS AIR CONVERSION KIT - Fiveology Racing


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well i havent actually done the swap as both my 96 trucks were MAF already and i plan on using a 96 MAF harness in my 88 when time comes. probably the best kit would be the Fiveology Racing kit
1985-96 FORD F-SERIES 5.0/5.8L (E4OD) MASS AIR CONVERSION KIT - Fiveology Racing
I was just looking at theirs and from Dunne Rite. The Dunne Rite unit doesn't specify transmission compatibility and is a significantly smaller unit 55mm vs. 70mm for Fivology's stage 1 kit. I plan on calling them tomorrow and may go this route and then slowly do the rest of the upgrades.

The more my son and I can do in the driveway, the better.
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Im 19, i rebuilt my 351 2 years ago. All i did was gt40 heads and ev6 injectors the rest was stock and i was pretty happy with it. Seems like intake gt40 heads and maybe a small cam is the way togo if you dont want it to get to expensive or compicated by having to set up maf. All of us are north of you by quite a bit so probably wont be able to suggest any shops. Try asking on a local facebook page.
You cant pull it at a friends house? Thats what i did. Started on a Saturday and drove it away the next sunday.

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