Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
May 1, 2009
Photos By: E. John Thawley III, Courtesy of Ford Motor Company
5.0 Tech Specs
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAINSUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
BlockFront Suspension
Aluminum Romeo 4.6K-member
BoreReverse-L independent
3.55-inchMacPherson
StrokeBrakes
3.54-inch316(12.4 in)x30mm vented disc;
Displacementtwin-piston, 43mm floating
281cialuminum calipers
RodsWheels
Cracked powdered metal with18x8.0-inch painted alum wheels
floating wristpins(standard)
Pistons18-inch polished aluminum wheels
Hypereutectic aluminum(optional)
Heads19-inch machined aluminum
SOHC, three valves per cylinder,wheels (optional)
variable camshaft timing19-inch premium painted aluminum
Intakewheels (optional)
Composite shell-welded singleTires
runner, charge-motion controlP235/50WR18 A/S (standard),
valvesP245/45WR18 A/S (optional)
Throttle BodyRear Suspension
55mm dual-bore electronicThree-link solid axle with coil
Fuel Systemsprings, Panhard rod, and 20mm
Electronic returnless sequentialsolid stabilizer bar
ExhaustBrakes
Cast-iron manifolds{{{300}}}(11.8 in)x19mm vented disc;
Transmissionsingle-piston, 43mm floating iron
Tremec 3650 five-speed manualcalipers
RearendWheels
8.8-inch w/ 3.31 gears18x8.0-inch painted alum wheels
 (standard)
ELECTRONICS18-inch polished aluminum wheels
Engine Management(optional)
PCM19-inch machined aluminum
Ignitionwheels (optional)
Coil-on-plug, high-thread-insert19-inch premium painted aluminum
spark plugswheels (optional)
 Tires
 P235/50WR18 A/S (standard),
 P245/45WR18 A/S (optional)