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Insane New Edge 2003 Ford Mustang Rocks a 5.4L Swap
Benjamin Ribaudo • Bridgewater, NJ • 2003 GT
Benjamin Ribaudo from New Jersey definitely knows what he's doing when it comes to building Mustangs. He has worked as a Ford tech for 15 years and has driven them all, but his Mustang is his favorite, and for good reason. Ribaudo built a 5.4L himself from the ground up and has since stuffed it inside the engine bay of his daily driven 2003 Ford Mustang. The 5.4L features a 2008-2009 Shelby Cobra steel crankshaft with H-beam rods and Manley 11cc dish pistons. It also features 10:1 compression with TrickFlow 38cc heads and 0.580-lift cams, an Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake with port matched adaptor plates, 39-pound injectors from a Terminator Cobra, a BBK 300-lph fuel pump, and 4.10 gears with 31-spline axles. The car makes just under 400 rwhp and 400 rear-wheel torque on motor and makes a quarter-mile pass at 12.8 seconds at 109 mph. This swapped Stang is a daily driver—at least 70 miles are put on it per day, with most of those miles clocked in sideways!