5.0 Mustang & Super FordsHow To Engine
Trick Flow 4.6 Upper Intake Elbow
The Trick Flow elbow is probably one of the easiest upgrades for a modular engine.
All we can say is, it's about time. Even though Editor Turner is theonly 5.0&SF staff member with a mod-motor Mustang (we won't countJohnson's Roadkill project until the Cobra engine is in the car), it hasalways been frustrating for us to tell modular owners all they can do isbolt on a blower, slap on some CNC-ported PI heads with cams, or build a5.0 modular stroker to make power. While there's nothing wrong withthese actions, there's probably a fair share of our readership workingpaycheck to paycheck--like us--or living at home with their mom and dad.For modular owners who fall into these categories, the $139 Trick Flow4.6 Upper Intake Elbow is perfect.
Made from cast aluminum and machined to accept all stock sensors andhardware, the Trick Flow elbow is probably one of the easiest upgradesfor a modular engine. The part actually makes power and will help withfuture upgrades as well. Simply remove a few hoses and wiringconnections, remove four bolts to yank the stocker off, bolt down theTrick Flow elbow, swap over the sensors and throttle body, and you'redone. You don't even have to pull the inlet hose off the throttle bodyif you don't want to!
As we said, it's about time, and we look forward to more power-makingbudget parts for the 4.6 owners out there. Bring it on!