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Old November 4th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #1
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1987 Mustang GT Supercharged?


Question, I am looking to put a supercharger in my 87 mustang. Besides the supercharger what else is necessary to install it? I am just trying to figure out all i would need so when the time comes i have it all ready.
Now im just looking to find what the basic things i need nothing more.
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if more than 5psi fuel system upgades may be needed.
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Yea i was looking to get Over 5psi boost. So new fuel pump, injectors. Can the stock cam & head work? I have been looking at the supercharger from Kenne bell. they got a bolt on kit supposedly you just bolt on adjust timing and go. but i have a feeling there is more to that.
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42lb injectors
42lb maf
255lph fuel pump
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stock cam and heads will work but not the best of course,Keep the boost below 8 if your bottom is stock imo
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Old November 4th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #6
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you say a 42lb MAF. I dont thinK my mustang has a MAF. Unless im that retarded and dont see it!!
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no it doesnt, im not sure if speed density guys swap when adding boost? someone else will know im sure
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I try to get at least a set of gt40s on there
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Originally Posted by baine21225 View Post
I try to get at least a set of gt40s on there
Where could i find a set of those got a website link?
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Where could i find a set of those got a website link?
never mind found them
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get on the corral in the classifieds section
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Kenne Bell makes blower setups for speed density mustangs so if you did want to keep the speed density then you could go that route because either way the car will need to be retuned by a professional. Being speed density it may rquire a little more dyno time so the tune cost maybe more.

I personally would swap to maf because it's easy but you'll have to pickup a maf computer like a a9l and a meter that matches what injectors you'll be using which i'd suggest 42lb injectors. Aside from that you'll need to upgrade your fuel pump to a walber 255
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How hard is it to swap to MAF? And where can i find the parts. Cant go to junk yard cuz around here i cant find 1 5.0 mustang in a junk yard. And is it better to have MAF with a supercharger? New to the supercharged stuff so that why im asking alot of questions. Thanks for all the help tho.
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never done one heard it is pretty easy....ebay,another forum...of course its better to have a maf and you can get away with speed density just less power(maf is safer) ...do you have a supercharger just layin around that you wanna put on or what? id just say h/c/i spray
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If you go with vortech or powerdyne I have EVERYTHING Minus the head unit. Injectors, maf, 4 to 5 pinm converter for the lightning maf, all the brackets, belts, bolts EVERYTHING.
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never done one heard it is pretty easy....ebay,another forum...of course its better to have a maf and you can get away with speed density just less power(maf is safer) ...do you have a supercharger just layin around that you wanna put on or what? id just say h/c/i spray
actually speed density (87-88) foxes made the most factory horsepower out of the 87-93 foxes so power difference has nothing to do with it. Another example would be my 87 buick grand national and gmc syclone are both turbocharged from the factory and make goobs of power while both using a map sensor setup just like speed density. Speed density just relies on vacuum so if you get radical with the cam then you throw off the whole fuel and spark map and requires a retune/chip. MAF is just easier to deal with tune and part selection wise.
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Originally Posted by 87StangGT View Post
Yea i was looking to get Over 5psi boost. So new fuel pump, injectors. Can the stock cam & head work? I have been looking at the supercharger from Kenne bell. they got a bolt on kit supposedly you just bolt on adjust timing and go. but i have a feeling there is more to that.
Installing a KB in to a fox is like a walk in a park. Takes just a few hours. And all i did then was 255 intank, and had to change to under drive crank pulley because 8psi pulley was too big to fit under the stock hood. The 10psi pulley gives me 6psi with the crank pulley. Base timing at 8, no timing retard. I have the Flowzilla kit, so the lower is GT40, but everything else was stock.
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a camaro pulls up next to me and i think to my self what would jesus do at a time like this then it hits me he would launch it and power shift the shit out of it
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Arctic, how much power are you throwing down with that set up?
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I have no idea. Only time i've been to the dyno it made 240 @ 4500, then started to sputter. Very rich all the time at boost. Turned out to be a MAF problem. Now i have 80mm Pro-M MAF and 30lb injectors. Pulls a lot better than before, but no dyno numbers or track times.
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