I Need More Power!!!
So, I sent my 5.4 2v shortblock off to local shop to get rebuilt about 2 weeks ago. It took a while due to the holidays for them to get to it, but it was friends of family so I didn't mind since I had to straighten out other things in the meantime. Turns out the block was bad and had a 2 1/2 inch crack on one of the cylinder walls:facepalm:. I don't want to dump any more money into this plan so I am going to scrap it. Luckily the guys rebuilding it owed my father in law a ridiculous amount of favors and I do not have to pay for any of the labor involved thus far (which was like 2 days, barely) and I am able to walk away from this without being in the hole by much. I wanted to take the road less traveled with my stang, but it looks like im now going to have to look at other options for more power and more torque. So this leads to my question. Which is easier to take on? A SC build or a Turbo build? Including all of the excess fees involved in a rookie FI build, how much should I plan for? I read a lot of threads on the cost of piecing together a kit, but none include the "oh s**t, I screwed this up" cost. Does 5k sound like a good starting point? I am looking for personal experience advice btw.