The Official Ford Mustang 5.0: Technical Reference & Performance Handbook, 1979-1993



The Official Ford Mustang 5.0 Technical Reference & Performance Handbook View is the number-one data source for V-8 Mustang and Capri owners. It contains all the data you need to master a V-8 Mustang’s major mechanical workings. Most importantly, the Handbook provides you with the crucial keys to your car’s performance potential. And it features all the popular treatments and modifications that third-generation V-8 Mustang owners and tuners have found to be most effective.


  • Complete door tag and VIN translations, plus V-8 engine, transmission and rear end codes.
  • A year-by-year (1979-93) review of what Ford built, with a breakdown of powertrain and driveline specs for V-8- Ford Mustang and Lincoln-Mercury Capri models. Restorers! Read this reference guide before you turn a wrench.
  • Critical specs and detailed data on all production 5.0-liter H.O. and GT-40 engine hardware including, blocks, cranks, pistons, rods, heads, cams, intake, ignition, exhaust and cooling systems, as well as all factory-fitted transmissions and rear ends, plus suggested upgrades.
  • Complete specifications on original equipment suspension, braking and steering systems, as well as popular improvement paths and equipment.
  • Comprehensive coverage of the limited-production 1993 Mustang Cobra and the already rare 1993 Cobra R-Model.
  • A complete review of Fox-body Mustang police cars, with detailed discussions of their Special Service systems and equipment.
  • Parts and systems replacement references include interchangability, conversions, and swaps. Hands-on tips and tricks reveal low-cost horsepower sources. Analysis of the most effective approaches to improving a 5-liter Mustangs output: supercharging, nitrous-oxide, turbocharging and increased displacement.
  • Owners of 5-liter 1994-95 V-8 Mustangs and 1996-and-later Explorers and Mountaineers will find applicable cross-over data in the coverage of Ford’s fuel-injected small block V-8.