I agree with what you say, i always like to get the most for less money. Im never one to just start ordering boxes of aftermarket parts... I used to play around with 400 M engines. I would drag home old Station wagons, or 4 door full sized Fords just for the engine. I was always impressed with what i could get out of one, very used and stock. With just dual exhaust upgrades, and a 500 cfm Holley 2 barrel. But since they were old and used, they would take a beating for only so long... I have always been impressed with the EFI 5.0 engines, mostly the Trucks. When the EFI came out as an option on the 302/5.0 in 1985 on the light Trucks, it kinda blew peoples minds. It felt like big block torque, out of a little ol 302. In late 85 i traded in my Econoline for a new Ford F150. It was just a bare bones 2wd, but with the right options. Had the optional port injected 302, AOD, 3.55 posi rear axle, dual tanks. I drove that Truck for 19 years until i junked it out. It still drove and ran great, but the body rusted off it. I saved many parts... Now im putting the tweeked 5.0 HO engine in my 84 Mustang ragtop. I cut an inch wedge out of the upper truck intake, so it would be lower and lay down close to the valve cover. Getting all that to fit under the hood is a chore. Making up a 82 GT looking fake hood scoop to hide what wont fit. Im building the Mustang to have a late 80s retro look. Make people think it was build then using what would have been around for parts... 80s retro anything is hot with the younger people... Im thinking about getting active on the Four eyed Pride site, since i have one... Sorry i got off the subject abit, i will stop.