How to "supe-up" an engine when on a tight budget??
I have a 1990 F150 Lariat with the 5.0L 302, i'm not sure what transmission is in it.
Now keep in mind I don't know alot about mechanical work on trucks, so if I say something that needs to be corrected, DON'T HESITATE TO CALL ME OUT ON IT! I'm on here to learn new things, anyways, so any input is appreciated.
Okay, so I want to get more power out of my truck. My first inclination was to do an engine swap and drop in a 460 (I've heard great things about this engine) but apparently you have to get new coil springs, it doesn't work with the EFI, and all kinds of other transfer problems, not to mention I'm sure it's not compatible with my current tranny. And I just don't have the money for that right now. I CAN afford a remanufactured motor, and Jasper has been recommended to me...but if y'all know of any better places, let me know.
So I'm on a pretty tight budget. I've got money to spend, but not TONS of it. I'd appreciate ANY suggestions of mods that I can do to the engine or tranny. However, it's gotta be stuff a garage can do for me, because I certainly don't have the necessary tools or know-how to pull off most of the stuff y'all talk about on here.
I've already got Flowmasters on it, which gives me a little more horsepower and better gas mileage, but I really just wanted some raw power out of my engine, which I haven't seen out of my little 302.
Any tips would be awesome!