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I've worked on cars since I was a teenager, and I'm probably more mechanically inclined than the average bear. However, when it comes to HP and compression, I'm clueless. The motor I'm putting into my '67 is a '91 5.8 Police Interceptor that is carburated, not fuel injected. How can I or does anyone know what HP this engine should put out? How do you figure out what pistions and what cam are in it? I have the build sheets for the car, but I really don't see anything of any value on them.

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Here's a possible source of info......

My guess is 180-200 net hp and around 9:1 compression...

Happy swapping!

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200 SAE corrected horsepower for a 5.8L V-8?
 

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Hey, I thought it was wimpy too, but those guys on that Crown Vic forum are really into their PI cars.....

I was just lucky enough to find a post that mentioned the model year mentioned here....hopefully our poster will post on that forum or contact some of the guys there for more info...

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Hey...don't call my motor wimpy. Thanks for the info. I'll check out that site as well.

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maybe you can go off the engine no's and refer back to a shop book for the HP's but thats only any good if its a stocker and hasn't been played with. A good way to read the camshaft when the motor is altogether, is with a dial guage, set it on top of the valve stem/ rocker gear and measure the lift/ duration,it'll also tell you if it's still in good shape,

good luck

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