First let me say, thanks again. As someone with limited knowlege (as in i can for the most part name what i see in front of my, knowing little of the specifics of what it does) all this advice is im sure saving me oodles of cash, and time.
However, i was wanting to do a little better than that. It seems everyone agrees that the manifold is a good call. So that i will not change. I know im asking alot, but i was hoping to finance a way to be somewhere over 300 hp at the wheels. Basically what i did for this kit, was take the edelbrock power pack (the "bargian" kit), and match it with some cheaper gear with close numbers. If someone out there has the time to RECCOMEND some items for purchse, or could tell me what i have to do to get in the low to mid 300 range, i sure would appreciate it. Im sure some of you have some tried and true tricks and suggestions, and im open to all.
As far as the rest of the car, i was looking at using the rear thats in it (8" from a maverick), and having the local speed shop install a posi unit for me. I was thinking a set of 3.73 gears. Suspention, i have no idea what im doing there yet either. This is the intention of the car currently.
T-5 mentioned above
351w - Hopefully about the low 300 range ( and i was hoping for at the wheels.. if i need a bump in the budget, let me know how to do it on the cheap. This isnt something i want to keep ripping apart every year or two heh.)
Subframe connectors - I was told that the V6 was set up a little weaker than the V8. Never hurts to solid up an investment was my call on this one.
8" rear (installed)- install 3.73 rear upgrade
I do have a neighbor who i called who is doing a ford resto project of his own, and i believe he told me that he has a 9" rear he is gonna get rid of. I dont know what its from, but its definitely something to look into.
Then some asthetic stuff. The car has a few things that needs a ban-aid. Pass fender needs to be swapped, Hood, Front bumper, and one headlight bucket. They are not TERRIBLE and i can totally deal with it for now, but i was hoping to spend the winter getting this all together.
Anything you folks have in your head to throw out.. things that you should have done on your first build, anything looking back in hind sight that you wish you would have done, feel FREE to throw it out. My budget is flexable, and i would rather spend a little more and get what i want, than to spend twice if at all possible. However, i am cost concious. If i wasnt id just call TrickFlow haha.
*EDIT* I wanted to add the cardomain site i got when i purchased the car. Everything listed there is by the previous owner. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2449869