Tuesday, July 15, 2014

10k: Bullitt Speed: 2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt DOHC 5.4 Swap

The SN-95 generation Ford Mustang was the first major update to the venerable pony car after the Fox platform replaced the Mustang II.  Technically, SN-95 was just an update on the Fox platform and was internally called the Fox-4, but most folks differentiate the SN-95 from the Fox because it was so aesthetically changed. The Bullitt edition was released in 2001 as a special edition to commemorate the 1968 Fastback driven by Steve McQueen in the movie of the same name.  Find this 2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt with 5.4 DOHC Swap offered for $10,000 in Port Orchard, WA via craigslist.

The Bullitt special edition Mustang was only available in the 2001 model year and featured a mildly upgraded 4.6L V8 engine (265 hp vs 260hp) and a handful of unique trim items (like the wingless trunk) and 5-spoke alloys.  The Bullitt was only available in dark Highland green, True Blue and black, but why would anyone want it in anything other than Highland green?

The original 4.6 liter SOHC modular V8 has been removed and this Bullitt is now propelled by a 5.4 liter DOHC engine with a catalog of aftermarket parts thrown at it.  The seller does not make any claims on horsepower, but something in the 450+ hp range depending on final tuning and fuel octane sounds about right.

Ford Modular V8s are physically large but make better specific power (hp/L) than their cross-town rival GM LS engines - an LM7 5.3L for example makes about 300bhp. This 5.4 should put out plenty to overwhelm the old Fox.

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  1. Replies
    1. Andrew -- The link had expired, but it looks like the seller re-listed it. Updated above.

  2. Probably pretty tough to duplicate and get in running order for the money. Worth it by my barometer.


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