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The Specifications of a 1989 Ford 5.0 Cam

    • The Ford Mustang is one of the iconic American muscle cars, with a heritage of decades. The 1989 Ford Mustang GT and LX 5.0 models were equipped with a 5.0-liter engine. Understanding the engine and cam configuration for this vehicle can help you decide whether this is the car for you.


    • The engine in the 1989 Mustang is a 5.0-liter (technically 4.9 liter, but Ford rounded up for purposes of badging) V8. It produces 225 horsepower at 4,000rpm and 300 ft.-lbs. of torque at 3,000rpm. The engine is an overhead valve configuration with two valves per cylinder and an iron block.

    Engine Design and Performance

    • The camshaft is positioned in an overhead configuration. As the camshaft rotates, the valves are opened, allowing combustion to occur. This allows for a 0-to-60 time of 6.1 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 14.4 seconds. Its top speed is 145 mph.


    • The engine's power is routed to the rear wheels through either a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic.

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