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Installation Time: 4 Hours
PLEAS E study these instructions, and the General Instructions, carefully before installing your new manifold. If you have any questions or problems, do not hesitate to call our Technical Hotline at: 1-800-416-8628. EGR SYSTEM: This manifold is intended for non-emission, non-EGR racing applications. Because the EGR plate is not used, the throttle body is re-located. A new throttle cable bracket is included with this kit.
MANIFOLD: (RPM range 4000-7500) Designed for 5.0L-based competition EFI engines, the Victor 5.0 EFI aluminum intake manifold is for non-emission, racing applications. Intended for engines modified to produce 400 to 540+ horsepower, this manifold features an all-new design with shorter, larger runners for power to 7500+ rpm. Runners are 11.5" long and 50% larger than Performer 5.0 #3821 runners. The base features an air-gap design to isolate the manifold from hot oil in the valley, and will accept stock or stock replacement fuel rails. The upper manifold will clear tall valve covers and large fuel pressure regulators. The upper and plenum cover are powder-coated light titanium gray. The base is as-cast and not powder-coated. Designed to work with Edelbrock Victor Jr. #7716 and Victor #7721 cylinder heads. EdelbrocklBBK 75mm throttle body is recommended for most applications. Larger injectors may be needed depending upon horsepower levels. Will not fit under stock hood of 1994-95 Mustangs.
NOTE: Air valve location is 0.15" lower and 0.08" forward and 1.25" inward from stock.
ACCESSORIES & INSTALLATION ITEMS: Major recommendations are listed below. However, due to the variety of years, makes and models to be covered, please review each part listed in the Installation Items section of the Edelbrock catalog to decide whether more items are required for your specific vehicle than are mentioned in these instructions.
POWER PACKAGE: Edelbrock Victor 5.0 manifolds are compatible with Edelbrock Victor Jr. heads #7116 or Victor heads #7721. The port exit is sized for use with Fel-Pro #1262 intake gaskets.
THROTTLE BODY RECOMMENDATIONS: Edelbrockl BBK 75mm throttle body #3826 recommended for most applications.
Some applications may benefit from the use of 80mm throttle bodies.
HOOD CLEARANCE: The Victor 5.0 #2945 has been optimized for competition level applications and will not fit under stock '94- 95 Mustang hoods without modification (all years should check clearance). The simplest level of modification is to trim away the underhood blanket near the interference point at the front of the plenum. If more clearance is required, the upper plenum flange may . be machined 0.200" where it bolts to the lower manifold. Trim the long manifold bolts accordingly. Aftermarket raised hoods are the best solution to the problem.
CAUTION: Do not use non-embossed high performance or competition type intake gaskets for street application. Due to material deterioration under long-term driving conditions, internal leakage of both vacuum and oil may occur. Use only Fel-Pro printoseal #1262 or OE equivalent when installing Edelbrock manifolds for street applications. For best results port match manifold base to cylinder heads used.
Apply a bead of sealant approximately 1/4" high across the front and rear block end seal surfaces, overlapping the intake gasket at the four comers. This method eliminates end seal slippage and deterioration.
Adjust all control cables. If automatic transmission equipped using Edelbrock throttle body, refer to throttle body instructions for transmission T.V. (throttle valve) cable linkage adjustment. Fill cooling system with coolant. Connect battery negative cable.
MANIFOLD TORQUE-Torque all manifold bolts circled in Figure 1 to 15-18 ftllbs. See Figure 1 for proper sequence.
FIRING ORDER AND CYLINDER NUMBERING-For firing order and cylinder numbering, see Figure 2.
CYLINDER HEADS Manifold must be used with modified or high performance cylinder heads to achieve full power potential. Edelbrock Victor Jr. Ford cylinder heads #7716 are fully assembled, ready to run cylinder heads that are designed to work with this intake manifold.
FUEL LINE REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION (Optional; Do Not remove fuel lines unless necessary) CAUTION: Fuel system is under pressure. Pressure must be released before servicing fuel system components.
The Victor 5.0 manifold is designed for use with racing camshafts and full length headers. Your ECM must be capable of controlling the engine to 7500 rpm. For best results, it should be programmable. Your fuel injectors must flow enough fuel for your power level; use the following formula:
Minimum Injector Size (lbs/hr) = (intended horsepower) -7- 16
Use 20% over minimum for best results. Fuel Pump Size (galslhr) = (injector size) x 1.33
Fuel Pump Size (liters/hr) = (injector size) x 5.32