1979 Mustang Supercharger
In 1979, the premium stock Ford Mustang featured a modest 5.0 liter V8 engine boasting 140 horsepower. To many loyal Mustang fans, this engine and the other 1979 Mustang engines offered just didn’t compare to other Mustang muscle car engines. The V8 lacked the raw power of previous generations, and left many Mustang fans wanting more. Luckily, we can add some raw muscle car power back into the sleek and nimble Fox Body Mustang. From 1979 Mustang superchargers to engine swaps and nitrous kits, you can turn your 1979 Mustang into a beast to be reckoned with.
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1979 Supercharger Kits
Supercharge with an Engine SwapSome Mustang enthusiasts go straight for the engine swap. If you’re looking for serious power in your 1979 Mustang, you can swap your stock engine for a new Coyote 5.0 L V8 – the same kind found in the newer 2011 – 2014 GT Mustangs. An engine swap like this will create serious power gains, but if that’s not enough power, there’s always the option of installing a 1979 Mustang supercharger along with it. Between the Coyote 5.0 L V8 engine and a Procharger supercharger, that’s more than 600 horses!
However, maybe the new Coyote 5.0 L V8 is a bit much. Another popular engine swap for the 1979 Mustang is a 1986 Mustang 5.0 L V8. This Windsor engine debuted in 1986, and was part of Ford’s new EFI system. At 200 horsepower, this engine put the Mustang back on the map in terms of power output. Combine this engine swap with a supercharger, and your 1979 Mustang becomes a real powerhouse putting out anywhere from 320 – 370 horses.
Cooler Air = Power GainsSuperchargers create huge horsepower gains by cooling the air that enters your engine. This cooler air is denser than the hot air circulating around the engine bay, which allows the supercharger to send higher concentrations of oxygen into the engine. This creates more powerful and more efficient combustion, and the increase in power and efficiency equates to raw horsepower numbers that can’t be denied.
Boost Power with a Nitrous KitNot everyone has room in their budget for an engine swap and supercharger. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly power boost, consider upgrading your Fox Body with a 1979 Mustang nitrous kit. These kits provide an on-demand power boost to your engine. For example, a 10 pound nitrous kit from ZEX can give you an instant 100 – 300 horsepower boost.
Whether you’re up for an engine swap and supercharger, or just want to bolt on a 1979 Mustang nitrous kit, CJ Pony Parts has all the parts you need to create an instant power boost. Shop our vast online catalog for 1979 Mustang superchargers and 1979 Mustang nitrous kits, and you’ll find dozens of options from quality manufacturers like Procharger and ZEX.
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