Yeah i have a 93 mustang short block + heads back home, and all the intake and electronics from an 88 town car 5.0. If i ever get back home to finish it it is replacing the 302 (basically still a 5.0) in my fairlane. But maybe i will put it in the TJ instead, who knows.
Whole thing needs a rebuild anyway so i'm probably gonna go all out and just build a 347 stroker
I think it's better to go with the later models anyway. I don't know when they made the switch to mass air computers, but the earlier fuel injection 5.0's like my lincoln block had the speed density computers. Speed density is not very tolerant to performance mods, for instance putting a cam shaft in with too much duration. Mass air computers don't care, they will figure it out. You can upgrade a speed density setup to mass air but it's cheaper just to find a mass air donor car and grab the whole engine and wiring out of it.