It will depend on how large it is vs the Bullitts and if the Bullitt MAF housing fits.
Really the only concern is if it's got less flow or now, which obviously wouldn't help, and if it's more flow it's not making it go to lean.
Sounds like the engine initially got damaged the night you went racing and constantly driving and racing it when hurt made it worse. Driving a hurt engine on a Dyno is just dumb when you know the car has problems.
Hey, I'm a millennial and I'm 36. I always prefer manual to auto. The problem is that MPG takes a hit with manual now when it used to be the other way around. Also with auto being faster many times there is less reason to want to learn manual. Autos now are also much more able to handle power...
Assuming about 15% loss, though I think modern manuals may be closer to about 12%, it's roughly 535-540 crank. Same as some GT500's. Interesting that we are already catching up with supercharged 5.4L's from like ~8-10yrs ago. Also more than the GT350.
Yeah, wasn't exactly super long ago, but maybe 20yrs or so. Something definitely happened though. Maybe Ford telling people internally to stay hands off. Maybe someone tried to sue after breaking something saying that as a post by an Employee they were representing the company. a CYA thing.
Heck, I remember when the best ported head you could get for the Zetec engines outside of Cosworth was actually a home done Port'n Polish from a retired Ford Escort engineer. His home port was better than even actual performance shops work. Around 2007+ it started to get rare to see actual Ford...
I just wanna point out that it's pretty crazy when a v6 with nearly the same mods a my 4.6 32v Mach1 had in 2005 is making almost the same numbers, just a bit lower tq. CAI, catted mid-pipe, catback, pulleys, 300whp/330wtq.
Pretty awesome how things have come.