Just like the fully built up engines, Aluminator Short Blocks are hand assembled and use Manley® connecting rods with ARP® rod bolts and Mahle® forged pistons.  Two versions are available – 9.5:1 and 11.0:1 compression ratio. 

These Aluminator Short Blocks serve as a strong foundation for the enthusiast that wants to spec and finish a Coyote build to his or her particular application and needs. 

Ford Performance Engineers have taken care of the toughest part of building a new engine by designing a strong and durable Short Block that offers a wide range of power possibilities.  And every Ford Performance Aluminator Short Block is precision internal balanced and hand assembled in the U.S. with performance clearances.

Ford Performance offers a number of components to finish the build including the simple to install Controls Pack to get it up and running in just about any vehicle – from Early Model Mustangs to resto-rods to classic muscle cars to street rods.

Specs: Aluminator Short Block M-6009-A50NAA

  • 5.0L - 302 cubic inches
  • 11.0:1 compression ratio (nominal)
  • For 9.5:1 compression ratio version see-M-6009-A50SCA
  • Mahle® hard anodized forged pistons with Grafal® low friction coating
  • Manley® H-beam connecting rods with ARP2000 bolts
  • 2015-2017 (Gen 2) Production aluminum cylinder block features cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom-end strength
  • Ford Performance M-6600-50CJ High Performance billet steel gerotor oil pump and pickup tube
  • This short block includes the Gen 2 oil filter adaptor
  • Assembled and ready for your 5.0L heads, cams, and timing set
  • Modified heads and cams larger than the M-6550-M50BINT/M-6550-M50BEXH require checking piston to valve clearance
  • Note: Fits 2015-2017 cylinder heads (vehicles), 2012-2013 BOSS Mustang cylinder heads (vehicles), and 2015-2018 5.2L cylinder heads (vehicles) ONLY due to piston to cylinder head clearance issue
  • Note: Installation of 5.2L heads require piston modification for proper piston to valve clearance 
  • Photo and specs may vary
Part Type
Engine: Short Blocks
Warranty Availability
Not Available
Packaged Dimensions
19" x 31" x 25
Packaged Weight
195 lb(s)
UPC Code
Catalog Page Number
Country of Origin
United States