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Old 11-21-2004, 01:05 PM   #1
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i was looking into swapping out my 3.8 for one of the gt 4.6s. need to know what would i need, how much work would be involved, how much would it cost, etc.
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You would need an engine, all engine components, computer, upgrade suspension, I'd change out transmissions if you're gonna do that much work too....
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I'd change out transmissions if you're gonna do that much work too....
yeah, was wondering if i could swap out the auto for a 5spd
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Sure could...then you'd need a clutch assembly with pedal assembly, along with all the other components..my mind has gone blank at the moment
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how hard would it be? could i do it myself, or have to take it to a shop? father is a certified mechanic, so he probably has all the tools i would need
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It's gonna be alot of work...engines don't just slide in and out...I don't care what other ppl say lol. I've had easy engine projects take forever because of stubborn parts. I'd just put aside a time when you really don't need the car for a week or two...
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hehe.. its gonna be sitting on my driveway for the next 6 months, remember? time shouldnt be a problem.
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http://www.karkraft.com/engines.htm
if i got the gt engine for manual application, what else would i need to get?
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Old 11-21-2004, 04:10 PM   #9
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you would also need another rear axle upgrade preferable an 8.8 rear end...


I had thought about that same topic this weekend, I know a fella with a 302 block newly redone, but its carb'd and another fella with about 200 engine in his garage just sitting around that I could prob grab too... but its a big project and costly at that, could prob do it all for like 2g's I would think for a AODE or for a 5speed add another 1g's on to that!

but good luck with your project!
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It all depends on how much knowlege you have. I've done engine swaps, trans swap and rear axle swaps many times that all took a minimal amount of time for the actual swap BUT I came to the game ready to play.

Research what all is needed. Have everything on hand, including the books. Odds are everything engine related will be different, radiator, hoses, accessories, wiring, linkages, mounts, electronics, etc. Then the trans should be at least the same capability as a stock V8 would have.

Your best bet would be to have a V8 stang as a donor, though I suspect any similar chassis would suffice.

Last engine swap I did took me 2 days, from 6 cylinder to v8. But I had spent about 2 years acquiring parts beforehand. I also spent a lot of time figuring what all needed swapping. In my cse it wwas the front k member, engine, trans, cooling system, wiring mods, exhaust system, linkages and throttle cable. It wasn't on a Ford though and it wasn't fuel injected either. My last auto to manual trans swap took 2 days too, but I had everything on hand and it was simpler than the engine swap. Only reason it took 2 days was that I replaced the v8 I had with a larger v8 too, again not a Ford.

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Used 4.6 Mach 1 Engine $2995.00

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Get the Mach1 engine, only 312 miles on it for the same price almost. Auto version I'm assuming is basically trhe same engine. I looked into doing a swap like this a couple months ago. I think it'd be worth it but I didn't have the experience, money, time, tools, or knowledge to do it. If your dad is a mechanic he could prob help you out but everyone has their limitations. You'll need a cherry picker9and not many people have oine of them).

Tranny swap seems like it'd be pretty easy...go
heret=56623&highlight=Manual+Swap to read up on it...
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the only problem is, that your VIN shows that your stang is a v6. if you put a new motor in and wreck your car, your insurance WILL NOT COVER IT

for that reason alone, you're better off just getting a gt or cobra
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The Engine swap is really just part of the hassles. The need for all the computer, wiring and gauge cluster. As Ponycarman said, it is best is to have a donor car.
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Insurance will cover it if you tell them about it. I've talked to my agent about all this and he said as long as I inform them of modifications to my car in writing with proof of these modifications they will cover it. Sure it costs more...but it's all covered
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Old 11-22-2004, 10:50 PM   #15
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i had the same idea. an engine and the computer for that specific engine for starters. so many little things that you may have to do can cause some greef unless you are prepared like so many other guys said. i elected to super charge,, got it done in 2 days and run 13.7 on street tires. same insurance same block auto trans and a 7.5 rear axel. for me it was the easyer thing to do. my 65 galaxie 500 has 2 engines and swaping is simple. the newer cars have more things to consider. I wack gts and mach 1s. a modifed mach 1 has put 13.0 and even 12.9s on the board. i guess its all about how fast is fast enuff.
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There's no replacement for displacement
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There's no replacement for displacement
well then why doesn't anybody want the fat chicks?


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hahaha...well...good argument there..eventhough a little cushion never hurt anyone
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they'll keep you warm in the winter, and cool in the summer if you use them for shade.


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lol the cushion will hurt you if she's really horny and you let her on top

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This thread has gone slightly off !!!! But since it has there is only one thing to say and The group Queen said it best

"FAT BOTTOM GIRLS YOU MAKE THE ROCKING WORLD GO ROUND" Girls with No butt are at a complete loss!!!!
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Haha yessir
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Real men Chop wood and like girls with nice round butts stuffed in a nice tight pair of jeans BY GOD!!!!
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This thread has gone slightly off !!!! But since it has there is only one thing to say and The group Queen said it best

"FAT BOTTOM GIRLS YOU MAKE THE ROCKING WORLD GO ROUND" Girls with No butt are at a complete loss!!!!
erm... queen were gay... and as for fat girls, more cushion for the pushin
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erm... queen were gay... and as for fat girls, more cushion for the pushin
FACT Only Freddy Mercury (Lead Singer) was Bi-Sexual the rest of the band members were straight.
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k.. i knew freddy was for sure... just guessed the rest were. had good music though.
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