droppin a new engine ??? - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > Pre-2005 V6 Mustang



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 01-11-2006, 10:59 AM   #1
Registered User
Newbie
 
fastang11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Region: Oklahoma
Posts: 15
droppin a new engine ???

i wrecked a toyota supra here a few months back and now i have a v-6 99 mustang ( 3.8 auto ). the power difference is crazy and i wanted to just modify the heck out of the v6 but i rather modify on top of the v-8 any day. ive been researching a lot about engines but i still got a while to go. what i want to do is drop a roush crate engine in the car, but i dont know what all i need to go with that and what all up-grades i will need to do to the car also. i want a short block but as far as that goes im still trying to figure out the pro's and cons of that compared to the long block. im not gonna start till mid-march so any help till then is deeply appriciated.
fastang11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-11-2006, 11:15 AM   #2
15.3 Second V8 Killer Yo
Legacy
Regular
 
PureVenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 7,212
Send a message via AIM to PureVenom Send a message via MSN to PureVenom Send a message via Yahoo to PureVenom
Re: droppin a new engine ???

If want a whole new engine, get a V6 crate engine from super six or RPM-Mustang. You can get a 4.2L or 4.3L crate engine from them and build up from there. A number of guys here are running their engines or internals and are pushing 300+ NA and some much higher with power adders. You could even just go the rotating assembly route and save about 4k (compared to a V8 crate) and get the 300ish mark for just 2k I believe.

To do a V8 swap into a V6, you are really better off getting a V8 and selling the V6. You will need the engine (obviously right lol), rear end, suspension, computer, fuel, exhaust, probably new motor mounts, front K member, bellhousing that mates your tranny to your V8, and probably a number of other things I can't think of right now....and who knows, maybe I have list too much. There is a thread here about this...or maybe 2...if I can find it I will put a link here.

In the mean time, I am sure others will chime in on this.
__________________
"When I know more, I'll be forthcoming. Or I won't be forthcoming, and I'll be honestly deceptive." - Les Miles
PureVenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 12:34 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 517
Re: droppin a new engine ???

Ya it would be way cheaper to get a GT. I say just supercharge the v-6, & put gears in till it blows , then rebuild the sixer. The Blower & gears,will cure your need for speed. (for a while) or you can save the cash & sell the sixer for a GT.
__________________
I have an 01GT w/ frpp 3:73's, sportline springs, wms cold-air w/95mm mass-air, (ceramic) BBK equal length headers (ceramic) mac 70mm t. body, trickflow intake plenium, mac pro-chamber, flowmaster catback, Nitto drags, NX N20 150hp jets, & some good predator tuning! Best E.T. 11.79 @ 118.4mph :drive:

[IMG]C:\Documents and Settings\jon.straszewski\Desktop\TOP ****y to bar 020.JPG[/IMG]
Js281GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-11-2006, 05:55 PM   #4
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
bbunt302's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,459
Send a message via AIM to bbunt302
Re: droppin a new engine ???

First off, the term "short block" refers to simply a complete block with rotating assembly (crank, rods, pistons). A "long block" is simply a short block with heads already bolted on. Some places include the cam as part of the "long block" while others do not. So they really don't have any pros/cons other than the fact that it may be slightly cheaper to buy a long block from somewhere than to buy a short block from one place and heads from another.

I would definitely agree that if you want a V8, you're better off selling the V6 and buying a GT. I don't know a lot about what's required to swap from V6 to modular V8, but the things I do know are enough to make me think it's not worth it (rear-end, tranny, ECU, wiring, K-member...).

Lastly, the V6 is capable of making power, especially with a 4.2 and a blower or turbo.
__________________

Scary stuff.
bbunt302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2006, 07:08 PM   #5
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Kiljosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,282
Send a message via AIM to Kiljosh
Re: droppin a new engine ???

Check out....
rpm-mustangs.com
supersixmotorsports.com
moranav6racing.com
www.extremev6racing.com

Yea, the v8 will net you more power for your money and has a bigger aftermarket. But for a relatively small amount of cash you can build yourself a reliable 250 hp v6 to hold you over till you can get a v8. Or who knows, by the time you got your v6 built, she may have grown on you and you'll wanna turbo it! The last link has some vids on the guy's turbo'd stang. The thing is fast and sounds great imho.
__________________
Kiljosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > Pre-2005 V6 Mustang

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2.3L engine danby General Mustang Discussion 1 07-22-2008 08:32 PM
Engine noise from COLD engine 03GreyMach1 1996-2004 Mustang GT 10 03-14-2008 08:40 PM
engine swap 1989 to 1992 4 cyl engine dannyc1992 General Mustang Discussion 0 02-08-2008 02:59 PM
Do you need a 5.0 engine 89forparts Mustang Parts for Sale and Wanted 8 10-18-2006 07:21 PM
Engine Swap/ Engine Shakes too_cool_mitch Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 2 02-28-2006 03:01 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



04:45 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.