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Old 07-02-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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I was looking on American muscle and I found a crate motor... It's a 347 it has 450hp and 400tq. Could I put this in my v6 mustang?
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Bc I like my model. And I think it would be cool to have this in there... It'll be like a muscle car
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I was looking on American muscle and I found a crate motor... It's a 347 it has 450hp and 400tq. Could I put this in my v6 mustang?
Sure you could put it in your v6. But its gonna cost you $8k for just the engine. Youll need to add another 10k for tranny, rear end, suspension, etc. You need to quit jumping around so much and just make up your mind. Supercharger, turbo, h/c/i, used gt, and now engine swap.
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Well idk what to do. All I know is I wanna powerful ride. And something I can keep clean and enjoy. I love the model I got. I was jus asking if a crate motor would. Fit my mustang. I jus wanted to see what was required for it to work what all I'd have to do?
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Well idk what to do. All I know is I wanna powerful ride. And something I can keep clean and enjoy. I love the model I got. I was jus asking if a crate motor would. Fit my mustang. I jus wanted to see what was required for it to work what all I'd have to do?
It should fit fine. Youll need all new wiring harnesses, tranny, rear end, and supporting mods.
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nice mustang by the way
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nice mustang by the way
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Doesn't even look like a v6 anymore
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Ya it's possible but there's a lot of work to be done. Unless you have a steep pocket I'd probably just opt for a 99-04 v8 if you really like the body style.

Plus, an engine swap like that most likely won't increase the car's value...it'll definitely be unique, but not worth more. It would probably be more difficult to sell as you'd need to find the right buyer that wants a car like that.
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Sure you could put it in your v6. But its gonna cost you $8k for just the engine. Youll need to add another 10k for tranny, rear end, suspension, etc. You need to quit jumping around so much and just make up your mind. Supercharger, turbo, h/c/i, used gt, and now engine swap.
Agreed.

You need to sell your car and buy one with the mods done already. Look for a nicely modded GT
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I saw a cobra engine on eBay for around 4500 the other day.
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Sell your ride and buy a newish GT. In the end it will cost you the same amount as you trying to drop a V8 in your current ride.
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Bc my friend told me to drop a crate motor bc it would be cheaper than buying a new ride... Aparently he didn't know what the he'll he was talking about
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Bc my friend told me to drop a crate motor bc it would be cheaper than buying a new ride... Aparently he didn't know what the he'll he was talking about
Your friend is broke too I'll bet?
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Damn how'd you guess
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I wanna v8 but I only can afford a manual v8 10,000$ plus my car for a trade in. If I new how to drive a manual I'd be fine and jus got get that v8 it would be that simple...
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Bc my friend told me to drop a crate motor bc it would be cheaper than buying a new ride... Aparently he didn't know what the he'll he was talking about
It can definately be done for cheaper but not when youre looking at an 8k motor. Im planning on getting a used shelby when i graduate in the next year. Use my car as a dd. When mine starts to go, ill look into a swap.
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I wanna v8 but I only can afford a manual v8 10,000$ plus my car for a trade in. If I new how to drive a manual I'd be fine and jus got get that v8 it would be that simple...
There's no better time to learn than now, mayne.
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I wanna v8 but I only can afford a manual v8 10,000$ plus my car for a trade in. If I new how to drive a manual I'd be fine and jus got get that v8 it would be that simple...
Manual is the only way to go on a v8 its not hard to learn
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Is there anyway you can teach me?
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Manual is the only way to go on a v8 its not hard to learn
Learning to drive manual in a V8 Mustang? This could be very entertaining.
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Is there anyway you can teach me?
Go to YouTube and type in; "How To Drive Stick". There is seriously a ton of videos on how it's done.
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Learning to drive manual in a V8 Mustang? This could be very entertaining.
A manual is a manual. What is your point?
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A manual is a manual. What is your point?
Big difference in throttle response and gearing between a V8 and a 4 cylinder.
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Big difference in throttle response and gearing between a V8 and a 4 cylinder.
The 99-04 arent that impressive. I can see a new 5.0 or cobra being a little difficult to learn on
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Learning to drive manual in a V8 Mustang? This could be very entertaining.
That's what I learned it in man and it was my first time driving a manual and a v8
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That's what I learned it in man and it was my first time driving a manual and a v8
I rocked a 96 Saturn Coupe as my 1st experience with a manual. Stepped up to a 3.0L Ranger and now graduated to my V8 madness. Going from 4 to 6 to 8 cylinders helped me a lot with gearing and shifting. Not that what worked for me will help anyone else but I appreciated it a lot more.
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Learning to drive manual in a V8 Mustang? This could be very entertaining.
I essentially learned how to drive manual in my 2012 GT. I had only driven stick once or twice before. Unless you mash the throttle, it shouldn't make a difference. I actually found the low end torque to be helpful.
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It really isn't that different between the vehicles...it's more or less finding that sweet spot in the clutch...every car's friction point is different. That and the damn shifter. Some are nice and smooth, easy to reach while some are a damn nightmare, lol.

Obviously in a 300 hp mustang you arent going to bury the pedal the first time you drive it. Just don't learn on wet pavement or in a snow storm...that could end badly regardless of the vehicle.
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