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Old 02-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Dropping in a 2000 gt motor

Was going to turbo the v6 motor I got but after I had a guy who did countless years in mechanics building motors and putting superchargers and turbos on them, he got me back to my original idea of putting a 2000 Gt 4.6 liter v8 and bc I got the automatic transy it'll fit. And this is the list.

-Gt rear end, with a set of 4.10 gears
- Gt k member
- gt computer
-Gt motor itself
-the intake and exhaust system
-radiator and cooling system

So this is the final idea. Those of you who know me know I been switching the idea around. By this is it. This car has sentimental value so I wanna keep it.
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You need the wire harness too good luck man have fun in the v8 forums oh yea and dont forget the badges
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You need the wire harness too good luck man have fun in the v8 forums oh yea and dont forget the badges
Keeping those blacked out badges

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Is my v6 mustang suspension safe for the swap? Balljoints, shocks, struts, etc
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so if the v8 engine ur buying had an automatic and since your car has a auto, it fits perfect then ?
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so if the v8 engine ur buying had an automatic and since your car has a auto, it fits perfect then ?
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I'm not one hundred percent sure but too be safe i would just change it anyway you can get a pretty solid streetable suspension for a gt for like a stack if you do the work but for a short term thing i think it would be ok

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Oh and j mod that sep. plate for the valve body in your a.o.d its the best thing ever with that and an eight swap man............ my palms are sweating
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I'm not one hundred percent sure but too be safe i would just change it anyway you can get a pretty solid streetable suspension for a gt for like a stack if you do the work but for a short term thing i think it would be ok

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Oh and j mod that sep. plate for the valve body in your a.o.d its the best thing ever with that and an eight swap man............ my palms are sweating
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The front suspension on a our 99-04's are practically identical. A little different size sway bars perhaps, but no big difference either. Mine too has sentimental value and I've been throwing this idea out there for a while. The 7.5 inch rear would actually be fine for a while until you start going crazy with mods and as long as you don't rag the shi# out of it. Mine is auto too, but I'd def want to throw a 5spd in. The torque converter in your automatic is not the same as the GT's so you may want to rethink that idea as it is a smaller (11 inch or so) as compared to the V6's 12" and is basically meant to handle the extra grunt of the 4.6. The driveshaft i believe is the same though so you should be good there. You will also need a gauge cluster as well. Good luck.
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The front suspension on a our 99-04's are practically identical. A little different size sway bars perhaps, but no big difference either. Mine too has sentimental value and I've been throwing this idea out there for a while. The 7.5 inch rear would actually be fine for a while until you start going crazy with mods and as long as you don't rag the shi# out of it. Mine is auto too, but I'd def want to throw a 5spd in. The torque converter in your automatic is not the same as the GT's so you may want to rethink that idea as it is a smaller (11 inch or so) as compared to the V6's 12" and is basically meant to handle the extra grunt of the 4.6. The driveshaft i believe is the same though so you should be good there. You will also need a gauge cluster as well. Good luck.
What if I wanna keep my automatic? Aren't they the same with the gts?

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I have a transmission that was suppose to go to the Gt anyway. My mechanic got it and when I blew my transmission he put that transmission in mine.
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so when buying a v8 engine its best to buy it with its matching tranny? or any tranny from a 4.6 will do ?
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As far as suspension is concerned i would imagine the front would need new springs to support the added weight of the v8. Also, Horseplay, im gonna need a copy of your profile pic for uhh scientific purposes.
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As far as suspension is concerned i would imagine the front would need new springs to support the added weight of the v8. Also, Horseplay, im gonna need a copy of your profile pic for uhh scientific purposes.
lol ima post it up in my photos
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around what do the shops usually charge to install a v8 into a v6 including the tranny
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I didn't find any 4.6 liters but I found this donar car. 1995 cobra


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Could I put this rear end and motor in my car?
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I didn't find any 4.6 liters but I found this donar car. 1995 cobra


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Could I put this rear end and motor in my car?
You could...basically take the entire drivetrain out of the car...from radiator to exhaust tips...The 95's had the old pushrod 5.0 and 5spd. You could drop that entire setup in the car and have a nice sleeper.
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You could...basically take the entire drivetrain out of the car...from radiator to exhaust tips...The 95's had the old pushrod 5.0 and 5spd. You could drop that entire setup in the car and have a nice sleeper.
I have an automatic tho. Is there some way I can make do with the automatic ?

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You could...basically take the entire drivetrain out of the car...from radiator to exhaust tips...The 95's had the old pushrod 5.0 and 5spd. You could drop that entire setup in the car and have a nice sleeper.
I'm really thinking about getting it. 1200$ for the whole car

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I'm basically going to get the motor and take it all apart and rebuild it. My girlfreinds dad is a machinist, her, her dad, and her mom work at a metal locking shop this big shop that works on ship motors. Cleans them up and gets them bored and stuff I'll have him clean the block up for me. And it's been a buisness kept in her family for 50 years so they do great work. It's an idea I'm getting somewhere
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I have an automatic tho. Is there some way I can make do with the automatic ?



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I'm really thinking about getting it. 1200$ for the whole car

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I'm basically going to get the motor and take it all apart and rebuild it. My girlfreinds dad is a machinist, her, her dad, and her mom work at a metal locking shop this big shop that works on ship motors. Cleans them up and gets them bored and stuff I'll have him clean the block up for me. And it's been a buisness kept in her family for 50 years so they do great work. It's an idea I'm getting somewhere
Do you really want the auto even after the motor swap? If you're paying for the whole car, you might as well use the whole drivetrain. It'd be much easier imo to throw the cobra engine/5spd in the car than try and find an auto from the 94-98 years to work with the cobra 5 liter.


That's a sweet deal...I'd definitely do that.
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Do you really want the auto even after the motor swap? If you're paying for the whole car, you might as well use the whole drivetrain. It'd be much easier imo to throw the cobra engine/5spd in the car than try and find an auto from the 94-98 years to work with the cobra 5 liter.

That's a sweet deal...I'd definitely do that.
The motor needs a lot of work and it looks like it been sitting up for a while. Since I have an automatics would it be hard to convert to a standard?
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Its really not hard to covert since you have the harness and computer for the car all you have to do is mount the clutch pedal and route the clutch cable through the fire wall
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Its really not hard to covert since you have the harness and computer for the car all you have to do is mount the clutch pedal and route the clutch cable through the fire wall
Alright. The motor just needs alot of work
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