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Old 01-21-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
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Hatter Project '78 Mustang

I posted on here a few months ago with my project, and have some updates and questions. Everything mechanical in the car is running perfectly. New radiator, smog pump, power steering pump and fuel pump. Next on the agenda is replacing all the hoses and light bulbs, as well as modifying the air intake system. Colors and layout have been decided and priced, and I plan to chrome the wheels. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about increasing HP and/or MPG on the '78 V6. I am highly considering dropping a new engine and transmission in as well. I appreciate any and all insight and suggestions.
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you may be the only mustang 2 on the boards i'm not sure
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I would not be surprised.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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you could drop in a 4.2L and use the heads and intake off the older carb'd 3.8 that they used in the fox bodies.
then later get a 4bbl intake manifold.
I've always wanted to convert my v6 to carburetor but i think i'm going to have to wait until I eventually get a foxbody...
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Not a bad idea. Any idea for price?
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:31 PM   #6
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Ford f150 4.2L in Complete Engines | eBay
Looks like a used engine cost around $600-$1000
there is a new one on there that is $2700.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #7
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Awesome. That sounds great
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:09 PM   #8
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Tom Morana Racing Engines

tom morana makes a couple of carburetor manifold for these engines.
he even has one that will let you keep the split port heads and lower intake that come with the 4.2.

I think the 4 Barrel Aluminum Intake looks better though.

Tom Morana Racing Engines you'll also need this.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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Sweet. That will be a huge help!
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:40 AM   #10
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You should convert to EFI, just swap over the complete wire harness, motor, and trans from a new edge sixer, lot more power
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That was one of my ideas. The new gt and v6 engines aren't to much, and I am a certified engine and electrical mechanic
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