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Old 04-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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3.8 V6 to 4.6?

Does it count as matching number to replace the old v6 with a newer v6? Like say out of the 99-05 series? I know motor swaps usually drown the numbers matching system I just wondered.
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Does it count as matching number to replace the old v6 with a newer v6? Like say out of the 99-05 series? I know motor swaps usually drown the numbers matching system I just wondered.
I'm not entirely sure about your question. Like what you're asking. And the year you're talking about is 99-04. 05 starts s-197
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Oh my bad I had to go back to work that's why. My question was for the sn95 plus the style gen after. My question was is it still a matching numbers car if I took the newer V6 out of the 99-04 mustangs and places that in a 95 V6 (3.8) since its still the same cylinder count.
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Oh my bad I had to go back to work that's why. My question was for the sn95 plus the style gen after. My question was is it still a matching numbers car if I took the newer V6 out of the 99-04 mustangs and places that in a 95 V6 (3.8) since its still the same cylinder count.
I don't think so because they are two different style engines. The 99-04 is a split port. It would be obvious to tell lol. BUT, I tried doing some research on it and for one reason or another nothing popped up. So I am not 100% sure. Someone with more experience will hopefully join in
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Yea haha cause I knew that stock factory is matching. I just aimed for the closest thing to upgrading with just a newer block
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Look into a split port heads (99-04 heads). You keep the block because its the same, swap the heads, intake, throttle cable, and a few other things. Just search "split port swap".
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What about for 94-98? Split port heads for them?
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What about for 94-98? Split port heads for them?
I'm not sure what your question is. If you have a 94-98, swapping to the split port heads used on the 99-04 will bump up horsepower by 40-48 right off the bat.
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no, you might as well put in a 4.6
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I'm not sure what your question is. If you have a 94-98, swapping to the split port heads used on the 99-04 will bump up horsepower by 40-48 right off the bat.
Well my question this time was, are they compatible is what I meant. And as for the comment above about the 4.6. Not to be bent hooked on the 3.8 but in this case why?
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Any time you remove the engine or transmission, it is no longer a matching #s car.
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^ this. That said. I don't see a 95 v6 ever being worth anything as a collectable item. Maybe if it was still in delivery wrapping. But no a car is not numbers matching if the engine, trans, and I believe they expanded the definition to include blowers now too. As for your car, do the split port or swap in a 4.6 v8.
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Blower makes sense too.
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