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Old 10-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Engine swap?

I know everyone looks to take their V6 out and put a V8 in... But has anyone ever heard or done it themselves to put a different engine in? Maybe something like a 302 or any edelbrock motor?
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I know everyone looks to take their V6 out and put a V8 in... But has anyone ever heard or done it themselves to put a different engine in? Maybe something like a 302 or any edelbrock motor?
it's a lot more than just dropping a motor in. once you start adding up the cost of additional parts needed, your looking at being able to buy yourself a decent, used GT
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I know everyone looks to take their V6 out and put a V8 in... But has anyone ever heard or done it themselves to put a different engine in? Maybe something like a 302 or any edelbrock motor?
I had my 1999 mustang's V6 swapped out for 2002 gt 4.6 V8 (with tr3650 tranny, cross member, front suspension, front brakes, ecu, speedometer, ) and it cost a little under 4000$. The swap came out of a 2002 with 52000 Kms or about 30 xxx miles. It was worth it for me at the time and it was fun. The only thing I was missing at that point was the differential, which I got a few months after for about 200$. It's usually cheaper to sell and buy, but if you are mechanically savvy, there's no reason you can't tackle this yourself. As long as you just swap whatever usually came on the gt. It gets a bit more complicated when you swap a different engine, but not impossible by any measure.
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it's a lot more than just dropping a motor in. once you start adding up the cost of additional parts needed, your looking at being able to buy yourself a decent, used GT
I understand most of what your saying but is there any example you can give me? Lets say I bought a new 302 crate engine (complete with cams, heads, etc.) what would be the additional parts?
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I understand most of what your saying but is there any example you can give me? Lets say I bought a new 302 crate engine (complete with cams, heads, etc.) what would be the additional parts?
Rear end, fuel system, air intake, etc
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I understand most of what your saying but is there any example you can give me? Lets say I bought a new 302 crate engine (complete with cams, heads, etc.) what would be the additional parts?
to sum it up tranny, suspension, a new ecu, gauge cluster, the list goes on
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I've got an 02 with a near perfect body. Could I take a 4.6 from any of the Ford's? Like the F150 or the Crown Victoria?
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I've got an 02 with a near perfect body. Could I take a 4.6 from any of the Ford's? Like the F150 or the Crown Victoria?
Yes, but you gotta be careful what year. Pre 01/02 crown Vics did not have the pi heads and cam. If you want to have the same output the gt's have, you're going to want a GT engine or a crown Vic after 02 and with police pack preferably. But to answer your question, yes everything will fit, but some things will swap more easily.
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