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Old 10-03-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Enging swap help

well i'm planning on buying a v6 and do my own custom project on an early 2000's v6. And well I'm not too sure about what to get for an engine. I've been looking at some 5.4 and some 5.8 from the 1992's ish bronco but i honestly do not know which to go with.
Can someone please give some ideas of what i could buy? Also which tranny to go with since i know the v6 tranny will not handle all that hp and torque.
Thanks in advance.
By the way i'm plan to spen $1,700 on engine and around the same for a tranny.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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5.8's would make more power when pumped up, a 5.4 will probably make more power stock.
A 5.8/351w can be stroked out to a 7.0/427w.
For the 5.8/351w
You would need a 5.0 k member from 94-95, I think some fox body 5.0 k members will work.
If you want to stay efi, the wiring harness and ecu from a 5.0 will work, but you'll need to find a 5.8 efi intake.
If you want an automatic a C4 should do pretty good. I don't know about manuals though.
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thanks. I just bought the mustang yesterday after i posted the question. I bought an 01 v6 coupe, the engine is somewhat bad but i really don't care since i bough it to do a swap and do some mods to the body.
But anyways, do you think i should go with the 5.8 or 5.4? I mean i've been seeing them both at the engineguy and both of them really get my attention. But yeah a friend of mine said to go with the 5.4 since he's done those swaps before and he's familiar with them.
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The 5.8 can make more power. It'd be a little easier and cheaper. Since it can be carbureted.
The 5.8 can be turned into a 7.0 if you buy the 427w kit.
No replacement for displacement.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:42 AM   #5
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So which 5.8 should i go with since I've been seeing several kinds from different years. Also the car came with a bad oil pump, a friend said that happens when a car is abused and what are my chances of making this pony survive if all the wires and harness are messed up?
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I believe its the real early 351w that have some problems I think it was 1972 and older. They made them to 1996.
They also had a 351C, 351M the one you want is a 351W.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #7
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Well if my budget on just the engine was $2,500 which could be some options?
I was going over everything that i would need to go with the 5.8 or a 5.4 but the overall price when done was about $7k and i'm wanting to spend a bit less than that.
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My advice is to do some serious research and decide for yourself which engine you want. That would have been my advice to you before buying the car actually. You can definitely build a nice 5.8 engine or punch it out to the 427, but the 5.4 leaves you better efi options. Depends what you want out of the car. Also depends what trans you want... And remember you need to address the rear end of this project car too.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:39 PM   #9
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Yeah i know i should have waited but when i saw it didn't hesitated and just bought it. I was planning just to get a gt but decided to go with the swap.
And i'm not an engine savvy but i do love mustangs.
I was thinking about getting an engine from a junkyard and then have it rebuilt by a shop, would that be a good way to go?
My goal is to have it ready by the end of this year. So i don't want to keep her there sitting for long. It will be hard since i'm young and don't make it enough but I will try.
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Its going to cost a lot to have a shop to an engine swap.
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Op, what is your budget?
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #12
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I have friends that know how to do that and that would help me. Plus i know a little.

---------- Post added at 12:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:35 PM ----------

Around $3k for engine and tranny both.
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