00, 3.8 to 4.2 - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > Pre-2005 V6 Mustang



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 01-05-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Asheville
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 14
00, 3.8 to 4.2

Ive read and studied the sticky post on this swap, seems pretty straight forward, probally gonna do this mid February to march because i have 2 weeks paid vacation at work and have no where to go, what better way to spend time off then swapping engines, anyone that has done this have anymore tips/suggestions thats not in the sticky. wanna get everything i need before hand and not have to run back and forth once it starts, thanks, oh one more thing, what year model 4.2 block is the best for this swap?
K.Ledford is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-05-2014, 06:36 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
samuelsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Gulfport
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 1,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by K.Ledford View Post
Ive read and studied the sticky post on this swap, seems pretty straight forward, probally gonna do this mid February to march because i have 2 weeks paid vacation at work and have no where to go, what better way to spend time off then swapping engines, anyone that has done this have anymore tips/suggestions thats not in the sticky. wanna get everything i need before hand and not have to run back and forth once it starts, thanks, oh one more thing, what year model 4.2 block is the best for this swap?
97-98 F-150 4.2 Someone told me 99-04 will work, but do not think they are corect. I have read inaccurate information. They said, "need to swap everything from the lower intake UP". I don't think the runners match.
Before you get ready to install it, get a tune from David. The guy who posted a few times in the sticky. AM does not tune 4.2s. O yea, get a power steering pulley puller and a harmonic balance puller. If you have a late 2000 mustang you may not need a harmonic balancer. Take a pic. of the inside of the harmonic balancer and I can tell you if you need a different one.
__________________

new engine,1.7 rocker arms,Pipes exhaust, shorty cats , shorty headers,under drive and overdrive pulleys,4.2 upper plenum, throttle body spacer, cold air intake, stage one clutch, shorty shifter, and tune. 8.8 in storage
samuelsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 09:52 PM   #3
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Asheville
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 14
Yeah I do need to change the balancer, it's early model, it's externally balanced, also gonna use my windstar intake. I know there is a ton of miss information on these sites, I've found most only repost what joe blow post on another forum. However I've read ur post and respect your input

---------- Post added at 10:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:50 PM ----------

Have pullers as we'll, can do about anything just hoped to get some good info before I Jump in
K.Ledford is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-06-2014, 03:08 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
lemons95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: California
Posts: 835
they made 4.2 from 1997-2008, in the sticky it says the 97-98 blocks need modification to fit in a mustang.
It is a pretty easy swap, I still have singleport heads but it still pulls a lot harder on the lowend.

When your doing the swap, you should also rebuild it for what you want, high/low compression, camshaft, head/intake porting.
lemons95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 03:55 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
samuelsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Gulfport
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 1,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by K.Ledford View Post
Yeah I do need to change the balancer, it's early model, it's externally balanced, also gonna use my windstar intake. I know there is a ton of miss information on these sites, I've found most only repost what joe blow post on another forum. However I've read ur post and respect your input

---------- Post added at 10:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:50 PM ----------

Have pullers as we'll, can do about anything just hoped to get some good info before I Jump in
I am wrong about 3% of the time. As long as the person is not a smuck we all learn something new. In 04 I sighed up for all the Mustang sights and followed everyone for about a year to learn as much as possible about Ford's V-6. V6power.net is the most technical sight, but Mustang Evolution is the most popular V-6 sight. It's slow due to the time of year and less easy questions.
I am glad to hear you have at least an average level of intelligence about cars. You would be surprised how many people come here and do not know what a harmonic balancer is. Do you have a UDP or a harmonic balancer on your car?
If you need to remove the pass. header you will need a 1 1/16 wrench. It's not a common tool.
__________________

new engine,1.7 rocker arms,Pipes exhaust, shorty cats , shorty headers,under drive and overdrive pulleys,4.2 upper plenum, throttle body spacer, cold air intake, stage one clutch, shorty shifter, and tune. 8.8 in storage
samuelsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 10:49 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
davidcseifert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Arkansas
Posts: 1,694
Easy swap, had mine a couple years was pretty straight forward even without a guide. If you take the timing cover off don't forget the bolt behind the oil pump! You'd be surprised how many miss that little hex and snap the corner off the cover..
__________________

BV heads, P&P lower, comp 218/226 cam, 4.2 bottom end, 3k stall, flow 40's, O/R x-pipe, Pacesetter lt's, SCT xcal2 (93 Ortizperformance tune), Windstar upper, 65mm tb, CAI, 8.8 w/ 3.73's, SFC's, cut springs, KYB shocks/struts, MM LCA's
blower/new cam soon
Dealer for Ortiz Performance, great tunes at a good price!
davidcseifert is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > Pre-2005 V6 Mustang

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



08:09 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.