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Old 03-13-2014, 11:14 AM   #1
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Super coupe into a 96

Ok so I want the 4.2 swap and I've been drooling over one for awhile now but I found a supercoupe motor and trans in a junkyard that's been there for awhile and I'm wondering what's easier the supercoupe or the 4.2? What all would I need to put the supercoupe motor into my 96 sixxer. I know there probably has been a bunch of these threads but I just didn't feel like looking for one
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I think it's only like a 20 HP difference between the supercoupe 3.8 and the 4.2.
You could do both, but the 3.8 single port heads don't flow as well.
I think with a few mods a NA 4.2 would be beating the stock supercouple.
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As for swapping, they'd be close to the same in difficulty, I think you need an intercooler for the supercoupe.
Transmissions are the same, unless they beefed up the internals of the supercoupe trans or it has less miles, I'd keep your stock mustang trans.
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Huge tq difference with the blower on supercoupe, not to mention upgrades are easier and the bottom ends are tons stronger in stock form. 4.2 > supercoupe in being easy to install no doubt, but supercoupe will be much more powerful than an N/A 4.2 with little work
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What all would I need I change though to put that motor in my car? And keep my car obd 2. And the supercoupe trans if I'm not mistaken has a hydro clutch mustangs are cable
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Well I think you would still use your ECU and harness. So it would still be obdII. The supercoupe transmission is PROBABLY stronger, beefed up a little to withstand the torque from the supercharger.
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Well I think you would still use your ECU and harness. So it would still be obdII. The supercoupe transmission is PROBABLY stronger, beefed up a little to withstand the torque from the supercharger.

Yes the trans is stronger it's stronger then the gt trans but it's hydro clutch not cable
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So does anyone know what needs to be done ECU and harness wise to get this swap done?
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You will gain 17 hp and forged internals. Make sure the firing order is the same and most parts should interchange. Since you are just putting the engine in.
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Could I just use the supercoupe engine harness with my mustang ECU and dash harness
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