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Old 07-24-2014, 10:29 AM   #1
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What one to do?

So im at a crossroads I've had my 2000 v6 mustang for a while and either I pull the plug and do the m112 adapter and fully build a 4.3l stroker or I swap in a 351. Ik the details to each one and my goal is 350-400hp. ik the stock bottom end of the 3.8l can handle 350rwhp so theres my goal and the adapter kits been known to make 425 on a stock motor. But at the same time would a 351 be more reliable since the bottom end is good till about 600hp and the block is good till 800hp? Either case id be building a separate block and dropping it in. So either I drop in the same block with a supercharger on it and everything bolts up or I drop in a 351 and ill have to change my ecu and engine harness. In both cases im doing a mm tubular k-member(to lower the motor), convertible motor mounts (to lower the motor), a t-56 swap, and putting a larger radiator in to cool the motor, bigger fuel pump (for what im wanting a 255lph will do just fine), coil overs will be going on to lower the car, and im putting an irs in the rear for better handling. It all comes down to which of the motors. Your thoughts on either one would be appreciated.

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Old 07-24-2014, 11:04 AM   #2
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What all do you plan to do with the car?.. For example, if you plan on some Road Course racing, then build the V6!..


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Whats the advantages of the v6 in that environment?

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It's lighter!.. Helps give you a more 50/50 weight balance!.. Knew a guy with a 2005 V6, basic bolt Ons, but with a built suspension set up!.. In the corners he was passing Vettes, Porshas, and such!.. Granted on the Straights they where passing him because he lacked the power!..


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Im still in the testing stage to see which id be building the car for. Drag, grip, or drift. Within the next month im supposed to be going to the track and getting a feel for drag to see if I like that more than the others and im going to test them as well. Ive done all 3 and like all 3 just gotta see which one I like more.

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Old 07-28-2014, 12:51 PM   #6
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I'd build the v6 I eventually plan on building mine up with a stroke and eaton supercharger I'm looking for around 400 hp too. The reason behind my wanting to build the v6 is because it's lighter! If you get the same hp out of both engines then go with the smaller engine you will have a better hp/weight ratio! And that's what matters! Less weight also corners better because it doesn't have the big engine to move just a small one!


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The supercharger kit with forged internals and everything im looking at 5-6g. Not sure about the 351w swap. Ik I can get the vans ecu and harness with the engine and trans so about 400 for everything, this isnt fully running and all though

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Go get a supercharger off a thunderbird out of a junkyard it's off the same engine a 3.8


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Old 07-28-2014, 10:00 PM   #9
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That is the m90 it produces 17psi on a 3inch pulley and 19psi on a 2.8 inch pulley. The problem with the 2.8 is that it gives great stress to the snout and ull have to change the bearings and rebuild it every 3k miles or so. Also the m90 is build for the single port v6 so to use it id have to down grade my heads from split port heads to single port heads (a 60 hp hit) and then use a sc that maxes hp at 390 hp. A built motor u might get closer to 500. The m112 adapter kit ur making 350hp at the least and 425 on a stronger bottom end and stock motor. Then you can always swap the m112 for a intercooled kennebell or whipple since the adapter plate is compatible with any 4v dohc 4.6l blower. So you can make well over the 500hp than the single port m90. Plus the m112 and other blowers look sexier. Or I can build a blown 351, turbocharged 351, centrifugal 351, or do a n/a 351 based build. Im leaning more towards a 351 route because its roughly the same cost or cheaper and the aftermarket for that motor is endless.

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