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Old 06-08-2015, 12:00 AM   #1
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Motor swap

So I've recently decided swap my v6 with a 5.0 and if anyone has any experience with this I'd love for you to comment with any information I might find useful or how it went for you and what you did. Everyone feel free to comment with any info or recourses I could use.
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Have you bought the parts yet?
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I'm following because I'll be doing mine over a couple years. And now is the best time to get all the tips and tricks. My best advise to kick it off is, find the motor you want to drop in. Plan and budget exactly how much you want in power to make and what you need to spend for
Those parts. Also when you do get the motor, pick up a engine stand or work on anything or have a thorough look through before putting it in. This way when you're ready for the swap, any motor work will be done and won't need to do any once it's in.


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I don't have any parts or anything yet. I've just recently decided to look into it and see how difficult it would be and what all I would have to replace with the motor.
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I don't have any parts or anything yet. I've just recently decided to look into it and see how difficult it would be and what all I would have to replace with the motor.

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I don't have any parts or anything yet. I've just recently decided to look into it and see how difficult it would be and what all I would have to replace with the motor.
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Very interested in this thread. If anyone could drop advice that'd be great on like what to buy and etc..
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Good luck that's all I'm gonna say a v6 to v8 swap is going to be a lot of money to do it right and your gonna be looking about spending around 10,000 easy if you wanna get good quality parts counting suspension and so on I would recommend a 8.8 live axle or an IRS the v6 comes with a 7.7 so you'll need the upgrade and obviously the transmission won't be cheap and you'll definitely be needing a v8 k member. there's a difference between the v6 and v8 I just finished putting in a mach 1 v8 and literally had to replace everything including the computer which is why I'm saying good luck


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First things first. Some counties or states have "EPA" laws that may restrict this. I would check into that first because you won't be able to get it inspected. Where I live it states that a vehicle 1996 and newer can only have the same type of motor put in it from that year or newer. Say for instance, if I had to replace the motor in my 2001, I would have to get a 2001 or newer 3.8. No v8 otherwise it would be deemed not street legal
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Just want to be clear.... You mean 5.0 coyote right? Not the old pushrod?


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Good luck that's all I'm gonna say a v6 to v8 swap is going to be a lot of money to do it right and your gonna be looking about spending around 10,000 easy if you wanna get good quality parts counting suspension and so on I would recommend a 8.8 live axle or an IRS the v6 comes with a 7.7 so you'll need the upgrade and obviously the transmission won't be cheap and you'll definitely be needing a v8 k member. there's a difference between the v6 and v8 I just finished putting in a mach 1 v8 and literally had to replace everything including the computer which is why I'm saying good luck


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I know it won't be the easiest or cheapest project but I was already intending on rebuilding a car and decided to just put all the work into my mustang just for the experience of redoing a car on my own. Well with a little professional help of some friends but mainly myself. I'm mainly doing it for the experience though. And to have a BA car when I'm done😎
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I know it won't be the easiest or cheapest project but I was already intending on rebuilding a car and decided to just put all the work into my mustang just for the experience of redoing a car on my own. Well with a little professional help of some friends but mainly myself. I'm mainly doing it for the experience though. And to have a BA car when I'm done😎
Me too lol I just got mine back on the road I wish you the best of luck
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Me too lol I just got mine back on the road I wish you the best of luck

Did you put a 5.0 in it?
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Just want to be clear.... You mean 5.0 coyote right? Not the old pushrod?


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I was doing some research and was wandering money wise would It be be easier to go with the coyote or the old push rod? The push rod would be cheaper and easier to find but would it be better to spend the extra money for the new coyote? I just really want some outside opinions before setting my mind to anything specific
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If you can swing the extra cost up front the coyote is the way to go. Reliable 360-375 HP to the ground. Plus you would be a bad *** at a car show, not to mention a sleeper at a stoplight


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I was doing some research and was wandering money wise would It be be easier to go with the coyote or the old push rod? The push rod would be cheaper and easier to find but would it be better to spend the extra money for the new coyote? I just really want some outside opinions before setting my mind to anything specific
The old pushrod would be far cheaper and easier. But will make nowhere near as much power as the coyote. I've been putting together a list of items i will need for a coyote swap since i plan to do one for my 2001 eventually. There are a lot more parts out there nowadays making it a lot easier.

A coyote swap you can count on being 12k. But that doesn't factor in that your rear end won't handle the power, and your transmission won't bolt up without a new bellhousing (and most likely not hold the power either). And without the proper suspension upgrades you will have a car with a lot of power but be completely unstable......

Just things to consider. Get the suspension and other stability issues out of the way, and then the swap will be a lot easier when it actually happens.

Personally i'm nearly done with all suspension upgrades that'll be needed, my drivetrain is good, i want to get the fuel system out of the way first also. Then it'll be easier when it actually happens.
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The old pushrod would be far cheaper and easier. But will make nowhere near as much power as the coyote. I've been putting together a list of items i will need for a coyote swap since i plan to do one for my 2001 eventually. There are a lot more parts out there nowadays making it a lot easier.

A coyote swap you can count on being 12k. But that doesn't factor in that your rear end won't handle the power, and your transmission won't bolt up without a new bellhousing (and most likely not hold the power either). And without the proper suspension upgrades you will have a car with a lot of power but be completely unstable......

Just things to consider. Get the suspension and other stability issues out of the way, and then the swap will be a lot easier when it actually happens.

Personally i'm nearly done with all suspension upgrades that'll be needed, my drivetrain is good, i want to get the fuel system out of the way first also. Then it'll be easier when it actually happens.

What are the chances you think I would find a good motor in a salvage lot?
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