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Old 12-14-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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Is it hard to swap a v8 into a v6 1979 mustang? ?

Thinking about buying a 79 notch I found on craigslist, but it's a v6. I would like to swap a v8 into it but I'm not entirely sure of how hard that will be. Does everything line up? Do I need to strengthen anything for the added power? It's a good deal, real cheap and comes with a 5 speed tranny.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:47 AM   #2
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Is it hard to swap a v8 into a v6 1979 mustang? ?

what year V8, anything with a carb shouldn't be that bad. you will probably have to get new engine mounts. The trans should bolt up if the V8 is older. if its cheap pick it up and try it.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:37 AM   #3
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Is it hard to swap a v8 into a v6 1979 mustang? ?

its possible, but in order to make it as easy as possible, you need a 5.0 donor car like one with a wrecked rear or side, You need a motor a transmission all the wiring the computer, a drive line anda rear end. also starting with an automatic car is easier than a stick unless you are sticking with a 5 speed. Its doable but like any swap, it is usually a lot cheaper in the long run, to buy the car with a v8 already in it, than to spend a lot of time trying to fit and get everything right, especially if you have never done one. keep doing your research type v6 to v8 mustang swap and starrt reading, some years are easier to do than oters.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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Is it hard to swap a v8 into a v6 1979 mustang? ?

At $4/galon gas, you should be looking to put in the available 4 cylinder engine.
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