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Old 02-10-2016, 04:47 AM   #1
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2006 GT Engine swap

Alright, so I live in the Nashville area and found a 2006 Mustang that was originally a V6 but had an engine swap to the 4.6L V8, and now needs another engine because of a lower end knock. it's been fully repainted, and has Roush front bumper and GT/CS rear bumper, Mac Axelback exhaust, full leather seats, and currently does still run ( but not sure for how long ). Also idles low sometimes at stop lights, and has had the cam phasers, can position sensors and chain kit all installed by a professional mechanic. I have someone who has a 4.6L engine they could drop in it from an older body style ( probably a 2002-2004 Mustang GT ) and was wondering:

1: Will that engine fit into the 2006 GT and is it compatible with that car?

2: How much would you value this car at, knowing it needed a new engine?
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Also, will probably be modding this car, as it will probably be a project car, so will adding headers, CAI, new gears (3.37), different exhaust, a tune, ford racing high performance intake manifold, ect, will that be okay to mod into a 2V engine as far as fitment, pressure and such?


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Why not get a used 3v? The 2v will be a step back.

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that's what I would like, but the problem is finding one with low enough miles, that I can afford.


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Go over to Delk performance in Lebanon.


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You need a 3V.
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Scotty would he be able to use the good older 4.6 block and just swap everything over to it?
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Scotty would he be able to use the good older 4.6 block and just swap everything over to it?

I believe so.


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From the pics, the body and interior look pretty good.
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I will have a beautiful stock 21K engine available in March or April. Runs absolutely perfect. Shrader Performance – modular Ford engine experts is building me a forged, Whipple charged engine. So, I'll be looking to sell my stock 4.6. I'll try to get a few pictures up.

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Scotty would he be able to use the good older 4.6 block and just swap everything over to it?
Why would he want to? The 3V blocks are aluminum, you add a solid 75lbs to the nose of the car going to an older iron block. Not good.

He should find a 3V pullout from a JY that is compatible and just have it dropped right back in.

Buying swap cars are nightmares tho, hopefully the swapper used a donor car and just swapped everything over. If not... be prepared for a ton of fun...
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I will have a beautiful stock 21K engine available in March or April. Runs absolutely perfect. Shrader Performance – modular Ford engine experts is building me a forged, Whipple charged engine. So, I'll be looking to sell my stock 4.6. I'll try to get a few pictures up.



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how much would you get rid of it for?


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I believe $2700.00 is a fair price for an engine with very low miles. Do some looking around and see what you think. Also keep in mind the 2010 was rated at 315 HP because they run the Bullit heads. It's just worth noting.
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Instead of throwing in a different stock engine. Just rebuild the current one. Get a forged rotating assembly, or a stroker kit. A 2v would be a huge step back, and also weighs a lot more.
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You can put a motor from a 2010 in without any modifications? Not to hijack the thread but that's pretty awesome. Not a bad idea when mine blows 😎


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You can put a motor from a 2010 in without any modifications? Not to hijack the thread but that's pretty awesome. Not a bad idea when mine blows 😎


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Instead of throwing in a different stock engine. Just rebuild the current one. Get a forged rotating assembly, or a stroker kit. A 2v would be a huge step back, and also weighs a lot more.

I thought about that, but it would be easier to just drop the new engine in, also could push the engine harder if it's a completely a different engine, rather than taking a chance that I know someone else has probably run hard. I could get a 2005-2007 engine with about 30k-60k miles on it for about $1500


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I believe $2700.00 is a fair price for an engine with very low miles. Do some looking around and see what you think. Also keep in mind the 2010 was rated at 315 HP because they run the Bullit heads. It's just worth noting.

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that doesn't sound too bad, especially with the 315hp and it would just fit RIGHT into the car, which would be awesome, it would just be a matter of how long I would want to wait for the car to be up and running 😫


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Why not get a used 3v? The 2v will be a step back.

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won't the throttle body and air intake run into a different spot than the 3v motors? on the 2v the throttle body is towards the windshield, and it runs from the top to the bottom left (standing in front of the car ) and 3v has the throttle body towards the front of the car, going to the bottom right.


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Im confused by your question. Does the car currently have a 2v?

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The engine bay on the S197's are the same size. The 2010 should fit fine.
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So what's your budget on this swap?

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So what's your budget on this swap?

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well, not including the car for $4000, probably about $3000 or $3,500


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So what's your budget on this swap?

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not including the car for $4,000, around $3,000 or $3,500


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not including the car for $4,000, around $3,000 or $3,500


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Are you doing the swap or are you taking it to a shop?


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Are you doing the swap or are you taking it to a shop?


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I'll be taking it to a shop


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I'm showing 13 hours of labor to R&R the engine. Depending on who you take it to; the labor alone will be in the area of a grand. 13 hours doesn't include the transfer of any parts. Just to take the engine out and put another in. Doesn't include the transfer of optional equipment.


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Here's a plan. Drop in a bone stock 05-10 3v engine just to make the car reliable. Keep the current 3v, and put it on an engine stand and do a full build on it. Rotating assembly, heads, cams etc.... You will have all the time you need, then you can just drop it in and be good to go (with a tune)
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Here's a plan. Drop in a bone stock 05-10 3v engine just to make the car reliable. Keep the current 3v, and put it on an engine stand and do a full build on it. Rotating assembly, heads, cams etc.... You will have all the time you need, then you can just drop it in and be good to go (with a tune)

I was going to drop a stock 3v engine and just keep the only engine also in fact. not sure if I'll have the time for money to rebuild the other engine, because by then, I'll have another engine with only 40k miles on it, and it will run okay.


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I'm showing 13 hours of labor to R&R the engine. Depending on who you take it to; the labor alone will be in the area of a grand. 13 hours doesn't include the transfer of any parts. Just to take the engine out and put another in. Doesn't include the transfer of optional equipment.


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so all together WITH the purchase of the car for $3400, I'll have about $1,000 in labor and looking at about a $1,500 engine with 38k miles on it, it's about $5,900, correct?


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It depends on the labor rates of who you are taking it to. It's just a rough estimate. I looked up an 06 GT in one of my sources. It shows 3V with and auto 13.0 hours to R&R the engine. Does not include transfer of optional equipment parts. So expect the labor to be around a grand. Then again it can be more. Just depends on the shop you take it to.


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It depends on the labor rates of who you are taking it to. It's just a rough estimate. I looked up an 06 GT in one of my sources. It shows 3V with and auto 13.0 hours to R&R the engine. Does not include transfer of optional equipment parts. So expect the labor to be around a grand. Then again it can be more. Just depends on the shop you take it to.


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I talked to a mechanic and he said it would be about $1,100 for labor. The other problem is, the guy selling the car won't go any lower than $3,800. Do you think a car that's about to throw a rod worth $3,800? and How much do you estimate I could really sell the car for once it's running again?


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I talked to a mechanic and he said it would be about $1,100 for labor. The other problem is, the guy selling the car won't go any lower than $3,800. Do you think a car that's about to throw a rod worth $3,800? and How much do you estimate I could really sell the car for once it's running again?


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He went up $400?
Sounds right on labor; our price was $1,105.

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He went up $400?
Sounds right on labor; our price was $1,105.

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it was $4,00 at first, then I said $3,400 then he said he couldn't go below $3,800. Some mechanics said they wouldn't give over $2,000 for the car which is kinda concerning me if I'm paying way too much for this.


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Car looks nice but since it was a conversion from a 6 in the 1st place you may be looking at more problems than just the engine. But if you have the time and could do the work yourself maybe it would be ok. It blue books with a good engine 6 cylinder at around 3,800 so 2k would be as much as I would go on it also!
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