Ok so this past weekend, I was driving home and my timing chain jumped teeth when I shifted down to 4th gear, the car just died and hasnt started since. My mechanic said that when it jumped teeth, it bent my valves and that I have to rebuild my engine or by a new/used one..the car is a 1999 Mustang
GT with a 4.6L 2V V8 engine. I love the car and I would like to rebuild it or drop a new engine in it. But funds are limited to about $700. So my questions are:
If I rebuild it, is it just the top end that I am rebuilding? and how much mite that be? I know ill need my heads done if the valves are bent.
If I buy a used one from a salvage yard, what other ford vehicles can I get the same 4.6l from? The f150 and Crown Vic are 4.6ls but the intake is a hell of alot different than my mustangs..can i use my old intake system?
And if I do pull an engine from a different vehicle like (F-150, Crown Vic ect.) will the motor mount rite in the Mustang? Idk if the mounts would be different for a truck or the crown vic..I dont wana pull an engine from a different vehicle and it not bolt up to my Mustangs setup..
If there is anything I left out or forgot to mention, please tell me!
Ive called every salvage yard within 500 mile range..litterally everywhere and nobody has a 4.6l 2V Mustang engine worth buying. Meaning I will probably end up rebuilding it, unless there is another vehicle that has an interchangeable engine..Im limited with funds, $700 is all I can really afford to do at the moment.