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Old 01-04-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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98 mark 8 shortblock.

So I came acrossed a deal on a bottom end from a 98 mark8 with 70k on it($100). It's aluminum. Is this worth the time and effort to tear down and re assemble for my gt. What are the pros and cons. Any common issues with the aluminum block. Would I be able to use termi heads and an 03 timing set on this. Is everything pretty solid on these as well. please help.
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So I came acrossed a deal on a bottom end from a 98 mark8 with 70k on it($100). It's aluminum. Is this worth the time and effort to tear down and re assemble for my gt. What are the pros and cons. Any common issues with the aluminum block. Would I be able to use termi heads and an 03 timing set on this. Is everything pretty solid on these as well. please help.
Personally. All depends on what you want out of your car. As for buying it and just swapping it out with yours I wouldn't do it. But you could buy it, bore it out and build it for a bad *** motor over time. Those
Blocks are tough as nails. As for Termi parts I have no idea if they would work
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Any 4.6/5.4 will accept any 2v/3v4v head. Im pretty sure that i read somewhere the people use the mark blocks and 2v heads and end up with a nice high compression motor though. Im a boost guy so i didnt get too much into it but you might want to read up
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What about internals. I've had some people say forged crank and some say cast crank. Both said it has the same rods and pistons as a gt. Any thoughts. I know the termi internals ar all forged. At least the crank should be in the mark 8 right??
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What about internals. I've had some people say forged crank and some say cast crank. Both said it has the same rods and pistons as a gt. Any thoughts. I know the termi internals ar all forged. At least the crank should be in the mark 8 right??
Pretty sure its cast cranks in the Marks. Forged connecting rods and pistons? I'll need backup on this one though.
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