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Old 01-08-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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4.6 ideas help!

So I just recently bought a 97 mustang 4.6 v8 5 speed with 117k miles on it for a steal so I want to use it as a donor car for a swap into another car, my ideal car to swap it into is a datsun 510 but idk if it's too big? Help on ideas of a car that would fit the sohc 4.6 in it would be greatly appreciated... And what do I need for the swap? The car is complete and running so is it as easy as just swapping the tranny engine and electrics? Or do you have to swap rear end and suspension too? Help?!
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4.6 to big?!?.... No!.. 4.6 is actually a small block in the engine world!.. A 4.6 is actually a 289 cu inch and I've seen a older Datson that had a 350 under the hood!.. As far as what is needed to do a swap like that I wouldn't know!..
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4.6 to big?!?.... No!.. 4.6 is actually a small block in the engine world!.. A 4.6 is actually a 289 cu inch and I've seen a older Datson that had a 350 under the hood!.. As far as what is needed to do a swap like that I wouldn't know!..
A 4.6 is a 281
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Re: 4.6 ideas help!

289. I have it and guarantee its a 289.
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4.6 to big?!?.... No!.. 4.6 is actually a small block in the engine world!.. A 4.6 is actually a 289 cu inch and I've seen a older Datson that had a 350 under the hood!.. As far as what is needed to do a swap like that I wouldn't know!..
The block is small but the heads are what make it look big
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The block is small but the heads are what make it look big
True!..
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The sn are 281. The old ford motor was 289

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I have both
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289. I have it and guarantee its a 289.
Definitely 281

Bore: 3.552 inches (90mm)
Stroke: 3.543 inches (90.2mm)

You do the math

289 is a 4.7 liter
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Definitely 281

Bore: 3.552 inches (90mm)
Stroke: 3.543 inches (90.2mm)

You do the math

289 is a 4.7 liter
I stand corrected!!.... Hahaha.

But I'm sure it is plenty small enough to fit inside his Datson!.. Would be interesting to see too!..
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You got me to. Would a 5.0 be a 302 or what??
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You got me to. Would a 5.0 be a 302 or what??
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I stand corrected!!.... Hahaha.

But I'm sure it is plenty small enough to fit inside his Datson!.. Would be interesting to see too!..
I agree, a 302 might fit a little better because it is an ohv. But I'm pretty sure the 4.6 will fit.
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Also the 302 isnt a true 5 liters. 5 liters is 305 ci. That puts the 302 at about a 4.95. Basically the math to this is multiply the liters by roughly 61. As a long block the 4.6 is much larger than the 5.0 because out the heads
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240sx? People do the LS1's a lot.
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240sx? People do the LS1's a lot.
The LS1 is pretty short from pan to intake and is very low profile. The 4.6 has a lot of height to it as said before because of the heads. You would need to modify or replace the k-member (engine cradle) so you can bolt the motor mounts down and make sure there is plenty of clearance around the motor of course, you would need the power train and computers, wiring harness, you would probably have to modify/replace the fuel lines to fit the 4.6 fuel rail. If height of the motor is an issue, you could always look into a cowl hood for the needed clearance. You can do anything you want if you have the time and money.
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