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Old 04-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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Aurora's heart died.

Blew the engine. 80% compression lost on cylinder 3 and 2.

I really wanted to put a 347 stroker in it but I'm sure it'll cost too much for supporting mods like tranny change, bell housing, clutch, and drive shaft.

So I guess I'll be dropping in a replacement 4.6 2v. Does anyone have leads on decent engines for decent prices?

And any suggestions that are practical please let me know. I don't have a ton of money since I'm only 21 but I can work pretty hard to make things work.
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Blew the engine. 80% compression lost on cylinder 3 and 2.

I really wanted to put a 347 stroker in it but I'm sure it'll cost too much for supporting mods like tranny change, bell housing, clutch, and drive shaft.

So I guess I'll be dropping in a replacement 4.6 2v. Does anyone have leads on decent engines for decent prices?

And any suggestions that are practical please let me know. I don't have a ton of money since I'm only 21 but I can work pretty hard to make things work.
Sorry to hear this man...

Is it your only car??? If not just yank it and rebuild it! You can put that money you would put on a new one on some forged internals!
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Sorry to hear this man...

Is it your only car??? If not just yank it and rebuild it! You can put that money you would put on a new one on some forged internals!
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It's almost as cheap to buy a short block vs rebuilding
Craigslist / junkyard best bet for cheaper replacement
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Check out Craigslist, St. Louis Missouri. A guy on there has 5.0's brand new from a stock house. Can't figure out how to post the link
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I can't use a 5.0 because it won't mate up to my existing drivetrain?
There's too much wrong with this engine to do a complete rebuild.

I will be installing forged internals and steel valves. Also might be going with stage 2 cams since it'll be out and it'll be a 4.6 direct replacement.
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It's almost as cheap to buy a short block vs rebuilding
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Don't understand how..

Also if he rebuilds he can do what he wants to the internals...THAT is what I was getting at...
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I would throw a cobra motor in it.
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Don't understand how..

Also if he rebuilds he can do what he wants to the internals...THAT is what I was getting at...
The heads, two pistons, and block's cylinder walls are screwed. It would cost more to rebuild than get a new engine and install forged on the new one.
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Re: Aurora's heart died.

hmm... whatever you do, good luck with it. sucks that aurora is out of commission for a while

you will get a million and one of "this is what you should do" in the end it comes down to what you can afford and what you want!!
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hmm... whatever you do, good luck with it. sucks that aurora is out of commission for a while

you will get a million and one of "this is what you should do" in the end it comes down to what you can afford and what you want!!
With the entirety of the car I need stock replacement. A cobra 4v would cause too many changes like bell housing clutch, tranny, and driveshaft. I can't do that.

I will be buying the new stock replacement, taking it apart, installing forged internals and maybe new cams and beehive springs along with steel valves. Does anyone have any idea were to get a good engine for a good price?
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Where do you live? Prestige is a huge mustang yard in GA.they have a weabsite too. Prestige.com?
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Where do you live? Prestige is a huge mustang yard in GA.they have a weabsite too. Prestige.com?
I live in Louisiana. GA isn't that far of a drive if I get the right deal. I'll check out their website. Is it already pulled engines or is it a you-pull-it yard?
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From their site. They have a ton of stuff.
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Where do you live? Prestige is a huge mustang yard in GA.they have a weabsite too. Prestige.com?
Check out MPS auto salvage. They are near Athens 40 miles east of Atlanta.

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Check out MPS auto salvage. They are near Athens 40 miles east of Atlanta.
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Don't understand how..

Also if he rebuilds he can do what he wants to the internals...THAT is what I was getting at...
Have u ever fully rebuilt a mod motor around 2k to rebuild and thats if your not replacing major components Then 2,000/3500. U can buy a short block with forged internals for around 3-4k
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When I am in need of salvage parts I usually use Lkq they have a nation wide network and the prices are usually pretty competitive.
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Re: Aurora's heart died.

++++ for MPS auto salvage. Ask for Rob who deals with the internet sales. I bought a engine, transmission, complete wiring harness, pedal assembly, and an 8.8 rear off a 2000 GT for $4K. All you need is the motor less the accessories and wires so your probably looking at $1000-1500 depending on weather or not they will sell you the motor without the wires/accessories. I know they like to keep the stuff together. Here is a Romeo engine they have on EBAY going for $1,695 with all the accessories minus ECU and speedo (the stuff you don't need). Ask them to sell you this one without all the crap you don't need. Would probably knock a few hundred off so maybe looking at 1300-1400.

here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-02-03-04-...item20c23e6ee1



Or for a while buy a beater civic for a few hundred bucks, drive that around, take the stang off insurance and slowly build a monster. Just a thought.
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Really sucks man. I hope you come across some good fortune!

Round here many of the seasoned mechanic shops use Jasper Engines for bone stock replacements. Besides what everybody has suggested here, maybe this is an option to get a baseline. http://www.jasperengines.com/index.php
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Starting the tear down.
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Sorry to hear about you're baby that sucks, you can also try emmet head performance they are a site sponsor , there in Georgia , and they may give you a deal for being on the forum
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Here we are so far. Everything pulled out and wiring harness disconnected. Ready to unbolt the tranny and pull the motor. Been a productive night because all morning and afternoon was spent pulling my friend's Civic engine and tearing that completely down.

Too bad i don't have the engine lift here else I'd pull it tonight. Oh well. Tomorrow!
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Here we are so far. Everything pulled out and wiring harness disconnected. Ready to unbolt the tranny and pull the motor. Been a productive night because all morning and afternoon was spent pulling my friend's Civic engine and tearing that completely down.

Too bad i don't have the engine lift here else I'd pull it tonight. Oh well. Tomorrow!
Custom paint that engine before you put it in...make it stand out!!!
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Custom paint that engine before you put it in...make it stand out!!!
I might just paint it yellow... Haha

---------- Post added at 06:25 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:19 AM ----------

Btw i'm not rebuilding. Getting a new 4.6 2v.
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Re: Aurora's heart died.

Ouch sorry to hear about the car. I know your pain, this happened to me last year. It super sucked. I bought a used motor and had the engine swapped out. it was about 1800 for everything. good kuck on your car.
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I would throw a cobra motor in it.
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You should try to cam it! Hope it all works out. You defiantly should paint the valve covers Yellow!
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I might just paint it yellow... Haha

---------- Post added at 06:25 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:19 AM ----------

Btw i'm not rebuilding. Getting a new 4.6 2v.
You can still prep and paint it can't ya? At least the ears and valve covers...
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Agree
I can't. I would have to buy a bunch of other parts like bell housing, engine harness, ecu, clutch, tranny, and driveshaft.. That's way more than my car is worth with a running 2v and it'll be way more than the car if I go 4v with all the supporting parts.
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Re: Aurora's heart died.

Look at mmr.com they have forged shortblocks starting for around 1600
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Look at mmr.com they have forged shortblocks starting for around 1600
What does a forged short block come with?
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