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Old 07-13-2012, 12:03 AM   #1
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03 Mustang gt 5.0 swap

So I just got a killer deal on a freshly rebuilt 5.0 and I'm trying to decide whether to sell it or swap my 4.6 out... Can someone help me out on some tips and pointers as to what it would take to swap these out?
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I would say sell it and use the money to mod the 4.6, it will take a good bit of money to do the swap. And in my opinion isn't worth it because of the cost of the swap
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Well, are you talking about pushrod or coyote?
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It's an older pushrod...
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:50 AM   #5
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Hmm, maybe find a 94/95 gt and the swap should be easy and cheaper than the coyote swap and they are a lot cheaper to mod than the 4.6
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My opinion is that you shouldn't go that route. Your best option if you're wanting to swap engines is to stay modular. 4V Cobra, 5.4L, etc.
Heck, I've seen some blown 2V engines make some impressive numbers.

The effort in swapping that 5.0l in would be better put into the 4.6 you have.
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You would need the K-member and computer out of an old new edge to make it fit at least.
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Just find a cheap fox... they're out there
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:59 PM   #9
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Yep! or a 94-95
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #11
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Re: 03 Mustang gt 5.0 swap

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Mod the 4.6
Unless your looking to put in a 351 then dont bother with the 302. Just mod the two valve. Cams, exhaust and plenum are a start. throwing in a stock 302 and ecm from 94-95 your doing a -45 hp swap.

1995 Mustang Engines
3.8 L – 232 cid, OHV V6, EFI, 145 hp
5.0 L – 302 cid, OHV V8, EFI, 215 hp (GT)
5.0 L – 302 cid, OHV V8, EFI, 240 hp (Cobra)
5.8 L – 351 cid, OHV V8, EFI, 290 hp (Cobra R)

2003 Mustang Engines
4.6 L - 281 cid, OHC V8, EFI, 260 hp (GT)

And after you get the 5.0 and k member and exhaust (your h pipe wont work) and all the other odds and ends you would still need to mod it (spend more money) to get hp gains. So with that said stick with the 2v.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:41 PM   #12
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Unless your looking to put in a 351 then dont bother with the 302. Just mod the two valve. Cams, exhaust and plenum are a start. throwing in a stock 302 and ecm from 94-95 your doing a -45 hp swap.

1995 Mustang Engines
3.8 L – 232 cid, OHV V6, EFI, 145 hp
5.0 L – 302 cid, OHV V8, EFI, 215 hp (GT)
5.0 L – 302 cid, OHV V8, EFI, 240 hp (Cobra)
5.8 L – 351 cid, OHV V8, EFI, 290 hp (Cobra R)

2003 Mustang Engines
4.6 L - 281 cid, OHC V8, EFI, 260 hp (GT)

And after you get the 5.0 and k member and exhaust (your h pipe wont work) and all the other odds and ends you would still need to mod it (spend more money) to get hp gains. So with that said stick with the 2v.
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