PI motor swap - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 06-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
96smoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Raleigh
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 226
PI motor swap

Ok so I'm currently looking for a full PI motor to swap in my 96 gt. I've been told itll fit just fine, but I'm wondering if any extra parts will need to be bought?
96smoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Count Dragula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Warner Robins
Region: Georgia
Posts: 1,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by 96smoke View Post
Ok so I'm currently looking for a full PI motor to swap in my 96 gt. I've been told itll fit just fine, but I'm wondering if any extra parts will need to be bought?
I'm pretty sure just the computer system. It's basically the same motor with upgraded heads and intake
__________________
2007 Mustang Gt
2.3L Whipple Supercharger
Brenspeed Detroit Rocker Supercharger Cams
3.73 Gears
XXR 521 Wheels
20x8.5 and 20x10.5
Count Dragula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
1996mustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Miami
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,013
no computer is needed at all really, its a straight foward swap from non pi to pi, of course you will need a pi intake pi heads, the coolant crossover that runs under the manifold, pretty much a heater hose i think anyways, all new manifold gaskets, antifreeze since taking the manifold off leaks out some coolant from where the nipple to the heater hose is, other than that i cant really think of anything else needed. valve covers as well i forgot lol

---------- Post added at 10:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:16 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by DSG2003 View Post
I'm pretty sure just the computer system. It's basically the same motor with upgraded heads and intake
only time to change the computer is when its bad, or goin from auto to manual or vice a versa, all you really are doin is upgrading heads and intake as dsg mentioned as well as bumping compression up to 10.5ish to 1, i wanna say 10.54:1 to be exact but im not sure on it to a decimal. this said limited to amount of boost later on unless you change the compression with either shorter rods, domed pistons or a cometic gasket like 3mm head gasket to lower compression. once again i may get corrected which is ok by me i learn more and you get better info imo.

---------- Post added at 10:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:19 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1996mustang View Post
no computer is needed at all really, its a straight foward swap from non pi to pi, of course you will need a pi intake pi heads, the coolant crossover that runs under the manifold, pretty much a heater hose i think anyways, all new manifold gaskets, antifreeze since taking the manifold off leaks out some coolant from where the nipple to the heater hose is, other than that i cant really think of anything else needed. valve covers as well i forgot lol

---------- Post added at 10:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:16 PM ----------



only time to change the computer is when its bad, or goin from auto to manual or vice a versa, all you really are doin is upgrading heads and intake as dsg mentioned as well as bumping compression up to 10.5ish to 1, i wanna say 10.54:1 to be exact but im not sure on it to a decimal. this said limited to amount of boost later on unless you change the compression with either shorter rods, domed pistons or a cometic gasket like 3mm head gasket to lower compression. once again i may get corrected which is ok by me i learn more and you get better info imo.
ignore all of it, i saw you said full pi motor swap, its a pretty straight foward swap on motors, no need to change ecu for it since like dsg said its an upgrade, so drop it in plug and play pretty much. my advice, 03 to 04 gt, due to the injector upgrade from the orange/yellow 19# injectors to the 21#injector (pink or lavander) which came stock on those years, ford changed over due to some reason im sure cliffy could expand on it, i think its cause of a better duty cycle and the 19# were getting pegged out.
__________________
1996 Mustang GT, 17x9 front and 17x10.5 cobra r replica rims, 255/40/17 front 285/40/17 rear at the moment,
o/r x-pipe flow master 40 series dump downs, cai/ram intake, 75mm c&l throttle body and plenum, pi heads and intake swap, msd wires, stock gears, untuned at the moment, no dyno numbers for now.
1996mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-07-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
96smoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Raleigh
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 226
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1996mustang View Post
no computer is needed at all really, its a straight foward swap from non pi to pi, of course you will need a pi intake pi heads, the coolant crossover that runs under the manifold, pretty much a heater hose i think anyways, all new manifold gaskets, antifreeze since taking the manifold off leaks out some coolant from where the nipple to the heater hose is, other than that i cant really think of anything else needed. valve covers as well i forgot lol

---------- Post added at 10:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:16 PM ----------



only time to change the computer is when its bad, or goin from auto to manual or vice a versa, all you really are doin is upgrading heads and intake as dsg mentioned as well as bumping compression up to 10.5ish to 1, i wanna say 10.54:1 to be exact but im not sure on it to a decimal. this said limited to amount of boost later on unless you change the compression with either shorter rods, domed pistons or a cometic gasket like 3mm head gasket to lower compression. once again i may get corrected which is ok by me i learn more and you get better info imo.

---------- Post added at 10:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:19 PM ----------



ignore all of it, i saw you said full pi motor swap, its a pretty straight foward swap on motors, no need to change ecu for it since like dsg said its an upgrade, so drop it in plug and play pretty much. my advice, 03 to 04 gt, due to the injector upgrade from the orange/yellow 19# injectors to the 21#injector (pink or lavander) which came stock on those years, ford changed over due to some reason im sure cliffy could expand on it, i think its cause of a better duty cycle and the 19# were getting pegged out.
Lol yea I was gonna say I'm doing the whole motor but that's still good info to know! And yea thanks ill def look for 03-04 now. Plug n play is what I wanted to hear lol
96smoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 04:48 PM   #5
Staff
Regular
Staff
 
scottydsntknow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: JB MDL
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 16,581
I've got a 99 Windsor PI motor in my 98. Done by the previous owner but it is literally a drop in. Old motor out, new motor in, swap over the coil pack setup and any accessories from the old motor to the new one. I personally like the coil packs better than the COP anyway and would recommend keeping them vs getting a conversion kit for that.
__________________
2000 Mustang GT Steeda #0048

Just because I give you advice, doesn't mean I know more than you. Its just means I've done more stupid ****.
scottydsntknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2013, 10:46 AM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
96smoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Raleigh
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 226
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottydsntknow View Post
I've got a 99 Windsor PI motor in my 98. Done by the previous owner but it is literally a drop in. Old motor out, new motor in, swap over the coil pack setup and any accessories from the old motor to the new one. I personally like the coil packs better than the COP anyway and would recommend keeping them vs getting a conversion kit for that.
Yea that's all I'm gonna do. It's really refreshing to know its a simple drop in
96smoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



02:19 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.