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Old 10-10-2013, 05:35 AM   #1
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We'll guys I'm thinking about doing an lsx swap in my 98 gt. It's just crazy how much better the lsx motors react to bolt ons and cam. And plus it cleans the engine bay up or from what I've seen. I've got a 5.3 with 90k on it on its way today picked it up for 300 bucks delivered. I'm going to go thru it and freshen it up when it gets here and then start ordering swap parts. If anyone has done this swap already I'd like to talk to you and maybe get a little more detailed parts list. Thanks guys.
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We'll guys I'm thinking about doing an lsx swap in my 98 gt. It's just crazy how much better the lsx motors react to bolt ons and cam. And plus it cleans the engine bay up or from what I've seen. I've got a 5.3 with 90k on it on its way today picked it up for 300 bucks delivered. I'm going to go thru it and freshen it up when it gets here and then start ordering swap parts. If anyone has done this swap already I'd like to talk to you and maybe get a little more detailed parts list. Thanks guys.
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Why? It's still a mustang.
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Plz do a 03 cobra swap instead or supercharger your motor ...
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Plz do a 03 cobra swap instead or supercharger your motor ...
Lol that's too expensive
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Plz do a 03 cobra swap instead or supercharger your motor ...
We'll I thought about that but I couldn't find a cobra motor for under 2 grand. And my car has 150+k miles so I don't really want to run a supercharger set up on it.
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We'll I thought about that but I couldn't find a cobra motor for under 2 grand. And my car has 150+k miles so I don't really want to run a supercharger set up on it.
Cobra long blocks go for 7k+


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Cobra long blocks go for 7k+ Good luck on your swap, your car, your choices .. Nobody can change your mind.
I was looking at used I seen one on a Facebook forum for 200-2500 for long block with like 80k
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I was looking at used I seen one on a Facebook forum for 200-2500 for long block with like 80k
What motor
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03 cobra. It had supercharger still on it too.

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It went really fast too haha.
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03 cobra. It had supercharger still on it too. ---------- Post added at 07:48 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:48 AM ---------- It went really fast too haha.
That's too cheap internals must of been blown
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I bought a Lincoln motor a few months ago I was just gonna do that but tore it down to head stud it and a valve dropped and went thru the piston and scored the **** out of the walls. I was pretty pissed.
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Bolt ons and cam will get you around 400 whp. Add a 150 shot and call it done. I know several people who have swapped out the 4.6s and went LSx. None of them have ever said, I miss my 4.6.
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Bolt ons and cam will get you around 400 whp. Add a 150 shot and call it done. I know several people who have swapped out the 4.6s and went LSx. None of them have ever said, I miss my 4.6.
^^^ exactly. Idk what trans ima run yet.
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Bolt ons and cam will get you around 400 whp. Add a 150 shot and call it done. I know several people who have swapped out the 4.6s and went LSx. None of them have ever said, I miss my 4.6.
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That 5.3L will be super stout and make plenty of power. You'll have to buy a swap K member and whatever else to bolt up your driveline. Then there is all the wiring and computer issues etc... Might get more expensive than you think but the motor itself is a beast.
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Just sayin, if my car wasn't a special edition Mustang I would swap an LS in it.... But since it's a special model I'm going to keep it a ford heart.
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This That 5.3L will be super stout and make plenty of power. You'll have to buy a swap K member and whatever else to bolt up your driveline. Then there is all the wiring and computer issues etc... Might get more expensive than you think but the motor itself is a beast.
I've ridden in a few 9 second LS cars and they didn't have much done at all so that's why I was wanting to do it. And I found a stand alone harness for a truck computer to a 5.3 for 200 bucks on Craigslist. And then a computer is around 75 at the junk yard then I can just send that off to painless wiring systems and they'll re flash the computer. I've done some homework on it. It's just the small things like getting my factory tach to work and stuff like that.
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most mustang's on the track run Chevy motor's I'm js. And most Chevy's on the track run a Ford Rear end
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I don't see why people take putting a chevy engine into a ford as an insult. This is the way I take it, our cars are better quality and better built than Chevys (of the same time period). And they look better. But Our motors are expensive to upgrade.

Also, ford's high horsepower engine platforms are hard to find and super expensive.

Chevy motors are a dime a dozen and make a lot of power for cheap. Chevy loves to drop their small block into anything they can fit it into and call it a day. And because they have been making the engine so long it is definitely proven.

Good luck with your swap OP, and have fun doing the swap.
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I want to swap my motor for an LS and put my motor with cams in a notchback.
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I don't see why people take putting a chevy engine into a ford as an insult. This is the way I take it, our cars are better quality and better built than Chevys (of the same time period). And they look better. But Our motors are expensive to upgrade.

Also, ford's high horsepower engine platforms are hard to find and super expensive.

Chevy motors are a dime a dozen and make a lot of power for cheap. Chevy loves to drop their small block into anything they can fit it into and call it a day. And because they have been making the engine so long it is definitely proven.

Good luck with your swap OP, and have fun doing the swap.
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This has been the story of hot rodding for the entire existence of the small block Chevy.
Wow!!! It's been about 60 years...
People have been cramming them into every vehicle imaginable for decades now.
Im not a big fan of bastardized cars but if you want to go fast for cheap its hard to argue with history...
If you just want to go fast in a straight line, I'd use a Powerglide transmission.
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I'd use a TH400 so you an still drive it on the street. Well you CAN drive a glide on the street lol.
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I'd use a TH400 so you an still drive it on the street. Well you CAN drive a glide on the street lol.
How many gears does a th400 have?
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I'd use a TH400 so you an still drive it on the street. Well you CAN drive a glide on the street lol.
Haha.
Yeah you're right. Top gear is the same as a T400 but you would miss the low first gear.
A lot of them were driving on the streets though... Back when a Powerglide was GM's only light duty automatic transmission.

A Turbo 400 has three speeds OP.
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Very interested in this build. Thinking about doing the same thing with my 2000 gt just just going ahead and buying a new forged ling block with the largest streetable cam possible. I'm also building a car that is ment for fun only and will only drive every now and then though. Keep us updated with progress and amount it costs please
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How many gears does a th400 have?
I have a 350 turbo with b&m shift kit and 3500 stall and it's like 3500 rpms going 60 on highway.. Blows
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I have a 350 turbo with b&m shift kit and 3500 stall and it's like 3500 rpms going 60 on highway.. Blows
I didn't end up getting the motor yesterday it turned out to be just block rotating assy that had spun bearing. So I passed. I'm thinking about just ordering a tuner and nitrous kit an running my car till it gives out on me. Then maybe doing the swap. Idk
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I didn't end up getting the motor yesterday it turned out to be just block rotating assy that had spun bearing. So I passed. I'm thinking about just ordering a tuner and nitrous kit an running my car till it gives out on me. Then maybe doing the swap. Idk
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I put a 6.0 Vortec in my old jeep but would never make my stang a slut lol
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Just do a 4V swap, but it's expensive,

If not just rebuild a 2V and throw a Vortech SC and call it a day
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That's what I did vortech v2 almost doubled my HP at the wheels
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That's what I did vortech v2 almost doubled my HP at the wheels
How much was that kit? If you don't mind me asking?
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