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Old 12-19-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
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2v to 3v swap

i have an 01 mustang gt and my transmission is the tr3650 5speed. I want to swap to the 3v will the motor fit with no problem?
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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It will physically fit in your car. But because its a 3V, you're gonna have to get a special part to and tear into the heads of the 3v to make it compatible to your car and 2v ecu. Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords had ana rticle about swaps and covered this topic briefly. You could check thier site for more info. Or, you can swap over the 3v ecu and wiring harness as well. Either way, its a bit of work to get it to work, but definitely possible.

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Old 12-20-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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Not really worth it imo. 3v's aren't that special for all the work to swap
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Not really worth it imo. 3v's aren't that special for all the work to swap
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That's basically what I was eluding to as well. To the OP, i assume you found a 3v for cheap or something, but if not, you would probably find a 2v cheaper in most cases anyways.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:34 AM   #5
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Big mistake

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thanks

thanks guys i just cant figure out what i want to do yet...do a swap or build the 2v any suggestions want to spend about 3-4k 5 max any suggestions??
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Depends on your goals. I'd say throw a vortech on your engine, and build a strong short block in the mean time. Once complete swap it in with the blower and upgrade any supporting mods along the way.
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Na the 2V is a great starting platform. However with his budget he should be doing bolt ons a tune and just enjoying it. 4.10s, full exhaust, plenum/tb/maf/cai, pullies, shifter, 93 octane tune, suspension, subframes, wheels/tires and go from there. That's about his whole budget right there installing it all himself (except the gears).

However the first thing anyone should assess is this... "is this car worth building up?". By that I mean do you have a ratted out car with rust issues or frame issues or do you have a clean starting platform?

Also ask yourself this, "would you be happier/can you afford selling what you have now and putting that $5k plus what you get for your car towards something else? Because if you can get $6 or $7k for what you have plus $5k will get you a pretty nice Mach 1 if you look.

edit: And to answer your original question, the motor will drop right in. And then you'll have a nightmare on your hands making it work with the 2V car. Electronics are completely different, VVT in the 3V, stuff is in different places etc... If you are going to swap out the 2V swapping in a 4V is very simple and common. B headed 4Vs are EVERYWHERE since they came in Mark VIIIs for almost the entire 90s and the 96-98 Cobras obviously.
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will a 97 cobra motor fit my tr3650 transmission if so will i need any special modifications?
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Yes it will fit. All 4.6's have the same bolt pattern (minus the continental which was a fwd side mounted 4.6)
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ok im bout to do a 97 cobra swap
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Good plan, it's a 90% drop in.
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A lot of people make the 4V swap make it out to be something simple, lol it's not that easy
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A lot of people make the 4V swap make it out to be something simple, lol it's not that easy

Sure it is, I read a how-to thread


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The wiring can suck but if you get a good list of all the stuff you need it bolts right up.
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