I own a 2000 Mustang
v6, auto. The motor threw a rod and put a hole in the block. I then had the idea of putting a v8 with a 5spd trans. I went out and bought a 5spd trans, computer, 8.8 rear end, and driveshaft from a 1999 GT.
However, I ran out of money after all of this. This means, I haven't been able to find an engine yet..
My mother owns a 1994 Mustang
v6, auto. The transmission in which just went out recently. I have the opportunity to buy this.
So, I have reached a point where I would really like some expert advice from fellow Mustang fanatics.
I've thought about problems that the 2000 might encounter..such as, passing inspection. My area does test for emissions, and, wouldn't there be problems with a swapped motor and emissions testing? But, if I were to do the swap into the 1994 Mustang, in three years it would be considered a classic meaning it wouldn't have to pass inspection..right?
I'm just trying to figure out the best way to go about this, because I love both cars and would like to have both cars running and driving. Would it be easier to do the swap into the 94, then find a used motor for the 2000?
There are no problems with the 2000 other than the engine, and there are no problems with the 1994 other than the transmission, but the working motor/transmission will not work together as far as I know.
Basic rundown is this:
I have a 1994 Mustang with a v6 and a non-working transmission.
I have a 2000 Mustang with a perfect transmission but no engine.
I have a 5speed transmission, computer, 8.8 rear end, and driveshaft from a 1999 GT.
In your opinion, what would be the best way to put them to use?
Keeping in mind that I am set on not selling any of it.