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Old 03-25-2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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Engine swap in a 2005 v6 mustang?

i have a 2005 mustang with a v6 but i wanted to swap the v6 for something with more power. i was thinking either the 4.6L in the gt, a 5.0L from a boss 302, a 427 cobra jet or this crate engine http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...tKeyField=9678 that I found for an 04 cobra mustang. I know this will be a tight fit and it will require some modifications but what else will i need? i want to switch to a manual transmission also if anyone knows a good brand for a transmission please include it. this is my first swap so I'm not really sure what else i will need to replace in the mustang if you could let me know it would be great. thanks
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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Without makign your costs extreme, I would just go with the transmission from a Mustang GT, same with the rear and axles. Your modifications are gonna be probably engine mounts (Although with Ford's modular engine, you may not need different mounts. Would suggest them thoguh for the more powerful motor.) You will need to change the coolant system, namely the radiator (The old one may not fit with the V8) as well as some other parts when switching from an automatic to a manual, including adding a shift linkage, etc. Have fun!
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You would spend more on the swap than you did on the car. A better plan would be to trade it in on GT and use that as a starting point.
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It would be much easier to make yours a Supercharged Shelby 400...

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/6cylMustangsonly/
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:52 PM   #5
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You need to replace suspension, electronics, cooling, etc. The Tremac is a good transmission.
An ambitious project, put your car out of commission for a while. Have fun with it...
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