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Ok guys and girls. This thread is going to solve hopefully any and all questions to those who have considered this swap, but weren't quite sure what they were getting involved in. I am not a mechanic by any means, but I find myself comfortable with a wrench, and have a very strong urge to learn new things. I have never completed, nor even attempted a motor swap but once i started learning what all was involved and hearing it is actually a lot easier than most people give it credit for, the studying has begun.

My build list will be written below, but my goal is to have not only myself, but anyone who knows answers to someone's question, chime in and help each other out. this project will hopefully consist of the winter months, on a $1,000.00 budget. I am determined that I will be able to pull this off by searching for parts, and bartering to my best advantage.

Barter number 1 - A friend of mine wanted my near mint condition black leather seats, I promise to you all on my car that my offer stood for 3 months, I will trade him my seats for his, and I want the 5.4 sitting in his garage. (no blower... yet ;)) After months of waiting I finally got the call and I am actually picking up the motor tonight. Motor... $0.00 WIN!

Pics up around 7 pm.
 

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Ok guys and girls. This thread is going to solve hopefully any and all questions to those who have considered this swap, but weren't quite sure what they were getting involved in. I am not a mechanic by any means, but I find myself comfortable with a wrench, and have a very strong urge to learn new things. I have never completed, nor even attempted a motor swap but once i started learning what all was involved and hearing it is actually a lot easier than most people give it credit for, the studying has begun.

My build list will be written below, but my goal is to have not only myself, but anyone who knows answers to someone's question, chime in and help each other out. this project will hopefully consist of the winter months, on a $1,000.00 budget. I am determined that I will be able to pull this off by searching for parts, and bartering to my best advantage.

Barter number 1 - A friend of mine wanted my near mint condition black leather seats, I promise to you all on my car that my offer stood for 3 months, I will trade him my seats for his, and I want the 5.4 sitting in his garage. (no blower... yet ;)) After months of waiting I finally got the call and I am actually picking up the motor tonight. Motor... $0.00 WIN!

Pics up around 7 pm.
Don't pull your motor till after the 21st :p. you have a car show to attend! I await the results though...
 

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sorry, posting pics now!

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What do you think... again like I said I am new to this and plan on reading and asking a lot of people for advice here and there. All i know is this motor was made in 2003, and has a steel crank?
 

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sorry, posting pics now!

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What do you think... again like I said I am new to this and plan on reading and asking a lot of people for advice here and there. All i know is this motor was made in 2003, and has a steel crank?
Clean those cylinders and pistons. If you can still see the hash marks in the cylinders, your ok. Borrow a compressor and an air driven rotary drill. Visit pep boys or Orileys for the cleaning pads. Clean the gasket surfaces and piston too. May take awhile, but its a must.
 

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Clean those cylinders and pistons. If you can still see the hash marks in the cylinders, your ok. Borrow a compressor and an air driven rotary drill. Visit pep boys or Orileys for the cleaning pads. Clean the gasket surfaces and piston too. May take awhile, but its a must.
do you think you can find a youtube video showing a how to? if not can you find a decent how to write up?
 

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Sadly the most expensive thing would be lts on a 5.4 my brothers girl did the swap from a 3.8 to a 5.4 and while the car is mean its restricted alot cause of the headers. Lts are like 900+ to get some custom made. Other than that i can happily say u will have an arse ton of torque from a 5.4
 

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From the swap u would benefit torque for sure. Its mostly cost that will kill it due to lts and fitment due to heads sittin wider apart than a 4.6. It is a mean swap that i can attest to due to being in one with a 5.4 in a 03 mustang it deff picks up and goes but the amount of money spent sucked. Specially when droppin the motor in it u run into issues to fit stock 5.4 headers by the firewall near the tranny. But do keep us posted id like to see how u did it and wat gains u got
 

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From the swap u would benefit torque for sure. Its mostly cost that will kill it due to lts and fitment due to heads sittin wider apart than a 4.6. It is a mean swap that i can attest to due to being in one with a 5.4 in a 03 mustang it deff picks up and goes but the amount of money spent sucked. Specially when droppin the motor in it u run into issues to fit stock 5.4 headers by the firewall near the tranny. But do keep us posted id like to see how u did it and wat gains u got
im looking to swap to 5.4 Na navi or f150 engine can u help with ur know how instructions?
 

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Idk anything about mod motors but can u put the lightning heads an sc set up on a 4.6 block?
 

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U can put liggtning heads on them as wwll as 3v heads. Na ull be looking at more torque for sure last one was dynoed at 300 and 355 tq but with pateiot cams but still not bad for a swap though fitment will be the biggest issue but overall it would be a nice power house
 

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As for the navi motor only surgery would be custom intake mani for it
 

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From the swap u would benefit torque for sure. Its mostly cost that will kill it due to lts and fitment due to heads sittin wider apart than a 4.6. It is a mean swap that i can attest to due to being in one with a 5.4 in a 03 mustang it deff picks up and goes but the amount of money spent sucked. Specially when droppin the motor in it u run into issues to fit stock 5.4 headers by the firewall near the tranny. But do keep us posted id like to see how u did it and wat gains u got
i was comparing mod motors tq out put n this is what i found...

2-valve engines. 4.6L

1997–2010 Ford F-Series, 248 hp (185 kW) and 294 lb·ft (399 N·m) ratings for 2007 and later model year F-Series:bad:

1999–2004 Ford Mustang, 260 hp (194 kW) and 302 lb·ft (409 N·m) 2V
4-valve engines. 4.6L:good:

2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 305 hp (227 kW) and 320 lb·ft (434 N·m):)
2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 310 hp (231 kW) and 335 lb·ft (454 N·m) [8]:D

2-valve SOHC 5.4 L

1997–2004 Ford F-Series, 2-valve SOHC, 260 hp (194 kW) and 350 lb·ft (475 N·m) ratings for 1999 and later model years :headbang:

4-valve DOHC 5.4 L
1999–2004 Lincoln Navigator, 4-valve DOHC, 300 hp (224 kW) and 355 lb·ft (481 N·m):love:

id love to go with the 4-valve DOHC 5.4 L? thats mean engine right there....LOL

how ever i think if i went with the 1997–2004 Ford F-Series, 2-valve SOHC, 260 hp and 350 lb·ft ..... that gives me more torque then the Mach 1... n those cars move @$$ with all that torque....

so picture the 2v 5.4 f150 in a 5spd mustang with 3.73 gears???? CAN U SAY BADDDDD @@@@$$$$$$$?LOL :cool: :idea: :banana:

Does any one know where to find the compression ratings for these engines, id like it to be BOOST friendly...LOL :woot:
 
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