Hello, everyone! I'm thinking about buying a rebuild kit for my '98 mustang, it's kinda got tons of miles on it. So, can anyone recommend a place to buy a good rebuild kit?
202hp* is the truck ratings at least on my 2000 4.2 motor I pulled, what did you use that listed 220? Just curious never seen it beforelemons95 said:I never had to fab anything to make it work for mine. You might have to do some fab work if you swap to the split-port intake that the 99-04 3.8 mustang used.
the 4.2 engine has 220hp from the factory.
if the mustangs a 94-98 the 4.2 stroker would probably increase it to around 180hp and i'm guessing 240 for torque. 99-04 mustangs should be at the factory specs of 220hp and 250 tq.
they're talking about the main cap stud girdle in the swap, when you flip the motor over you'll see a structure on the back three caps connecting them together, that's the girdleLaseRedXD said:Okay, okay. I'll be looking to do a 4.2 swap, haha. Since my car is a '98, should I look for a 97-98 4.2? Seems easier. And can you explain the girdle nonsense? I have no idea what a girdle is... :/
I'm sorry but, if you are looking at an engine overhaul in the near future, you should put that money aside, and save up a little bit more, and buy a 4.2 to drop in there. Or a built 3.8 if you can afford it. Or hell, just tear the internals out of the one you got, and replace them with forged everything. Bore it out even to a 4.0. You will gain performance in addition to having a unique ride. But if you want to go through all the trouble (or pay for all the labor) of tearing an engine apart just for a factory overhaul, then to each their own I guess.Hello, everyone! I'm thinking about buying a rebuild kit for my '98 mustang, it's kinda got tons of miles on it. So, can anyone recommend a place to buy a good rebuild kit?