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I'm currently rebuilding a chevy small
Block 350. I have a 700r4 manual transmission. Is this possible to fit in my 96 gt? 4.6l
 

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Yes you will just need to contact a suspension company who make the correct K member with the proper motor mounts for it to fit. You may have clearance issues depending on your intake you use etc etc, but I don't see why it wouldn't fit with the proper fabrication etc. Tons of fox bodies use SBCs at the track since it is a great motor to begin modding.
 

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This is wrong on many levels.
while I agree it is his car so do with it as you like.

I'm currently rebuilding a chevy small
Block 350. I have a 700r4 manual transmission. Is this possible to fit in my 96 gt? 4.6l
Isn't the 700r4 an automatic? Or was it converted to manual? Either way I've heard those transmissions are crap. Just what I've heard. I've built a 327 once which was fun but it had a TH350 behind it.
 

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runvsofthisbull said:
while I agree it is his car so do with it as you like.

Isn't the 700r4 an automatic? Or was it converted to manual? Either way I've heard those transmissions are crap. Just what I've heard. I've built a 327 once which was fun but it had a TH350 behind it.
They have 700r4's in manual. Anyways, how did the th350 pare up with it?
 

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They have 700r4's in manual. Anyways, how did the th350 pare up with it?
It did fine. Motor had about 350-365 flywheel HP. The converter was slightly upgraded and it had a shift kit with reverse valve body etc etc. Was like 15 yrs ago though.
 

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Well here's my story so far. I have a 96 mustang gt with 92k on it. It's my daily. I have a small block 350 that I'm currently rebuilding and decided i put it in my car. I just needs a transmission and I don't really know which one to get. I'm trying to keep the engine and tranny budget to 800-1100. So i'm not exactly buying brand new ****. I may need a little help or a sort of walk through on how to get it in.
 

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I dont know where you live but I dont think putting a carborated engine into a obd-2 car is street leagle where im at. I would have to use an LT-LS series which would bust your budget. Check with your state to make sure. Also the big swap peices are going to be K-member, Custom Engine Mounts, Custom Oil Pan, and either Custom Tranny Cross member or Custom Bell housing or both depending on your trans selection is and then a Custom driveshaft is needed. This swap cannot be done for 1100. On that note most guys who start these swaps with a limited budget arnt able to finish and have to sell the project before its done. I would look into improving the engine you have if you are on a limited budget, its much wizer. If your new to modifying your car dont hesitate to ask your fellow mustang owners about which parts work and which dont.
 

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Well in that case I think I'll just beef up the 4.6. I'm familiar with most upgrades and bolts. So i'm not a complete "rookie" but what would any of you guys do to get as much horse/torque. If I'm keeping this engine my budget goes to around 1500
 

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I would try my hardest to convert your non-pi engine to a PI with new heads and intake manifold for 1500. You could use CAI and exhuast bolt ons but without the PI heads and intake your not going to see near the power increase in basic bolt ons as you would with the PI heads and intake. Power increases without the PI heads and intake will be very discouraging and not give you as much bang for your buck. The PI (Performance Improved) heads and intake I speak of can be found on 99-04 gt mustangs and a few parts suppliers carry them as a kit. Bolt on mods you could do before the conversion to notice big gains would be rear gears and driveshaft. After you have the PI conversion I can recomend further mods if you wish and I wont steer you wrong.

http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/item/LRS-6049PK/1996-98-Mustang-Pi-Head-Swap-Kit

$1364.99 for the conversion. Knock yourself out!
 

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I also forgot to mention the PI swap will give you an actual 30plus more RWHP!! You could add $1500 in bolt ons and never get 30rwhp with your non-pi motor. I also beleave you will notice better gas milage with the PI coversion.

5.0 Mustangs and Superford got 52rwhp on a mostly stock '98 GT reusing the stock manifolds, with no porting. The vehicles E/T dropped from 14.4 to 13.6.

And since magazine results seem rediculous sometimes. I found an average joe regular persons results.
1/4 mile Performance- before the headswap - 14.45 @ 96.6 w/ 2.25 60ft on 2.73s
1/4 mile Performance - after the headswap - 13.93 @ 102.07 w/ 2.3 60ft on 2.73s

 

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I would try my hardest to convert your non-pi engine to a PI with new heads and intake manifold for 1500. You could use CAI and exhuast bolt ons but without the PI heads and intake your not going to see near the power increase in basic bolt ons as you would with the PI heads and intake. Power increases without the PI heads and intake will be very discouraging and not give you as much bang for your buck. The PI (Performance Improved) heads and intake I speak of can be found on 99-04 gt mustangs and a few parts suppliers carry them as a kit. Bolt on mods you could do before the conversion to notice big gains would be rear gears and driveshaft. After you have the PI conversion I can recomend further mods if you wish and I wont steer you wrong.

http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/item/LRS-6049PK/1996-98-Mustang-Pi-Head-Swap-Kit

$1364.99 for the conversion. Knock yourself out!
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Well here's my story so far. I have a 96 mustang gt with 92k on it. It's my daily. I have a small block 350 that I'm currently rebuilding and decided i put it in my car. I just needs a transmission and I don't really know which one to get. I'm trying to keep the engine and tranny budget to 800-1100. So i'm not exactly buying brand new ****. I may need a little help or a sort of walk through on how to get it in.
Your budget will not cover it. I'd just built the motor, sell it, and buy a 4.6 or a 5.0.
 

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A little advice sell the 350 and get a 4.6 it's a digraph to even think about doing that

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A little advice sell the 350 and get a 4.6 it's a digraph to even think about doing that
Disgrace.
 

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You people are crazy u can build a Chevy cheaper than a ford anyday and make more hp . Ford cost alot of money to get hp . You can make motor mounts to enable yourself to sit it in the K member to save yourself money or. Get some plates . If u had the cash u could get a upr member that accepts it . I have actually done these swaps and I do them all myself . For your tranny I would go find a 350 turbo or 400 turbo or if u can get lucky a powerglide all very good Trans and will withhold alot of hp . You will have to do some modifications on the driveshaft . Honestly your budget doesn't cover the cost to do any swap but don't give up push through It my man . A 4.6 motor IMO is a big disgrace they are slow and weaker than a 5.0 and won't hold as much hp before the block cracks and I hate efi so I would go carb will save you on the wiring . So I say just do what you can for now and finish up later . Just I would not go with the crappy 4.6
 

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You people are crazy u can build a Chevy cheaper than a ford anyday and make more hp . Ford cost alot of money to get hp . You can make motor mounts to enable yourself to sit it in the K member to save yourself money or. Get some plates . If u had the cash u could get a upr member that accepts it . I have actually done these swaps and I do them all myself . For your tranny I would go find a 350 turbo or 400 turbo or if u can get lucky a powerglide all very good Trans and will withhold alot of hp . You will have to do some modifications on the driveshaft . Honestly your budget doesn't cover the cost to do any swap but don't give up push through It my man . A 4.6 motor IMO is a big disgrace they are slow and weaker than a 5.0 and won't hold as much hp before the block cracks and I hate efi so I would go carb will save you on the wiring . So I say just do what you can for now and finish up later . Just I would not go with the crappy 4.6
Very true that chevy engines are producing more power per dollar than the ford engines with a few exeptions, the old saying there is no replacement for displacement still stands. However swaping a chevy engine into a ford still requires more money than most have available for mods and simple performance bolts ons that would give better performance than a stock engine swap is capable of chevy or otherwize.

The largest advantage ford has over chevy is the chasis's ford has produced are better performers than their competitors making the need to have as much power not necisary to reach the same performance goals.

Furthermore for those who do have the coin ford engines do make more power than chevy engines cubic inch for cubic inch.
 
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