i know its another "V8 swap thread blah blah".. but i kinda want more specific answers to my project
Well i will be doing some sort of swap here in the next half a year or so, and id like to get started early (so maybe i can have it in and done this summer). i have a few questions and stuff that maybe i/we could find answers too..
well first is what engine i wanna try..
-or maybe even a 4.6 from a t-bird heh
next would be doing the trany and such, if it is possible, i would really love to make it a manual, cause if i get a nice motor in my truck, id love to have the stick. so if there is a way to swap in dif. steering wheel, put in clutch peddle, new center council etc.id like to see if i can. cause itd be like having an auto stang or a manual stang... yea manual is my choice too.
i have many resouces to help me make it possible, including myself i have a few buddys who are mechanics, and one that came back from the army and hes about as good as anyone. and i have access to about any tool i will need and most material for fabing if needed. basically the only thing hard for me to do, and take the longest time and $$ will be finding the motor/trany and all the little **** to go with it.
i was talking with a buddy, and id really like to try the 4.6 swap, cause if it works, its much more horsepower and there is a plethera of boltons for it. idk if its possible someone here im sure might know. other than that i guess id go with an HO 302 and try to do the manual swap, or just say **** it and do an exploder 302 and Auto trany and call it good.
Id just like to make it as cool as possible if im going to do it, cause if i decide this is what i wanna do, im gona make it worth it. i might not be able to lift it and do the swap, but i think i can handle the BL and maybe 33's or 35's for a while, if i have mucho horsepower in it... that'll keep me busy
well if anyone has some helpful info thatd be great, cause im kinda starting to get a rough draft of what im gona want to have saved to make the dream come true, thanks!
2002 Ranger LT4x4 TheWifey
2000 F-250 7.3L Black N' Dirty
1986 Bronco II Tex'
Last edited by INT3RC3PTOR; 03-07-2006 at 05:10 PM.
Since you seem to be in funds ; you can put in anything you want, just depends on how long you want to work on it. Being 4X4, non- standard stuff might include a LOT of fabing. I like fabing , and it is fun, but after awhile, I want to drive it! How about a compromise; x-ploder 5.0 stroked in the 331ci range and a tuner. Should easily double what the 3.0 gives you , and how cool it looks up top is up to you, supercharger , external [dry] belt drive for the cam, whatever. I'm not a 4X guy; how much can the stock transfer case take? My .02
02 edge 3.0 s/c manual 3.27 L/S, stock rims w 235 75 15's , e-fan mod , Underdog underdrive pulley , trac lock installed, hafta do somthing about those f-code t-bars
Hmm haven't heard much about the 289. I wonder.
the 289 was the original performance mustang motor before they broke in to the cobra jet motors...it was an extremely efficient and easily built engine...then they introduced the 289 hi-po which had a more power friendly setup...very good motor and used very widely in fords earlier days