Alright, i have a 2000 mustang gt i wont go into specifics but lets just say the intake manifold broke, it slightly overheated and it pretty much runs like crap.
With that said, i was able to fit a pipe where the intake manifold broke, However the engine has 181K on it and im looking to do this swap only because i can get the engine for 400$ even.
About the Engine
>Exhaust Manifolds were cut at the junk yard
>Fuel Lines were cut as well
>they took the alternator
Other than that it has 76K on it, i figured for 400$ i could buy the engine, instead of a new Intake Manifold for my engine + other screw ups with it down the line.
My question is, What can i get away with, as in not changing?
I've looked over this guide > http://www.dfwmustangs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=6946
The big questions are as follows.
>Can i get away with using the stock intake manifold it has installed?
>Can i use my engines wiring harness on this engine, if so aside from lengthening the injector cables what would i need?
>What can i do about the exhaust manifolds, is there a remote possibility that my exhaust manifolds will bolt up?
>Will it directly fit in with my TR45 Transmission or will i need a solution for that as well?
>Also about the fuel rails what are other solutions with that, i read that the stock rails can be modded
>Is it an improvement? I have looked and looked for replacement engines however they go for 750+ this guy wanted 400$ because he sold his mustang that he wanted to mod with it and just wants it out of his garage.
My father who is an ASE Cert mechanic keeps telling me that nothing on my car is compatible with that engine, however i've read otherwise, he also say's that the valve springs go bad and those engines are very bad about it.
However im not willing to pay 200+ for a new intake manifold and whatever other nightmares this engine throws at me when i can come up with a better engine with lower miles for twice the price.
Any answers at all even if you dont have the answer to all the questions are appreciated, thank you!