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sn-95 3.8 to 5.0 swap

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Old 12-19-2011, 11:22 AM   #41
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No real updates at the moment as I haven't had much time lately to work on the car. We have been busy with a, dare I say this, 92 Dodge Dakota. Only good thing about this truck is the 318. Now everything else being equal, that's also the bad thing. Had to replace the waterpump, radiator, heatercore, transfer case, and transmission. Most of the parts came with the truck, just a pita tbh. We did find time to remove the rest of the cars front end. I ended up removing the passenger side of the wiring harness. Car now sits at my Uncles he is painting the engine bay satin black for me. So while I wait for it to come home, I rganized the polebarn a little. I should have the car back in a week or so, not entirely sure, but it may not make it home then, as a friend of dads wants it at his place for a rearend swap they been talking about. At least I have until spring.

As for parts needed at moment, just a throttle cable now. Everything else is 94-95 correct now.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:18 AM   #42
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I think its pretty cool that you're getting the expirence of doing something like this with your old man. I never got a chance for something like that, but I am planning some stuff for my kids. Its good to see these guys helping ya out. Keep it up.

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Old 01-28-2012, 02:56 PM   #43
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So my uncle has not painted car. This said dad loaded it an brought it back home, said we will.
Anyways today after cleaning the barn a bit, we set the motor down to test fit. Have not changed any of the front accesories from the t-bird set up. Did swap the motor mounts to a set he had for a 93 convertible 302 car. Set up engine hoist, and placed motor into the engine bay. Guess what. Fit like a glove. There are a few things needing to be changed at this point. While motor was sitting in pace, though still on a chain, we placed the upper intake on, the radiator and ran wires as if we were doing a full install.

What did not fit was:
The v-6 has a chrome cold air intake tube, obviously wont work due to the 45 degree angle for the 5.0 intake. Dads friend owns a metal fab shop here in the area. He is remaking the bends and such on a new peice for us, have it in a few days.
The headers, already have the appropiate ones just not bolted on yet. Was lazy and left the t-birds on. The radiator hoses, appears the thunderbirds radiator used a short hose up top, and a longer one down below.

Parts to yet acquire are as follows:
Wiring harness for the transmission, strangely ours came up missing. Cant use the 6's harness as the plugs are different and dont feel like wasting time or wiping out a computer if it not work.
Throttle cable, never had one except for the v-6's.
Diodes to shut the tad tab and egr off.
Airconditioner lines for the v-8. Seems dad is not wanting to just ditch the ac. Dont matter to me.
Belt tensioner, mine decided to crack when when we took the belt off. Sort of glad it did it now instead of out in middle of nowhere.
Fuel lines. The v-6's are definitely way to short.
Things to do to the motor. Swap cam, replace head gaskets, and seriously scrub some grime and dust off.

Anyways this is my progress for the last couple of weeks. Would have updated sooner but work has kept dad away, So havent been able to work much at his place.

Pictures will be posted as soon as I get a few more minutes. Off to work.

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Old 01-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #44
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Heres the link to several pictures of motor seated and radiator loosely where it belongs.

Not sure why, but sytem is not allowing me to post pictures, so photobucket is only wat can, Sorry for that.

I do have a slight favor to ask, anyone mind posting a few pictures of under the hood on the sn-95 cars? Specifically the harness area on passenger firewall area, and the remote tfi area. Want to make sure I ran wires appropiately in that area, before I place fenders back on.

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Old 04-04-2012, 06:22 PM   #45
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Well been awhile since posted, but major update. Car is now painted underhood. As a bonus, cruised craiglist for minor remaining parts needed, started making a list and pow, it happened. Bought a 95 gt from Ft Wayne Indiana For 400, and trailered it home.

The gt is a complete mess.
The front clip is junk, so is the doors. Top that off, the interior has leather seats, but cracked, ripped and or tore so bad isnt funny. It does have the mach 460 stereo and everything needed to finish my car though. Sadly this is an automatic car.

Has 180k on it, and runs. We had to push the car on the trailer, as it wouldn't run when purchased, (fuel pump died). Once replaced it started right up.

Will up some pictures of it when I get more time. Be warned, green cars with black/tan interiors tend to hurt your eyes. Especially when you see how bad this car was treated.

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Old 01-24-2013, 11:20 AM   #46
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4-18-2012 My dad was shot and killed in New York.

I havent worked much or even thought much of the car since. The gt and v-6 car sit in the barn waiting. No urge.

I know crappy update huh? All I got sorry.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:07 PM   #47
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Holy crap, that's terrible news...
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