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Alright so I've pretty much done everything I can think of to my 92 coupe over the last couple years. I believe it is now finally time to drop a v8 in it.
92 2.3L Coupe
*Orig. Automatic - Has a T5 in it now, 98 Mustang Drive Shaft, 3.73 Gears, Bronco 2 5lug Axels, 95 Mustang 5lug Spindles, Lowering Springs, New Struts & Shocks
*Semi-Built Motor - Cammed, Racing Springs, Ported & Polished Head, New Oil Rings, All New Seals, Ranger Header, No Cat. Straight Pipe Till Flowmaster Muffler Then Hideaway Out Rear, Cold Air Intake
*New Tires - 17inch 5lug Cobra R's, 245/24ZR17
*Interior - Clean Black Interior, 3000GT Bucket Seats, 140MPH Reverse Glow Gauges, Pioneer Head Unit, New Heater Core, Trunk Battery Relocation
*Exterior - Orig. Red Paint, Painted Metallic Silver About 3 Years Ago, 3 Hoods, Orig. Hood, 2inch Cowl & 4inch Cowl, Modified Front Bumper, 1 Piece Headlights, 10k HIDS
A Little History:
Started Like This:
How it sits now:
Now for some questions. Not to sure where to start...I plan on pulling a motor from either a 5.0 explorer, a 5.0 f150, or a newer body mustang from LKQ. I plan on rebuilding the motor mostly. But what is the best way to go? What is the easiest way with the quickest time and most direct swap? I know I need the complete motor its self, a bell housing to fit my t5, flywheel, clutch, computer, and some of the wiring harness? Can some one list the exact parts need for this swap? I very seriously doubt there is a full 87-93 5.0 mustang sitting up there for the easiest swap ever so im going with any other 5.0 ford I can find.
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Find out how many miles on the engine. Might want to run a compression test on it before you drive it home. LOL
Might want to go through the motor a little when you get it out of the donor. New gaskets, main seals, general cleaning, maybe a valve job. Best to take care of that while its not in a car as a little insurance.
'89 GT, 5-speed, (because it's boring when the car does it FOR you), freshly rebuilt engine and tranny, GT-40 heads, Performer upper and lower intake, 130 amp alternator, K&N, alternator upgrade with Taurus fan, DCC fan control, subframes, Cobra R 17X9's.
My $800 parts car im picking up Wednesday. A 1990 Lincoln Mark VII with a 5.0 HO.
I believe this car has a 8.8 rear end but it is a tad bit longer then the foxs. I think it only stick out like half a inch on each side so itll match my front SN95 5 lug spindles. I have a question about my options for a transmission though...I have a factory 4 cylinder T5 in my car right now. I know the bellhousing are different, but most people are telling me the 4cylinder family t5 wont last long behind the 5.0 so what are my options? I know the best bet is to find a t5 from a 5.0 gt but no luck with finding one in my area. I know the 94-95 5.0 t5 you have the cut either your driveshaft or either change the pilot bearing and all that, sounds like more trouble then thats worth. What other options do I have?
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