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trust me kput i would but this is like a quarter of the price for this swap and i already have it so tere is really no point and with this i could pull on a coyote pretty easy, plus im just a fan of pushrods... the mods just dont have that .... sound that everyone loves
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There will be more fabrication and fitment than you think. Plus, will things really all fit under the hood? Clear the firewall? etc.
What trans will you be using?
Let us know how they get around getting any CELs, too. Taking out everything will totally mess up the electronics, sensors, gauges, etc. This is more than just a 'mechanical fabrication' project.
But, it can be done. Just thinking your labor and fab costs will end up being higher.
It'd be more interesting and informative if you were doing the fit/fab yourself so as to post up pics and writeups and details of things you had to do to get things to fit and work. At the very least, keep us updated with pics and progress and what you learn and find out. A 'take it into the shop turnkey' result is not very useful to others who may be considering something like this.
Mike - 2005 Stroked/Forged/Cammed V8 (5.0L.); Kenne Bell 2.6 @ 18psi, + many mods. (formerly a V6 w/Vortech supercharger);
- 2006 4.0 V6 with PH Turbo and TR6060
interesting project would love to see how it turns ou. my first mustang like a of peoples was a fox so i have a soft spot for them. but i gotta agree tx_zstang i think your underestimating the cost to do this. unless you dont car about your speedo and other elctronics to work. it can be done. plz post pics and details of the build when your finshed
...anyways ill keep you guys updated on how it goes and let me know what you guys think....
Well, since you asked....
It'll never be smog legal, and may never run as well as you think it should. You'll wonder why you threw money at it...
Better off selling the Fox 5 liter, and putting what you have into making the 4.0 faster... Or better yet, sell it all, and put the $ down on a NEW 5.0 or a used GT500 - if you want to go faster. (my 2˘)
'08 Bullitt -Highland Green
'09 GT-500KR -Black/Black
looking forward to seeing some pics and reading about
the progress getting made. this is not something i would
do personally, but i do appreciate it as a technical
challenge and i wish you the best of luck.
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