Motor Swap SectionTech and Follow-My-Build Threads for members looking to put a different engine in their Mustang
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Has anyone done it? Do you run into any problems? any tips before hand? and also will the ls1 turbo kit work in the mustang or u gotta make custom pipes.Motor and trans run about 3k on eBay. Just want some knowledge about it before we do the swap.
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If they can do it in a miata you can do it in a mustang. Bit sacrilegious but as they say ford tough chevy stuff. Given all the piping you have to install for a turbocharger you will probably be best off piecing together your own kit. Find an ls1 car and take measurements around the exhaust manifolds, focusing on clearance between the framerails and steering system. If those measurements are similar then you can probably use the ls1 turbo headers. It may be necessary to raise or lower the motor so build that into your motor mount setup. Best way would be to have the turbo manifolds mounted and position the motor with them in place. Mount the intercooler, then plumb the connections with a universal turbo kit. If you need something special then take it to a shop to have the fitment done locally.
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