Im thinking about maybe in the near future taking my 2002 V6 and swapping it out for a 03/04 Terminator setup. 4.6L SC etc. I know the price is high but I don't have the money to buy a new one or even to buy an 03/04 cobra . at least one in good shape. Wondering if a good idea or waste of money. Honest opinions please.
I think its more work and cash than its worth to be honest.
You can find a complete turn key cobra motor and transmission on ebay for approx $8,000.00 which includes:
Complete engine from oil pan to supercharger will all cables, hoses and wiring
Radiator with fan
steering column with key
Heat exchanger with bracket
Complete Transmission T 56 6 speed with wiring
inter cooler relay
heat exchanger tank
Engine bay distribution wiring harness
cluster reading correct mileage
I think thats everything you'd need minus engine mounts and kmember...plus your time. You still don't get the rear end. Does the V6 have the same suspension as a GT? If not, you'd need to beef that up as well.
Assuming you find a 'cheap' 03/04 Cobra motor and all the related junk you need, and assuming you're paying someone to do it (guys who know how usually don't post this question), you'll be $10,000 or more into the swap for 390 hp.
If your V6 is in good shape, you can supercharge it and make the same power for a couple grand. Do some reading in the 94-04 V6 section.