1996 4.6 to 359 HO Swap
I've never swapped a motor, or really have much mechanical experience, but I am a quick learner and I think I can do this. I have a 1996 4.6 with a bad motor. I found a 359 for only $500. It came out of a 1990 F150 a long time ago. It only has low miles, but it has been sitting in a garage for 15+ years under a tarp.
I'm on a tight budget, but I have time to slowly save up for parts. I'm looking to build a daily driver that can keep up with 2005+ GTs. I'll probably go more of the junkyard route in building this, so I'm not looking for high performance parts unless I get a good deal.
Should I look for a different motor or would this motor be a good fit? Will the transmission fit? I just have the stock transmission.
Should I just try to rebuild the 4.6 instead?
All advice is appreciated!