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Forum: Motor Swap Section 07-20-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By tx_zstang
..or better yet, sell the mustang to me and don't...

..or better yet, sell the mustang to me and don't mess with it ;)

yeah the "challenge for adequate room" is not fun :(
Forum: Motor Swap Section 07-16-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By tx_zstang
Part II

Next, get your new power plant in the car.


Before Installing the V8

With the engine out, you'll want to do a few things NOW.

1. Remove the V6 fuel line from the side steel line. Use a...
Forum: Motor Swap Section 07-16-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By tx_zstang
4.0L V6 to 4.6L V8 swap how-to - 2005-2010

(this is a copy of my writeup from How to Do 4.0 to V8 swap - on Mustang Collective (http://www.mustangcollective.com/showthread.php?t=38141))

This thread is intended to be a comprehensive how-to...
Forum: Texas Regional Chapter 06-03-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By tx_zstang
Near Austin. yeah it's gotten a little quiet.

Near Austin. yeah it's gotten a little quiet.
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 06-03-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By tx_zstang
What part of texas are you in? I do gear swaps.

What part of texas are you in? I do gear swaps.
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-03-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By tx_zstang
I ran a kenne bell 2.6L, but not on a stock...

I ran a kenne bell 2.6L, but not on a stock motor, through a 4r70 auto with 3200 stall, 373 gears. With around 15 psi, I would trap high-10s, 125-130 mph. The instant torque was insane, and at...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-03-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By tx_zstang
The cams wont make it louder, but the open...

The cams wont make it louder, but the open mufflers (i.e. pype bombs) will.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-20-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By tx_zstang
Those are throttle-body related codes. Common...

Those are throttle-body related codes. Common failures on the motor/sensor. May also need cleaning to prevent sticking.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-19-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By tx_zstang
Whoa. Also, you need to provide a little more...

Whoa. Also, you need to provide a little more info. Is it an automatic, or manual? What tune do you have (a stock tune for your cpm or a custom tune), as well as any other modifications to the v8?
...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-19-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By tx_zstang
+1. Got to be a little more descriptive,...

+1. Got to be a little more descriptive, including the transmission type, mileage, any modifications, tire history, when it started, etc.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-10-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By tx_zstang
I agree, and this guy makes a LOT of good points....

I agree, and this guy makes a LOT of good points.

You really want to keep boost low (8 psi or less) so power stays at/under 500; even then, you may overstress the engine and toss a rod or piston...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-10-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By tx_zstang
+1 on what others are saying; not an issue if not...

+1 on what others are saying; not an issue if not leaking. I've seen much worse 'cracks' in the case than that, and they were fine.
Forum: Texas Regional Chapter 03-21-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By tx_zstang
Austin-area cruise?

It's been awhile since we've done one of the hill country cruises. Any interest in getting something going this year?
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 03-21-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By tx_zstang
Usually on a GT, drive it 10-15 minutes, drive it...

Usually on a GT, drive it 10-15 minutes, drive it around at various speeds. Let is sit 6 hours or more (overnight), drive another 10-15 minutes and you should be good to go.
If you still have two or...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 02-18-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By tx_zstang
Now you're talkin'!!! A turbo setup can be a...

Now you're talkin'!!!

A turbo setup can be a bitch to fabricate; a good kit is worth paying a little more to get something that bolts right in and fits. My powerhouse411 setup is such a...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-18-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By tx_zstang
blue wont hurt. torque to 18 ft-lbs.

blue wont hurt. torque to 18 ft-lbs.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-06-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By tx_zstang
Congrats on having fun with the car!!! I found...

Congrats on having fun with the car!!!
I found that reving up to around 1200 rpm was a good range; higher than 1800 was just worse. Floor it and keep on it to the finish (or until you break loose...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-06-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By tx_zstang
+1; I use the same speed of sound top-of-dash...

+1; I use the same speed of sound top-of-dash mount. The gauges are not in the way, and look really nice.
...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-06-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By tx_zstang
the 6L is a 2007; that will fit fine. When you...

the 6L is a 2007; that will fit fine.
When you change it, do NOT overtighten the bolt. torque spec is 18 ft-lbs.
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 02-06-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By tx_zstang
Hope you didn't order all this stuff. First...

Hope you didn't order all this stuff.

First of all, I assume you are staying with the V6. Nothing wrong with that.
If that is not the plan, then you're more on track with appropriate mods.
But...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-22-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By tx_zstang
Also, if you are using a stock/Shaker sound...

Also, if you are using a stock/Shaker sound system, make sure you TURN IT OFF before turning off the key. That will help.

Sometimes you just get ahold of a weak battery, even if new. Had that...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 01-22-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By tx_zstang
+1. stepper motors starting to flake out on you....

+1. stepper motors starting to flake out on you. Eventually it'll quit working. Or worse, you'll be going faster than you think you are and get pulled over for it.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-22-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By tx_zstang
the 05/06's had a temp sensor in the side of the...

the 05/06's had a temp sensor in the side of the oil pan. Yes, you can get your tuner to turn that off and run your other sensor there.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 11-04-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By tx_zstang
Eddie is right. That sensor is held on with a...

Eddie is right. That sensor is held on with a single bolt. Remove the bolt, pull it out.
There is an o-ring on the sensor, and that is likely leaking, if the leak is from there.
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 11-04-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 24,545
Posted By tx_zstang
Nice "project" car!!! Sounds like something I...

Nice "project" car!!! Sounds like something I would pick up, clean up, and either keep or flip, too :)

For that price, you could also just pick up most of a new interior and put it in. But nice...
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