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That about nails it on the head, its paid for, I dumped alot into the suspension beforehand, I already had the 8.8. I can do the swap myself so I don't have labor costs, plus it's my first mustang and the costs would probably come out the same in the end. Not easy finding a gt with only 17k on the engine for 13k, and the trade in value of your car is worth 9k.
I figured as much, hopefully by the end of this year I'll have a built/blown 4.6 3 Valve in my car. Also my car has too much sentimental value!
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Have to agree I'm defiantly looking forward to seeing how this turns out. I'm considering doing a swap once my cars paid off. I like the looks of the 2013's. I'm just not in love with them like I am with the first gen S197.
Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war
Obviously I am impatient on wanting to do this swap, the worst part is because of my job I won't be able to do this until the end of the summer, but it gives me plenty of time to make sure I have everything.
Nice that your swap is coming together. The hardest part is getting all the parts!
I dont know what headers you're putting in, but with american racing, I couldn't get the engine/trans in together with them on. Had to put the headers in after the swap was in.
Lol on 'why not just get a GT'. When you can do the work yourself, and can get everything for $3k or less, it's a fantastic upgrade to an already-modded car.
Swapping from a 4.0 to a 4.6 is quite easy.
Keep us posted
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
One of my two packages from ford parts giant comes tomorrow and the other on Monday, I am about to send out my payment for the manifold now. I am still undecided on the longtubes/h pipe combo I want to get. I am set on the slp loudmouths however. I am definitely getting closer to having everything that is important to get it in, I am sure there will be one or two pieces here and there that I overlooked when I go to drop it in. When I get the manifold I will set it on the block and take some pictures to show how it looks with the black covers and red block.
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