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Old 08-31-2004, 03:45 AM
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i have a 97 gt and i am looking to do a engine swap.... i want a engine with a lot of power..... whats are some good choices??
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Old 08-31-2004, 09:03 AM
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most of the time there are brand new 2003 cobra motors on ebay.
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Old 08-31-2004, 09:23 AM
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most of the time there are brand new 2003 cobra motors on ebay.
that's not too comforting... :P
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Old 08-31-2004, 12:17 PM
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Yeah, especially considering the 8k+ they go for. [&:]
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Old 08-31-2004, 12:56 PM
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haha...could ya drop a 302 in it?...then stroke it 331...
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Old 08-31-2004, 12:57 PM
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www.vtengines.com

check these guys out...
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:32 PM
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Is it going to be a street car? I mean, if you're swapping engines or even heavily modifying what you've got, good luck getting a state inspection. I know here in NY, anything '96 or newer has to be more-or-less stock to pass, seeing how they hook it up to a computer diagnostic setup, or whatever you want to call it. Not to mention the usual visual inspection...you'll have to find someone to "pass" it for you, haha
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:48 PM
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i live in indiana and my county doesnt have any tests ya have to pass.......
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Old 08-31-2004, 05:44 PM
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whoa, good deal man...no emissions tests, consider yourself lucky, it takes a lot of the fun out of owning a '96 or newer street car here in NY. Yea, I'd say if you got the money, then go crazy! Me personally, I'd stay away from the 4.6 sohc and dohc merely because you're very limited to what you can do internally. I mean, not to bash the 4.6's in the 4.6 forum here, you can get a lot of power out of a 4.6 cobra dohc, so I've heard. I mean, they're 300+ hp stock, that's not shabby for a bone stock engine. But you're limited when it comes to working with the 4.6's. I'd say a 5.0 is the way to go, simply because there are sooo many parts you can find to really build it up. Seems like you can work almost as much horse power as you want out of one of them!
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