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Old 10-06-2004, 05:00 AM
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anybody know the differences in the two engines? im guessin the cams are prob diff? maybe diff intake manifolds? think it would be worth thrown a 32v mark 8 block in the stang???? or even reasonable for that matter?
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Old 10-06-2004, 05:04 AM
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I think the blocks and heads are the same, but the cams are probably a little more mild in the Mark VIII. What year is the Mark VIII block? I know the 2V 4.6 engine is a little different pre-'96, but I'm not sure if the 2V and 4V engines use the same block. I think the intake is also different. If you wanted to, I'd just look for a used Cobra intake setup on ebay. You'd also have to get a brake booster off a Cobra because the heads won't clear your booster.
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Old 10-06-2004, 05:25 AM
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i think its a 94, id prob have to get computer, new intake upper and lower, cams, i think the pistons and rods and crank probably need replacing in this one, brake booster, hmmmm, anything else anyone can think of?
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:51 PM
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Yeah, a Kenne Belle twin-screw...[8D] Haha anyway, I think that about covers it. I'm pretty sure the dimensions of the 4V block and 2V block are the same, and aside from the Cobra being an aluminum block and I think the GT is a cast iron block, they should be the same. Make sure you use a 6-bolt Cobra crank and some good forged internals if you rebuild it. It would definitely be a fun swap. Even more fun if you keep your GT badges...
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Old 10-07-2004, 12:33 AM
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haha, well, i think i found myself a great deal then, i found a mark 8 32v engine with some bad internals, with the heads cams exhaust and intake manifolds, pretty much everything for 500! well i jus gotta talk my dad into loaning me acouple hundred! i wuld defintaely leave the gt badges on! no one would know what hit them, haha
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Old 10-07-2004, 12:52 AM
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See if you can tear it down before you spend money for the block. Who says it isn't cracked?
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:48 AM
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im alil worried about that, it is awfully cheap, i emailed the guy acouple questions on it and hes not responding, maybe a bad sign?
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Old 10-07-2004, 05:54 AM
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Yeah, I agree with Dan.
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