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Old 03-15-2011, 07:14 PM
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Default So I have a new project... Should ruffle some feathers.

So a few people have asked me what exactly I mean in my sig.

Some of you may remember that I used my stock 2002 GT shortblock and swapped ported 4v heads, stage 3 cams, and a ported Mach 1 intake onto it. Well, I got that running, and wasn't very happy with it. Basically wasted a bunch of money.

So I pulled out the motor and trans and right now it's up on jack stands with no drivetrain.

Well, here's my new project...













Damn pics won't post. Oh well, links never hurt anyone.

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I'm sure this will make me some enemies, but to be honest I think that's half the reason I'm doing it.

But in reality, I know these engines so much better than the modular motors, and they're overall better engines. I put that whole motor together for about $2500.

I have a built 4l65e on the way, built for 650hp, RVMB, still undecided about the converter.

My tubular front suspension is sitting on the other side of the car. I just need to put it in (which should be easy with no drivetrain). After that all I need is headers, and some bull**** parts (alternator, starter, new water pump, serpentine belt).

As far as wiring goes I'm going to re-install the 4.6 harness and disassemble it and cut out what I don't need (pretty much everything). Then I'm going to take the new motor's harness and wire it to be standalone with just an ignition feed. And I'm going to use a cluster from a Camaro/Firebird (which oddly enough fits quite well in the Mustang IP) so that I don't have to **** with all the gauges too much.

So what does everyone think? Honestly, I don't really care what anyone thinks, I know this is "blasphemy" to you Ford guys, but I'm not brand loyal. As long as it's American and not Chrysler (lol) I'm happy. Plus, I'm a GM tech and know their systems so much better, and you really can't beat their power. I know Ford has the 5.0 to compete with the LS series now, but come on. It took 14 years to catch up. And I'm not spending $6,000+ on a 5.0 crate motor.

Thanks for looking. I'd like some honest opinions, just to see what you guys think. I'm curious how many of you are accepting lol.

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Old 03-15-2011, 07:20 PM
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I knew it was gonna be a chevy motor before i even read a word. lol Personally, I think its whatever you wanna do. I think the LS motors are BA and work really well as N/A motors, just hate the way the F-body looks and hate how much of pompous asses the corvette owner base is. Whats that motor spec out at? Block, heads, cam, compression, ect?

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Old 03-15-2011, 07:22 PM
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Good luck man. That's a heck of an undertaking!!
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:45 PM
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Just seems like a lot of work to me,.but hey I want to see that **** when its done. GL7
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by teej281 View Post
I knew it was gonna be a chevy motor before i even read a word. lol Personally, I think its whatever you wanna do. I think the LS motors are BA and work really well as N/A motors, just hate the way the F-body looks and hate how much of pompous asses the corvette owner base is. Whats that motor spec out at? Block, heads, cam, compression, ect?
Stock shortblock, wegner ported LS6 heads, TSP Torquer v2 cam. Cam specs are 232/236 .598/5.98" 112 lsa. The heads were milled a bit so compression with stock pistons is around 10.7:1 give or take.

It should put down 420-450rwhp as it is right now.

And I agree about the F bodies. I think I could possibly see myself in a black WS6 with C6 Z06 wheels, but I still like the look of my Mustang 1000x more. And the Vette owners are a mixed bag. I've met a few cool ones with souped up Z06's that know what they have and are great guys, and a few douchebags with stock base models that think they're the **** cause they have a Vette.

But yeah, the LSX's are awesome motors.

And it shouldn't be all that bad getting it to work. AJE makes a K member with mounts for this swap, and the motor itself is actually physically smaller than the 4.6 SOHC and DOHC, so it'll fit right in there. Plus, I like challenges and being different. Anyone can throw a centri blower on a 2v and make 400rwhp. I'll have a lot more pride in what I built rather than buying a "bolt-on" kit.

I'll post up some more as progress continues. I'm shooting for having it running and driving by May/June.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:54 PM
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Jez, those are pretty good numbers. No feathers ruffled here. Looking forward to watching your progress.
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Why?

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Man 420 rwhp on all motor would be nice. I would love to have that. Post a thread when it is all said and done with numbers and final pics
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:03 PM
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Go for it man!
If you can get it all together, it should be a strong configuration.

Hot rodding is all about taking what you have and making it work for you. That is how it was/is done. More power to you for trying it.
GOOD LUCK!!!
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