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Old 10-11-2018, 04:51 PM
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Default 600hp Shelby look-a-like for 12k total. Will this work?

Hey guys, Iíve decided to swap out the 4.0 V6 from my 2005 Mustang for a V8 and was wondering if the 4.6l 2v from the F150ís would mount in just as the 3v 4.6 from a GT would?I have a mint condition torch red 2005 Mustang V6 with red interior, Shelby hood, Ford Racing suspension, aftermarket headlights, as well as aftermarket exhaust and a bunch of engine upgrades too, but the engine just decided to leak all of its coolant and tranny fluid at once and Iím not really looking forward to putting a nice chunk of change into fixing the V6, and since the tranny is an auto anyways, Iím thinking itís a good time to just rip out the entire engine and transmission and swap in something better. The car is in great shape which is why I think itís worth swapping another motor into it. As of right now Iím no more than 6 thousand bucks away from having a 600hp Shelby look-a-like if I can get a a 2v 4.6 from an F150 to mount in like the 4.6l from the Mustang GT would. I know the car will never be fully Shelby, but it will have the GT500 rear bumper and ducktail spoiler, the Shelby hood and side louvers, Shelby style rims and tires, etc. Cosmetically it will have everything Shelby except for the front nose, and even though it wonít have a 5.4 ( also an option) it will be making 600hp which is more power than a GT500 makes. Thatís about 12k total for a 600hp Shelby look-a-likeÖ.not bad. First of all, I know how much work it is to do the swap and what Iíll need. Iím also aware that I can get good power out of the V6 for a lot cheaper than doing the V8 swap, but realistically the most power you can get out of the 4.0 is about 400-450hp,and thatís only when fully built and supercharged. Considering the fact that a good supercharger is around 5k alone, it soon becomes apparent that swapping in a V8 is the only practical option if youíre looking for real power. The only cheap options to make good power out the 4.0 is to get an Eaton M90 supercharger out of an old Bonneville or Grand Prix and buy the adapter which allows it to bolt right on to the Mustang, but costing around 1500 bucks, this cheap-o solution isnít really all that cheap, especially if you plan on paying somebody to do the work for you. Itís also worth mentioning how youíll never be able to adequately simulate the beautiful exhaust note of a V8 no matter what you do to the V6.

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Engine I want to swap in:592HP 4.6L 2V Motor For $2,298 - Hot Rod Network https://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp...otor-for-2298/

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I don't know if the 2v just swaps in, but thats wishful thinking. What about the rear end and transmission, and brakes and suspension? Fuel system? How about trading for a GT car and putting a turbo on it? Even still that won't be cheap. It can get very expensive when building a car to 600 hp.
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Originally Posted by 99GTvert View Post
I don't know if the 2v just swaps in, but thats wishful thinking. What about the rear end and transmission, and brakes and suspension? Fuel system? How about trading for a GT car and putting a turbo on it? Even still that won't be cheap. It can get very expensive when building a car to 600 hp.
I plan on doing the entire engine,transmission and rear gears by swapping to an 8.8 with 4.10s. If the 2v 4.6 swaps in I can put in a 600hp motor for about 3k and do the rest for another 3k or so, so all in all i'd be 12k in for a 600hp Shelby look-a-like.
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