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    3.8 to 4.6 swap

    My brother just bought a 2000 v6 stang w/ 5 speed etc. He had to buy a v6 for insurance reasons. Anyway, he wants to drop the v6 and put a 4.6 of some kind in it. Anyone know what is involved in this swap? Any suggestions Dan?
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    It will be a lot of money in the long run. You cant just toss in a 4.6 and expect that 7" rear end to stay together. You would need to find a wrecked gt, so you can take out the engine and tranny as one unit, driveshaft, rear end, and computer.

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    I have an uncle in Palm Springs, California who owns a auto salvaging business. He can get you everything you'd need from a donor car for a good price.

    Where is your brother at?

    BTW, I wouldn't waste the time swapping in a 2V 4.6. Get a 5.0 or some type of crate engine. If he's really gotta have a 4.6, tell him to get a DOHC.

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    Hey. My brother lives in Gilbert. You guys will get to meet him, when you meet me.
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    Good.

    If he can't find the stuff locally I'll go with him to my uncles salvage yard and help him strip out a V8 stang. Hell, mabey he would rather just rob a Ford 9 inch and a C4 instead :twisted:

    That goes for anyone reading. If you need a solid axle swap, a good C4 for an auto conversion or vice versa...or anything else small or big let me know and I'll get you in touch with him. He'll cut a deal for ya when I refer people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50 BMG
    Good.

    If he can't find the stuff locally I'll go with him to my uncles salvage yard and help him strip out a V8 stang. Hell, mabey he would rather just rob a Ford 9 inch and a C4 instead :twisted:

    That goes for anyone reading. If you need a solid axle swap, a good C4 for an auto conversion or vice versa...or anything else small or big let me know and I'll get you in touch with him. He'll cut a deal for ya when I refer people.
    Hey James do you think you can score me a 94-98 8.8? :D

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    I always have parts laying around as well. I havedone that swap a few times and can tell you that it is expensive I can and will do swaps atthe new shop

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    I bet the cost alone will make him think twice.

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    Can he do it for $5K? He wants to buy the parts gradually and once everythings bought, then have it done. He wants a 4.6 sohc. then down the road, he wants to throw a turbo on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venomous Bite
    Hey James do you think you can score me a 94-98 8.8? :D
    Your just as related to him as I am...

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