If you are going to go through the trouble to swap a V8 into the V6 body, if It were me, i would just put a Coyote 5.0L in there as my starting point. You are going to have to replace the whole drivetrain anyway, may as well put in a motor that starts out at over 400 Hp. I've seen stuff recently where others have gotten the stock gauge cluster to work in a Coyote swap, as well as the new electronic power steering.
Heck, by now, there may be some jukyard Coyote engines out there from wrecked mustangs, or maybe even F-150's that you could use. Don't know what the F-150 version has different from the mustang version. It might just be a different cam and tune.
Funny you guys bring up a swap
that's exactly why I asked. my car has a lot of sentimental value and I'm tired of camaro guys giving me crap. So, I plan to leave exterior almost exactly the same (maybe different wheels?) and give the impression of a worked V6 with over 400 rwhp in a very aggressive but very quiet (if possible) V8.
I think the quieting down of an aggressive V8 will take work and a lot of patience, but I only have one semester left of college and its time to start messing around with cars more. As a drafting engineer, I think I could pull at least part of it off
I've been in the welding and fabrication business for almost ten years now, so I believe if anything needs to be adjusted as far as engine bracing placement and other what-nots I can do it myself. Eventually I hope to get up around the 550 - 575 hp and 530-550 ft/lbs mark and still be daily driven. Probably impossible, but its worth a shot
I don't have any plans as far as the actual engine to drop in yet, but it won't be small. Possibly a 427 or a 460 with a twin turbo setup.. self made bracket to attach to bell housing on a massive transmission.. custom made drive shaft.. 9 inch rear end, 3.73/4.10 gears.. and some fatties on the back
2006 Mustang V6 Pony Package Vista Blue with a 5-speed (Michele)
Go: BBK 70mm throttle body, BBK CAI, single custom exhaust (maxflow muffler) with polished 4" tip, SCT Tuner w/ 91 RT, SR TB Spacer, Custom made cold air bucket, Spec Stage II Clutch and SF66A Flywheel
Show: White rocker stripes, Kaenen Mach 1 Style hood, painted underhood parts/covers, Muffler tip, white stripes after heat reduction ports.
Own but not insalled- Polished Shorty Headers
Future-looking for 2007-08 F150