1984 LX Engine and Transmission Swap Questions
Hi guys, new here, but not new to Fords or projects.
Long story short, my daily/project at the moment is a 2006 Focus ST, cleanly modified, and even installed a GT28R setup running 12psi.
But that's beside the point.
I was referred to this forum by a buddy who told me you guys all know your stuff pretty well, and was hoping you could answer a few questions. If all goes well, I'll stick around for quite some time during this project.
I have a 1984 LX 5.0 convertible, and I am unfortunate enough to have an automatic transmission along with it.
The automatic finally gave out at the end of last year, and this summer, my dad and I need a project as usual.
We are budgeted around $5,000 to do a complete motor and transmission swap, and would love to have something like a crate motor that would make some great power right out of the box. Keeping it in the 5.0 family would be ideal.
My Mustang knowledge is pretty slim, so I would love to hear some suggestions about the following:
-What motor should we go with?
-Where do we find a motor?
-What transmission and where to find it?
-Necessary supporting modifications?
thanks for sharing your knowledge.