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Unread 11-16-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1985 v6 mustang swap to 4.6L V8?

hey guys, i know this guy who has a complete 4.6 conversion (engine, transmission, wiring harness, ecu, etc.) now my question is, will the 4.6 fit in my 1985 mustang 3.8v6? i have heard that the 5.0 will drop right in to the 3.8 body, but i was thinking that most likely ford has changed alot since the 1985 engines. Any help would be great.

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As far as I now you can. I've seen one or two in magazines like MMFF and Modified Mustang. Dunno how advanced the install is but I'd think someone probably makes a conversion kit.
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yeah because the guy want 500 for everything (just needs it gone) and its tough to get anything for just that price. Yeah ill look around for a conversion kit. any ideas where i could find one?
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yeah because the guy want 500 for everything (just needs it gone) and its tough to get anything for just that price. Yeah ill look around for a conversion kit. any ideas where i could find one?

i would jump all over that. provided of course you want mod motor(not a big fan personally).....

but a mod motor in a 85 would be a cool build.....

a 5.0 swap would be cheaper & easier in the long run.....

but you will need a aftermarket k-member to start and i'm sure all of the electronics.....

that list will be extensive not to mention very costly

last but not least .....mad fabrication skills......

but you can get the k-member here

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Here is a write up on the conversion.
Engine Swap - Ford 4.6 Dohc Into Fox-Body - Hot Rod Magazine
As far as a kit, I have no clue. But be thankful, from what I read, if you have a wiring harness your 500% ahead of anyone trying to wire it up themselves.
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I would do it but you are going to have to change a few things. Get as much info before you turn a wrench, that is what i'm doing. 5.0 magazine has a modular fox (Fox Mustang 500 Project Car)build up that you can follow. i think that muscle mustang and fast fords did the same thing too. You can get their artilcles from online. There are some other websites that specialize in the modularfox craze. I am planning on doing my build up the same way as any other with the exception of going modular engine. the process is suspension, brakes, engine, apperance, etc. Tubular k-member- maximum, UPR, AJE makes them it basically moves the 4.6 forward 1 inch. it will also save u approx 30 lbs over the stock one. A car this age needs a suspension upgrade anyway.


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