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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-2015 Thread Starter
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4.6 or 5.0 01mustang

I recent bought an 01 v6 mustang with 150k miles and I'm looking for info on wether its easier to get a 4.6l or 5.0. To run properly.

And where would be the best place to get the engine as well and average cost for swap

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-24-2015
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A 4.6L will be easier but it's still a job. I only know 3 people on this forum who have successfully completed the swap.

Easiest thing to do is find a donor car and start swapping parts.

You can find decent used 4.6 2Vs out of 2001+ crown vics/grand marquis/towncars. Again much easier if find a wrecked mustang to work with.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-24-2015
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+1 on getting a full (wrecked or whatever) donor car. There are many little odds n ends you will need. Keep in mind that it is a lot of work and not for the faint of heart; you don't need to be a master mechanic but I would say that if your experience isn't much beyond changing oil and swapping brake pads then you might want to reconsider, lest you end up with a pile of parts that used to be a car you could drive.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-28-2015
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Clean it up. sell it and shop around for what you really want. The wiring & exaust alone is a challange.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015
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honestly id just buy a different car. as long as your car is in good shape and runs okay you should be able to sell it for 2000 easily

just keep it clean and looking nice. someone will buy it.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2015
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I have been looking into this for a long time now. The 5.0 will be much cheaper but the 4.6 will be much easier. Also, if you go with the 5.0, you could reuse a lot of the same hardware from the v6, such as driveshaft, power steering pump plus lines, alternator, radiator, and even the transmission with some modification. The v6 T5 is actually rated stronger than the 5.0 T5. The things that make the 5.0 a much harder install is you need to swap fuel tank, pump and lines and also the k member. That alone has me leaning towards more to the 4.6. You can reuse all fuel lines for 4.6 but you will need a new power steering pump, ac compressor, alternator, HYDROBOOST, radiator fan and coolant reservoir, 4.6 transmission and driveshaft. k member is the same. New gauge clusters, ac lines, clutch and flywheel, ENTIRE EXHAUST (unless you already have true dual exhaust), computers, and wiring harnesses will be needed for both. Also, once you swap all of the parts, the v6 engine and transmission could be sold for $600~$1200 (depending how patient you are) I have once found a 1995 5.0 for $700 and all it had was a seized smog pump. If i were to swap it, i could have actually gained money in return! Your best bet definitely is to find an entire donor car. I have found a 2002 GT in perfect condition (even the body) except the motor had a knock for $1200. A block with decent mileage (no more than 120k) would cost around $400 so the price to swap a v8 into a v6 mustang really isnt that crazy. Now, if youve never done some serious work, then this may not be a good project for you. You will need a lot of tools and an engine lift for this. If you were to begin this project, you most likely would not have a car for up to a month if youve never done an engine swap. Oh! you will also need to add stiffer spring up front for the extra weight of the engine. and an 8.8 rear axle is highly recommended cause the 7.5 will go out very fast. Ask yourself, will you enjoy the feeling that you did this swap forever or do you simply want a v8 and dont want to go through the hassle of selling and buying a car?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2016
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You can find 99-04 gt's pretty cheap. Good luck
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