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Engine Swap 1999 mustang base

Hello everyone this is my first post, and new to building mustangs. Have all ways built G.M. I have a 1999 35Th edition yellow (The darker of the two yellows not sure the names.) base mustang, with a 3.8l v6 engine. What i want to do if its possible, is put a 1970 351w modified 400 and if so, how much fab work is there. I would think the trans can be one out of a same year GT, with minimal fab work. Now would I need a K member or not? and what about the Computer, will that still work for the trans shifting. Being the engine is not using any M A F, CRANK SENSOR,CAM,02, THROTTLE and so on, will the trans still work. suspension will have to be beefed up, as the steering and braking will also. If i can pick everyones mind on this project to make my first Mustang an awesome car all is appreciated. If it cant be done with out a lot of fab, then i want to go with a wrecked GT or COBRA and do some up grade mods on the engine while it is out. all suggestions are heard on witch on would be the best. Thanks

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If I was gonna do a crazy motor swap, I'd just go with a 5.4L

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well the car was made to have a small block in it back in 94/95, so getting a 351 and transmission in it is no issue, you need mounts for the motor, transmission and such, no big deal, a 8.8 rear end, I'm sure you'd need to beef up the suspension and brakes, fuel system..GT stuff would work fine or Cobra takeoff stuff...really the biggest issue is if you want to carb or fuel inject it, carb would be easy, FI not so much since you would need a harness and ecu or standalone system...good luck
BTW nothing from the V6 drivetrain will work with the small block, let alone handle any real power, you can get swap kits for transmssions, but will need a custom adapter..see D&D transmissions for that...also as I've learned just doing my 427 car, the parts list/money train NEVER ends
If you don't have someone to consult with this could turn south really quickly since it seems you are a novice at this...
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