1999 V6 - Gt Swap
My friend gave me his 1999 V6. But the motor is bad. What I want to do is to put the 4.6 liter GT motor in it. What do I need in order to do the swap? I am willing to do whatever I need to in order to make this work. I've been wanting a GT for some time but I can't seem to get one financed!
There are lots of threads on this. The task you take on in putting a V8 into a 6 is more than the average enthusiast is willing to spend or have experience in. Its not cheap or easy. Its actually cheaper to buy a GT than swap. I would save your money and buy one in cash and forget the financing. I know its not what you want to hear, but I just want to be honest. Wiring harness, transmission, rear end etc,.
I just simply need to know what i need in order to make this happen. From what i can gather i need the 4.6 motor and tranny along with the computer and the wireing and the brake booster for a GT. Is there anything else i need?
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You need everything-i am doing a 99 V6 auto to a GT 5 speed right now.A GT donor car is a must,engine-trans-complete wiring harness-computer-ignition system-rear end-hydraboost and master cylinder-etc,etc.You can use the V6 k-member and front suspension.If you do this project,feel free to ask any me anything.
I agree with everyone, there is a lot involved along with a bunch of headaches. Unless the car has setimental value to you than it might be worth it, but its probably going to cost more then just going out and buying a GT.
Are you mechanicaly inclined? How is the body and interior on that V-6? Is it manual or dog-a-matic?
Here Is a Picture of the 99
Her are a few parts that i am thinking about getting for the V6
Ford Racing 3.73 Gears (99-04 V6) $179.99
SR Performance CAI and Bama Tuner (99-04 V6) $479.99
BBK 65mm Throttle Body (01-04 V6) $259.99
Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer (99-01 V6) $114.99
MAC Ceramic Long Tube Headers (99-00 V6) $359.99
(All from americanmuscle.com)
Have you read the sticky thread on this? Great place to start:
Lots of ppl have spent time compiling the information in one place.
That's a total of $1394.95 and I would say for that you could probably get a lot of the needed parts at a junkyard for that price. It's all in how you want to do it honestly but I would have put that money towards a V8 swap. You could even do a simple sbf carb motor way cheaper than a 4.6 swap. Again tho it is all in what you want to do.
300HP on a 3.8L V6? You will need a bult bottem-end, super- or turbocharger. I think the V8 swap is wiser in that regard.
I am with Fordman, I think if you are dead set on a V8, get a 5.0L Pushrod engine, HCI, and you will have 300+ for a pretty good price. Along with everything else (suspension, computer, tranny, rear-end), it will be more cost-effective than an equivalent 4.6L swap (not sure how Emissions testing will be affected either). I am pretty sure if you put an older engine into a newer car it will not pass but I'm not totally clear on that.
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